Queen Latifah has been tapped as host of the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, airing live, Jan. 7 on CBS.
The rapper-turned-actress, and star of “The Secret Life of Bees,” is up for favorite leading lady against Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.
Will Smith, meanwhile, earns nods for favorite action star and favorite male movie star.
“The Dark Knight” goes up against “Iron Man” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” for favorite movie. “Mamma Mia!” has been nominated for movie comedy as well as “Get Smart” and “27 Dresses.”
In the TV categories, the drama field consists of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “House.” Vying for top comedy series honors are “Two and a Half Men,” “Ugly Betty” and “Samantha Who?”
Patrick Dempsey (“Grey’s”), “House” star Hugh Laurie and Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”) are up for favorite male TV star, while “Samantha Who?” lead Christina Applegate will vie with Sally Field of “Brothers and Sisters” and Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: SVU” for female TV star honors.
To celebrate its 35 years of publication, People Magazine will present the first People’s Choice Award for favorite star under 35. Other new categories include superhero, movie cast and TV drama diva.
The People’s Choice Awards honor fan favorites in television, movies and music. Awards will be presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.