LOS ANGELES – “The Twilight Saga” has a chance to eclipse the competition at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards.
Nominations were announced Tuesday, and the vampire love story and its stars racked up a leading eight bids.
The film is up for favorite movie and favorite drama, and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are nominated for favorite on-screen team. Pattinson and Lautner are also nominated individually for favorite movie actor, Stewart is up for favorite movie actress, and she and Pattinson are also nominated for favorite movie star under 25.
Other multiple nominees in the movie category include Robert Downey Jr., who’s up for favorite actor, favorite action star and favorite on-screen team with Don Cheadle; “Iron Man 2,” nominated for favorite movie and action movie; and “Inception,” in the running for favorite movie, favorite drama and favorite on-screen team for stars Leonardo diCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and Dileep Rao.
Favorite TV drama nominee “Grey’s Anatomy” led the television category, with individual acting nods for stars Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh. Dempsey, Oh and co-star Ellem Pompeo were also nominated for favorite TV doctor.
In the music category, Eminem, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Beyonce, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga were all double nominees.
Fans can vote for the winners online until Dec. 7. The People’s Choice Awards will be presented Jan. 5, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre and broadcast on CBS.