Rachel Bilson (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rachel Bilson (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(KBCW/CBS NEWS) – It’s named the People’s Choice Awards for a reason. The people have indeed voted, and this year, fans cast more than 160 million votes for the nominee selection phase, a new record. Nominees for the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards were announced Tuesday at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif., by Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, stars of the CBS’ “2 Broke Girls.” Joining them were presenters Ciara, San Francisco-born actor Darren Criss, from CBS’ “Mom” Allison Janney and our very own Rachel Bilson of “Hart of Dixie.”

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With so many categories (58, to be exact), there are all sorts of nominees in the running. Even “Sharkado” is up for an award.

Voting for the winners is currently under way and will continue through December 5, 2013. Awards will be handed out on January 8 live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles in a televised event, airing live on KPIX 5 / CBS from 9-11pm.

Cast your votes at peopleschoice.com


Favorite New TV Drama: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Betrayal,” “The Blacklist “Dracula,” “Hostages,” “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Originals,”Reign,” & “The Tomorrow People”

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Andy Samberg, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joseph Morgan, Michael J. Fox & Robin Williams

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Favorite TV Bromance: Blaine & Sam (“Glee”), Ryan & Esposito (“Castle”), Sam, Dean & Castiel (“Supernatural”), Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Ted, Marshall & Barney (“How I Met Your Mother”)

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Castle & Beckett (“Castle”), Damon & Elena (“The Vampire Diaries”), Derek & Meredith (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Emma & Hook (“Once Upon A Time”) & Kurt & Blaine (“Glee”)

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show: “Once Upon A Time,” “The Walking Dead,” “Supernatural,” “Beauty and the Beast,” & “The Vampire Diaries”

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor: Andrew Lincoln, Ian Somerhalder, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles & Stephen Amell

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress: Emilia Clarke, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kristin Kreuk, Nina Dobrev & Tatiana Maslany

Favorite New Talk Show Host: Arsenio Hall, Bethenny Frankel, Jenny McCarthy, Queen Latifah & Ross Mathews

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