via press release:



Nominees include Johnny Depp, Bridesmaids, Jim Parsons, NCIS and Adele


Voting Begins Today at and Via Social Media Platforms


Nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 were announced this morning at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills by Elisha Cuthbert (“Happy Endings”), Julianne Hough (“Footloose”), Joe Jonas (The Jonas Brothers), Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon A Time”), Sharon Osbourne (“The Talk”) and Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town”), along with PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 host Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Executive Producer Mark Burnett. Prior to this morning’s announcement, fans cast more than 40 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.


Voting begins today for all 43 categories and will end on Dec. 6, 2011, except for “Favorite New TV Drama” and “Favorite New TV Comedy” which will remain open for voting until the night of show.  Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 from the Nokia Theater, L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

How to Vote for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012:


  • houses the main voting platform for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012. Registered fans are automatically entered to win tickets every time they cast a vote.


  • features a custom application where fans can personalize their voting experience, share their votes, enter to win tickets and submit their Facebook profile picture for a chance to be featured in the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 live telecast on Jan. 11.


  • Twitter – Fans can cast official votes for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2012 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 devices. The free app is available for download from the Android Market.



Now in its 38th year, the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS is voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television.  The “People’s Choice” web site at serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture and determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show.  Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Production, Inc., which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production.


About The Executive Producers

Mark Burnett is a producer of primetime television, cable and Internet programming, and has produced over 1,100 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries around the world.  Burnett has revolutionized television with continuing hits such as “Survivor” (CBS), “The Apprentice” (NBC), and the now-syndicated “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (FOX).  Burnett has produced the MTV Movie Awards with Audrey Morrissey for four years.  In 2010, Mark and Audrey teamed up again when they took on the People’s Choice Awards for the first time.  Audrey Morrissey is another prolific producer of television, cable and Internet programming.  A veteran of MTV, she and her company, “Live Animals,” now produce specials and series domestically and internationally.  She once produced an outdoor concert in a Mexican jungle in the middle of a hurricane and has done more than 100 specials, including the People’s Choice Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, Kenny Chesney’s “Back Where I Come From,” CMT Crossroads, The CMT Music Awards, Latin VMA’s and the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year and Independent Spirit Awards.





Favorite Movie

  • Bridesmaids
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • The Help
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Favorite Movie Actor

  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Johnny Depp
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Ryan Reynolds

Favorite Movie Actress

  • Anne Hathaway
  • Emma Stone
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Julia Roberts
  • Reese Witherspoon

Favorite Movie Icon

  • George Clooney
  • Harrison Ford
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Tom Hanks

Favorite Action Movie

  • Fast Five
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Thor
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • X-Men: First Class

Favorite Action Movie Star

  • Hugh Jackman
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Vin Diesel

Favorite Drama Movie

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • The Help
  • Limitless
  • Moneyball
  • Water for Elephants

Favorite Comedy Movie

  • Bad Teacher
  • Bridesmaids
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Friends With Benefits
  • The Hangover Part II

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

  • Adam Sandler
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Steve Carell

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Emma Stone
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Mila Kunis
  • Natalie Portman

Favorite Movie Star Under 25

  • Chloe Moretz
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Emma Watson
  • Rupert Grint
  • Tom Felton

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast

  • Bridesmaids
  • The Hangover Part II
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • X-Men: First Class

Favorite Animated Movie Voice

  • Anne Hathaway as Jewel (Rio)
  • Jack Black as Po (Kung Fu Panda 2)
  • Johnny Depp as Rango (Rango)
  • Katy Perry as Smurfette (The Smurfs)
  • Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen (Cars 2)

Favorite Movie Superhero

  • Chris Evans as Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • James McAvoy as Professor X
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
  • Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

Favorite Book Adaptation

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • The Help
  • I Am Number Four
  • Soul Surfer
  • Water For Elephants

Favorite Network TV Drama

  • The Good Wife
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • House
  • Supernatural
  • The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Drama Actor

  • David Boreanz
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Nathan Fillion
  • Patrick Dempsey

Favorite TV Drama Actress

  • Blake Lively
  • Ellen Pompeo
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Eva Longoria
  • Nina Dobrev

Favorite Cable TV Drama

  • Dexter
  • Game of Thrones
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • True Blood
  • White Collar

Favorite Network TV Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Modern Family
  • Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV Comedy Actor

  • Alec Baldwin
  • Chris Colfer
  • Cory Monteith
  • Jim Parsons
  • Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV Comedy Actress

  • Courteney Cox
  • Jane Lynch
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Lea Michele
  • Tina Fey

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

  • Hot In Cleveland
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Royal Pains
  • Weeds

Favorite TV Competition Show

  • American Idol
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • The Voice

Favorite TV Crime Drama

  • Bones
  • Castle


  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • NCIS

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

  • Fringe
  • Supernatural
  • True Blood
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead

Favorite Daytime TV Host

  • Al Roker, Anne Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie (The Today Show)
  • Anderson Cooper (Anderson)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
  • Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin (Live with Regis & Kelly)
  • Rachael Ray (Rachael Ray Show)

Favorite Late Night TV Host

  • Conan O’Brien (Conan)
  • David Letterman (Late Show with David Letterman)
  • Jay Leno (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
  • Jimmy Fallon (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
  • Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Favorite TV Guest Star

  • Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee)
  • Jim Carrey (The Office)
  • Katy Perry (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Glee)
  • Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)

Favorite TV CelebReality Star

  • Gene Simmons
  • Giuliana Rancic
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry


Favorite New TV Drama

  • A Gifted Man
  • Grimm
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Pan Am
  • Person of Interest
  • Prime Suspect
  • Revenge
  • Ringer
  • The Secret Circle
  • TerraNova
  • Unforgettable

Favorite New TV Comedy

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Allen Gregory
  • Last Man Standing
  • Man Up!
  • New Girl
  • Suburgatory
  • Up All Night
  • Whitney

Favorite Male Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Bruno Mars
  • Eminem
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Song of the Year

  • The Edge Of Glory, by Lady Gaga
  • E.T, by Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
  • Moves Like Jagger, by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
  • Party Rock Anthem, by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet and GoonRock
  • Rolling in the Deep, by Adele

Favorite Album of the Year

  • 21, by Adele
  • 4, by Beyoncé
  • Born This Way, by Lady Gaga
  • Femme Fatale, by Britney Spears
  • Own The Night, by Lady Antebellum

Favorite Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Demi Lovato
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

Favorite Hip Hop Artist

  • B.o.B
  • Eminem
  • Jay-Z
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Pitbull

Favorite R&B Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown
  • Ne-Yo
  • Rihanna

Favorite Band

  • Coldplay
  • Foo Fighters
  • Linkin Park
  • Maroon 5
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Country Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Music Video

  • Judas, by Lady Gaga
  • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), by Katy Perry
  • Party Rock Anthem, by LMFAO featuring Goonrock and Lauren Bennett
  • Rolling in the Deep, by Adele
  • Run The World (Girls), by Beyoncé

Favorite Tour Headliner

  • Bon Jovi
  • Katy Perry
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2
  • Usher
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