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People's Choice Awards announce Hosts Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings of "2 Broke Girls" and launch voting for all categories

Nov 5, 2013

Voting Begins Today At PeoplesChoice.com

November 5, 2013 – Nominees for THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were announced this morning at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. People’s Choice Awards Executive Producer Mark Burnett was on hand to announce the hosts for the live awards show, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, stars of the CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls.” Joining Beth and Kat at the press conference were presenters Rachel Bilson (“Heart of Dixie”), Ciara (Epic Recording Artist), Darren Criss (“Glee”) and Allison Janney (“Mom”).

"Kat and Beth are great additions to our People's Choice family and we are excited to have them host the show,” said Mark Burnett, the People’s Choice Awards Executive Producer for the fifth consecutive year.  "Their energy and charisma are a perfect fit for our audience.”

Voting begins today for all 58 categories and will end at 11:59 PM EST on December 5, 2013. Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This year fans cast over 160 million votes for the nominee selection phase, a new record. Robin Williams, who won his first People’s Choice Award in 1979 for his role on “Mork and Mindy,” has received a nomination 25 years later in the same category, “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series” for the “The Crazy Ones.” “Glee” leads the list of TV nominees with 8 nods including Favorite Network TV Comedy, and 4 acting nominations for the show’s cast. Katy Perry is the top music nominee with 5 nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Fan Following. Sandra Bullock leads the list of movie nominees with 5 nods: Favorite Actress, Favorite Comedic Actress, Favorite Dramatic Actress and two for Favorite Duo (one with George Clooney and the other with Melissa McCarthy). McCarthy is the only star to be nominated in both movie and television categories including Favorite Comedic TV Actress and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress. 

How to Vote for the People’s Choice Awards:

WebsitePeoplesChoice.com houses the main voting platform for the People’s Choice Awards. 

FacebookFacebook.com/PeoplesChoice features a custom application where fans can personalize their voting experience and share their votes with friends.

Twitter – Fans can cast official votes for the People’s Choice Awards 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 http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/vote/twitter.jsp.

Mobile – Fans can vote in all categories on the People’s Choice Awards mobile site, and via the official voting application for iPhone and iPad.

Photos from today’s People’s Choice Awards Press Conference can be found at www.EPKlink.com/PeoplesChoiceAwards2014 courtesy of WireImage: Kevin Winter.

Today’s People’s Choice Awards Press Conference was available for the first time via live stream and the full event can be viewed at PeoplesChoice.com. In addition, below includes the embeddable link of the entire event for potential editorial inclusion:


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Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through AXS.com. Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover the People’s Choice Awards at http://credentials.peopleschoice.com.

This year, the People’s Choice Awards welcomes back Walgreens as its official retail partner. Once again, Walgreens will present the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Humanitarian,” which reflects the company’s purpose to help people get, stay and live well within the community.  The award will be presented during the live broadcast on January 8, 2014.

The People’s Choice Awards would like to invite everyone to visit www.PeoplesChoice.com to vote for their favorites in movies, music and TV. Below includes the complete list of nominees. 

ABOUT BETH BEHRS

Born in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Beth Behrs grew up in Marin County near San Francisco. Behrs had a passion for performing at an early age and attended UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Behrs currently stars as Caroline Channing in the CBS series 2 Broke Girls one of the highest rated comedies on network television and the show is currently in its third season. Behrs recent film credit includes the voice of Carrie Williams in the Walt Disney Pixar animated film Monsters University.  Behrs has performed at the Geffen Playhouse alongside Jane Lynch, Annette Bening and Helen Mirren. She also appeared on stage with the New York Philharmonic for their New Year’s Eve performance One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch and is set to perform at the annual benefit TrevorLIVE in December 2013. In addition to singing and acting in musical theater Beth has been actively involved with charity organizations such as “Children of the Night,” “The Somaly Mam Organization” and is a board member of the Geffen Playhouse.

ABOUT KAT DENNINGS

Prior to “2 Broke Girls,” Kat Dennings became known to audiences following her roles in feature films “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist,” the latter of which she was nominated by the International Press Academy for a SATELLITE Award. Most recently, she starred in the movie adaptation of the comic book series “Thor.” Her additional film credits include “Daydream Nation,” “Defendor,” “Shorts,” “The Answer Man,” “The House Bunny,” “Charlie Bartlett,” “Raise Your Voice,” “Down in the Valley,” “London,” and “Big Momma’s House 2.” She stars in the upcoming film “Thor: The Dark World.” In 2005, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Sundance Filmmakers’ Lab where she worked with Robert Redford on director Dante Harper’s “Dreamland.” Dennings other television credits include “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY” and “Without a Trace, on CBS, as well as “ER” and “Raising Dad.”

ABOUT PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Now in its 40th year, the People’s Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television.  The People’s Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoice.com 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, social media presence and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through EPoll Market Research.  Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, Mark Burnett is the Executive Producer and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG].

THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Nominees:

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 Kruek
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

Brooklyn Nine-Nine;
The Crazy Ones
Dads
The Goldbergs
The Michael J. Fox Show
The Millers
Mom
Sean Saves the World
Super Fun Night
Trophy Wife 

Favorite New TV Drama

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Betrayal
The Blacklist
Dracula
Hostages
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
The Originals
Reign
Sleepy Hollow
The Tomorrow People  

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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