Avengers lead People's Choice nods

Last updated 09:34 16/11/2012

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The Avengers led the movie nominations for the annual People's Choice Awards in a field packed with action films, while Maroon 5 and frontman Adam Levine won six nods in music and television categories.

Justin Bieber, Channing Tatum - People magazine's latest ''sexiest man alive'' - and actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone also received multiple nominations for the only Hollywood awards show covering film, music and television that is voted on entirely by the public.

The People's Choice Awards ceremony, set for January 9, is the first in the busy Hollywood awards season, which culminates with the coveted Academy Awards on Feburay 24.

Summer blockbuster The Avengers won eight nominations including favorite movie, favorite action movie, and multiple nods for its stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth.

It will compete with superhero movies The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman and futuristic thriller The Hunger Games for favorite movie.The last of the popular Twilight films - Breaking Dawn-Part 2 - released this week, did not fall within the eligibility period for the People's Choice Awards.

But its avid Twi-hards picked up a nomination for favorite movie fan following, along with those of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games.

In music, Adam Levine leapt to the top of the pile on the back of his stint as a judge on TV singing contest The Voice.

Maroon 5 won nominations for favorite band, song, album, and music video, while Levine was nominated for celebrity judge - along with Christina Aguilera and new X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

The Voice was among the contenders for competition TV show.On the small screen, network comedies The Big Bang Theory and Glee face off against Modern Family, while Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy and Grimm are among the TV drama nominees.

The nominees were chosen by the votes of more than 93 million fans. Voting for the winners in all 48 categories begins todaay on website www.PeoplesChoice.com.

Nominations for the 2013 People's Choice Awards:

Favourite Movie:
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
Snow White and the Huntsman
Favourite Movie Actor:
Channing Tatum
Johnny Depp
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Robert Downey, Jr.
Will Smith
Favourite Movie Actress:
Anne Hathaway
Emma Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Mila Kunis
Scarlett Johansson
Favourite Movie Icon:
Emma Thompson
Maggie Smith
Meryl Streep
Michelle Pfeiffer
Susan Sarandon
Favourite Action Movie:
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
Men in Black 3
Favourite Action Movie Star:
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Christian Bale
Robert Downey, Jr.
Will Smith

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Favourite Face of Heroism:
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman
Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
Favourite Comedic Movie:
21 Jump Street
Dark Shadows
Pitch Perfect
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Favourite Comedic Actor:
Adam Sandler
Ben Stiller
Channing Tatum
Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis
Favourite Comedic Actress:
Cameron Diaz
Emily Blunt
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Reese Witherspoon
Favourite Dramatic Movie:
The Lucky One
Magic Mike
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Vow
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor:
Bradley Cooper
Channing Tatum
Jake Gyllenhaal
Liam Neeson
Zac Efron
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress:
Charlize Theron
Emma Watson
Keira Knightley
Meryl Streep
Rachel McAdams
Favourite Movie Franchise:
The Avengers
The Dark Knight
The Hunger Games
Favourite Movie Superhero:
Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man
Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Christian Bale as Batman
Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man
Favourite On-Screen Chemistry:
Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
Jennifer Lawrence / Josh Hutcherson / Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart / Chris Hemsworth, Snow White and the Huntsman
Rachel McAdams / Channing Tatum, The Vow
Scarlett Johansson / Jeremy Renner, The Avengers
Favourite Movie Fan Following:
Potterheads, Harry Potter
Ringers, The Lord of the Rings
Rum Runners, Pirates of the Caribbean
Tributes, The Hunger Games
Twihards, Twilight
Favourite Network TV Comedy:
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
New Girl
Favourite Network TV Drama:
Gossip Girl
Grey's Anatomy
Once Upon a Time
Favourite Cable TV Comedy:
Hot in Cleveland
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Melissa & Joey
Favourite Cable TV Drama:
Burn Notice
Pretty Little Liars
The Walking Dead
White Collar
Favourite Premium Cable TV Show:
Game of Thrones
True Blood
Favourite TV Crime Drama
Criminal Minds
Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:
Doctor Who
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead
Favourite Comedic TV Actor:
Chris Colfer
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris
Ty Burrell
Favourite Comedic TV Actress:
Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel
Favourite Dramatic TV Actor:
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Nathan Fillion
Paul Wesley
Favourite Dramatic TV Actress:
Ellen Pompeo
Emily Deschanel
Ginnifer Goodwin
Nina Dobrev
Stana Katic
Favourite Daytime TV Host:
George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Good Morning America                                                                     
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Live with Kelly & Michael                                                                                 
Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, The Today Show
Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, The View
Favourite Late Night Talk Show Host:
Chelsea Handler
Conan O'Brien
David Letterman
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Favourite New Talk Show Host:
Jeff Probst
Katie Couric
Michael Strahan
Ricki Lake
Steve Harvey
Favourite Competition TV Show:
American Idol
America's Got Talent
Dancing with the Stars
The Voice
The X Factor
Favourite Celebrity Judge:
Adam Levine
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Jennifer Lopez
Favourite TV Fan Following:
Gleeks, Glee
Little Liars, Pretty Little Liars
Oncers, Once Upon A Time
SPNFamily, Supernatural
TVDFamily, The Vampire Diaries
Favourite New TV Comedy:
Ben & Kate
Go On
Guys with Kids
The Mindy Project
The Neighbors
The New Normal
Favourite New TV Drama:
666 Park Avenue
Beauty & The Beast
Chicago Fire
Emily Owens, M.D.
Last Resort
The Mob Doctor
Favourite Male Artist:
Blake Shelton
Chris Brown
Jason Mraz
Justin Bieber
Favourite Female Artist:
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Favourite Pop Artist:
Demi Lovato
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Favourite Hip Hop Artist:
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Favourite R&B Artist:
Alicia Keys
Bruno Mars
Favourite Band:
Green Day
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
No Doubt
Favourite Country Artist:
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Taylor Swift
Tim McGraw
Favourite Breakout Artist:
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction
The Wanted
Favourite Song:
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
One More Night, Maroon 5
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift
We Are Young, Fun. ft. Janelle Monae
What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
Favourite Album:
Believe, Justin Bieber
Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
Overexposed, Maroon 5
Some Nights, Fun.
Up All Night, One Direction
Favourite Music Video:
Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
Gangnam Style, Psy
Part of Me, Katy Perry
Payphone, Maroon 5
Favourite Music Fan Following:
Beliebers, Justin Bieber
Directioners, One Direction
KatyCats, Katy Perry
Lovatics, Demi Lovato
Selenators, Selena Gomez

- Reuters

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