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Jamie Dornan's Fifty Shades of Grey, Game of Thrones and The Avengers in bid for People's Choice Awards

One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd will also battle it out

By Claire Williamson

Fifty Shades of Grey starring Holywood's Jamie Dornan will battle it out for best dramatic movie at this year's People's Choice Awards.

Superhero blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, medical drama Grey's Anatomy and singer The Weeknd have scored the most nominations for the People's Choice Awards.

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Meanwhile Game of Thrones - which is filmed in Northern Ireland- has picked up nominations for Favourite TV Show and favourite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV show.

Jamie Dornan's co-star in Fifty Shades has been shortlisted in the Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress category while the Co Down man missed out on a place in the male category.

The Avengers sequel picked up seven nods for prizes voted for by fans, including nominations for stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson.

The film is nominated for favourite movie alongside Fast and Furious 7, Inside Out, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, as well as favourite action movie, competing against Insurgent, Fast and Furious 7, Jurassic World and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Avengers star Downey Jr, who plays Iron Man in the Marvel franchise, will compete for favourite movie actor, as well as favourite action movie actor alongside his co-star Hemsworth.

Johansson is nominated for favourite movie actress, alongside Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. She is also nominated for favourite action movie actress for her role as the Black Widow in the blockbuster series.

The Weeknd, who scored a huge hit this summer with his single I Can't Feel My Face, received five nods. He will compete against British musician Ed Sheeran for favourite male artist, alongside Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas and country singer Luke Bryan.

Sheeran is also nominated for favourite pop artist in a category dominated by female singers. He will face off against Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.

Veteran singer Madonna is nominated for both favourite music icon, which pits her against Paul McCartney, Prince, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Wonder, and favourite female artist, against Demi Lovato, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift.

One Direction will vie for the favourite group award with Fall Out Boy, Fifth Harmony, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5.

The winners of the People's Choice Awards will be announced at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on January 7, 2016.

The main nomination categories are:

 Favourite Movie:

 Avengers: Age of Ultron

 Furious 7

 Inside Out

 Jurassic World

 Pitch Perfect 2

 Favourite Movie Actor:

 Channing Tatum

 Chris Pratt

 Johnny Depp

 Robert Downey, Jr.

 Will Smith

 Favourite Movie Actress:

 Anne Hathaway

 Melissa McCarthy

 Meryl Streep

 Sandra Bullock

 Scarlett Johansson

 Favourite Action Movie:

 Avengers: Age of Ultron

 The Divergent Series: Insurgent

 Furious 7

 Jurassic World

 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

 Favourite Action Movie Actor:

 Chris Hemsworth

 Chris Pratt

 Dwayne Johnson

 Robert Downey, Jr.

 Vin Diesel

 Favourite Action Movie Actress:

 Charlize Theron

 Emily Blunt

 Michelle Rodriguez

 Scarlett Johansson

 Shailene Woodley

 Favourite Animated Movie Voice:

 Adam Sandler

 Amy Poehler


 Sandra Bullock

 Selena Gomez

 Favourite Comedic Movie:


 Pitch Perfect 2


 Ted 2


 Favourite Comedic Movie Actor:

 Jack Black

 Kevin Hart

 Mark Wahlberg

 Robert De Niro

 Will Ferrell

 Favourite Comedic Movie Actress:

 Amy Schumer

 Anna Kendrick

 Melissa McCarthy

 Rebel Wilson

 Sofia Vergara

 Favourite Dramatic Movie:

 The Age of Adaline

 Fifty Shades of Grey

 The Longest Ride

 The Martian

 Straight Outta Compton

 Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor:

 Channing Tatum

 George Clooney

 Johnny Depp

 Matt Damon

 Will Smith

 Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress:

 Blake Lively

 Dakota Johnson

 Jennifer Lopez

 Kate Winslet

 Rachel McAdams

 Favourite Family Movie:



 Hotel Transylvania 2

 Inside Out


 Favourite Thriller Movie:

 The Boy Next Door

 Insidious: Chapter 3


 Taken 3


 Favourite TV Show:

 The Big Bang Theory

 Game of Thrones

 Grey's Anatomy

 The Voice

 The Walking Dead

 Favourite Network TV Comedy:

 2 Broke Girls

 The Big Bang Theory

 Mike & Molly

 Modern Family

 New Girl

 Favourite Comedic TV Actor:

