People's Choice Awards (Australia)

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The Australian People's Choice Awards was an Australian version of the American awards show, People's Choice Awards, staged in 1998 and 1999.[1] The awards recognised works of popular culture and people active in it. Winners were chosen by popular vote.

Winners and nominees: 1998[edit]

Source:[2]

Category Winner Nominees
Favourite TV Star Lisa McCune, Blue Heelers, Seven Network Colin Friels, Water Rats, Nine Network

Rebecca Gibney, Halifax f.p., Nine Network
Ray Martin, A Current Affair, Nine Network

Favourite Australian Movie Amy Crackers

Joey
The Wiggles Movie

Favourite Australian Movie Star (Male) Mel Gibson Russell Crowe

Ben Mendelsohn
Guy Pearce

Favourite Australian Movie Star (Female) Nicole Kidman Toni Collette

Rebecca Gibney
Rachel Griffiths

Favourite International Movie Titanic As Good as It Gets

The Full Monty
The Horse Whisperer

Favourite International Movie Star (Male) Mel Gibson Leonardo DiCaprio

Harrison Ford
Brad Pitt

Favourite International Movie Star (Female) Nicole Kidman Jodie Foster

Meg Ryan
Kate Winslet

Favourite Sporting Event Shown On TV 1998 Commonwealth Games AFL Grand Final

Tennis - 1998 US Open
World Swimming Championship - Perth

Favourite Sports Star (Male) Pat Rafter - Tennis Mick Doohan - Motorcycle sport

Kieran Perkins - Swimming
Ian Thorpe - Swimming

Favourite Sports Star (Female) Susie O'Neill - Swimming Cathy Freeman - Athletics

Nova Peris-Kneebone - Hockey and Athletics
Samantha Riley - Swimming

Favourite Australian Singer (Male) John Farnham Jimmy Barnes

Neil Finn
Anthony Warlow

Favourite Australian Singer (Female) Natalie Imbruglia Tina Arena

Kylie Minogue
Olivia Newton-John

Favourite International TV Show Friends, Nine Network Ally McBeal, Seven Network

Heartbeat, ABC TV
Keeping Up Appearances, ABC TV

Favourite TV Drama or Serial Blue Heelers, Seven Network All Saints, Seven Network

Home and Away, Seven Network
Water Rats, Nine Network

Favourite Actor in a Drama or Serial Colin Friels, Water Rats, Nine Network Marcus Graham, Good Guys Bad Guys

Martin Sacks, Blue Heelers, Seven Network
John Wood, Blue Heelers, Seven Network

Favourite Actress in a Drama or Serial Lisa McCune, Blue Heelers, Seven Network Belinda Emmett, Home and Away, Seven Network

Rebecca Gibney, Halifax f.p., Nine Network
Georgie Parker, All Saints, Seven Network

Favourite Comedy Show Hey Hey It's Saturday, Nine Network Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, Nine Network

Good News Week, ABC TV and Network Ten
The Panel, Network Ten

Favourite Comedy Star Magda Szubanski Russell Gilbert

Jimeoin
Daryl Somers, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Nine Network

Favourite Current Affairs Show Today Tonight, Seven Network 60 Minutes, Nine Network

A Current Affair, Nine Network
Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV

Favourite Lifestyle Show Better Homes and Gardens, Seven Network Burke's Backyard, Nine Network

Getaway, Nine Network
The Great Outdoors, Seven Network

Favourite TV Commercial Coca-Cola - Polar Bears Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup - Two Kids

Daewoo - Dog Directs Blind Man
Heinz Baked Beans - Brother On Phone

Kids' Choice For Favourite TV Show Home and Away, Seven Network Friends, Nine Network

South Park, SBS TV
The Simpsons, Network Ten

Winners and nominees: 1999[edit]

Source:[3]

