Nominees Announced for the 'People's Choice Awards 2013'

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November 15th, 2012

via press release:


Nominees Include “The Avengers,” Jennifer Lawrence, “NCIS,” Jim Parsons and Fun.

Voting Begins Today At and via Social Media Platforms

Nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 were announced this morning at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills by country superstar Jason Aldean, Anthony Anderson (“Guys with Kids”), Sophia Bush (PARTNERS), Jason O’Mara (VEGAS), Monica Potter (“Parenthood”) and Casey Wilson (“Happy Endings”), along with PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 host Kaley Cuoco (THE BIG BANG THEORY) and Executive Producer Mark Burnett. Prior to this morning's announcement, fans cast more than 93 million votes to pick new categories and determine the nominees for the annual awards show that celebrates fan favorites in movies, music and television. See below for a complete list of nominees.


Justin Bieber is the top individual PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 nominee with five music nods, including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Album, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Music Fan Following. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine also comes out on top with a combined six nods in both music and television categories, for his work with Maroon 5 (Favorite Band, Favorite Song, Favorite Album, Favorite Music Video) and “The Voice” (Favorite Celebrity Judge, Favorite Competition TV Show). Channing Tatum leads the men in acting nominations with four individual nods (Favorite Male Actor, Favorite Comedic Actor, Favorite Dramatic Actor and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry), and Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence will go head-to-head in each of their three categories (Favorite Movie Actress, Favorite Face of Heroism and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry).


Voting begins today for all 48 categories and will end on Dec. 14, 2012. Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through Ticketmaster. Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 at


How to Vote for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013:


  • houses the main voting platform for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013.


  • features a custom application where fans can personalize their voting experience and share their votes with friends.


  • Twitter – Fans can cast official votes for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 by tweeting a specific series of hashtags based on the nominee's name and category. To see a complete list of hashtags created for each nominee, please visit


  • Mobile – Fans can vote in all categories on the People’s Choice Awards mobile site, and via the official voting application for Android and iOS devices. The free app is available for download from the Android Market and the Mac App Store.


As the official retail partner of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013, Walgreens will present two categories, “Favorite New TV Comedy” and “Favorite New TV Drama,” which will remain open for voting through the night of the show on All new network shows are eligible. The top five vote-getters in each category will be named official nominees on December 14, 2012.


Additional categories that will remain open for voting through the night of the show are “Favorite Movie Fan Following,” “Favorite Music Fan Following” and “Favorite TV Fan Following,” three brand-new categories that celebrate pop culture mega-fans and their devotion to certain films, musicians and TV shows.


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2013 will also see the addition of “Favorite Face of Heroism,” presented by Puffs, and the return of “Favorite Movie Icon.” The winner of the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Movie Icon” will receive a one-of-a-kind custom award created by Waterford, the official designer and house of crystal that produces the People’s Choice Awards trophies.


About People’s Choice

Now in its 39th year, the People’s Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music and television. The People’s Choice official website at houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box office grosses, music sales and data, then vetted through E-Poll® MediaSYNC – E-Score Celebrity. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG], which is represented by Liquid Thread, a division of Starcom MediaVest Group, Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production.




Favorite Movie:

  • “The Amazing Spider-Man”
  • “The Avengers”
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • “The Hunger Games”
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”


Favorite Movie 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”
  • “Ted”
  • “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:

  • “Argo”
  • “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”
  • “Madagascar”
  • “Spider-Man”


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”
  • “Glee”
  • “How I Met Your Mother”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “New Girl”


Favorite Network TV Drama:

  • “Gossip Girl”
  • “Grey's Anatomy”
  • “Grimm”
  • “Once Upon a Time”
  • “Revenge”


Favorite Cable TV Comedy:

  • “Awkward”
  • “Hot in Cleveland”
  • “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
  • “Melissa & Joey”
  • “Psych”


Favorite Cable TV Drama:

  • “Burn Notice”
  • “Leverage”
  • “Pretty Little Liars”
  • “The Walking Dead”
  • “White Collar”


Favorite Premium Cable TV Show:

  • “Dexter”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Homeland”
  • “Spartacus”
  • “True Blood”


Favorite TV Crime Drama

  • “Bones”
  • “Castle”
  • “Criminal Minds”
  • “CSI”
  • “NCIS”


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:

  • “Doctor Who”
  • “Once Upon a Time”
  • “Supernatural”
  • “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”
  • “Partners”


Favorite New TV Drama:

  • “666 Park Avenue”
  • “Arrow”
  • “Beauty & The Beast”
  • “Chicago Fire”
  • “Elementary”
  • “Emily Owens, M.D.”
  • “Last Resort”
  • “The Mob Doctor”
  • “Nashville”
  • “Revolution”
  • “Vegas”


Favorite Male Artist:

  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Brown
  • Jason Mraz
  • Justin Bieber
  • Usher


Favorite Female Artist:

  • Adele
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Katy Perry
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift


Favorite Pop Artist:

  • Adele
  • Demi Lovato
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • P!nk


Favorite Hip Hop Artist:

  • Drake
  • Flo Rida
  • Jay-Z
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull


Favorite R&B Artist:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars
  • Rihanna
  • Usher


Favorite Band:

  • Green Day
  • Linkin Park
  • Maroon 5
  • No Doubt
  • Train


Favorite Country Artist:

  • Blake Shelton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tim McGraw


Favorite Breakout Artist:

  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Fun.
  • Gotye
  • 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
  • JAA

    So happy for Stana katic, Nathan Fillion and Castle, too bad Fringe didn’t get a nomination

  • Eugenius

    disappointed Madeleine Stowe didn’t make the cut. Furious.

