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Posted at 4:11 PM ET, 11/ 9/2010

People's Choice Award nominees announced. Is this the best we could do?

By Liz Kelly

Breaking news! Earlier today at a star-studded press conference in Hollywood, the nominees for the LEAST important show of the upcoming awards season were announced.

That's right, the People's Choice Awards has again reared its populist head to clutter our awards season calendar with the only ceremony to honor film, TV, music and the Web in categories filled with nominees determined by a shadowy "media research company." So, obviously, there are a few oversights and plain old dunderheaded match-ups that should be pointed out:

-- Nominees for "Favorite Web Celeb" include Teri Hatcher and Alicia Keys, but not Antoine Dodson? I must've missed when Teri Hatcher made her stand about people climbing in windows and snatching people up. And never once did Alicia Keys warn me to hide my kids or my husband. Run and tell that.

-- Betty White is nominated as "Favorite TV Guest Star" for her appearance on "Community," but not "Saturday Night Live?" Come on, she made a huge muffin. And talked about it.

-- How is "Mad Men" not an option for "Favorite TV Obsession?" Surely, the sizzling fourth season generated more buzz than "White Collar."

-- Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie are competing for "Favorite Movie Actress." They may as well have called the category "Favorite Movie Actress Who Has Kissed Brad Pitt and Excuse Us While We Manufacture a Bit of Tension."

-- Although "Kick-Ass" is nominated in the "Favorite Action Movie" category, not one of it's stars got a nod in the "Favorite Action Star" category. And Chloe Grace Moretz (aka Hit Girl) should totally be on that list.

-- I know it's only been on for two weeks, but how did the ratings-grabbing "Walking Dead" manage to get left off the list of "Favorite New TV Drama" nominees?

I could go on, but I think my point is made.

The People's Choice Awards will air on CBS on Jan. 5.

By Liz Kelly  | November 9, 2010; 4:11 PM ET
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Comments

Liz,I don't know how to break this news to you, but if the people really had been polled on their favorite, Return of the McRib would win in a McRunaway.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 10, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

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