March 14, 1989
BURBANK, Calif – Bill Cosby and “The Cosby Show” swept the People’s Choice Awards with five honors, and the TV sitcom ‘Roseanne” and the film “Rain Man” also were viewers’ favontes.
Cosby was voted favorite male televison performer, all-around male star and his NBC series won favorite comedy in the both annual edition of the entertainment popularity contest conducted by a nationwide Gallup Organization poll.
“The Cosby Show” also won all-time favorite television show honors, edging out longer running hits “M-A-S-H” and “Star Trek,” while “Cosby’ co star Phylicia Rashad was picked as favonte female television performer
“It’s certainly gratifying tu kr,wv, inat vou ana tne work you do are appreciated by the people,” Miss Rashad said backstage
Cosby was not at the awards ceremony at Walt Disney Studios but thanked the public in a videotaped” message that showed him in bed on “The Cosby Show” set
The two hour awards show was broadcast nationally with Michael Landon and MIchele Lee as hosts The ABC-TV situation comedy “Roseanne,”
which portrays the life of a blue-collar mother, was another big favonte, wanning three awards
The World War n saga “War and Remembrance,” ABC’s globe-spanning story of a family torn by World War n, won for best mimsenes despite its disappointing ratings
It was selected over “Elvis and Me” and “Favorite Son,” but was not against CBS’ block-busting mm isenes “Lonesome Dove,” which was not included oecause n was oroaocast in 1989
Here is a complete list of winners
1 TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES “The Cosby Show
2. TELEVISION DRAMATIC SERIES “L A Law.”
3 TELEVISION MINI-SERIES “War and Remembrance
4. NEW TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES’ “Roseanne.”
5 NEW TELEVISION DRAMATIC SERIES. “China Beach ”
6 ALL-TIME TELEVISION SHOW. “The Cosby Show.”
7 MALE TELEVISION PEFCRM~R Bill Cosby
8 FEMALE TELEVISION P^RK RMER Phyhcia Rashad
9 MALE PERFORMER IN \ ^ EW TELEVISION SERIES John Goodman
10 FEMALE PERFORMER 1^ – CEW TELEVISION SERIES Roseanne Barr
11. ACTOR IN A COMEDY i.^.iON PICTURE Eddie Murphy
12 ACTRESS IN A COMEDY MOTION PICTURE. Bette Midler
13 ACTOR IN A DRAMATIC MOTION PICTURE Dustin Hoffman.
14 ACTRESS IN A DRAMATIC MOTION PICTURE. Meryl Sireep
15 COMEDY MOTION PICTURE “Big” and “Twins” (Tie)
16 DRAMATIC MOTION PICTURE- “Rain Man”
17. ALL-TIME MOTION PICTURE. “Gone w>m the Wind ”
18 MUSIC VIDEO “SMOOTH CRIMINAL” Mchael Jackson
19 MALE MUSICAL PERFORMER Randy Travis
20 FEMALE MUSICAL PERFORMER Whitney Houston
21 ALL-AROUND MALE STAR. Bill Cosby.
22 ALL AROUND FEMALE STAR Cher