The annual People's Choice Awards nominations have been announced, and leading the pack is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The flick garnered nominations in the categories of Movie, Action Movie, Ensemble Movie Cast and Book Adaptation. Daniel Radcliffe is nominated for Movie Actor, and Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton are all nominated for the same category: Movie Star Under 25. People love their Harry Potter.
Daniel Radcliffe is up against Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson and Ryan Reynolds. I'm not sure what it says about our society that a pirate, a wizard and a vampire are nominated for best actor. But it definitely says something.
Radliffe recently admitted he cried about the Harry Potter franchise coming to an end.
"You've got to have a heart of stone to not find part of it - especially Alan Rickman's performance – heartbreaking. I've done my fair share of crying already."
He also admitted that he quietly battled alcoholism in recent years. Explains why he drove that broom so recklessly.
In the category of Movie Actress, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon are all up against each other. In the Music category are Justin Bieber, Blake Shelton, Bruno Mars, Eminem and Enrique Iglesias for Male Artist. Whoever beats Justin Bieber, prepare to receive death threats from his fans. Best Female Artist goes to Katy Perry, Adele, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.
Glee also picked up a ton of nods, including Network TV Comedy. Is it just me, or did you have no idea that Glee was a comedy? At any rate, they'll be pitted against How I Met Your Mother in that category.
In the Movie category, Bridesmaids and The Help will also compete with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, along with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
The public can vote online between now and December 6. The awards show will take place on January 11.
A partial list of nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2012 is listed:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Movie Star Under 25
Network TV Drama
'The Good Wife'
'The Vampire Diaries'
TV Drama Actor
David Boreanaz, 'Bones'
Hugh Laurie, 'House'
Ian Somerhalder, 'The Vampire Diaries'
Nathan Fillion, 'Castle'
Patrick Dempsey, 'Grey’s Anatomy'
TV Drama Actress
Blake Lively, 'Gossip Girl'
Ellen Pompeo, 'Grey’s Anatomy'
Emily Deschanel, 'Bones'
Eva Longoria, 'Desperate Housewives'
Nina Dobrev, 'The Vampire Diaries'
Network TV Comedy
'The Big Bang Theory'
'How I Met Your Mother'
'Two and a Half Men'
Album of the Year
'21' by Adele
'4' by Beyonce
'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga
'Femme Fatale' by Britney Spears
'Own The Night' by Lady Ant