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People's Choice Awards Announce Hosts Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings of "2 Broke Girls" and Launch Voting for All Categories

November 5, 2013


Voting Begins Today At

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nominees for THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS were announced this morning at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. People's Choice Awards Executive Producer Mark Burnett was on hand to announce the hosts for the live awards show, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, stars of the CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls." Joining Beth and Kat at the press conference were presenters Rachel Bilson ("Heart of Dixie"), Ciara (Epic Recording Artist), Darren Criss ("Glee") and Allison Janney ("Mom").

"Kat and Beth are great additions to our People's Choice family and we are excited to have them host the show," said Mark Burnett, the People's Choice Awards Executive Producer for the fifth consecutive year. "Their energy and charisma are a perfect fit for our audience."

Voting begins today for all 58 categories and will end at 11:59 PM EST on December 5, 2013. Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

This year fans cast over 160 million votes for the nominee selection phase, a new record. Robin Williams, who won his first People's Choice Award in 1979 for his role on "Mork and Mindy," has received a nomination 25 years later in the same category, "Favorite Actor in a New TV Series" for the "The Crazy Ones." "Glee" leads the list of TV nominees with 8 nods including Favorite Network TV Comedy, and 4 acting nominations for the show's cast. Katy Perry is the top music nominee with 5 nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Fan Following. Sandra Bullock leads the list of movie nominees with 5 nods: Favorite Actress, Favorite Comedic Actress, Favorite Dramatic Actress and two for Favorite Duo (one with George Clooney and the other with Melissa McCarthy). McCarthy is the only star to be nominated in both movie and television categories including Favorite Comedic TV Actress and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress.

How to Vote for the People's Choice Awards:

-- Website - houses the main voting platform for the People's Choice Awards. -- Facebook - features a custom application where fans can personalize their voting experience and share their votes with friends. -- Twitter - Fans can cast official votes for the People's Choice Awards by tweeting a specific series of hashtags based on the nominee's name and category. To see a complete list of hashtags created for each nominee, please visit -- Mobile - Fans can vote in all categories on the People's Choice Awards mobile site, and via the official voting application for iPhone and iPad.

Photos from today's People's Choice Awards Press Conference can be found at courtesy of WireImage: Kevin Winter.

Today's People's Choice Awards Press Conference was available for the first time via live stream and the full event can be viewed at In addition, below includes the embeddable link of the entire event for potential editorial inclusion:

Live streaming video by Ustream

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover the People's Choice Awards at

This year, the People's Choice Awards welcomes back Walgreens as its official retail partner. Once again, Walgreens will present the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Humanitarian," which reflects the company's purpose to help people get, stay and live well within the community. The award will be presented during the live broadcast on January 8, 2014.

The People's Choice Awards would like to invite everyone to visit to vote for their favorites in movies, music and TV. Below includes the complete list of nominees.


Born in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Beth Behrs grew up in Marin County near San Francisco. Behrs had a passion for performing at an early age and attended UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Behrs currently stars as Caroline Channing in the CBS series 2 Broke Girls one of the highest rated comedies on network television and the show is currently in its third season. Behrs recent film credit includes the voice of Carrie Williams in the Walt Disney Pixar animated film Monsters University. Behrs has performed at the Geffen Playhouse alongside Jane Lynch, Annette Bening and Helen Mirren. She also appeared on stage with the New York Philharmonic for their New Year's Eve performance One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch and is set to perform at the annual benefit TrevorLIVE in December 2013. In addition to singing and acting in musical theater Beth has been actively involved with charity organizations such as "Children of the Night," "The Somaly Mam Organization" and is a board member of the Geffen Playhouse.


Prior to "2 Broke Girls," Kat Dennings became known to audiences following her roles in feature films "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," the latter of which she was nominated by the International Press Academy for a SATELLITE Award. Most recently, she starred in the movie adaptation of the comic book series "Thor." Her additional film credits include "Daydream Nation," "Defendor," "Shorts," "The Answer Man," "The House Bunny," "Charlie Bartlett," "Raise Your Voice," "Down in the Valley," "London," and "Big Momma's House 2." She stars in the upcoming film "Thor: The Dark World." In 2005, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Sundance Filmmakers' Lab where she worked with Robert Redford on director Dante Harper's "Dreamland." Dennings other television credits include "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY" and "Without a Trace, on CBS, as well as "ER" and "Raising Dad."


Now in its 40th year, the People's Choice Awards continues to be the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in music, movies and television. The People's Choice official website at houses the voting platform where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music sales, social media presence and data, then vetted through EPoll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People's Choice, Mark Burnett is the Executive Producer and the awards show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. [NYSE:PG].


Favorite Movie Despicable Me 2 Fast & Furious 6 Iron Man 3 Monsters University Star Trek Into Darkness

Favorite Movie Actor Channing Tatum Hugh Jackman Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Jennifer Aniston Melissa McCarthy Sandra Bullock Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness) Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers) Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3) Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity) Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)

Favorite Action Movie Fast & Furious 6 Iron Man 3 Star Trek Into Darkness The Wolverine World War Z

Favorite Action Movie Star Brad Pitt Channing Tatum Hugh Jackman Robert Downey Jr. Vin Diesel

Favorite Comedic Movie Grown Ups 2 The Hangover Part III The Heat Instructions Not Included We're the Millers

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Adam Sandler Bradley Cooper Chris Rock James Franco Zach Galifianakis

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress Emma Watson Jennifer Aniston Melissa McCarthy Sandra Bullock Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Dramatic Movie Captain Phillips Gravity The Great Gatsby Lee Daniels' The Butler Prisoners

