Divergent star tops People’s Choice nominees

Divergent star tops People’s Choice nominees

Rising Hollywood star Shailene Woodley - the face of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars - topped big-screen nominations for the People’s Choice awards announced in the US on Tuesday with four nods.

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Shailene Woodley (left) and Theo James star in Divergent. Woodley has been nominated for People's Choice awards for her role in the movie.
Shailene Woodley (left) and Theo James star in Divergent. Woodley has been nominated for People's Choice awards for her role in the movie.
Photo: McClatchy Tribune

Rising Hollywood star Shailene Woodley - the face of  Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars - topped big-screen nominations for the People’s Choice awards announced in the US on Tuesday with four nods.

Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson were among those shortlisted in the favorite movie actor and actress categories.

On the music front, British soul sensation Sam Smith dominated with four nominations for the awards, which will be given out in Los Angeles on January 7.

Woodley - whose turn in “Divergent” echoed Jennifer Lawrence’s star-making role in the Hunger Games films - scored nods for favourite movie duo both in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, as well as favourite action movie actress and favorite dramatic movie actress.

For favourite movie, the nominees are 22 Jump StreetCaptain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Favourite film actor nominees are Pitt, Downey Jr, Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg, while up for favourite actress are Jolie, Johansson, Lawrence, Emma Stone and Melissa McCarthy.

On the small screen, three shows are nominated in five categories each: Grey’s AnatomySupernatural and The Vampire Diaries, according to People’s Choice organisers.

Favourite TV show nominees are The Big Bang TheoryGame Of ThronesNCISOnce Upon a Time and The Walking Dead.

On the music side of things, Britain's Smith was nominated for favourite male artist along with Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran, John Legend and Happy singer Pharrell Williams.

Favourite female artists nominees were Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Sia and Taylor Swift.

Nominations are based on some 70 million votes cast by fans.

 

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