  • just_now

    those awards are really funny. You can vote like billion times on the same person, lol. Anyway, congratulations to all of the nominees.

  • Mark

    The People’s Choice Awards are a joke

  • Ryann

    Supernatural and Maroon 5 to win.

  • Brian

    GO Awkward!!!!!!!

  • Happy

    Congrats to the nominees!!!
    Very happy, Nathan, Stana, Castle made it. And Alex O.L and Hawaii got nothing. Zero!! Haha to all the small group of old ladies, fan of Alex that come here each Tuesday to bad mouth Castle and Revolution. U didn’t even get him nominated. Lets see who u blame now, Thanksgiving, Sports, lead in. Ha Ha Ha.

  • karin


  • Porcelina

    Personal opinion: Darren Criss should have been in this list, somewhere. I mean, c’mon, the guy is funny, talented, super (megafoxyawesome) hot, and besides he’s DARREN FREAKIN’ CRISS!!! …need I say more??? Lol, but all joking aside, he is my favorite actor, ’cause he’s like super-humble.

  • Ian

    In my honest opinion all award shows are awful. They only rely on popular taste ecspecially the Emmy’s, Grammy’s, and sometimes Golden Globes. For example Revenge and Once Upon a Time where the best new dramas on tv last year in my opinion and many others. And they didn’t get a nomination at the Emmy’s, it’s ridiculous! Another fantastic example is Buffy the Vampire Slayer hailed as one of the best and sometimes the best show of all time (and my favorite ever). It never got a nomination for best drama at the Globes or Emmy’s the only nominations it got were once for best actress at the Globes for Gellar and one Emmy nomination for the episode “Hush” for best writing I think. Many have suffered this fate and that’s why mainstream award shows like the Emmy’s, Globes, Grammy’s, People’s Choice, and many others are bull. Yes I know that Revenge and Once have received nominations for the People’s Choice but not for the award shows that count. That’s why I hate all award shows.

  • Ian_so_gay

    PCA is a joke… @Ian just because you’re a fan of those ridiculous shows doesnt mean it deserves any nomination… once Upon a Time for best Drama Series instead of Mad Men, Homeland, Boardwalk and Breaking Bad…really?…I dont think so

  • lucy

    nominations for a People’s Choice award is as important as an egg

  • James

    I don’t understand how Blue Bloods has not been nominated for Best TV crime drama.

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  • Networkman

    Why are there so many nominees for Favorite New Drama? Can’t it be cut down to the top 5? IMO, only Arrow, Elementary, Last Resort, Nashville and Revolution should be considered. I am glad that Once Upon a Time and Revenge got recognized for Best Drama but was surprised to see Person of Interest not considered. I do feel most of the voters are from a certain age group. That would explain why Gossip Girls is included in the bunch. And why many of the nominees in the music categories are weak. I really hope we don’t see Justin Bieber considered when it comes time for Grammys.

  • JD

    Really weird…like three different Drama categories (broadcast, cable, premium cable)and same for comedy, so pretty much any show worth something has a chance to get nominated. Breaking Bad still somehow managed to not be, I guess because a lot of them are idiots.

  • Chan

    Okay guys, let’s put things into perspective here. 93 million votes were cast for the nominees (as specified in this article), and there are 48 categories to vote in. Let’s say that one person voted in every category just 2 times.
    48 categories x 2 votes = 96 votes
    93,000,000votes/96 votes= (only) 968,750 voters
    The population in America is well over 300 million, and I’m sure that a good portion of them has a television. So, when dumb polls like the People’s Choice Awards collect opinions from a few voters, probably all of the same age and gender, mine and many others’ favourite television shows are taken off the air. I’m sure that I am one of the few teenage guys who even looks at this site. I’m so mad that Person of Interest did not make the nominees, and so were a lot of my friends when I told them! Gosh, it’s so nice to have a new show come out with a new take on crime, with good morals! To the producers of Person of Interest: keep making this AWESOME show!!

  • Marilyn

    Congrats go to Castle and Dancing With the Stars

  • SlyFox

    Nina Dobrev??? Nominated for best drama actress in a TV drama??? HAHAHAHAHAHA! ROFL! They should create the worst drama actress on TV category and then nominate her for it. She is by far the weakest drama actress on TV. She has two expressions… pouty with head leaning on the left and pouty with head leaning on the right. She is painful to watch. Also, The Vampire Diaries should be nomimated as a comedy because the show is a joke.

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