‘Harry Potter’ Casts A Spell On This Year’s People’s Choice Award Noms

And the people have chosen! Er… chosen who we’re all choosing from, that is: the People’s Choice Awards announced their nominations this afternoon, after months of open voting from fans. And while there’s no showing for “Twilight” this year, we can’t help noticing that there are a whole lot of crushworthy wizards, witches and even a vampire or two who’ll make this year’s People Choice show one to watch closely.

For starters, the wizarding world got a lot of attention this time around: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” made a command appearance in two separate fave film categories, but where it really dominated was in the “Favorite Actors Under 25” slot. Four out of the five favorite folks here are Hogwarts alumni, with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton all claiming a spot in the running. (Lonely Chloe Moretz is the only non-magical nominee…although her turn as a creepy kid vampire in “Let Me In” certainly falls in with the supernatural theme.)

And speaking of the be-fanged, fans’ fervid petitioning for “The Vampire Diaries” didn’t go unnoticed: Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder both snagged nominations for acting honors, and the show itself scored a spot in the running for Favorite TV Drama.

As for the rest of the TV noms, “Glee” did predictably well; the show scored a nod for Favorite Comedy, and Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch are all in the running for acting honors. And another of our Crush favorites, Emma Stone, edged in on two categories with nominations for Favorite Comedic Actress and Favorite Actress overall. Go, Emma!

Okay, okay: If you can’t bear the idea of a People’s Choice year going by without a single Cullen family member in the mix, you can cling to the fact that Robert Pattinson is still among the Favorite Actor nominees… albeit for his work in “Water for Elephants,” and not as the infamous Edward. Sorry, y’all; we’re sure that sparkly vampires will be back on the menu next year.

Check out the People’s Choice Awards website for the entire list of nominees.

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