Wahoo: The virtual polling booths are open for this year's People's Choice Awards.
Although the PCAs cover everything from your favorite morning TV show (go, Al Roker!) to the best TV guest star (Gwyneth Paltrow on "Glee"??), our favorite categories are the movies, naturally. And boy, are there a lot of movie categories. And nominees. And "Harry Potter."
In fact, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and several members of the cast are totally hogging the nominations. "HP 7.2" is up for favorite movie, favorite action movie, favorite ensemble movie cast, and favorite book adaptation. Daniel Radcliffe is going toe to toe with such heavyweights as Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, and Robert Pattinson for the honor of favorite movie actor. Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson are all nominated in the category of favorite movie star under 25, which means whoever loses will be stuck in a horcrux until J. K. Rowling relents and writes another "Harry Potter" book.
On a more serious note, "The Help" cleaned up rather nicely, with two nominations for favorite book adaptation and favorite drama movie. Emma Stone made off with nominations for both favorite movie actress and favorite comedic movie actress, no doubt for her role in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and how she's the only woman ever to make fun of Ryan Gosling's abs to his face. (As far as we know, that is.)
"Bridesmaids" caught a bouquet full of nominations, as did "X-Men: First Class" and "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon." Ashton Kutcher is up for favorite comedic actor, although we're not really sure why. Oh, wait! He was in "No Strings Attached." Carry on.
Although part of the fun of the Oscars is yelling at the TV when someone undeserving wins, with these awards, you have no one but yourself and your peers to blame, so check out the full list of nominees and get your vote on at the official People's Choice Award's website before the polling booth closes on December 6th. Vote early and vote often, as they used to say, and tune in on January 11 to see if you have good taste or not.