Katy Perry and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” were the top nominees on Tuesday for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards. Harry and the crew racked up a total of nine nominations for the 38th annual event, which will take place on January 11 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Other big names on the initial list of nominees include LMFAO, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Adele and Beyoncé.
“Potter” was the headline, though, with nine nods, including Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie, Favorite Actor (Daniel Radcliffe), Favorite Movie Star Under 25 (Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Emma Watson), Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast and Favorite Book Adaptation.
Perry was just behind with seven nods, including Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Song of the Year (“E.T.”), Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Animated Movie Voice (“The Smurfs”) and Favorite Music Video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” The high school musical hit “Glee” also had seven nominations for Favorite Network TV Comedy, Favorite TV Guest Star (Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth) and love for stars Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Jane Lynch. Voting for the awards ends on December 6. Kaley Cuoco will be the host for the show.
Other Favorite Movie nominees include “Bridesmaids,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” while Ryan Reynolds, Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp and Hugh Jackman will vie with Radcliffe for Favorite Movie Actor. It will be Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston up against Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon for Favorite Movie Actress, while “Thor,” “Fast Five,” “Transformers” and “X-Men: First Class” will face “Hallows” for the Favorite Action Movie title.
In the music categories, the Favorite Male Artist race includes Eminem, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias and Blake Shelton, while Perry will be fighting Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift for Favorite Female Artist. The Song of the Year race includes Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” and Perry’s “E.T.” Album of the Year includes discs from Adele, Beyoncé, Gaga, Britney Spears and Lady Antebellum, while Favorite Hip Hop Artist is a battle between Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull and B.o.B.