BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Johnny Depp, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Carrie Underwood and Shakira lead the nominees for the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday at the Peninsula Hotel by Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Isaiah Washington and Kate Walsh.
Internet research firm Knowledge Networks called on pop culture fans to help determine the nominees. The public can help choose the winners online at http://www.pcavote.com. The CBS-TV show will be broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 9.
A second round of nominees for categories that includes favorite movie, new TV comedy and remake of a song will be announced later.
The first round nominees are:
Female movie star: Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock.
Male movie star: Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington.
Leading lady: Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson.
Leading man: Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn.
Female action star: Kate Beckinsale, Halle Berry, Uma Thurman.
Male action star: Johnny Depp, Samuel L. Jackson, Jet Li.
On-screen matchup: Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn in "The Break-Up"; Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Departed"; Johnny Depp and Keira Knightly in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."
Female singer: Faith Hill, Shakira, Carrie Underwood.
Male singer: Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith.
Group: Black Eyed Peas, Nickelback, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Pop song: "Hips Don't Lie," Shakira; "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado; "Stupid Girls," Pink.
Rock song: "Call Me When You're Sober," Evanescence; "Dani California," Red Hot Chili Peppers; "Who Says You Can't Go Home," Bon Jovi.
R&B song: "Ain't No Other Man," Christina Aguilera; "Sexyback," Justin Timberlake; "Shake It Off," Mariah Carey.
Hip-Hop song: "Grillz," Nelly; "Ridin'," Chamillionaire; "Shake That," Eminem.
Country song: "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood; "What Hurts the Most," Rascal Flatts; "When the Stars Go Blue," Tim McGraw.
TV comedy: "The King of Queens," "My Name Is Earl," "Two and a Half Men."
Animated TV comedy: "Family Guy," "King of the Hill," "The Simpsons."
TV drama: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Grey's Anatomy," "House."
Competition/Reality show: "American Idol," "Deal or No Deal," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
Talk-show host: Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey.
Female TV star: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eva Longoria, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Male TV star: Patrick Dempsey, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland.
Funny female star: Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Queen Latifah.
Funny male star: Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams.