People’s Choice Awards nominations released

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For the 36th year, the People's Choice Awards will air on US television on January 6, 2010. Nominations were announced this week, selected by 18 million voters online. Now the public is invited to vote for favorites in 35 categories, spanning films, television, and music.

Not surprisingly, Twilight is one of the top nominees, chosen for favorite movie, favorite movie actress (Kristen Stewart), favorite actor (Robert Pattinson) and breakout movie actor (Taylor Lautner).

Queen Latifah will host the live telecast again, at the Nokia Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. This awards show is distinguished by fans voting for their favorite entertainers, TV shows and films with the most popular winning, not necessarily the "best."

It will be produced by Mark Burnett who created the successful reality show Survivor, and as usual, top performers, presenters, and finalists will be involved in the showing appreciation to their fans.

Movie actor: Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Reynolds

Movie actress: Anna Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, Sandra Bullock

Comedic star: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Ryan Reynolds, Vince Vaughn

Several types of favorite movie are listed, including family movie, comedy, franchise, and independent film.

In the favorite movie category: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Star Trek, The Hangover, The Proposal, and Twilight got nods.

Music nominations include the following:

Male artist: Eminem, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw

Female artist: Beyonce, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Taylor Swift

Hip-hop artist: Eminem, Flo Rida, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, T.I.

Rock band: Daughtry, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Muse, Paramore

R&B artist: Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, Usher

Pop artist: Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, the Black Eyed Peas.

Web celebrity: Andy Samberg, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, P. Diddy, Will Ferrell

Voters log on to cast favorites at: