THE Twilight Saga has a chance to eclipse the competition at the 2011 Peoples Choice Awards.
Nominations were announced on Tuesday, and the vampire love story and its stars racked up a leading eight bids.
The film is up for favourite movie and favourite drama, and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are nominated for favourite on-screen team.
R-Patz and Taylor are also nominated individually for favourite movie actor, while Kristen is up for favourite movie actress.
She and R-Patz are also nominated for favourite movie star under 25.
Other multiple nominees in the movie category include Robert Downey Jr, whos up for favourite actor, favourite action star and favourite on-screen team with Don Cheadle; Iron Man 2, nominated for favourite movie and action movie; and Inception, in the running for favourite movie, favourite drama and favourite on-screen team for stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and Dileep Rao.
Favourite TV drama nominee Greys Anatomy led the television category, with individual acting nods for stars Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh.
Patrick, Sandra and co-star Ellen Pompeo were also nominated for favourite TV doctor.
In the music category, Eminem, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Pink, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga were all multiple nominees.
Fans can vote for the winners online until December 7.
The Peoples Choice Awards will be presented on January 5, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre and broadcast on CBS.
GN

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 11-Nov-2010 here.