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:
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
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"
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"
Will Smith, "Men In Black"
Favorite Female Artist -- Pop
Mariah Carey, "Butterfly"
Favorite New Artist -- Female
Meredith Brooks, "Blurring the Edges"
Favorite Male Artist -- Rap
Puff Daddy, "No Way Out"
World Artist Award
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.
SOURCE Blockbuster Entertainment