'Glee,' Bullock and Perry lead People's Choice nominees

Tue Nov 5, 2013 5:36pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television musical series "Glee" on Tuesday led the nominees for the annual fan-voted People's Choice Awards, while actress Sandra Bullock and pop singers Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake each scored five nominations.

Fox's "Glee" picked up eight nominations for the only Hollywood awards show covering film, music and television that is voted on solely by the public.

The People's Choice Awards ceremony, set for January 8 in Los Angeles, kicks off the Hollywood awards season, which culminates with the coveted Academy Awards, or Oscars, on March 2.

The People's Choice winners are chosen by fans, who can vote online across 58 categories spanning film, TV and music starting Thursday through December 5.

"Glee" scored nominations for best network TV comedy, while its stars Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Lea Michele each won nominations in the comedy acting categories.

Fan recognition for "Glee" comes four months after series star Cory Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose in Vancouver, causing a delay in production. "Glee" bid farewell to Monteith and his character in a somber episode last month.

The series also picked up nominations for the awards show's more off-beat accolades, including favorite TV "bromance," favorite TV "gal pals" and favorite on-screen chemistry.

Bullock won nominations for best movie actress, best dramatic actress, best comedic actress as well as two nominations for top movie duo for her roles in outer-space drama "Gravity" with George Clooney and buddy-cop comedy "The Heat" with Melissa McCarthy.

Perry picked up her nods for best female music artist, pop artist, and favorite music fan following. Her song "Roar" was nominated for best song and music video.   Continued...

The cast of television series "Glee" accepts the Choice TV Show: Comedy Award at the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson amphitheatre in Universal City, California in this August 11, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files