Now that the nominations for several award programs have been announced, I began putting together my favorites. Starting with the People’s Choice, most of my votes are in for the categories in which I have a definitive top pick. It’s usually more difficult for me to choose a favorite actor, actress or show among those in TV and music. I may add a few in as the ceremony gets closer. Until then, here are the nominees I’m rooting for this year:

Movies

  • Movie: “Jurassic World”
  • Movie Actor: Chris Pratt or Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Movie Actress: Anne Hathaway or Meryl Streep
  • Action Movie: “Jurassic World” or “Furious 7”
  • Action Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth
  • Action Movie Actress: Charlize Theron
  • Animated Movie Voice: Adam Sandler, Amy Poehler or Sandra Bullock
  • Comedic Movie: “Pitch Perfect 2”
  • Comedic Movie Actor: Robert De Niro
  • Comedic Movie Actress: Anna Kendrick
  • Dramatic Movie: “The Martian”
  • Dramatic Movie Actor: Matt Damon
  • Dramatic Movie Actress: Kate Winslet
  • Family Movie: “Cinderella” or “Hotel Transylvania 2”
  • Thriller Movie: “Poltergeist”

TV

  • TV Show: “The Big Bang Theory” or “Game of Thrones”
  • Network TV Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons
  • Comedic TV Actress: Kaley Cuoco
  • Network TV Drama: “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Dramatic TV Actor: ?
  • Dramatic TV Actress: Viola Davis
  • Cable TV Comedy: “Young & Hungry”
  • Cable TV Drama: ?
  • Cable TV Actor: Christian Slater
  • Cable TV Actress: ?
  • Premium Cable TV Show: “Homeland”
  • Premium Cable TV Actor: ?
  • Premium Cable TV Actress: Claire Danes
  • TV Crime Drama: NCIS
  • Crime Drama TV Actor: Mark Harmon
  • Crime Drama TV Actress: Mariska Hargitay
  • Network Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: “Supernatural”
  • Cable Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Show: “Game of Thrones”
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Actor: Jensen Ackles
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Actress: Emilia Clarke
  • Competition TV Show: ?
  • Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres
  • Daytime TV Hosting Team: “Good Morning America”
  • Late Night Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien or Jimmy Fallon
  • Streaming Series: “The Mindy Project”
  • Actor in a New TV Series: ?
  • Actress in a New TV Series: Emma Roberts or Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Animated TV Show: “The Simpsons”
  • New TV Comedy: “Scream Queens”
  • New TV Drama: ?

Music

  • Male Artist: Luke Bryan
  • Female Artist: Taylor Swift
  • Group: Imagine Dragons
  • Breakout Artist: Halsey
  • Male Country Artist: ?
  • Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
  • Country Group: The Band Perry or Lady Antebellum
  • Pop Artist: Kelly Clarkson or Taylor Swift
  • Hip Hop Artist: ?
  • R&B Artist: Janet Jackson
  • Album: “Smoke + Mirrors” by Imagine Dragons
  • Song: “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift w/ Kendrick Lamar or “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
  • Music Icon: Paul McCartney

Social Media

  • Social Media Celebrity: Taylor Swift
  • Social Media Start: ?
  • Mobile Game: ?
  • Video Game: ?
  • YouTube Star: ?
  • DailyMail . com Seriously Popular Award: ?

It’s interesting that social media was added to the line-up of categories, since I’m very much into many such sites. That’s in part to my journalism studies. Other than the celebrity category, none of the nominees are familiar to me. No favorites in gaming; it just isn’t one of my hobbies.

Which nominees make your favorites list?