Attention all ye TV addicts! The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards nominations were announced today and voting is now open. theTVaddict was on hand for the event, which featured presenters Mark Burnett, Rachel Bilson, Ciara, Darren Criss, Allison Janney, Beth Behrs, and Kat Dennings. The nominees were selected after fans cast 160 million votes. Let’s pause for a moment and reflect on that insane number. The result of this impressive devotion to television is a mixed bag of perennial favorites, newcomers, and niche shows. Here is a sample of some of the nominees:
THE BIG BANG THEORY: Nominated for Favorite Network TV Comedy, Comedic TV Actor (Jim Parsons), Comedic TV actress (Kaley Cuoco), Favorite TV Bromance (Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj), and Favorite TV gal pals (Penny, Bernadette & Amy)
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: Nominated for Favorite Network TV Comedy, Favorite Comedic TV Actor (Neil Patrick Harris), Favorite TV Bromance (Ted, Marshall & Barney), and Favorite TV Gal Pals (Lily & Robin)
GREY’S ANATOMY: Nominated for Favorite Network TV Drama, Favorite Dramatic TV Actor (Patrick Dempsey), Favorite TV Dramatic Actress (Sandra Oh), Favorite TV Gal Pals (Meredith & Cristina), and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (Derek & Meredith)
Some surprise nominations include SHARKNADO (Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries), MELISSA & JOEY (Favorite Cable TV Comedy), and Emma & Hook from ONCE UPON A TIME (Favorite On-Screen Chemistry).
Cable programming devotees should not be surprised that some of their favorites picked up nominations, including HOMELAND, DEXTER, BREAKING BAD, SONS OF ANARCHY, DOWNTON ABBEY, and THE WALKING DEAD. The best news by far was the nomination of Tatiana Maslany for Favorite Sci-fi TV Actress for ORPHAN BLACK.
Other big news is that Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs will host the People’s Choice Awards ceremony, replacing Kaley Cuoco. For the full list of all the nominees and to get started voting, go to PeoplesChoice.com or Facebook.com/PeoplesChoice. Be sure to keep checking in with theTVaddict.com for updates.