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor Channing Tatum Chris Hemsworth Hugh Jackman Leonardo DiCaprio Ryan Gosling

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Amy Adams Emma Stone Halle Berry Oprah Winfrey Sandra Bullock

Favorite Family Movie Despicable Me 2 Monsters University Oz the Great and Powerful Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters The Smurfs 2

Favorite Horror Movie Carrie The Conjuring Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Insidious: Chapter 2 Mama

Favorite Thriller Movie A Good Day to Die Hard The Call Now You See Me Red 2 White House Down

Favorite Network TV Comedy 2 Broke Girls The Big Bang Theory Glee How I Met Your Mother Modern Family

Favorite Comedic TV Actor Chris Colfer Darren Criss Jesse Tyler Ferguson Jim Parsons Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite Comedic TV Actress Jane Lynch Kaley Cuoco Lea Michele Melissa McCarthy Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama Chicago Fire The Good Wife Grey's Anatomy Nashville Parenthood

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Jim Caviezel Josh Charles Kevin Bacon Mark Harmon Patrick Dempsey

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Julianna Margulies Mariska Hargitay Pauley Perrette Sandra Oh Stana Katic

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Andy Samberg Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joseph Morgan Michael J. Fox Robin Williams

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series Allison Janney Anna Faris Ming-Na Wen Rebel Wilson Sarah Michelle Gellar

Favorite TV Crime Drama Bones Castle Criminal Minds The Mentalist NCIS

Favorite Competition TV Show America's Got Talent Dancing with the Stars MasterChef The Voice The X Factor

Favorite Cable TV Comedy Awkward. Cougar Town Hot in Cleveland Melissa & Joey Psych

Favorite Cable TV Drama Downton Abbey Pretty Little Liars Sons of Anarchy The Walking Dead White Collar

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show Californication Game of Thrones Girls Homeland True Blood

Favorite Cable TV Actress Angie Harmon Claire Danes Courteney Cox Lucy Hale Maggie Smith

Favorite TV Anti-Hero Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones) Norman Bates (Bates Motel) Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) Walter White (Breaking Bad)

Favorite TV Bromance Blaine & Sam (Glee) Ryan & Esposito (Castle) Sam, Dean & Castiel (Supernatural) Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj (The Big Bang Theory) Ted, Marshall & Barney (How I Met Your Mother)

Favorite TV Gal Pals Caroline & Max (2 Broke Girls) Lily & Robin (How I Met Your Mother) Meredith & Cristina (Grey's Anatomy) Penny, Bernadette & Amy (The Big Bang Theory) Rachel & Santana (Glee)

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry Castle & Beckett (Castle) Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries) Derek & Meredith (Grey's Anatomy) Emma & Hook (Once Upon A Time) Kurt & Blaine (Glee)

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show Beauty and the Beast Once Upon A Time Supernatural The Vampire Diaries The Walking Dead

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Andrew Lincoln Ian Somerhalder Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles Stephen Amell

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Emilia Clarke Ginnifer Goodwin Kristin Kruek Nina Dobrev Tatiana Maslany

Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries American Horror Story Behind the Candelabra The Bible Sharknado The White Queen

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s) Ellen DeGeneres Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan Dr. Phil McGraw Rachael Ray Steve Harvey

Favorite New Talk Show Host Arsenio Hall Bethenny Frankel Jenny McCarthy Queen Latifah Ross Mathews

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host Conan O'Brien David Letterman Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Kimmel Stephen Colbert

Favorite Streaming Series Arrested Development Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis House of Cards Losing It with John Stamos Orange Is the New Black

Favorite Series We Miss Most 30 Rock Breaking Bad Dexter Fringe The Office

Favorite New TV Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Crazy Ones Dads The Goldbergs The Michael J. Fox Show The Millers Mom Sean Saves the World Super Fun Night Trophy Wife

Favorite New TV Drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Betrayal The Blacklist Dracula Hostages Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The Originals Reign Sleepy Hollow The Tomorrow People

Favorite Male Artist Avicii Blake Shelton Bruno Mars Justin Timberlake Michael Buble

Favorite Female Artist Britney Spears Demi Lovato Katy Perry P!nk Selena Gomez

Favorite Breakout Artist Ariana Grande Austin Mahone Icona Pop Imagine Dragons Lorde

Favorite Pop Artist Britney Spears Bruno Mars Demi Lovato Justin Timberlake Katy Perry

Favorite Country Artist The Band Perry Blake Shelton Carrie Underwood Lady Antebellum Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Icon Alan Jackson George Strait Tim McGraw Toby Keith Willie Nelson

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist Drake Jay Z Kanye West Lil Wayne Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite R&B Artist Alicia Keys Ciara Justin Timberlake Rihanna Robin Thicke

Favorite Band Imagine Dragons Maroon 5 One Direction OneRepublic Paramore

Favorite Alternative Band Fall Out Boy Imagine Dragons Mumford & Sons Muse Paramore

Favorite Song Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess) Mirrors (Justin Timberlake) Radioactive (Imagine Dragons) Roar (Katy Perry) When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)

Favorite Album The 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake) Bangerz (Miley Cyrus) Based on a True Story... (Blake Shelton) Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke) To Be Loved (Michael Buble)

Favorite Music Video Best Song Ever (One Direction) Heart Attack (Demi Lovato) Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess) Roar (Katy Perry) Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)

Favorite Music Fan Following Britney Army (Britney Spears) Directioners (One Direction) KatyCats (Katy Perry) Little Monsters (Lady Gaga) Lovatics (Demi Lovato)

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