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Twilight sequel leads People's Choice nominations

Twilight: Eclipse
Image caption Twiilght stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have both been nominated in the acting categories

Vampire sequel The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has received eight nominations for the 2011 People's Choice Awards.

The film is up for favourite movie and favourite drama, while its stars - Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner - landed acting nods.

Other multiple nominees include the hit US TV show Glee and singer Katy Perry, each of whom are up for five awards.

The prizes will be handed out at a Los Angeles ceremony on 5 January, hosted by rapper and actress Queen Latifah.

Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland, Inception and Iron Man 2 will compete against Twilight: Eclipse for the favourite movie honour. Iron Man 2 star Robert Downey Jnr is also nominated for favourite actor, action star and on-screen team with Don Cheadle.

In the TV categories Britney Spears and Neil Patrick Harris were nominated for the TV guest star award for their appearances in Glee.

And in the music categories Eminem, Carrie Underwood and Lady Gaga were also multiple nominees.

As well as Twilight's Pattinson, other British stars to be nominated include Harry Potter star Emma Watson, up for favourite movie star under 25, and Hugh Laurie, who has two nominations for his role in medical drama House.

Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver will also compete in the favourite TV chef category.

Fans can vote for the winners in the 44 categories on the People's Choice website until 7 December.

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