Before the Oscars and the Golden Globes, whose winners are decided by industry panels, we the people get to vote on our favorite actors, TV shows, movies, music and more, in the annual People's Choice Awards.
CBS announced the nominees for the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards Tuesday, simultaneously opening the online voting polls for the event's 58 categories. Following a 10-day pre-nominee voting period, “Two Broke Girls” stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings were crowned the hosts of the upcoming awards-show telecast (and nominees for the “Favorite TV Gal Pals” category), which will air Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
“You voted, and voted, and voted, for your favorite People’s Choice Awards pre-nominees,” said the network in a statement, urging the public to vote for their entertainment industry favorites before the Dec. 5 deadline.
So just who walked away with a People’s Choice Awards nomination? While tabloid favorite Miley Cyrus was recognized with three nominations for her hit singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” another pop star, “Roar” singer Katy Perry, walked away victorious with a total of five nominations. Despite ABC sitcom “Modern Family” winning “Outstanding Comedy Series” at the Emmys for the past four consecutive years, it was Fox's musical comedy “Glee” that walked away with the nom for “Favorite Network TV Comedy” as well as several other nominations.
As for movies, it was Oscar-winning actress and current star of the hit drama film “Gravity,” actress Sandra Bullock, who swept the competition by earning a total of five nominations.
People’s Choice Awards viewers have four different ways to vote for their favorites this awards season. Smartphone users can download the “official People’s Choice Awards app” to submit their votes. (Click here to download the app.) Voting can also be done by using Twitter or Facebook. Traditional voting is still taking place on the People’s Choice Awards official website's “voting” page.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2014 NOMINEES: