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Kidman, Oprah get People’s Choice bids

Other nominees include Cruise, Berry, Carrey. Awards will air on January 9 on CBS.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Rapper Eminem and baritone Josh Groban now have something in common: They are among the nominees for favorite male singer in the People’s Choice Awards.

Nominees for the 31st annual People’s Choice Awards were announced Tuesday by Jason Alexander and Malcolm-Jamal Warner of TV’s “Listen Up” and Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan of “Desperate Housewives.”

The nomination and awards process, formerly based on a national poll, has been revised.

The nominees were compiled by Entertainment Weekly, the People’s Choice production team and pop culture fans. The public can choose the winners online starting Tuesday (

Additional feature film categories will be announced later. CBS will broadcast the ceremony from 9-11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9. Live in the East, it will be delayed in the West.

The nominees:

Favorite female movie star:

  • Nicole Kidman
  • Julianne Moore
  • Julia Roberts
  • Charlize Theron
  • Reese Witherspoon

Favorite male movie star:

  • George Clooney
  • Tom Cruise
  • Johnny Depp
  • Tom Hanks
  • Denzel Washington

Favorite female action movie star:

  • Kate Beckinsale
  • Halle Berry
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Keira Knightley
  • Uma Thurman

Favorite male action movie star:

  • Matt Damon
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Will Smith

Favorite leading man:

  • Zach Braff
  • Jim Carrey
  • Colin Farrell
  • Jude Law
  • Brad Pitt

Favorite leading lady:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Natalie Portman
  • Kate Winslet
  • Renee Zellweger

Favorite group:

  • Evanescence
  • Maroon 5
  • No Doubt
  • OutKast
  • U2

Favorite male singer:

  • Eminem
  • Josh Groban
  • John Mayer
  • Prince
  • Usher

Favorite female singer:

  • Sheryl Crow
  • Norah Jones
  • Alicia Keys
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Sarah McLachlan

Favorite remake:

  • “Carwash,” Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Lil’ Kim
  • “The First Cut is the Deepest,” Sheryl Crow
  • “It’s My Life,” No Doubt
  • “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Antonio Banderas & Eddie Murphy
  • “Take My Breath Away,” Jessica Simpson

Favorite combined forces:

  • Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Lil’ Kim (“Carwash”)
  • Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake (“Where is the Love”)
  • Norah Jones, Dolly Parton (“The Grass is Blue”)
  • Lil’ John, Usher (“Yeah!”)
  • Britney Spears, Madonna (“Me Against the Music”)

Favorite new TV comedy:

  • “Complete Savages”
  • “Entourage”
  • “Father of the Pride”
  • “Joey”
  • “Quintuplets”

Favorite new TV drama:

  • “Boston Legal”
  • “CSI: NY”
  • “Desperate Housewives”
  • “Jack and Bobby”
  • “Lost”

Favorite TV comedy:

  • “Arrested Development”
  • “Everybody Loves Raymond”
  • “Scrubs”
  • “That ’70s Show”
  • “Will & Grace.”

Favorite TV drama:

  • “Alias”
  • “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
  • “Gilmore Girls”
  • “The O.C.”
  • “Sopranos”

Favorite female TV star:

  • Jennifer Garner (“Alias”)
  • Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”)
  • Marg Helgenberger (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”)
  • Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)
  • Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

Favorite male TV star:

  • Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development”)
  • Zach Braff (“Scrubs”)
  • Matthew Fox (“Lost”)
  • Matt Le Blanc (“Joey”)
  • James Spader (“Boston Legal”)

Favorite late-night talk show host:

  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Jay Leno
  • David Letterman
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Jon Stewart

Favorite funny male star:

  • Jack Black
  • Jim Carrey
  • Will Ferrell
  • Jon Stewart
  • Ben Stiller

Favorite funny female star:

  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Tina Fey
  • Debra Messing
  • Megan Mullally
  • Wanda Sykes

Favorite daytime talk show host

  • Tony Danza
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
  • Oprah Winfrey

Favorite reality show (competition):

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “American Idol”
  • “The Apprentice”
  • “Survivor”
  • “Last Comic Standing”

Favorite reality show (makeover):

  • “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
  • “Pimp My Ride”
  • “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
  • “Trading Spaces”
  • “What Not to Wear”

Favorite reality show (other):

  • “Airline”
  • “Newlyweds”
  • “The Real World”
  • “The Surreal Life”
  • “Wife Swap”