Hobbled Aniston and hobbits are People's Choice

From Times wire services

Jennifer Aniston, nursing a broken toe, needed a cane and a co-star to collect her People's Choice Award.

Aniston, who plays Rachel Green on the hit NBC series "Friends," used the cane and a helping hand from co-star Matthew Perry to walk to the stage of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday.

The 33-year-old actress received the award for favorite female television performer during the 29th annual awards show, hosted by Tony Danza.

Aniston broke a toe on her right foot after hitting it on a piece of furniture, her publicist said Monday. He didn't elaborate.

"Friends" also won an award for favorite comedy series.

The People's Choice Awards, which were presented on CBS, cover 16 categories in film, television and drama. A nationwide poll conducted by the Gallup Organization determined the open-ended nominees and winners.

"Spider-Man" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" shared top film honors as favorite movie overall for 2002.

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was named best film comedy while "The Fellowship of the Ring" claimed a second trophy for favorite film drama.

Musical winners at the annual awards show included rapper Eminem, country star Faith Hill and rock band Creed.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" was picked as the favorite drama, while its spin-off, "CSI: Miami," was best new drama.

"No committees, no critics, just people who like watching TV. What an award to win," said William Petersen, who plays a medical investigator on "CSI."

Ray Romano was named favorite TV actor for the second straight year for "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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