Peter Mountain
November 08, 2011 at 07:33 PM EST

It might not have the gravitas of the Academy Awards (or the Grammys… or the MTV Movie Awards… or the Westminster Dog Show), but the People’s Choice Awards believe in America! Specifically, they believe in the pure unfiltered wisdom of democracy that has made our country great! Sure, you could simply look at box-office receipts, television ratings, and music sales to determine what America likes best, but that makes for a horribly dull awards ceremony. So today the voting begins for the People’s Choice Awards 2012. Click below for all the categories and nominees — including brand new category this year, “Favorite Movie Icon”!. (For the record, Howard Zinn is not associated with these prizes — which is a shame.)

Favorite Movie


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


Transformers: Dark of the Moon

X-Men: First Class

Favorite Action Movie Star

Hugh Jackman

Ryan Reynolds

Shia LaBeouf

Taylor Lautner

Vin Diesel

Favorite Drama Movie

The Adjustment Bureau

The Help



Water for Elephants

Favorite Comedy Movie

Bad Teacher


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


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

Anne Hathaway as Jewel, Rio

Jack Black as Po, Kung Fu Panda 2

Johnny Depp as Rango, 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 TV Drama

The Good Wife

Grey’s Anatomy



The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Drama Actor

David Boreanaz

Hugh Laurie

Ian Somerhalder

Nathan Fillion

Patrick Dempsey

Favorite TV Drama Actress

Blake Lively

Ellen Pompeo

Emily Deschanel

Eva Longoria

Nina Dobrev

Favorite Cable TV Drama


Game of Thrones

Pretty Little Liars

True Blood

White Collar

Favorite Network TV Comedy

The Big Bang Theory


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


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



Criminal Minds



Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show



True Blood

The Vampire Diaries

The Walking Dead

Favorite Daytime TV Host

Al Roker, Anne Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, The Today Show

Anderson Cooper, Anderson

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

Jay Leno

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Kimmel

Favorite TV Guest Star

Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee

Jim Carrey, The Office

Katy Perry, How I Met Your Mother

Kristin Chenoweth, Glee

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


Hart of Dixie

Once Upon a Time

Pan Am

Person of Interest

Prime Suspect



The Secret Circle



Favorite New TV Comedy

2 Broke Girls

Allen Gregory

Last Man Standing

Man Up!

New Girl


Up All Night


Favorite Male Artist

Blake Shelton

Bruno Mars


Enrique Iglesias

Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist



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,” Adele

Favorite Album of the Year

21, Adele

4, Beyoncé

Born This Way, Lady Gaga

Femme Fatale, Britney Spears

Own The Night, Lady Antebellum

Favorite Pop Artist


Demi Lovato

Katy Perry

Lady Gaga


Favorite Hip Hop Artist




Nicki Minaj


Favorite R&B Artist


Bruno Mars

Chris Brown



Favorite Band


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,” Adele

“Run The World (Girls),” Beyoncé

Favorite Tour Headliner

Bon Jovi

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift



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