Category Winner Nominees
Australian of the Century Victor Chang Donald Bradman

Dawn Fraser
Fred Hollows

Australian of the Year Ian Thorpe Cathy Freeman

Pat Rafter
Dick Smith

Favourite Movie Notting Hill Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Saving Private Ryan
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Favourite Movie Star (Male) Mel Gibson Sean Connery

Tom Hanks
Brad Pitt

Favourite Movie Star (Female) Julia Roberts Cate Blanchett

Nicole Kidman
Meg Ryan

Favourite Major Sporting Event on TV Pan Pacific Swimming Championships AFL Grand Final

NRL Grand Final
Australian Open Tennis

Favourite Sports Star (Male) Pat Rafter - Tennis Michael Doohan - Motorcycle sport

Tony Lockett - Australian rules football
Ian Thorpe - Swimming

Favourite Sports Star (Female) Susie O'Neill - Swimming Jelena Dokić - Tennis

Cathy Freeman - Athletics
Samantha Riley - Swimming

Favourite Band Human Nature Cold Chisel

INXS
Savage Garden

Favourite Singer (Male) John Farnham Jimmy Barnes

Lee Kernaghan
Anthony Warlow

Favourite Singer (Female) Natalie Imbruglia Kate Ceberano

Olivia Newton-John
Marina Prior

Favourite International TV Show Friends, Nine Network Ally McBeal, Seven Network

The Bill, ABC TV
ER, Nine Network

Favourite TV Drama or Serial SeaChange, ABC TV All Saints, Seven Network

Blue Heelers, Seven Network
Water Rats, Nine Network

Favourite Actor in a Drama or Serial Martin Sacks, Blue Heelers, Seven Network Colin Friels, Water Rats, Nine Network

William McInnes, Blue Heelers, Seven Network
John Wood, Blue Heelers, Seven Network

Favourite Actress in a Drama or Serial Sigrid Thornton, SeaChange, ABC TV Catherine McClements, Water Rats, Nine Network

Lisa McCune, Blue Heelers, Seven Network
Georgie Parker, All Saints, Seven Network

Favourite Comedy or Light Entertainment Show Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, Nine Network Good News Week, ABC TV and Network Ten

Hey Hey It's Saturday, Nine Network
The Panel, Network Ten

Favourite Comedy / Light Entertainment Star Daryl Somers, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Nine Network Paul McDermott, Good News Week, ABC TV and Network Ten

Glenn Robbins, The Panel, Network Ten
Paul Vautin, The NRL Footy Show, Nine Network

Favourite Current Affairs Show A Current Affair, Nine Network Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV

60 Minutes, Nine Network
Today Tonight, Seven Network

Favourite Lifestyle or Infotainment Show Better Homes And Gardens, Seven Network Changing Rooms, Nine Network

Getaway, Nine Network
Harry's Practice, Seven Network

Favourite TV Presenter Ernie Dingo, The Great Outdoors, Seven Network Paul McDermott, Good News Week, ABC TV and Network Ten

Ray Martin, A Current Affair, Nine Network
Mike Munro, A Current Affair, Nine Network

Favourite TV Star Sigrid Thornton, SeaChange, ABC TV Colin Friels, Water Rats, Nine Network

Lisa McCune, Blue Heelers, Seven Network
Georgie Parker, All Saints, Seven Network

Favourite Teen Idol on TV Brooke Satchwell, Neighbours, Network Ten Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Seven Network

Katie Holmes, Dawson's Creek, Network Ten
Jesse Spencer, Neighbours, Network Ten

Kids' Choice For Favourite TV Show Home and Away, Seven Network Dawson's Creek, Network Ten

Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Network Ten
The Simpsons, Network Ten

Other Australian awards termed People's Choice Awards[edit]

  • Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards[4]
  • Australian Traveller magazine People's Choice Awards[5]
  • Dimmi People's Choice Awards (a crowdsourced ranking of restaurants)[6]
  • National Landcare People's Choice Award[7]

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