Film crews traveled to various locations so winners could give acceptance speeches without crossing picket lines. Variety reports that Robin Williams gave his speech while on a USO tour in Kabul, and the musical group Rascal Flatts accepted their award at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.
Stage and screen star Chandra Wilson, whose Broadway credits include Avenue Q and Caroline, or Change, won the Scene Stealer Award for her work on "Grey's Anatomy." Also of interest to theatre fans is the award winner in the Song from a Soundtrack category: "You Can't Stop the Beat" from "Hairspray."
The People's Choice Awards are determined by the viewing public. TV and film watchers vote on-line.
The complete list of People's Choice Awards winners, according to Variety, follows.
Female TV Star: Katherine Heigl
Male TV Star: Patrick Dempsey
Talk Show Host: Ellen DeGeneres
Scene Stealer: Chandra Wilson
TV Drama: "House"
TV Comedy: "Two and a Half Men"
Reality Show: "Dancing With the Stars"
Game Show: "Deal or No Deal"
Sci Fi Show: "Stargate Atlantis"
Animated TV Show: "The Simpsons"
Female Movie Star: Reese Witherspoon
Male Movie Star: Johnny Depp
Leading Lady: Drew Barrymore
Leading Man: Joaquin Phoenix
Female Action Star: Keira Knightley
Male Action Star: Matt Damon
On-Screen Match Up: George Clooney and Brad Pitt
Movie: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
Movie Drama: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
Movie Comedy: "Knocked Up"
Action Movie: "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Family Movie: "Shrek the Third"
Threequel: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
Independent Movie: "Becoming Jane"
Female Singer: Gwen Stefani
Male Singer: Justin Timberlake
Group: Rascal Flatts
Pop Song: Justin Timberlake "What Goes Around... Comes Around"
Rock Song: Daughtry "Home"
Country Song: Rascal Flatts "Stand"
Hip Hop Song: Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, "Give it to Me"
R&B Song: Rhianna "Shut Up & Drive"
Song from a Soundtrack: "You Can't Stop the Beat" from "Hairspray"
Reunion Tour: The Police
Funny Male: Robin Williams
Funny Female: Ellen DeGeneres For more information visit www.pcavote.com.