The nominations have been announced for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.

Glee leads the pack with eight nominations, including Favorite Network TV Comedy and nods for Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Lea Michele. Both The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy come in second with five nominations each, and How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, Castle, The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries all have four.

Competing for Favorite Network TV Comedy, aside from Glee, is 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family. And for the same category on the drama side, it’s Chicago Fire, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville and Parenthood.

American Idol was shut out of the Favorite Competition TV Show category, though The X Factor somehow made it in, which seems strange. If anything, you’d think Idol would nab a spot over X Factor. The Simon Cowell created show is going up against America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, MasterChef and The Voice.

On the movie side, Sandra Bullock is at the top of the list, where’s she nominated for both comedic and dramatic roles in The Heat and Gravity, respectively. And her co-star Melissa McCarthy has been recognized for her work in both TV and movies, for Mike and Molly and The Heat.

In the running for Favorite Movie is Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6, Iron Man 3, Monsters University and Star Trek Into Darkness — incidentally, none of these are original films; all of them are either sequels or prequels.

For music, Katy Perry leads everyone with five nominations, including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Fan Following.

Voting is now open and continues until December 5. You can vote for your favorites on the People’s Choice website, and also on Facebook, Twitter and the app.

The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards airs Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9pm on CBS, and will be hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.

Here is the complete list of nominations:


Favorite Network TV Comedy

2 Broke Girls

The Big Bang Theory


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



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



Criminal Minds

The Mentalist


Favorite Competition TV Show

America’s Got Talent

Dancing with the Stars


The Voice

The X Factor

Favorite Cable TV Comedy


Cougar Town

Hot in Cleveland

Melissa & Joey


Favorite Cable TV Drama

Downton Abbey

Pretty Little Liars

Sons of Anarchy

The Walking Dead

White Collar

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show


Game of Thrones



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 and Sam, Glee

Ryan and Esposito, Castle

Sam, Dean and Castiel, Supernatural

Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj, The Big Bang Theory

Ted, Marshall and Barney, How I Met Your Mother

Favorite TV Gal Pals

Caroline and Max, 2 Broke Girls

Lily and Robin, How I Met Your Mother

Meredith and Cristina, Grey’s Anatomy

Penny, Bernadette and Amy, The Big Bang Theory

Rachel and Santana, Glee

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry

Castle and Beckett, Castle

Damon and Elena, The Vampire Diaries

Derek and Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

Emma and Hook, Once Upon a Time

Kurt and Blaine, Glee

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

Beauty and the Beast

Once Upon a Time


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


The White Queen

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)

Ellen DeGeneres

Kelly Ripa and 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



The Office

Favorite New TV Comedy

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Crazy Ones


The Goldbergs

The Michael J. Fox Show

The Millers


Sean Saves the World

Super Fun Night

Trophy Wife

Favorite New TV Drama

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


The Blacklist



Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

The Originals


Sleepy Hollow

The Tomorrow People


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 and Zachary Quinto, Stark Trek Into Darkness

Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers

Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man 3

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Gravity

Sandra Bullock and 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


The Great Gatsby

Lee Daniels’ The Butler


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


The Conjuring

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Insidious: Capter 2


Favorite Thriller Movie

A Good Day to Die Hard

The Call

Now You See Me

Red 2

White House Down


Favorite Male Artist


Blake Shelton

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Michael Buble

Favorite Female Artist

Britney Spears

Demi Lovato

Katy Perry


Selena Gomez

Favorite Breakout Artist

Ariana Grande

Austin Mahone

Icona Pop

Imagine Dragons


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


Jay Z

Kanye West

Lil Wayne

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite R&B Artist

Alicia Keys


Justin Timberlake


Robin Thicke

Favorite Band

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction



Favorite Alternative Band

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Mumford & Sons



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 Buble

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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Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.