Peo­ple get their choice of heroes

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The Avengers led the movie nom­i­na­tions for the an­nual Peo­ple’s Choice Awards in a field packed with ac­tion films, while Ma­roon 5 and front­man Adam Levine won six nods in mu­sic and tele­vi­sion cat­e­gories.

Justin Bieber, Chan­ning Ta­tum – Peo­ple mag­a­zine’s lat­est ’’ sex­i­est man alive’’ – and ac­tresses Jen­nifer Lawrence and Emma Stone also re­ceived mul­ti­ple nom­i­na­tions for the only Hol­ly­wood awards show cov­er­ing film, mu­sic and tele­vi­sion that is voted on en­tirely by the pub­lic.

The Peo­ple’s Choice Awards cer­e­mony, set for Jan­uary 9, is the first in the busy Hol­ly­wood awards sea­son, which cul­mi­nates with the cov­eted Academy Awards on Fe­bru­ary 24.

Sum­mer block­buster The Avengers won eight nom­i­na­tions in­clud­ing fa­vorite movie, fa­vorite ac­tion movie, and mul­ti­ple nods for its stars Robert Downey Jr, Anne Hath­away, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son and Chris Hemsworth.

It will com­pete with su­per­hero movies The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, fan­tasy film Snow White and the Hunts­man and fu­tur­is­tic thriller The Hunger Games for fa­vorite movie. The last of the pop­u­lar Twi­light films – Break­ing Dawn-Part 2 – re­leased this week, did not fall within the el­i­gi­bil­ity pe­riod for the Peo­ple’s Choice Awards.

But its avid Twi-hards picked up a nom­i­na­tion for fa­vorite movie fan fol­low­ing, along with those of Harry Pot­ter, The Lord of the Rings, Pi­rates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games.

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