Rihanna nominated for People’s Choice Awards

CALIFORNIA, United States, Friday November 22, 2013 – It comes as no surprise that Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna has once again bagged a nomination for the People’s Choice Awards in the Favourite R&B Artist category.

The big question is whether or not the Diamonds girl can snag the award and secure an enviable hat trick, having already taken the title for two consecutive years.

Last year’s glitzy event at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre saw the Talk That Talk star walking the walk as she swept ahead of Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Usher to take the Favourite R&B Artist accolade for the second time.

This year, the Bajan songbird will again face-off with Alicia Keys, along with Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, both of whom have earned nominations in multiple categories. Adding spice to the mix is Ciara, who will double as a presenter at the 40th staging of the annual awards.

If there’s safety in numbers, Katy Perry should roar triumphantly with five music nominations, as should Justin Timberlake who leads the guys with five nods of his own.

Noticeably absent from this year’s nominations is Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj, who beat out all the boys last year to secure the Favourite Hip-Hop Artist title.

In movies, America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock has five nominations, including two for Favourite Duo (one with Gravity co-star George Clooney and the other with The Heat’s Melissa McCarthy).

Oprah Winfrey is up for an award for her work in Lee Daniels’ The Butler; Dancing With the Stars is nominated, and so are Ross Matthews, Britney Spears and Game of Thrones.

Robin Williams is an especially notable nominee. He won his first People’s Choice Award in 1979 for Favourite Actor in a New TV Series for Mork & Mindy — and now he’s competing in the same category again 34 years later for his role on The Crazy Ones.

The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards will air live on CBS on January 8, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET.

The 2014 People’s Choice Awards category nominees list follows:

Favourite movie

Despicable Me 2

Fast & Furious 6

Iron Man 3

Monsters University

Star Trek Into Darkness

Favourite movie actor

Channing Tatum

Hugh Jackman

Johnny Depp

Leonardo DiCaprio

Robert Downey Jr.

Favourite movie actress

Gwyneth Paltrow

Jennifer Aniston

Melissa McCarthy

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johansson

Favourite 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)

Favourite action movie

Fast & Furious 6

Iron Man 3

Star Trek Into Darkness

The Wolverine

World War Z

Favourite action movie star

Brad Pitt

Channing Tatum

Hugh Jackman

Robert Downey Jr.

Vin Diesel

Favourite comedic movie

Grown Ups 2

The Hangover Part III

The Heat

Instructions Not Included

We’re the Millers

Favourite comedic movie actor

Adam Sandler

Bradley Cooper

Chris Rock

James Franco

Zach Galifianakis

Favourite comedic movie actress

Emma Watson

Jennifer Aniston

Melissa McCarthy

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johansson

Favourite dramatic movie

Captain Phillips


The Great Gatsby

Lee Daniels’ The Butler


Favourite dramatic movie actor

Channing Tatum

Chris Hemsworth

Hugh Jackman

Leonardo DiCaprio

Ryan Gosling

Favourite dramatic movie actress

Amy Adams

Emma Stone

Halle Berry

Oprah Winfrey

Sandra Bullock

Favourite network TV comedy

2 Broke Girls

The Big Bang Theory


How I Met Your Mother

Modern Family

Favourite comedic TV actor

Chris Colfer

Darren Criss

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jim Parsons

Neil Patrick Harris

Favourite comedic TV actress

Jane Lynch

Kaley Cuoco

Lea Michele

Melissa McCarthy

Zooey Deschanel

Favourite network TV drama

Chicago Fire

The Good Wife

Grey’s Anatomy



Favourite dramatic TV actor

Jim Caviezel

Josh Charles

Kevin Bacon

Mark Harmon

Patrick Dempsey

Favourite dramatic TV actress

Julianna Margulies

Mariska Hargitay

Pauley Perrette

Sandra Oh

Stana Katic

Favourite actor in a new TV series

Andy Samberg

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Joseph Morgan

Michael J. Fox

Robin Williams

Favourite actress in a new TV series

Allison Janney

Anna Faris

Ming-Na Wen

Rebel Wilson

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Favourite TV crime drama



Criminal Minds

The Mentalist


Favourite competition TV show

America’s Got Talent

Dancing with the Stars


The Voice

The X Factor

Favourite cable TV comedy


Cougar Town

Hot in Cleveland

Melissa & Joey


Favourite cable TV drama

Downton Abbey

Pretty Little Liars

Sons of Anarchy

The Walking Dead

White Collar

Favourite premium cable TV show


Game of Thrones



True Blood

Favourite 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)

Favourite daytime TV host(s)

Ellen DeGeneres

Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan

Dr. Phil McGraw

Rachael Ray

Steve Harvey

Favourite new talk show host

Arsenio Hall

Bethenny Frankel

Jenny McCarthy

Queen Latifah

Ross Mathews

Favourite series we miss most

30 Rock

Breaking Bad



The Office

Favourite male artist


Blake Shelton

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Michael Bublé

Favourite female artist

Britney Spears

Demi Lovato

Katy Perry


Selena Gomez

Favourite pop artist

Britney Spears

Bruno Mars

Demi Lovato

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry

Favourite country artist

The Band Perry

Blake Shelton

Carrie Underwood

Lady Antebellum

Taylor Swift

Favourite hip-hop Artist


Jay Z

Kanye West

Lil Wayne

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favourite R&B artist

Alicia Keys


Justin Timberlake


Robin Thicke

Favourite band

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction



Favourite 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)


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