The TV Guide Awards

The nominees were listed in the January 9th issue of "TV Guide." Why are these awards so cool? Because they are all voted upon by readers. Regular people. Not some members of some academy that you never hear of until awards season.

The awards were presented in a ceremony at 8pm EST on Monday, February 1st, and were hosted by Christina Applegate ("Jesse") and French Stewart ("3rd Rock from the Sun"). The ceremony was televised on FOX. Presenters included Rick Schroder, Dennis Franz, Lara Flynn Boyle, Lisa Nicole Carson, Roma Downey, Dylan McDermott, and David James Elliot.

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And the TV Guide Award goes to...

All nominees are shown. Winners are in red.

Favorite Actor in a Comedy
  • Tim Allen
    Home Improvement
  • Bill Cosby
  • Michael J. Fox
    Spin City
  • David Hyde Pierce
Favorite Actress in a Comedy
  • Fran Drescher
    The Nanny
  • Jenna Elfman
    Dharma and Greg
  • Calista Flockhart
    Ally McBeal
  • Helen Hunt
    Mad About You
Favorite Actor in a Drama
  • David Duchovny
    The X-Files
  • Dennis Franz
    NYPD Blue
  • Chuck Norris
    Walker, Texas Ranger
  • Jimmy Smits
    NYPD Blue
Favorite Actress in a Drama
  • Gillian Anderson
    The X-Files
  • Kim Delaney
    NYPD Blue
  • Roma Downey
    Touched by and Angel
  • Julianna Margulies
Favorite Children's Show
  • Blue's Clues
  • Rugrats
  • Sesame Street
  • Teletubbies
Favorite Comedy Series
Favorite Daytime Talk Show
  • The Jerry Springer Show
  • Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Favorite Drama Series
  • ER
  • NYPD Blue
  • Touched by an Angel
  • The X-Files
Favorite Late-Night Show
  • Late Show with David Letterman
  • Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Favorite New Series
Favorite News Program
  • Dateline NBC
  • 60 Minutes
  • Today
  • 20/20
Favorite Soap Opera
  • All My Children
  • Days of Our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • The Young and the Restless
Favorite Sportscaster
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Bob Costas
  • Greg Gumbel
  • John Madden
Favorite Star of a New Series
  • Christina Applegate
  • Ted Danson
  • Faith Ford
    Maggie Winters
  • Sammo Hung
    Martial Law
Editor's Choice
  • Drew Carey
Best Show You're Not Watching
  • 7th Heaven