HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Julia Roberts and Will Smith each went home with two trophies as the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards(R) hosted its fourth annual ceremony today from the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The two-hour star-studded entertainment special aired live tonight, Tuesday, March 10th (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on UPN. The Fourth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Award winners include: THEATRICAL WINNERS Favorite Actor -- Comedy Jim Carrey, "Liar Liar" Favorite Actress -- Comedy Julia Roberts, "My Best Friend's Wedding" Favorite Actor -- Action/Adventure Nicolas Cage, Face/Off & Con Air Favorite Actress -- Action/Adventure Linda Hamilton, "Dante's Peak" Favorite Actor -- Suspense Mel Gibson, "Conspiracy Theory" Favorite Actress -- Suspense Julia Roberts, "Conspiracy Theory" Favorite Actor -- Science Fiction Will Smith, "Men In Black" Favorite Actress -- Science Fiction Uma Thurman, "Batman & Robin" Favorite Actress -- Drama Kate Winslet, "Titanic" Favorite Actor -- Newcomer Howard Stern, "Private Parts" Favorite Actor -- Family Film Robin Williams, "Flubber" Favorite Actress -- Newcomer Jennifer Love Hewitt, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" Favorite Actor -- Horror David Arquette, "Scream" Favorite Actress -- Horror Neve Campbell, "Scream Favorite Actor -- Drama Leonardo DiCaprio, "Titanic" Favorite Family Film -- Animated Anastasia Favorite Supporting Actor -- Comedy Rupert Everett, "My Best Friend's Wedding" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Comedy Cameron Diaz, "My Best Friend's Wedding" Favorite Supporting Actor -- Action/Adventure John Cusack, "Con Air" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Action/Adventure Glenn Close, "Air Force One" Favorite Supporting Actor -- Suspense Patrick Stewart, "Conspiracy Theory" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Suspense Kathleen Quinlan, "Breakdown" Favorite Supporting Actor -- Science Fiction Chris O'Donnell, "Batman & Robin" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Science Fiction Winona Ryder, "Alien Resurrection" Favorite Supporting Actor -- Drama Billy Zane, "Titanic" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Drama Kathy Bates, "Titanic" Favorite Supporting Actor -- Horror Jamie Kennedy, "Scream 2" Favorite Supporting Actress -- Horror Sarah Michelle Gellar, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" MUSIC WINNERS Favorite CD Jewel, "Pieces of You" Favorite Group -- Classic Rock Aerosmith, "Nine Lives" Favorite Duo or Group -- Country Brooks & Dunn, "Greatest Hits Collection" Favorite Female Artist -- Country Leann Rimes, "Unchained Melody: The Early Years" Favorite Male Artist -- Country Garth Brooks, "Sevens" Favorite Female Artist -- R&B Janet Jackson, "The Velvet Rope" Favorite Group -- R&B Boyz II Men, "Evolution" Favorite Group -- Rap Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, "The Art of War" Favorite Group -- Modern Rock Sugar Ray, "Floored" Favorite New Group Matchbox 20, "Yourself or Someone Like You" Favorite Soundtrack Will Smith, "Men In Black" Favorite Female Artist -- Pop Mariah Carey, "Butterfly" Favorite New Artist -- Female Meredith Brooks, "Blurring the Edges" Filmmaker Award Robert Duvall Favorite Male Artist -- Rap Puff Daddy, "No Way Out" World Artist Award Arnold Schwarzenegger Favorite Group -- Pop Spice Girls, "Spice & Spice World" Presenters included Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry, Beau Bridges, Kobe Bryant, Neve Campbell, Joan Cusack, Fran Drescher, Minnie Driver, Anthony Edwards, Rupert Everett, Gina Gershon, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Kennedy, Michelle Kwan, Heather Locklear, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kathleen Quinlan, Denise Richards, Laura San Giacomo, Gary Sinise, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Tilly, Jean Claude Van Damme, Vanessa Williams, Billy Zane and music group Sugar Ray. Special live performances included Boyz II Men, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey and Savage Garden. Winners were determined by voting kiosks, which were available at Blockbuster Video and Blockbuster Music stores from December 22nd, 1997 through January 10th, 1998. All told, this year consumers cast more than 11 million votes in over 32 categories, making the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards(R) the largest publicly voted entertainment awards ever. For the third consecutive year, the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards was broadcast on UPN from the historic Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Veteran television producer Ken Ehrlich (Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and VH1 Honors) and Michelle Wilkinson, vice president of marketing, Blockbuster, executive produced this year's show. In addition, Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Cort Casady acted as supervising producer, Michael Levitt and Angela Fairhurst produced and Bruce Gowers directed. Blockbuster operates approximately 6,000 video and music neighborhood entertainment stores in the United States, its territories and 25 countries and may be accessed internationally at www.blockbuster.com. Blockbuster is a unit of Viacom Inc., one of the world's largest entertainment and publishing companies and a leading force in nearly every segment of the international media marketplace. UPN is 50% owned by Viacom.
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