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2016 People’s Choice Awards Odds

Rose T.

by Rose T. in Entertainment

Dec 1, 2015 · 11:59 AM PST


Get ready for entertainment’s annual popularity contest. The nominations for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards are out and, once again, it’s up to the fans to determine the winners. It’s the only awards show where Oscar-winning legends like Meryl Streep are nominated alongside the likes of Adam Sandler and Candy Crush Saga. Democracy can be a downer sometimes.

This year, fans cast over 72 million votes to determine the nominees in over 30 different categories ranging from movies and music to video games. Rising star The Weeknd leads the pack with five nominations including nods for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite R&B Artist.

We can expect a catfight for Favorite Female Artist this year. Taylor Swift’s Swifties are facing off against Demi Lovato‘s Lovatics. Both singers have passionate fanbases, but we give the slight edge to Lovato, who released her new album, Confident, in October.

When it comes to movies, box office numbers will likely play a role. Jurassic World is the top-grossing movie of the year so far, and will likely beat Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron for Favorite Movie. Using the same logic, Chris Pratt will beat Robert Downey Jr. for Favorite Actor.

Streaming services like Netflix got their very own category this year. The top contenders for Favorite Streaming Series are Orange is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and House of Cards.

As is always the case with the People’s Choice Awards, the nominee with the biggest – and most click-happy – fanbase will end up winning. Which stars will rake in the most Lucite trophies this year? We set some early predictions on the key categories.

2016 People’s Choice Awards Odds:

Favorite Movie:

Jurassic World: 3/2

Avengers: Age of Ultron: 3/1

Inside Out: 6/1

Furious 7: 8/1

Pitch Perfect 2: 10/1

Favorite Movie Actor:

Chris Pratt: 2/1

Robert Downey Jr: 3/1

Channing Tatum: 4/1

Johnny Depp: 6/1

Will Smith: 10/1

Favorite Movie Actress:

Melissa McCarthy: 3/2

Scarlett Johansson: 7/2

Sandra Bullock: 6/1

Anne Hathaway: 6/1

Meryl Streep: 9/1

Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory: 2/1

Game of Thrones: 5/2

Grey’s Anatomy: 4/1

The Voice: 9/1

The Walking Dead: 10/1

Favorite Streaming Series

Orange is the New Black: 5/6

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 3/1

House of Cards: 4/1

Transparent: 9/1

The Mindy Project: 12/1

Favorite Male Artist

Ed Sheeran: 3/2

Justin Bieber: 3/1

The Weeknd: 3/1

Luke Bryan: 15/1

Nick Jonas: 15/1

Favorite Female Artist

Demi Lovato: 5/4

Taylor Swift: 2/1

Selena Gomez: 8/1

Lana Del Rey: 12/1

Madonna: 18/1

(Photo credit: By Themeplus [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.)

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