Nominees for The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards Announced

The nominees for The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards were announced today by Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy) and Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy) at a press conference at the Peninsula Hotel. The winners will be revealed Tuesday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Potential nominees for The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards were compiled with the help of Knowledge Networks, a leading market research company. Knowledge Networks used its consumer research resources, which include the only projectable, Web-based, nationally representative panel, to identify a pop-culture-involved sample of men and women ages 18-49. For each category, the respondents were provided with a set of candidates determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses and album sales. The respondents then chose their favorites in Television, Movies and Music. They also had the option to write in their favorites where not included among the provided candidates. Their top three selections in each category became the final nominees.

Fans have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in each category at PCAvote.com starting today. Online voters can also register for a chance to win a VIP trip to "The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards." Visit PCAvote.com to learn more about the sweepstakes.

A second round of nominees for categories including Favorite Movie, Favorite New TV Comedy, and Favorite Remake of a song will launch soon. The first round nominees are listed below:

MOVIES

FAVORITE FEMALE MOVIE STAR

Jennifer Aniston

Halle Berry

Sandra Bullock

FAVORITE MALE MOVIE STAR

Johnny Depp

Tom Hanks

Denzel Washington

FAVORITE LEADING LADY

Cameron Diaz

Kirsten Dunst

Scarlett Johansson

FAVORITE LEADING MAN

Matt Damon

Brad Pitt

Vince Vaughn

FAVORITE FEMALE ACTION STAR

Kate Beckinsale

Halle Berry

Uma Thurman

FAVORITE MALE ACTION STAR

Johnny Depp

Samuel L. Jackson

Jet Li

FAVORITE ON-SCREEN MATCH-UP

Jennifer Aniston & Vince Vaughn in The Break-Up

Matt Damon & Jack Nicholson & Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed

Johnny Depp & Keira Knightley in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

MUSIC

FAVORITE FEMALE SINGER

Faith Hill

Shakira

Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE MALE SINGER

Trace Adkins

Kenny Chesney

Toby Keith

FAVORITE GROUP

The Black Eyed Peas

Nickelback

The Red Hot Chili Peppers

FAVORITE POP SONG

"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira

"Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado

"Stupid Girls" by Pink

FAVORITE ROCK SONG

"Call Me When You're Sober" by Evanescence

"Dani California" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi

FAVORITE R&B SONG

"Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera

"Sexyback" by Justin Timberlake

"Shake It Off" by Mariah Carey

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG

"Grillz" by Nelly

"Ridin'" by Chamillionaire

"Shake That" by Eminem

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG

"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

"What Hurts The Most" by Rascal Flatts

"When the Stars Go Blue" by Tim McGraw

TELEVISION

FAVORITE TV COMEDY

The King of Queens

My Name Is Earl

Two and a Half Men

FAVORITE TV COMEDY - ANIMATED

Family Guy

King of the Hill

The Simpsons

FAVORITE TV DRAMA

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Grey's Anatomy

House

FAVORITE COMPETITION/REALITY SHOW

American Idol

Deal or No Deal

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

FAVORITE TALK SHOW HOST

Ellen DeGeneres

Jay Leno

Oprah Winfrey

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Eva Longoria

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR

Patrick Dempsey

Charlie Sheen

Kiefer Sutherland

MISCELLANEOUS

FAVORITE FUNNY FEMALE STAR

Ellen DeGeneres

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Queen Latifah

FAVORITE FUNNY MALE STAR

Will Ferrell

Adam Sandler

Robin Williams