It’s time for the first two of my lists of favorite award season nominees and while I have decided choices in some categories, I’m unsure in others.  As far as my movie-related choices, they’re all based on a combination of buzz about them and my own particular tastes in movies and acting.  I’ve seen “Dark Shadows,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Prometheus,” “Brave,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “The Avengers” up to this point.  I have a lot of movie-going catching up to do and fairly quickly within award season.  Here are the categories in which I have at least one, if not more favorites for each award show.  For the categories in which I have multiple favorites, I’m listing my choices in order that they’re names appear on the award websites’ lists.  I’m including some of the People’s Choice Awards’ music categories as well.

People’s Choice Award Favorites

  • Movie: “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Movie Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Movie Actress: Anne Hathaway
  • Movie Icon: Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith or Meryl Streep
  • Action Movie: “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Action Movie Star: Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale
  • Face of Heroism: Anne Hathaway in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Kristen Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman”
  • Comedic Movie: “Dark Shadows”
  • Comedic Movie Actor: Channing Tatum
  • Comedic Movie Actress: Emily Blunt
  • Dramatic Movie: “Argo,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
  • Dramatic Movie Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Dramatic Movie Actress: Keira Knightley
  • Movie Franchise: “The Dark Knight” or “Spider-Man”
  • Movie Superhero: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Christian Bale as Batman
  • On-Screen Chemistry: Kristen / Chris in “Snow White and the Huntsman”
  • Movie Fan Following: Ringers for “The Lord of the Rings”
  • Network TV Comedy: “New Girl”
  • Network TV Drama: “Once Upon a Time”
  • Cable TV Comedy: “Hot In Cleveland”
  • Cable TV Drama: “Leverage”
  • Premium Cable TV Show: “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland”
  • TV Crime Drama: “Castle”
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: “Once Upon a Time,” “Supernatural”
  • Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons
  • Comedic TV Actress: Zooey Deschanel
  • Dramatic TV Actor: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
  • Dramatic TV Actress: Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Daytime TV Host: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Good Morning America” or “The Today Show”
  • Late Night Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien
  • TV Fan Following: Oncers for “Once Upon a Time”
  • New TV Drama: “Beauty & The Beast,” “Elementary”
  • Male Artist: Blake Shelton
  • Female Artist: all nominees in this category are my favorites to win (Adele, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, P!nk, Taylor Swift)
  • Pop Artist: Adele, Katy Perry or P!nk
  • R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
  • Band: Linkin Park
  • Country Artist: Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift
  • Breakout Artist: Fun.
  • Song: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift or “We Are Young” by Fun., featuring Janelle Monae
  • Album: “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood, “Some Nights” by Fun.
  • Music Video: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” Katy Perry’s “Part of Me”
  • Music Fan Following: Katy Perry KatyCats

Of the People’s Choice categories I didn’t list, there were some TV genres I don’t really watch and music genres of which I haven’t heard a lot this year.  Check out the People’s Choice Awards for the full nominee list.

Critics’ Choice Award Favorites

  • Best Picture: “Argo,” “Les Miserables” or “Lincoln”
  • Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”
  • Actress: Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty,” Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”
  • Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master,” Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”
  • Supporting Actress: Amy Adams – “The Master,” Sally Field – “Lincoln” or Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
  • Young Actor / Actress: Kara Hayward – “Moonrise Kingdom,” Logan Lerman – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
  • Acting Ensemble: “Argo,” “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln” or “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • Director: Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”
  • Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained,” Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Master” or Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – “Moonrise Kingdom”
  • Adapted Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
  • Cinematography: Danny Cohen – “Les Miserables,” Janusz Kaminski – “Lincoln”
  • Art Direction: “Anna Karenina,” “Les Miserables” or Lincoln
  • Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran – “Anna Karenina,” Paco Delgado – “Les Miserables” or Joanna Johnston – “Lincoln”
  • Makeup: “The Hobbit”
  • Visual Effects: “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Animated Feature: “Brave”
  • Action Movie: “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Actor in an Action Movie: Christian Bale – “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Actress in an Action Movie: Anne Hathaway – “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Comedy: “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Actor in a Comedy: Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Sci-Fi / Horror Movie: “Prometheus”
  • Foreign Language Film: “Amour,” “A Royal Affair”
  • Documentary Feature: “Bully”
  • Song: “Skyfall”

I’m trying to decide my favorites for the editing and score; see the full list of Critics’ Choice nominees via the L.A. Times.  I also found this Gold Derby article interesting as it related the nominees of the Critics’ Choice to the Oscar nominations.  Now, I’m looking forward to finding out who will be nominated for the latter and am especially curious about the supporting actor category this year.