'Glee,' Bullock and Perry lead People's Choice nominees

Reuters

LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Television musical series"Glee" on Tuesday led the nominees for the annual fan-votedPeople's Choice Awards, while actress Sandra Bullock and popsingers Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake each scored fivenominations.

Fox's "Glee" picked up eight nominations for the onlyHollywood awards show covering film, music and television thatis voted on solely by the public.

The People's Choice Awards ceremony, set for Jan. 8 in LosAngeles, kicks off the Hollywood awards season, which culminateswith the coveted Academy Awards, or Oscars, on March 2.

The People's Choice winners are chosen by fans, who can voteonline across 58 categories spanning film, TV and music startingThursday through Dec. 5.

"Glee" scored nominations for best network TV comedy, whileits stars Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Lea Micheleeach won nominations in the comedy acting categories.

Fan recognition for "Glee" comes four months after seriesstar Cory Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose inVancouver, causing a delay in production. "Glee" bid farewell toMonteith and his character in a somber episode last month.

The series also picked up nominations for the awards show'smore off-beat accolades, including favorite TV "bromance,"favorite TV "gal pals" and favorite on-screen chemistry.

Bullock won nominations for best movie actress, bestdramatic actress, best comedic actress as well as twonominations for top movie duo for her roles in outer-space drama"Gravity" with George Clooney and buddy-cop comedy "The Heat"with Melissa McCarthy.

Perry picked up her nods for best female music artist, popartist, and favorite music fan following. Her song "Roar" wasnominated for best song and music video.

Pop singer Justin Timberlake, who released his album "The20/20 Experience" in two installments this year after afive-year music hiatus, also earned five nods including top malemusic artist, pop artist, R&B artist, best album and best songfor "Mirrors."

Network CBS dominated the main televisioncategories, picking up a total of 13 nominations spanning bestcomedy, drama and actors in a drama and comedy series. Fox and ABC were second with seven nods, while NBC picked up three.

Action films "Fast & Furious 6," "Iron Man 3" and "Star TrekInto Darkness" along with animated features "Despicable Me 2"and "Monsters University" were nominated for favorite movie.

Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman, MelissaMcCarthy and Channing Tatum each picked up three nods in theacting categories.

The awards show will be broadcast on CBS and hosted by BethBehrs and Kat Dennings, stars of the CBS comedy series "2 BrokeGirls."

Organizers said more than 160 million votes were cast toselect this year's nominees for the awards, which are in their40th year.