 Andy Samberg

 Jesse Tyler Ferguson

 Jim Parsons

 Johnny Galecki

 Matthew Perry

 Favourite Comedic TV Actress:

 Anna Faris

 Kaley Cuoco

 Melissa McCarthy

 Sofia Vergara

 Zooey Deschanel

 Favourite Network TV Drama:



 Grey's Anatomy

 How To Get Away With Murder


 Favourite Dramatic TV Actor:

 Jesse Williams

 Justin Chambers

 Scott Foley

 Taylor Kinney

 Terrence Howard

 Favourite Dramatic TV Actress:

 Ellen Pompeo

 Kerry Washington

 Sara Ramirez

 Taraji P. Henson

 Viola Davis

 Favourite Cable TV Comedy:

 Baby Daddy

 Faking It

 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

 Real Husbands of Hollywood

 Young & Hungry

 Favourite Cable TV Drama:

 Bates Motel

 The Fosters

 Pretty Little Liars

 Rizzoli & Isles


 Favourite Cable TV Actor:

 Adam DeVine

 Christian Slater

 Eric Dane

 Kevin Hart

 Taye Diggs

 Favourite Cable TV Actress:

 Ashley Benson

 Hilary Duff

 Lucy Hale

 Sasha Alexander

 Shay Mitchell

 Favourite Premium Cable TV Show:



 Masters of Sex



 Favourite Premium Cable TV Actor:

 Dwayne Johnson

 Joshua Jackson

 Justin Theroux

 Matt LeBlanc

 Nick Jonas

 Favourite Premium Cable TV Actress:

 Claire Danes

 Emmy Rossum

 Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 Kristen Bell

 Lisa Kudrow

 Favourite TV Crime Drama:



 Criminal Minds


 Person of Interest

 Favourite Crime Drama TV Actor:

 Jim Caviezel

 LL Cool J

 Mark Harmon

 Nathan Fillion

 Shemar Moore

 Favourite Crime Drama TV Actress:

 Emily Deschanel

 Lucy Liu

 Mariska Hargitay

 Pauley Perrette

 Stana Katic

 Favourite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:


 Beauty and the Beast

 Once Upon a Time


 The Vampire Diaries

 Favourite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:

 American Horror Story

 Game of Thrones


 Teen Wolf

 The Walking Dead

 Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor:

 David Tennant

 Ian Somerhalder

 Jensen Ackles

 Misha Collins

 Sam Heughan

 Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress:

 Caitriona Balfe

 Emilia Clarke

 Ginnifer Goodwin

 Jennifer Morrison

 Lady Gaga

 Favourite Animated TV Show:

 American Dad!

 Bob's Burger

 Family Guy

 The Simpsons

 South Park

 Favourite Male Artist:

 Ed Sheeran

 Justin Bieber

 Luke Bryan

 Nick Jonas

 The Weeknd

 Favourite Female Artist:

 Demi Lovato

 Lana Del Rey


 Selena Gomez

 Taylor Swift

 Favourite Group:

 Fall Out Boy

 Fifth Harmony

 Imagine Dragons

 Maroon 5

 One Direction

 Favourite Breakout Artist:

 Fetty Wap


 Shawn Mendes

 Tori Kelly

 The Weeknd

 Favourite Male Country Artist:

 Blake Shelton

 Brad Paisley

 Dierks Bentley

 Keith Urban

 Luke Bryan

 Favourite Female Country Artist:

 Carrie Underwood

 Cassadee Pope

 Kacey Musgraves

 Miranda Lambert

 Reba McEntire

 Favourite Country Group:

 The Band Perry

 Florida Georgia Line

 Lady Antebellum

 Little Big Town

 Zac Brown Band

 Favourite Pop Artist:

 Demi Lovato

 Ed Sheeran

 Kelly Clarkson

 Selena Gomez

 Taylor Swift

 Favourite Hip-Hop Artist:

 Big Sean


 Kendrick Lamar

 Nicki Minaj

 Wiz Khalifa

 Favourite R&B Artist:

 Chris Brown


 Janet Jackson


 The Weeknd

 Favourite Album:

 American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy

 Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd

 If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake

 Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons

 Title by Meghan Trainor

 Favourite Song:

 Bad Blood by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

 Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd

 Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

 See You Again by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

 What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber

 Favourite Music Icon:


 Paul McCartney


 Steven Tyler

 Stevie Wonder

 Favourite Social Media Celebrity:

 Anna Kendrick


 Britney Spears

 Dwayne Johnson

 Taylor Swift.

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