The showbiz lot is as much a part of our daily lives as the family and friends who surround us. We laugh when they laugh and we cry when they shed tears. They are our ticket to a few hours of fun-filled escape from the drabness of life, day in and day out.

So how did the entertainment industry fare in 2010? To find out, Images on Sunday conducted a random, dip-stick poll, and here are the results

1. Most popular TV actor

1. Faisal Qureshi in Yaarian (Geo) 2. Faisal Rehman in Vasl (Hum TV) 3. Fahad Mustafa in Haal-i-Dil (ARY Digital)

2. Most popular TV actress

1. Sanam Baloch in Dastaan (Hum TV)/Daam (ARY Digital) 2. Aaminah Sheikh in Daam (ARY Digital) 3. Mehreen Raheal in Dastaan (Hum TV)

3. Most popular drama serial 1. Dolly ki Aayegi Baraat (Geo) 2. Dastaan (Hum TV) 3. Vasl (Hum TV)

4. Most popular script writer

1. Umera Ahmed (Daam/Meri Zaat Zarra-i-Benishaan) 2. Mohammad Ahmed (Dolly ki Aayegi Baraat) 3. Sameera Fazal (Dastaan/Vasl)

5. Most popular TV host

1. Mathira (Love Indicator on Vibe TV) 2. Sonya Rehman (First Blast on DawnNews) 3. Juggan Kazim (Mast Mornings on DawnNews)

6. Most popular TV reality show

1. Big Boss 4 (ARY Digital) 2. Fear Factor (AXN) 3. MasterChef India (Star Plus)

7. Most popular sitcom

1. How I Met Your Mother (Star World) 2. According to Jim (Star World) 3. Big Bang Theory (Super Comedy)

8. Most popular music show

1. American Idol (Star World) 2. Chhote Ustaad (Geo) 3. Indian Idol (Star Plus)

9. Most popular song

1. Alif Allah by Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi (Coke Studio-Sea- son 3) 2. Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 3. Pichal Pairree by Overload

10. Most popular singer 1. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 2. Meesha Shafi/Arif Lohar 3. Atif Aslam/Shafqat Amanat Ali

11. Most popular album

1. Saptak by Mekaal Hasan Band 2. Pichal Pairree by Overload 3. Volume 3 by Co-VEN

12. Most popular music video 1. Chal Bulleya by Mekaal Hasan Band 2. Shor Macha by Entity Paradigm 3. Pichal Pairee by Overload

13. Most popular Bollywood film

1. Dabangg 2. Tere bin Laden 3. Golmaal-3/I Hate Luv Storys

14. Most popular Bollywood film debut actor/actress 1. Ali Zafar (Tere bin Laden) 2. Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg) 3. Barbara Mori (Kites) 15. Most popular Bollywood item number

1. Munni Badnam Hui (Dabangg) 2. Sheela Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan) 3. Tere Ishq Say Meetha (Aakrosh)

16. Most popular film (English)

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part I 2. Twilight Saga: Eclipse 3. Salt/Inception 17. Most popular animated film (English)

1. Toy Story-3/Shrek-3D 2. Despicable Me 3. How to Train Your Dragon.