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The Avengers, Spider-Man and Vampire Diaries among 2013 People's Choice Awards nominees

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Story by Jack Foley

THE Avengers, Spider-Man and The Vampire Diaries have all featured prominently among the nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

But leading the way was Maroon 5 singer and actor and The Voice judge Adam Levine with six individual nods, including favourite band, song, album, music video, celebrity judge and competition TV show.

Justin Bieber followed close behind with five nominations, including favourite male artist, pop artist, album, music video and music fan following.

Actor Channing Tatum, recently crowned People’s Sexiest Man Alive, has four individual nominations, while The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Emma Stone and The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence had three apiece.

Of the previously mentioned films, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man go head to head in the best film category, while various stars slug it out in the individual awards categories.

The Avengers‘ Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth are all short-listed for favourite action movie star, while Downey Jr is also in the running for favourite movie actor.

There are also categories for favourite move superhero, movie franchise, on-scree chemistry, and dramatic and comedic actor and actress.

The Vampire Diaries, meanwhile, features prominently among the TV nominees with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley competing against each other for favourite dramatic TV actor.

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from LA Live’s Nokia Theater.

The main nominees at a glance are:

Favourite Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
Snow White and the Huntsman

Favourite Movie Actor
Channing Tatum
Johnny Depp
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Robert Downey, Jr.
Will Smith

Favourite Movie Actress
Anne Hathaway
Emma Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Mila Kunis
Scarlett Johansson

Favourite Movie Icon
Emma Thompson
Maggie Smith
Meryl Streep
Michelle Pfeiffer
Susan Sarandon

Favourite Action Movie
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
Men in Black 3

Favourite Action Movie Star
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Christian Bale
Robert Downey, Jr.
Will Smith

Favourite Face of Heroism
Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises
Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman
Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers

Favourite Comedic Movie
21 Jump Street
Dark Shadows
Pitch Perfect
Ted
What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Favourite Comedic Actor
Adam Sandler
Ben Stiller
Channing Tatum
Will Ferrell
Zach Galifianakis

Favourite Comedic Actress
Cameron Diaz
Emily Blunt
Jennifer Aniston
Mila Kunis
Reese Witherspoon

Favourite Dramatic Movie
Argo
The Lucky One
Magic Mike
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Vow

Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor
Bradley Cooper
Channing Tatum
Jake Gyllenhaal
Liam Neeson
Zac Efron

Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress
Charlize Theron
Emma Watson
Keira Knightley
Meryl Streep
Rachel McAdams

Favourite Movie Franchise
The Avengers
The Dark Knight
The Hunger Games
Madagascar
Spider-Man

Favourite Movie Superhero
Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man
Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Christian Bale as Batman
Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

Favourite On-Screen Chemistry
Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
Jennifer Lawrence / Josh Hutcherson / Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart / Chris Hemsworth, Snow White and the Huntsman
Rachel McAdams / Channing Tatum, The Vow
Scarlett Johansson / Jeremy Renner, The Avengers

Favourite Movie Fan Following
Potterheads, Harry Potter
Ringers, The Lord of the Rings
Rum Runners, Pirates of the Caribbean
Tributes, The Hunger Games
Twihards, Twilight

Favourite Network TV Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
How I Met Your Mother
Modern Family
New Girl

Favourite Network TV Drama
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
Grimm
Once Upon a Time
Revenge

Favourite Cable TV Comedy
Awkward
Hot in Cleveland
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Melissa & Joey
Psych

Favourite Cable TV Drama
Burn Notice
Leverage
Pretty Little Liars
The Walking Dead
White Collar

Favourite Premium Cable TV Show
Dexter
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Spartacus
True Blood

Favourite TV Crime Drama
Bones
Castle
Criminal Minds
CSI
NCIS

Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Doctor Who
Once Upon a Time
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead

Favourite Comedic TV Actor
Chris Colfer
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris
Ty Burrell

Favourite Comedic TV Actress
Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel

Favourite Dramatic TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Nathan Fillion
Paul Wesley

Favourite Dramatic TV Actress
Ellen Pompeo
Emily Deschanel
Ginnifer Goodwin
Nina Dobrev
Stana Katic

Favourite Celebrity Judge
Adam Levine
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Jennifer Lopez

Favourite TV Fan Following
Gleeks, Glee
Little Liars, Pretty Little Liars
Oncers, Once Upon A Time
SPNFamily, Supernatural
TVDFamily, The Vampire Diaries

Favourite New TV Drama
666 Park Avenue
Arrow
Beauty & The Beast
Chicago Fire
Elementary
Emily Owens, M.D.
Last Resort
The Mob Doctor
Nashville
Revolution
Vegas

Favourite Male Artist
Blake Shelton
Chris Brown
Jason Mraz
Justin Bieber
Usher

Favourite Female Artist
Adele
Carrie Underwood
Katy Perry
P!nk
Taylor Swift

Favourite Pop Artist
Adele
Demi Lovato
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
P!nk

Favourite Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Flo Rida
Jay-Z
Nicki Minaj
Pitbull

Favourite R&B Artist
Alicia Keys
Beyoncé
Bruno Mars
Rihanna
Usher

Favourite Band
Green Day
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
No Doubt
Train

Favourite Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean
Taylor Swift
Tim McGraw

Favourite Breakout Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen
Fun.
Gotye
One Direction
The Wanted

Favourite Song
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
One More Night, Maroon 5
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift
We Are Young, Fun. ft. Janelle Monae
What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction

Favourite Album
Believe, Justin Bieber
Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
Overexposed, Maroon 5
Some Nights, Fun.
Up All Night, One Direction

Favourite Music Video
Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
Gangnam Style, Psy
Part of Me, Katy Perry
Payphone, Maroon 5

Favourite Music Fan Following
Beliebers, Justin Bieber
Directioners, One Direction
KatyCats, Katy Perry
Lovatics, Demi Lovato
Selenators, Selena Gomez