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'Avengers' leads People's Choice nods

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'Avengers' leads People's Choice nods

'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and The Weeknd lead the nominations for the 2016 People's Choice Awards.

The Marvel blockbuster and its stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson picked up a total of seven nods ahead of the upcoming ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, including Favourite Movie, Favourite Actor and Favourite Actress, while the long-running medical drama scored six nominations, including Favourite TV Show and Favourite Network TV Drama.

The Weeknd leads the pack in the musical categories with five nominations, including Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album, followed by 'Blank Space' hitmaker Taylor Swift, who is up for four different prizes, including Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Pop Artist.

'Ballers' star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was named in three different categories for his work, including Favourite Action Movie Star, Favorite Cable TV Actor and Favorite Social Media Celebrity.

Ed Sheeran is among the other top contenders, while Madonna will battle it out against Paul McCartney, Prince, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Wonder in a bid to scoop the Favourite Music Icon prize.

Fans can vote for their favourite artists and actors via the People's Choice website, Facebook page, Twitter or mobile app, and the winners will be revealed at the star-studded ceremony on January 6, 2016.

Partial list of nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2016:

Favourite Movie

'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

'Furious 7'

'Inside Out'

'Jurassic World'

'Pitch Perfect 2'

Favourite Movie Actor

Channing Tatum

Chris Pratt

Johnny Depp

Robert Downey, Jr.

Will Smith

Favourite Movie Actress

Anne Hathaway

Melissa McCarthy

Meryl Streep

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johansson

Favourite Action Movie Actor

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Pratt

Dwayne Johnson

Robert Downey, Jr.

Vin Diesel

Favourite Action Movie Actress

Charlize Theron

Emily Blunt

Michelle Rodriguez

Scarlett Johansson

Shailene Woodley

Favourite TV Show

'The Big Bang Theory'

'Game of Thrones'

'Grey's Anatomy'

'The Voice'

'The Walking Dead'

Favourite Male Artist

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd

Favourite Female Artist

Demi Lovato

Lana Del Rey


Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Favourite Group

Fall Out Boy

Fifth Harmony

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

Favourite Breakout Artist

Fetty Wap


Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

The Weeknd

Favourite Song

'Bad Blood' by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd

'Love Me Like You Do' by Ellie Goulding

'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber