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Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs of '2 Broke Girls' Announced as the Hosts of 'The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards' at the Nominee Press Conference

Press release from CBS, Nov. 5, 2013:

This morning, the People’s Choice Awards announced this year’s hosts of their 40th anniversary ceremony, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs from the CBS comedy "2 Broke Girls." The actors were in attendance at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for the announcement and to help present the nominees for "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards," with Rachel Bilson (“Hart of Dixie”), Ciara (Epic Recording Artist), Darren Criss (“Glee”), Allison Janney ("Mom") and executive producer Mark Burnett. Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of "The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards" from Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 (9:00 – 11:00 PM , live ET / delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"Kat and Beth are great additions to our People's Choice family and we are excited to have them host the show,” said Mark Burnett, the People’s Choice Awards executive producer for the fifth consecutive year. "Their energy and charisma are a perfect fit for our audience.”

Voting opens today for all 58 categories and will close at 11:59 PM, ET on Dec. 5, 2013.

This year, fans cast more than 160 million votes for the nominee selection phase, a new record. Robin Williams, who won his first People’s Choice Award in 1979 for his role on “Mork & Mindy,” has received a nomination 25 years later in the same category, “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series,” for the "The Crazy Ones." “Glee” leads the list of TV nominees with eight nods, including Favorite Network TV Comedy and four acting nominations for the show’s cast. Katy Perry is the top music nominee with five nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Fan Following. Sandra Bullock leads the list of movie nominees with five nods: Favorite Actress, Favorite Comedic Actress, Favorite Dramatic Actress and two for Favorite Duo (one with George Clooney and the other with Melissa McCarthy). McCarthy is the only star to be nominated in both movie and television categories, including Favorite Comedic TV Actress for "Mike & Molly," and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress.

How to Vote for “The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards”:

Website -- PeoplesChoice.com houses the main voting platform for the People’s Choice Awards.

Facebook -- Facebook.com/PeoplesChoice features a custom application where fans can personalize their voting experience and share their votes with friends.

Twitter -- Fans can cast official votes for the People’s Choice Awards by tweeting a specific series of hashtags based on the nominee's name and category. The complete list of hashtags created for each nominee is available at PeoplesChoice.com.

Mobile -- Fans can vote in all categories on the People’s Choice Awards mobile site, and via the official voting application, People’s Choice Awards, for Android and iOS devices. The free app is available for download from Google Play and the Mac App Store.

For the first time, The People’s Choice Awards Nominee Announcement Press Conference was featured via live stream. The full event can be viewed at PeoplesChoice.com.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through AXS.com. Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover the People’s Choice Awards at http://credentials.peopleschoice.com.

The People’s Choice Awards encourages fans to visit PeoplesChoice.com to view and vote for their favorite Movie, TV and Music Stars. The complete list of nominees is listed below.

THE 40th ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Nominees:

Favorite Movie

“Despicable Me 2”
“Fast & Furious 6”
“Iron Man 3”
“Monsters University”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”


Favorite Movie Actor

Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey, Jr.


Favorite Movie Actress

Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson


Favorite Movie Duo
· Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek Into Darkness”)
· Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis (“We're the Millers”)
· Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man 3”)
· Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (“Gravity”)
· Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (“The Heat”)

Favorite Action Movie

“Fast & Furious 6”
“Iron Man 3”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“The Wolverine”
“World War Z”


Favorite Action Movie Star

Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Robert Downey, Jr.
Vin Diesel


Favorite Comedic Movie

“Grown Ups 2”
“The Hangover Part III”
“The Heat”
“Instructions Not Included”
“We’re the Millers”


Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Adam Sandler
Bradley Cooper
Chris Rock
James Franco
Zach Galifianakis


Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Emma Watson
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson


Favorite Dramatic Movie

“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Prisoners”


Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Channing Tatum
Chris Hemsworth
Hugh Jackman
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ryan Gosling


Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Amy Adams
Emma Stone
Halle Berry
Oprah Winfrey
Sandra Bullock


Favorite Family Movie

“Despicable Me 2”
“Monsters University”
“Oz the Great and Powerful”
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
“The Smurfs 2”


Favorite Horror Movie

“Carrie”
“The Conjuring”
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”
“Insidious: Chapter 2”
“Mama”


Favorite Thriller Movie

“A Good Day to Die Hard”
“The Call”
“Now You See Me”
“Red 2”
“White House Down”


Favorite Network TV Comedy

“2 Broke Girls”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Glee”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Modern Family”


Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Chris Colfer
Darren Criss
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris


Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco
Lea Michele
Melissa McCarthy
Zooey Deschanel


Favorite Network TV Drama

“Chicago Fire”
“The Good Wife”
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Nashville”
“Parenthood”

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Jim Caviezel
Josh Charles
Kevin Bacon
Mark Harmon
Patrick Dempsey


Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
· Julianna Margulies
· Mariska Hargitay
· Pauley Perrette
· Sandra Oh
· Stana Katic

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series

Andy Samberg
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Joseph Morgan
Michael J. Fox
Robin Williams


Favorite Actress in a New TV Series

Allison Janney
Anna Faris
Ming-Na Wen
Rebel Wilson
Sarah Michelle Gellar


Favorite TV Crime Drama

“Bones”
“Castle”
“Criminal Minds”
“The Mentalist”
“NCIS”


Favorite Competition TV Show

“America’s Got Talent”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“MasterChef”
“The Voice”
“The X Factor”


Favorite Cable TV Comedy

“Awkward.”
“Cougar Town”
“Hot in Cleveland”
“Melissa & Joey”
“Psych”


Favorite Cable TV Drama

“Downton Abbey”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Sons of Anarchy”
“The Walking Dead”
“White Collar”


Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

“Californication”
“Game of Thrones”
“Girls”
“Homeland”
“True Blood”


Favorite Cable TV Actress

Angie Harmon
Claire Danes
Courteney Cox
Lucy Hale
Maggie Smith


Favorite TV Anti-Hero

Dexter Morgan (“Dexter”)
Jaime Lannister (“Game of Thrones”)
Norman Bates (“Bates Motel”)
Rick Grimes (“The Walking Dead”)
Walter White (“Breaking Bad”)


Favorite TV Bromance

Blaine and Sam (“Glee”)
Ryan and Esposito (“Castle”)
Sam, Dean and Castiel (“Supernatural”)
Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Ted, Marshall and Barney (“How I Met Your Mother”)


Favorite TV Gal Pals

Caroline and Max (“2 Broke Girls”)
Lily and Robin (“How I Met Your Mother”)
Meredith and Cristina (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Penny, Bernadette and Amy (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Rachel and Santana (“Glee”)


Favorite On-Screen Chemistry

Castle and Beckett (“Castle”)
Damon and Elena (“The Vampire Diaries”)
Derek and Meredith (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Emma and Hook (“Once Upon A Time”)
Kurt and Blaine (“Glee”)


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

“Beauty and the Beast”
“Once Upon A Time”
“Supernatural”
“The Vampire Diaries”
“The Walking Dead”


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Andrew Lincoln
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Stephen Amell


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Emilia Clarke
Ginnifer Goodwin
Kristin Kreuk
Nina Dobrev
Tatiana Maslany


Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries

“American Horror Story”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The Bible”
“Sharknado”
“The White Queen”


Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)

Ellen DeGeneres
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan
Dr. Phil McGraw
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey


Favorite New Talk Show Host

Arsenio Hall
Bethenny Frankel
Jenny McCarthy
Queen Latifah
Ross Mathews


Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Conan O’Brien
David Letterman
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert


Favorite Streaming Series

“Arrested Development”
“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”
“House of Cards”
“Losing It with John Stamos”
“Orange Is the New Black”


Favorite Series We Miss Most

“30 Rock”
“Breaking Bad”
“Dexter”
“Fringe”
“The Office”


Favorite New TV Comedy

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“The Crazy Ones”
“Dads”
“The Goldbergs”
“The Michael J. Fox Show”
“The Millers”
“Mom”
“Sean Saves the World”
“Super Fun Night”
“Trophy Wife”


Favorite New TV Drama

“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Betrayal”
“The Blacklist”
“Dracula”
“Hostages”
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”
“The Originals”
“Reign”
“Sleepy Hollow”
“The Tomorrow People”


Favorite Male Artist

Avicii
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake
Michael Bublé


Favorite Female Artist

Britney Spears
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
P!nk
Selena Gomez


Favorite Breakout Artist

Ariana Grande
Austin Mahone
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Lorde


Favorite Pop Artist

Britney Spears
Bruno Mars
Demi Lovato
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry


Favorite Country Artist

The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift


Favorite Country Music Icon

Alan Jackson
George Strait
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson


Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Drake
Jay Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


Favorite R&B Artist

Alicia Keys
Ciara
Justin Timberlake
Rihanna
Robin Thicke


Favorite Band

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic
Paramore


Favorite Alternative Band

Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Paramore


Favorite Song

“Just Give Me A Reason” (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)
“Mirrors” (Justin Timberlake)
“Radioactive” (Imagine Dragons)
“Roar” (Katy Perry)
“When I Was Your Man” (Bruno Mars)


Favorite Album

The 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)
Bangerz (Miley Cyrus)
Based on a True Story… (Blake Shelton)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
To Be Loved (Michael Bublé)


Favorite Music Video

Best Song Ever (One Direction)
Heart Attack (Demi Lovato)
Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)


Favorite Music Fan Following

Britney Army (Britney Spears)
Directioners (One Direction)
KatyCats (Katy Perry)
Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)
Lovatics (Demi Lovato)