Kicking off this year’s award show season will be The People’s Choice Awards (PCAs), airing Wednesday, January 8 on CBS (and GlobalTV). Celebrating its 40th year, the PCAs honor the fans’ choices for favorites among many categories of music, movies, and television. With fan voting, who is nominated against whom plays a significant role in predicting the winners.
There are too many categories to print all predictions, but I will share with you some of the more popular (or important) ones:
Favorite Network TV Comedy
This one will really come down to The Big Bang Theory and Glee. Both are great, and though I don’t really class Glee as a comedy, I think its fans are too strong not garner a win.
My Pick: Glee
Favorite Comedic TV Actor / Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Again these both will come down to the power and number of fans. In my opinion, I think it should go to Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco, but Glee fans unite and bring in two more wins.
My Picks: Darren Criss (Glee) and Lea Michele (Glee)
Favorite New TV Drama
With ten nominees in this category, you would think this one would be harder to pick, but I believe this was one of the easier ones. While all the shows nominated have great ratings and will no doubt find a second season in the future, there is one with a very strong fan base.
My Pick: The Originals
Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy TV Show
Well, this one is also fairly simple. Even though Beauty and the Beast is a great show and has a very strong following, you just can’t beat the vampires.
My Pick: The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy TV Actor / Actress
… You really can't beat the vampires.
My Picks: Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev
Favorite Male Artist
I was surprised by the mix of nominees in this category. All are great artists, but I think this will come to the ‘who against whom’ scenario.
My Pick: Bruno Mars
Favorite Female Artist
Again, all are amazing singers... but this one comes down to timing. Britney began her comeback; Katy Perry released a number one album; Pink is going strong; Selena Gomez is just coming off her tour... but Demi Lovato has had a epic year.
My Pick: Demi Lovato
And a few quick picks...
Favorite Movie – Iron Man 3
Favorite TV Bromance – Ryan & Esposito (Castle)
Favorite TV Gal Pals – Rachel & Santana (Glee)
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry – Castle & Beckett (Castle)
Favorite TV Crime Drama – Castle
Favorite Breakout Artist – Austin Mahone
Favorite Pop Artist – Demi Lovato
Favorite Country Artist – Taylor Swift
Favorite Band – One Direction
Favorite Song – “Roar” (Katy Perry)
Favorite Album – Bangerz (Miley Cyrus)
Favorite Music Video – “Best Song Ever” (One Direction)
For the full list of nominees or more information, visit CBS's website here.
Don’t forget to tune in on Wednesday January 8 at 9pm EST as Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs host the 40th annual broadcast.
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