Probably the expected results from this poll. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, voted the favorites for best actor, actress and supporting categories. Titanic favorite of the best picture winners.
Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts have come out triumphant in a poll to find America’s favourite ever Academy Awards winners.
Hanks has twice walked away with the Best Actor Oscar, for 1993’s Philadelphia and the following year’s Forrest Gump.
He saw off competition from Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and late star Paul Newman (The Color of Money) to be crowned America’s most popular winner of the trophy, according to a joint survey by U.S. magazine Parade and Entertainment Tonight to mark the annual ceremony on Sunday.
Morgan Freeman was named the top Best Supporting Actor for 2004’s Million Dollar Baby, seeing off Sean Connery (The Untouchables) and George Clooney (Syriana).
Roberts, who won an Oscar for her turn in Erin Brockovich in 2000, was America’s favourite Best Actress winner, beating Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) and Jodie Foster (The Accused) to the honour.
Jolie was recognised as Best Supporting Actress in 1999’s Girl, Interrupted, and saw off Renée Zellweger (Cold Mountain) and Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) in the Parade poll.
1997’s Titanic remains the public’s favourite Best Film winner, ahead of The Godfather and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.