People’s Choice Awards: Categories, performers and when to watch

January 8

In the race to the Academy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards is like an early wake-up call. Most of us will hit snooze until Sunday’s Golden Globes, but the 40-year-old awards show has some of the quirkiest categories (favorite TV bromance?) and enough off-fashion moments to make it worth tuning in.


Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs pose with their “2 Broke Girls” seating placard for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre.

Here are a few tidbits about tonight’s show, beginning at 9 p.m. on CBS.

–Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs of “2 Broke Girls” will host, like a sort of Tina Fey/Amy Poehler duo-in-training. We see what you did there, CBS.

– In case you’re wondering who will be making an appearance, CBS has you covered. According to their site, celebs who will be part of the show include Sandra Bullock, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Faris, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Kaley Cuoco.

– Brad Paisley will be performing, along with Sarah Barielles and OneRepublic. And Justin Timberlake if everyone tweets enough. (No, kidding. Don’t do that.)

– Viewers will finally learn whether Sandra Bullock makes a better duo with George Clooney or Melissa McCarthy, who really are our favorite TV gal pals and our favorite music fan following.

See the full list of categories and nominations below.

Favorite Movie

“Despicable Me 2″
“Fast & Furious 6″
“Iron Man 3″
“Monsters University”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”

Favorite Movie Actor

Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress

Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo

Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto – “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis – “We’re the Millers”
Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow – “Iron Man 3″
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney – “Gravity”
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy – “The Heat”

Favorite Action Movie

“Fast & Furious 6″
“Iron Man 3″
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“The Wolverine”
“World War Z”

Favorite Action Movie Star

Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Robert Downey Jr.
Vin Diesel

Favorite Comedic Movie

“Grown Ups 2″
“The Hangover Part III”
“The Heat”
“Instructions Not Included”
“We’re the Millers”

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Adam Sandler
Bradley Cooper
Chris Rock
James Franco
Zach Galifianakis

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Emma Watson
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Dramatic Movie

“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Prisoners”

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Channing Tatum
Chris Hemsworth
Hugh Jackman
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ryan Gosling

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Amy Adams
Emma Stone
Halle Berry
Oprah Winfrey
Sandra Bullock

Favorite Family Movie

“Despicable Me 2″
“Monsters University”
“Oz the Great and Powerful”
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
“The Smurfs 2″

Favorite Horror Movie

“Carrie”
“The Conjuring”
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”
“Insidious: Chapter 2″
“Mama”

Favorite Thriller Movie

“A Good Day to Die Hard”
“The Call”
“Now You See Me”
“Red 2″
“White House Down”

Favorite Network TV Comedy

“2 Broke Girls”
“The Big Bang Theory
“Glee”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Modern Family”

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Chris Colfer
Darren Criss
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele
Melissa McCarthy
Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama

“Chicago Fire”
“The Good Wife”
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Nashville”
“Parenthood”

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Jim Caviezel
Josh Charles
Kevin Bacon
Mark Harmon
Patrick Dempsey

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

Julianna Margulies
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Sandra Oh
Stana Katic

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series

Andy Samberg
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Joseph Morgan
Michael J. Fox
Robin Williams

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series

Allison Janney
Anna Faris
Ming-Na Wen
Rebel Wilson
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Favorite TV Crime Drama

“Bones”
“Castle”
“Criminal Minds”
“The Mentalist”
“NCIS”

Favorite Competition TV Show

“America’s Got Talent”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“MasterChef”
“The Voice”
“The X Factor”

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

“Awkward”
“Cougar Town”
“Hot in Cleveland”
“Melissa & Joey”
“Psych”

Favorite Cable TV Drama

“Downton Abbey”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Sons of Anarchy”
“The Walking Dead”
“White Collar”

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

“Californication”
“Game of Thrones”
“Girls”
“Homeland”
“True Blood”

Favorite Cable TV Actress

Angie Harmon
Claire Danes
Courteney Cox
Lucy Hale
Maggie Smith

Favorite TV Anti-Hero

Dexter Morgan – “Dexter”
Jaime Lannister – “Game of Thrones”
Norman Bates – “Bates Motel”
Rick Grimes – “The Walking Dead”
Walter White – “Breaking Bad”

Favorite TV Bromance

Blaine & Sam – “Glee”
Ryan & Esposito – “Castle”
Sam, Dean & Castiel “Supernatural”
Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj – “The Big Bang Theory”
Ted, Marshall & Barney – “How I Met Your Mother”

Favorite TV Gal Pals

Caroline & Max – “2 Broke Girls”
Lily & Robin – “How I Met Your Mother”
Meredith & Cristina – “Grey’s Anatomy”
Penny, Bernadette & Amy – “The Big Bang Theory”
Rachel & Santana – “Glee”

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry

Castle & Beckett – “Castle”
Damon & Elena – “The Vampire Diaries”
Derek & Meredith – “Grey’s Anatomy”
Emma & Hook – “Once Upon a Time”
Kurt & Blaine – “Glee”

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

“Beauty and the Beast”
“Once Upon A Time”
“Supernatural”
“The Vampire Diaries”
“The Walking Dead”

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Andrew Lincoln
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Stephen Amell

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Emilia Clarke
Ginnifer Goodwin
Kristin Kreuk
Nina Dobrev
Tatiana Maslany

Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries

“American Horror Story”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The Bible”
“Sharknado”
“The White Queen”

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)

Ellen DeGeneres
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
Dr. Phil McGraw
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey

Favorite New Talk Show Host

Arsenio Hall
Bethenny Frankel
Jenny McCarthy
Queen Latifah
Ross Mathews

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Conan O’Brien
David Letterman
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert

Favorite Streaming Series

“Arrested Development”
“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”
“House of Cards”
“Losing It with John Stamos”
“Orange Is the New Black”

Favorite Series We Miss Most

“30 Rock”
“Breaking Bad”
“Dexter”
“Fringe”
“The Office”

Favorite New TV Comedy

“The Crazy Ones”
“The Michael J. Fox Show”
“The Millers”
“Mom”
“Super Fun Night”

Favorite New TV Drama

“Dracula”
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“The Originals”
“Reign”
“Sleepy Hollow”

Favorite Male Artist

Avicii
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Michael Bublé

Favorite Female Artist

Britney Spears
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
P!nk
Selena Gomez

Favorite Breakout Artist

Ariana Grande
Austin Mahone
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

Favorite Pop Artist

Britney Spears
Bruno Mars
Demi Lovato
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry

Favorite Country Artist

The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Icon

Alan Jackson
George Strait
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Drake
Jay Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite R&B Artist

Alicia Keys
Ciara
Justin Timberlake
Rihanna
Robin Thicke

Favorite Band

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic
Paramore

Favorite Alternative Band

Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Paramore

Favorite Song

“Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk feat. Nate Ruess
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars

Favorite Album

“The 20/20 Experience” – Justin Timberlake
“Bangerz” – Miley Cyrus
“Based on a True Story…” – Blake Shelton
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke
“To Be Loved” – Michael Bublé

Favorite Music Video

“Best Song Ever” – One Direction
“Heart Attack” – Demi Lovato
“Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk feat. Nate Ruess
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus

Favorite Music Fan Following

Britney Army – Britney Spears
Directioners – One Direction
KatyCats – Katy Perry
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
Lovatics – Demi Lovato

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