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People's Choice Award Trophies, 2014.

People’s Choice Award trophies, 2014.

by Aly Runke, contributing writer

The People’s Choice Awards, arguably the most audience inclusive awards show ever, has begun its voting period. The People’s Choice award ceremony has been a televised event for the past forty years. In its efforts to showcase the who’s who and what’s what of popular culture each year, People’sChoice.com opens voting in a huge variety of different categories for fans of every persuasion. People’s Choice began in 1975 with only fourteen categories. Winners in that first year included The Sting in music and Barbra Streisand. Since then, it has grown exponentially to include over 40 categories, and its winners include such Hollywood elite as Katy Perry and Robert Downey, Jr. All of the winners are nominated and voted upon by the people who love them, not some organized franchise, which is the point after all.

To add your own voice to this melee of fan voting wonder, check out the various categories and nominees, picked by fans just like you. Some of the categories up on the site include Favorite Sci-Fi show, actor, and actress; Favorite movie, movie actor, and actress; Favorite tv duo; Most Missed character; and favorite music artist, album, and song of the year. Among these categories are tons of swoon-worthy nominees including the cast of shows such as Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.;  cable-network sci-fi and fantasy series like Doctor WhoOutlander, and Game of Thrones; and artists such as Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Ed Sheeran. Best Movie nominees include Guardians of the GalaxyMaleficentX-Men: Days of Future Past, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This final round of voting ends on December 4, 2014,  at midnight Pacific. So go vote for your favorites now!

Also available on the site is entertainment news, mostly light and fun stuff about different actors,  interviews, and features on each of the finalists in the categories. Tune in for the People’s Choice Awards 2015 on CBS, on January 7, 2015, live from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.

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