LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Twilight” stole the limelight at the People’s Choice nominations on Tuesday with eight nods for its “Eclipse” installment and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
In an awards show that also celebrates the most popular stars in music and television, musical comedy “Glee” and its cast earned five nominations, and singers Katy Perry, Eminem and Lady Gaga also made a strong showing.
The nominations were selected by 35 million votes cast by U.S. pop culture fans. The People’s Choice Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, will be given out in a televised ceremony in Los Angeles on January 5 in one of the earliest shows in Hollywood’s awards season.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, will compete for favorite movie against “Alice in Wonderland”, the Leonardo DiCaprio thriller “Inception”, superhero action movie “Iron Man 2” and animated family film “Toy Story 3.”
Pattinson, Lautner and Stewart were all nominated for favorite actor or actress, and the trio also got a nod for best on-screen team.
Pattinson and Stewart earned more nominations in the category for movie stars under 25 years-old, along with former “High School Musical” actors Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, and “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson.
Angelina Jolie was the sole female entry in the action star category for her role as a spy in the thriller “Salt”, which also picked up an action movie nomination.
Facebook film “The Social Network” earned just one nomination in the favorite drama category.
In television, Britney Spears and Neil Patrick Harris were nominated for the TV guest star award for appearances in “Glee”, while two of the program’s stars, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison, are among those competing for favorite TV comedy actress and actor.
Old favorites “Gossip Girl”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “How I Met Your Mother” and “Two and a Half Men” were among the nominees for favorite TV drama or comedy.
MTV reality show “Jersey Shore”, and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were among the favorite TV “guilty pleasure” nominees.
Winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be chosen by public voting online at www.PeoplesChoice.com. Voting in most categories will end on December 7.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte