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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

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Voting Begins Today At PeoplesChoice.com</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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

13:00 EST Tuesday, November 05, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- Nominees for THE 40 th 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 40 th 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 – PeoplesChoice.com houses the main voting platform for the People's Choice Awards.
  • Facebook – Facebook.com/PeoplesChoice 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 http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/vote/twitter.jsp.
  • 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 www.EPKlink.com/PeoplesChoiceAwards2014 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 PeoplesChoice.com. In addition, below includes the embeddable link of the entire event for potential editorial inclusion:

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Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through AXS.com. Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover the People's Choice Awards at http://credentials.peopleschoice.com.

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 Awardswould like to invite everyone to visit www.PeoplesChoice.com to vote for their favorites in movies, music and TV. Below includes the complete list of nominees.

ABOUT BETH BEHRS

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.

ABOUT KAT DENNINGS

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.”

ABOUT PEOPLE'S CHOICE

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 www.PeoplesChoice.com 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 PeoplesChoice.com 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].

THE 40 th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Nominees:

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 Bublé

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 Bublé)

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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Andy Gelb, 310-461-0111
andy@slate-pr.com

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