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People's Choice 2012 Nominations Go To Harry Potter, Pirates, Bridesmaids, And The Help

The people have voted and the nominations for People’s Choice Awards 2012 are in. Unsurprisingly, movie fans love Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Transformers. And while Bridesmaids was recognized in numerous categories, the people seem to have disregarded Melissa McCarthy in the Favorite Female Comedy Actress.

The movie categories range from your standard favorites (movie, actor, actress) to some more specific categories, like Favorite Movie Actor Under 25 and Favorite Movie Animated Voice, which is actually a great category, considering voice-performances go under-appreciated at awards ceremonies. The Action movie category seems to indicate that standard action movies are a thing of the past, as the category seems to be mashed together with fantasy/comic films, which suggests that there’s a shortage of traditional action movies to rival Fast Five this year. Renaming the category Favorite Huge Budget Film might be more fitting. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 made the cut in the Action Movie category, however Captain America seems to have been forgotten.

Potter is well represented on the list, with the film up for Favorite Movie, Movie Cast, and Favorite Book Adaptation, and Daniel Radcliffe, up for two acting awards.

?As for the Favorite Comedic Actor and Actress categories, among the nominees are Adam Sandler, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, and Mila Kunis. Somehow Melissa McCarthy’s performance in Bridesmaids didn’t make the list. You can read the full list of movie-related nominations (via below.

FAVORITE MOVIE-- Bridesmaids-- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2-- The Help-- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides-- Transformers: Dark of the MoonFAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR-- Daniel Radcliffe-- Hugh Jackman-- Johnny Depp-- Robert Pattinson-- Ryan ReynoldsFAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS-- Anne Hathaway-- Emma Stone-- Jennifer Aniston-- Julia Roberts-- Reese WitherspoonFAVORITE MOVIE ICON-- George Clooney-- Harrison Ford-- Morgan Freeman-- Robert DeNiro-- Tom HanksFAVORITE ACTION MOVIE-- Fast Five-- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2-- Thor-- Transformers: Dark of the Moon-- X-Men: First ClassFAVORITE ACTION MOVIE STAR-- Hugh Jackman-- Ryan Reynolds-- Shia LaBeouf-- Taylor Lautner-- Vin DieselFAVORITE DRAMA MOVIE-- The Adjustment Bureau-- The Help-- Limitless-- Moneyball-- Water for ElephantsFAVORITE COMEDY MOVIE-- Bad Teacher-- Bridesmaids-- Crazy Stupid Love-- Friends With Benefits-- The Hangover Part IIFAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR-- Adam Sandler-- Ashton Kutcher-- Bradley Cooper-- Ryan Reynolds-- Steve CarellFAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS-- Cameron Diaz-- Emma Stone-- Jennifer Aniston-- Mila Kunis-- Natalie PortmanFAVORITE MOVIE STAR UNDER 25-- Chloe Moretz-- Daniel Radcliffe-- Emma Watson-- Rupert Grint-- Tom FeltonFAVORITE ENSEMBLE MOVIE CAST-- Bridesmaids-- The Hangover Part II-- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2-- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides-- X-Men: First ClassFAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE VOICE-- Anne Hathaway as Jewel Rio-- Jack Black as Po Kung Fu Panda 2-- Johnny Depp as Rango Rango-- Katy Perry as Smurfette The Smurfs-- Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen Cars 2FAVORITE MOVIE SUPERHERO-- Chris Evans as Captain America-- Chris Hemsworth as Thor-- James McAvoy as Professor X-- Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique-- Ryan Reynolds as Green LanternFAVORITE BOOK ADAPTATION-- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2-- The Help-- I Am Number Four-- Soul Surfer-- Water For Elephants

Fans can vote online by going to

Read the list of TV nominations here.

People’s Choice Awards 2012 will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (9:00-11)(9:ET/delayed PT) on CBS.