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article imageJustin Bieber nabs 5 People's Choice Awards nominations

By Tim O'Brien     Nov 15, 2012 in Entertainment
Beverly Hills - As the People's Choice Awards once again clutter up the process of picking winners, the key to them is the word 'favorite'. Justin Bieber leads all with 5 nominations.
The awards were never designed to award the best of the past year, but rather to gauge what people judge to be their favorites. And that is a big difference. Just take a look at the complete list below and that will be very clear. Take, for example, the categories involving new TV comedies and dramas. They simply throw most of them in there. Yes, the people vote for the categories first and then this is the result. They vote in September with only a few new episodes to digest. They are voting for the possibility that they will be their favorites, if, of course, they are still on.
The movie that would win among those who vote on these things apparently did not make the cut as it is only being released now, as on Nov. 16. That movie is "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2." This glaring omission or rule problem makes no sense.
It is also an award show that has seen better days and with all these categories, seem to step on each other. Perhaps these should be retired. Another one that could be retired after celebrating 40 this year, are The American Music Awards, which will be handed out Sunday, Nov. 18.
As for the People's Choice Awards, they will have to wait until Jan. 9. The nominations were announced this morning (Nov. 15) at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.
Favorite Movie
"The Amazing Spider-Man"
"The Avengers"
The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hunger Games"
"Snow White and the Huntsman"
Favorite Actor
Channing Tatum
Johnny Depp
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Robert Downey Jr.
Will Smith
Favorite Movie Actress
Anne Hathaway
Emma Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Mila Kunis
Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Movie Icon
Emma Thompson
Maggie Smith
Meryl Streep
Michelle Pfeiffer
Susan Sarandon
Favorite Action Movie
"The Amazing Spider-Man"
"The Avengers"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hunger Games"
"Men in Black 3"
Favorite Action Movie Star
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Christian Bale
Robert Downey Jr.
Will Smith
Favorite 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"
Favorite Comedic Movie
"21 Jump Street"
"Dark Shadows"
"Pitch Perfect"
"What to Expect When You're Expecting"
Favorite Comedic Actor
Adam Sandler
Ben Stiller
Channing Tatum
Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis
Favorite Comedic Actress
Cameron Diaz
Emily Blunt
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Reese Witherspoon
Favorite Dramatic Movie
"The Lucky One"
"Magic Mike"
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
"The Vow"
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Bradley Cooper
Channing Tatum
Jake Gyllenhaal
Liam Neeson
Zac Efron
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Charlize Theron
Emma Watson
Keira Knightley
Meryl Streep
Rachel McAdams
Favorite Movie Franchise
"The Avengers"
"The Dark Knight"
"The Hunger Games"
Favorite 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
Favorite 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"
Favorite Movie Fan Following
Potterheads, "Harry Potter"
Ringers, "The Lord of the Rings"
Rum Runners, "Pirates of the Caribbean"
Tributes, "The Hunger Games"
Twihards, "Twilight"
Favorite Network TV Comedy
"The Big Bang Theory"
"How I Met Your Mother"
"Modern Family"
"New Girl"
Favorite Network TV Drama
"Gossip Girl"
"Grey's Anatomy"
"Once Upon a Time"
Favorite Cable TV Comedy
"Hot in Cleveland"
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
"Melissa & Joey"
Favorite Cable TV Drama
"Burn Notice"
"Pretty Little Liars"
"The Walking Dead"
"White Collar"
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show
"Game of Thrones"
"True Blood"
Favorite TV Crime Drama
"Criminal Minds"
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
"Doctor Who"
"Once Upon a Time"
"The Vampire Diaries"
"The Walking Dead"
Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Chris Colfer
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris
Ty Burrell
Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Nathan Fillion
Paul Wesley
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Ellen Pompeo
Emily Deschanel
Ginnifer Goodwin
Nina Dobrev
Stana Katic
Favorite 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"
Favorite Late-Night Talk Show Host
Chelsea Handler
Conan O'Brien
David Letterman
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Favorite New Talk Show Host
Jeff Probst
Katie Couric
Michael Strahan
Ricki Lake
Steve Harvey
Favorite Competition TV Show
"American Idol"
"America's Got Talent"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"The Voice"
"The X Factor"
Favorite Celebrity Judge
Adam Levine
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Jennifer Lopez
Favorite TV Fan Following
Gleeks, "Glee"
Little Liars, "Pretty Little Liars"
Oncers, "Once Upon A Time"
SPNFamily, "Supernatural"
TVDFamily, "The Vampire Diaries"
Favorite New TV Comedy
"Ben & Kate"
"Go On"
"Guys with Kids"
"The Mindy Project"
"The Neighbors"
"The New Normal"
Favorite New TV Drama
"666 Park Avenue"
"Beauty and the Beast"
"Chicago Fire"
"Emily Owens, M.D."
"Last Resort"
"The Mob Doctor"
Favorite Male Artist
Blake Shelton
Chris Brown
Jason Mraz
Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop Artist
Demi Lovato
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Flo Rida
Nicki Minaj
Favorite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Bruno Mars
Favorite Band
Green Day
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
No Doubt
Favorite Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Taylor Swift
Tim McGraw
Favorite Breakout Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction
The Wanted
Favorite 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
Favorite Album
"Believe," Justin Bieber
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
"Overexposed," Maroon 5
"Some Nights," Fun.
"Up All Night," One Direction
Favorite Music Video
"Boyfriend," Justin Bieber
"Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen
"Gangnam Style," Psy
"Part of Me," Katy Perry
"Payphone," Maroon 5
Favorite Music Fan Following
Beliebers, Justin Bieber
Directioners, One Direction
KatyCats, Katy Perry
Lovatics, Demi Lovato
Selenators, Selena Gomez
Voting for the People's Choice Awards runs now through Dec. 14 here or on Facebook and Twitter.
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