Fahrenheit 911 wins People's Choice Awards
United States fans voted Fahrenheit 911 their favourite move of 2004 in
the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards, picking politics over the animation and fantasy flicks also nominated.
Accepting the award at a glittering ceremony near Los Angeles on Sunday, the winning film’s controversial director Michael Moore dedicated it to United States parents who have children serving in Iraq.
“We live in a great country and we all love our country very much, and I am so amazed that you did this, the people of America, that you voted for this film,” Moore said as he accepted it.
The movie, which became the best-selling documentary of all time, beat out Spiderman 2, Shrek 2 and The Incredibles.
“I love making movies and I’ll take this as an invitation to make more Fahrenheit 9/11s,” Moore said of his unabashedly partisan look at the handling of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the US war in Iraq that merciless flays President George Bush.
Actor-director Mel Gibson was also on hand to accept the award for Favourite Movie Drama for his The Passion of the Christ.
Viewers Choice Awards, the first Tinseltown awards of the year, are chosen by fans who this year voted over the internet.
Actress Renee Zellweger of the Bridget Jones films was chosen as Favourite Leading Lady in the group’s first fully web-based vote.
Jason Alexander, known for his portrayal of George Costanza on Seinfeld, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, one of Bill Cosby’s television sons on The Cosby Show, emceed the programme from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Favourite daytime talk show host was Ellen DeGeneres, who beat out Oprah Winfrey. DeGeneres was also chosen as favourite female funny star.
Matt LeBlanc was voted favourite male TV star.
Will Smith, star of I, Robot, was voted Favourite Male Action Movie Star.
He received the award from his Hitch co-star, Eva Mendez.
After kissing Mendez four times, Smith straightened his jacket and tie and said, “I gotta look right, my mom is watching.” - Sapa-AFP