Blockbuster.com (US), May 10, 2000
Keanu Reeves accepts his award for favorite actor
The red carpet was rolled out for a star-studded event Tuesday, May 9, at Hollywood's Shrine Auditorium as the 2000 BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS(R) honored entertainment industry favorites in the world's largest publicly voted award show.
A sparkling array of celebrities strutted their stuff at the elegant ceremony and post-awards bash, including presenters Kyra Sedgwick, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Green, Limp Bizkit, Leeann Rimes, and Charlize Theron. Among the picture-perfect bevy of stars who attended to accept their awards were faves Drew Barrymore, Lisa Kudrow, Ashley Judd, and Reese Witherspoon, as well as hunky Keanu Reeves, Brian McKnight, and David Arquette, and of course, the irrepressible Billy Crystal. The gala production included musical performances by Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, and Uncle Kracker with Kid Rock.
World-wide polling for the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards(R) began months ago when record numbers of fans flocked to the blockbuster.com website to cast their votes in categories covering movies and music as well as a new group of prizes for outstanding video games. (The top game spot went to Nintendo 64's Super Smash Brothers). Also announced was the creation of the new Independent Filmmaker Award to be given to budding cinematographers annually, starting next year. Application information and contest requirements will be available at www.blockbuster.com after June 20.
The two-hour Sixth Annual BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS(R) show will be broadcast June 20 on FOX, but you don't have to wait until then to find out who won - here is a list of the evening's honorees:
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Favorite Actor - Action/Sci-Fi
Keanu Reeves in The Matrix
Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Sci-Fi
Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix