Ice Cube, L.L. Cool J, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys were among the music artists and Hollywood talent honored at last night’s presentation of the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, a gala held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Ice Cube and L.L. Cool J won Blockbuster Awards for their achievements on the big screen rather than the recording studio, as Cube shared the Favorite Action Team award with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg for the trio’s work in “Three Kings.”
L.L. Cool J was named Favorite Supporting Actor in the Action division for his role as “Preacher” in last summer’s sci-fi shark film, “Deep Blue Sea.”
Winners were evenly divided across the 23 music-related categories for the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, with Aguilera and the Backstreet Boys each nabbing two awards apiece.
Aguilera was selected as the Favorite New Artist – Female, while her breakthrough hit, “Genie In A Bottle,” was
named Favorite Single. The Backstreet Boys matched Aguilera’s pace by winning Blockbuster statuettes for Favorite Group – Pop, and the band’s 10-million selling “Millennium” won the Favorite CD award voted on by fans through the internet.
In addition to the music artists, the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards also feted the acting talents of the likes of Heather Graham, Tom Cruise, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jude Law, and Taye Diggs.
Kid Rock, Enrique Iglesias, and 98 Degrees all took to the stage to perform for the event, and FOX-TV plans to broadcast an edited version of the show on June 20 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
The complete list of winners from the music categories of the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards:
- Favorite Female Artist – Pop: Cher
- Favorite Male Artist – Pop: Ricky Martin
- Favorite Group – Pop: Backstreet Boys
- Favorite Artist – Rap: Dr. Dre
- Favorite Artist or Group – Rock: Santana
- Favorite Male Artist
- R&B: Brian McKnight
- Favorite Female Artist – R&B: Mariah Carey
- Favorite Group – R&B: TLC
- Favorite Artist – Modern Rock: Kid Rock
- Favorite Group – Modern Rock: Limp Bizkit
- Favorite New Artist – Male: Eminem
- Favorite New Artist – Female: Christina Aguilera
- Favorite New Artist – Group: Blink-182
- Favorite Latino Artist: Enrique Iglesias
- Favorite Latino Group: Maná
- Favorite Duo or Group – Country: Dixie Chicks
- Favorite Male Artist – Country: Garth Brooks
- Favorite Female Artist – Country: Shania Twain
- Favorite CD: Backstreet Boys – “Millennium”
- Favorite Single: Christina Aguilera – “Genie in a Bottle”
- Favorite Song from a Movie: Gloria Estefan and ‘NSYNC – “Music of My Heart”
- Favorite Soundtrack: “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”
- Favorite Artist – Comedy: Adam Sandler – “Stan & Judy’s Kid”