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'Twilight,' 'True Blood' Set to Rule People's Choice Awards

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Nov 10, 2009 | 9:50am EST

Vampires are set to rule the upcoming People's Choice Awards -- with blockbuster fantasy film franchise Twilight and blood-sucking TV series True Blood leading the nominations.

The public cast more than 18 million votes online to select the nominees for next year's ceremony, and it will also choose the winners in 35 categories.

The Twilight Saga will compete against Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Star Trek in the favorite-movie and favorite-film-franchise categories.

Stars Kristen StewartRobert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner have earned nods for best onscreen team, joining fellow nominees Daniel RadcliffeRupert Grint and Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Sandra Bullock andRyan Reynolds (The Proposal), Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, will.i.amDominic Monaghan and Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

Pattinson and Stewart were also nominated individually for favorite movie actress and actor, and will face-off against A-listers Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Anne Hathaway, Drew BarrymoreJennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock in their respective categories.

Lautner is also up for breakout movie actor alongside Chris Pine, Joseph Gordon-LevittSam Worthington and Zachary Quinto.

Meanwhile, True Blood was nominated for favorite TV obsession and favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV show, where it will battle against Vampire Diaries, HeroesLost and Supernatural.

The show's star Anna Paquin will fight it out with Blake Lively, Jennifer Love HewittKatherine Heigl and Mariska Hargitay for favorite TV drama actress -- while Hugh Laurie, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark HarmonMatthew Fox and Patrick Dempsey compete for the title of favorite TV drama actor.

Musically, newcomers Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Kris AllenLady Gaga and reality TV star Susan Boyle will battle for favorite breakout music artist.

Eminem, Jason Mraz, John MayerKeith Urban and Tim McGraw will go head-to-head for the favorite-male-artist accolade, while their female counterparts include Beyonce, Britney Spears, Carrie UnderwoodPink and Taylor Swift

Queen Latifah will host the People's Choice Awards at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on Jan. 6.

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