''Shrek 2'' tops People's Choice nominees. EW readers give the ogre sequel eight nods in the poll-driven awards


Shrek 2 is this year’s biggest box office hit, so it’s no wonder that it also tops the nominees list for the poll-driven People’s Choice Awards. The animated fairy tale spoof scored in the top category, Favorite Movie, as well as in such People’s Choice Awards exclusive categories as Favorite Animated Movie, Favorite Sequel, and Favorite Animated Movie Star, where its characters took three of the five slots.

Other movies that scored well were The Incredibles and Spider-Man 2, with four nominations each, and Kill Bill Vol. 2, with three nods. One surprise nominee was the little-seen but critically admired Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which scored a Favorite Movie nod as well as Favorite On-Screen Chemistry for its amnesiac lovers, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

Credit the good taste of EW readers. For the first time in the Awards’ 31-year history, EW replaced Gallup as the pollster behind the nominations, drawing upon 6,000 experts picked by the editors to select the prize finalists. The movie honorees join previously announced nominees in TV and music. Voters can help pick the winners at pcavote.com. Winners will be named at the awards show, broadcast on CBS on Jan. 9. The movie nominees are listed below.

Favorite Movie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fahrenheit 9/11
The Incredibles
Shrek 2
Spider-Man 2

Favorite Movie Drama
The Bourne Supremacy
Finding Neverland
The Passion of the Christ

Favorite Movie Comedy
13 Going on 30
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Mean Girls
Shrek 2

Favorite Animated Movie
The Incredibles
The Polar Express
Shrek 2
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Team America: World Police

Favorite Sequel
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Kill Bill — Vol. 2
Shrek 2
Spider-Man 2

Favorite Animated Movie Star
Donkey in Shrek 2 (Eddie Murphy)
Elastigirl in The Incredibles (Holly Hunter)
Frozone in The Incredibles (Samuel L. Jackson)
Puss In Boots in Shrek 2 (Antonio Banderas)
Shrek in Shrek 2 (Mike Myers)

Favorite Villain Movie Star
Bill in Kill Bill — Vol. 2 (David Carradine)
Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2 (Alfred Molina)
Elle Driver in Kill Bill — Vol. 2 (Daryl Hannah)
The Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2 (Jennifer Saunders)
Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Gary Oldman)

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (50 First Dates)
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland)
Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 2)
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson (Starsky & Hutch)