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'NSync Takes Home Three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

‘NSync was the top musical act at the seventh annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Tuesday (April 10) night at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, winning Favorite CD (No Strings Attached), Favorite Single (“Bye, Bye, Bye”), and Favorite Pop Group.

The major music categories were mostly split, however, with a poodle-haired Christina Aguilera snagging Favorite Female Artist, Eminem taking Favorite Male Artist, and Destiny’s Child walking off with Favorite Group of the Year. Pink and Nelly were the Favorite New Artists.

The most movie-related wins were reaped by Charlie’s Angels with three (plus one for cast member Lucy Liu in Shanghai Noon). Kate Hudson’s triumph as Favorite Female Newcomer generated the most applause, however, in light of her unexpected Oscar loss as best supporting actress for Almost Famous.

“I love making movies and Cameron Crowe gave me the opportunity to make a really great one,” said Hudson, whose face radiated as much as a sparkly black dress that atoned for her dud Oscar duds.

Sandra Bullock proved the evening’s best charmer, giving a lengthy but truly congenial speech while accepting her award for Favorite Comedy Actress. The Miss Congeniality star thanked “the people who invented the tweezer, the people who invented support pantyhose, and the inventor of the Wonderbra.”

Don’t look for Eminem to accept his award when the event is televised Wednesday (April 11) night, however. After escaping a jail sentence on Tuesday, the rapper was a no-show, and Blockbuster only taped the categories whose winners bothered to show up.

The most exciting moment of the night didn’t result from the opening of an envelope anyway, but from a televised interview backstage with Charlie’s Angels star Drew Barrymore. She and Tom Green are indeed hitched, the actress told Entertainment Tonight. “He is not pulling your leg, we are married,” Barrymore said on camera. “We were all there,” she continued, referring to her two fellow Angels. Barrymore said the wedding was “just a few weeks ago” and that the couple is “on our honeymoon right now.”

Green was also in attendance, to introduce a sore-throated Creed performance of “Higher,” while, for some reason, he hurled raw fruit and vegetables into the crowd. Other musical performances included “Stutter” by Joe featuring Mystikal, “Fall from Grace” by Stevie Nicks with Sheryl Crow, and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” from the soundtrack to Coyote Ugly, by LeAnn Rimes, which won Favorite Song from a Movie.

Favorite male pop artist Ricky Martin opened the two-hour show with a performance of “Loaded” – the first half of which was filmed outside by the red carpet, the second an hour later inside. Memo to critics who complain about the GRAMMY Awards and Oscars being popularity contests: At least those awards aren’t voted on by 20 million unqualified patrons of a mammoth national video chain.

In fact, the need for a Blockbuster Entertainment Awards at all was a question on many minds, including presenter Paul Reiser. “They’re a store, but suddenly they’re an award-presenting institution,” said the comedian, biting the hand that hired him. “I’m proud to say that next year I’ll be presenting at Herb’s Liquor Mart music awards show.”

Here Is The Full List Of Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Winners:

  • Favorite Female Artist of the Year – Christina Aguilera
  • Favorite Male Artist of the Year – Eminem
  • Favorite Group of the Year – Destiny’s Child
  • Favorite Female – New Artist – Pink
  • Favorite Male – New Artist – Nelly
  • Favorite Group – New Artist – 3 Doors Down
  • Favorite Artist – Rap – Eminem
  • Favorite Female Artist – Country – Faith Hill
  • Favorite Male Artist – Country – Tim McGraw
  • Favorite Duo or Group – Country – Dixie Chicks
  • Favorite Female Artist – R&B – Toni Braxton
  • Favorite Male Artist – R&B – Joe
  • Favorite Group – R&B – Destiny’s Child
  • Favorite Artist – Rock – Lenny Kravitz
  • Favorite Group – Rock – Limp Bizkit
  • Favorite CD – No Strings Attached, ‘NSync
  • Favorite Artist – Latino – Christina Aguilera
  • Favorite Group – Latino – Son by Four
  • Favorite Single – “Bye, Bye, Bye,” ‘NSync
  • Favorite Female Artist – Pop – Britney Spears
  • Favorite Male Artist – Pop – Ricky Martin
  • Favorite Group – Pop – ‘NSync
  • Favorite Soundtrack – Charlies Angels
  • Favorite Song from a Movie – “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” from Coyote Ugly, LeAnn Rimes
  • Favorite Actress – Action – Angelina Jolie, Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Favorite Actor – Action – Russell Crowe, Gladiator
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Action – Lucy Liu, Shanghai Noon
  • Favorite Action Team – Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Charlie’s Angels
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Action – Bill Murray, Charlie’s Angels
  • Favorite Actress – Comedy – Sandra Bullock, Miss Congeniality
  • Favorite Actor – Comedy – Jim Carrey, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy – Cheri Oteri, Scary Movie
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy – Benjamin Bratt, Miss Congeniality
  • Favorite Actress – Comedy/Romance – Helen Hunt, What Women Want
  • Favorite Actor – Comedy/Romance – Nicolas Cage, The Family Man
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy/Romance – Maria Bello, Coyote Ugly
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy/Romance – Jack Black, High Fidelity
  • Favorite Actress – Drama – Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich
  • Favorite Actor – Drama – Mel Gibson, The Patriot
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama – Helen Hunt, Cast Away
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama – Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
  • Favorite Actress – Drama/Romance – Gwyneth Paltrow, Bounce
  • Favorite Actor – Drama/Romance – Ben Affleck, Bounce
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama/Romance – Frances McDormand, Almost Famous
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama/Romance – Haley Joel Osment, Pay It Forward
  • Favorite Actress – Sci-Fi – Jennifer Lopez, The Cell
  • Favorite Actor – Sci-Fi – Kevin Bacon, Hollow Man
  • Favorite Actress – Suspense – Michelle Pfeiffer, What Lies Beneath
  • Favorite Actor – Suspense – Harrison Ford, What Lies Beneath
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Suspense – Christina Ricci, Bless This Child
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense – Andre Braugher, Frequency
  • Favorite Supporting Actress – Sci-Fi – Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, X-Men
  • Favorite Supporting Actor – Sci-Fi – James Marsden, X-Men
  • Favorite Female Newcomer – Kate Hudson, Almost Famous
  • Favorite Male Newcomer – Heath Ledger, The Patriot
  • Favorite Actress – Horror – Neve Campbell, Scream 3
  • Favorite Actor – Horror – David Arquette, Scream 3
  • Favorite Villain – Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator
  • Family Favorite – Chicken Run
  • Favorite Video Game – Driver 2, Playstation
  • Favorite PlayStation Game – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Favorite PlayStation 2 Game – Madden NFL 1 –
  • Favorite N64 Game – Mario Party 2
  • Favorite Dreamcast Game – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
  • Favorite GameBoy Game – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
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