The 2012 People's Choice Awards countdown has begun, with only hours to go before the stars start walking on the red carpet. The show will be aired live on CBS at 9:00 pm (EST.)

People's Choice is one of the most popular award ceremonies as it give fans direct control of the voting allowing them to identify their favorite stars in TV, movies, music and popularity categories, without the interference of external judges.

The 2012 People's Choice Awards will be hosted by Big Bang Theory Star, Kaley Cuoco, with performances from Faith Hill and Demi Lovato. Kate Perry-voted for Favorite Pop Artist-- may have cancelled her appearance at the last minute following her spilt from Russell Brand, but many stars are expected at the awards including Twilight actor, Robert Pattinson. has logged over 230,000,000 votes so far, according to CBS, and while voting on most categories has ended, fans will still be allowed to vote for Favorite new TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama.

Comedy nominations include: 2 Broke Girls, Last Man Standing, New Girl, Suburgatory, and Up All Night. Drama nominees are Once Upon A Time, Person of Interest, Revenge, The Secret Circle, and Terra Nova.

Guests will start to arrive on the red carpet at 7.30 pm ( EST.) Here's where you can watch the live stream: Ustream. Stars expected on the red carpet, according to USA Today, include: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristin Chenoweth, Gene Simmons, Kim Kardashian, Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Felton, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Lautner, Shia LaBeouf, Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds.

The big winners for the People's Choice Awards in 2011 were, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which took home four awards including: Favorite Movie, Favorite Drama Movie, Favorite Movie Actress ( Kristen Stewart) and Favorite on-screen team including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and TaylorLautner. Rob Pattinson is one of the favorites to win again this year.

Here's a recap of the nominees:

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 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:

  •  nne Hathaway as Jewel
  •  Jack Black as Po
    Kung Fu Panda 2
  •  Johnny Depp as 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 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 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, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie
    The Today Show
  •  Anderson Cooper
  •  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
  •  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
  •  Jim Carrey
    The Office
  •  Katy Perry
    How I Met Your Mother
  •  Kristin Chenoweth
  •  Michael J. Fox
    The Good Wife

Favorite TV Celebreality Star:

  •  Gene Simmons
  •  Giuliana Rancic
  •  Kathy Griffin
  •  Kim Kardashian
  •  Tia & 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
  •  Terra Nova
  •  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
    Lady Gaga
  •  E.T
    Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
  •  Moves Like Jagger
    Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
  •  Party Rock Anthem
    LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennet & GoonRock
  •  Rolling in the Deep

Favorite Album of the Year:

  •  21
  •  4
  •  Born This Way
    Lady Gaga
  •  Femme Fatale
    Britney Spears
  •  Own The Night
    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
    Lady Gaga
  •  Last Friday Night(T.G.I.F.)
    Katy Perry
  •  Party Rock Anthem
    LMFAO featuring Goonrock & Lauren Bennett
  •  Rolling in the Deep
  •  Run The World (Girls)

Favorite Tour Headliner:

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