Sunday 22 September 2019

Irish actress Caitriona Balfe nominated for People's Choice Awards 'Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress'

Actress Caitriona Balfe
Actress Caitriona Balfe

Irish actress Caitriona Balfe has been nominated in the category for Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress for the 2016 People's Choice Awards.

The Outlander is up against some tough competition in her category including Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and Lady Gaga who recently made her American Horror Story: Hotel debut.

JOURNEY GIRL: Caitriona Balfe took up modelling before landing a role in ‘Outlander’
JOURNEY GIRL: Caitriona Balfe took up modelling before landing a role in ‘Outlander’

However, it's music star The Weeknd who leads the way at the Awards after picking up five nominations on Tuesday.

The Hills singer is up for Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Album for Beauty Behind the Madness, as well as Favourite Breakout Artist, Favourite R&B Artist and Favourite Song for Can’t Feel My Face.

Caitriona Balfe feels liberated playing Claire Randall in Outalnder
Caitriona Balfe feels liberated playing Claire Randall in Outalnder

The awards also celebrate TV and film as well as music, and Dwayne Johnson heads up the acting categories with nods across three different genres, in movies for Favourite Action Movie Actor, in TV for Favourite Cable TV Actor, and in digital for Favourite Social Media Celebrity.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Inside Out, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2 will battle it out for Favourite Movie, while Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey, Jr. and Will Smith are up for Favourite Actor, and Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson will fight it out for Favourite Actress.

Caitriona Balfe in Outlander
Caitriona Balfe in Outlander

In the TV categories, three shows created and/or written by Shonda Rhimes have picked up nominations: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. Long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy takes the title for the most-nominated TV series with six nominations including Favourite TV Show.

With the addition of the digital categories, this year fans will have 65 categories to cast their votes in. Voting begins on 3 November and officially ends on 3 December .

The 2016 PCAs will air live from the Microsoft Theatre in L.A. Live in Los Angeles on 6 January with former Glee star Jane Lynch on hosting duties.

The main nomination categories are:

Favourite Movie:

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Furious 7

Inside Out

Jurassic World

Pitch Perfect 2


Favourite Movie Actor:

Channing Tatum

Chris Pratt

Johnny Depp

Robert Downey, Jr.

Will Smith


Favourite Movie Actress:

Anne Hathaway

Melissa McCarthy

Meryl Streep

Sandra Bullock

Scarlett Johansson


Favourite Action Movie:

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials


Favourite Action Movie Actor:

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Pratt

Dwayne Johnson

Robert Downey, Jr.

Vin Diesel


Favourite Action Movie Actress:

Charlize Theron

Emily Blunt

Michelle Rodriguez

Scarlett Johansson

Shailene Woodley


Favourite Animated Movie Voice:

Adam Sandler

Amy Poehler


Sandra Bullock

Selena Gomez


Favourite Comedic Movie:


Pitch Perfect 2


Ted 2



Favourite Comedic Movie Actor:

Jack Black

Kevin Hart

Mark Wahlberg

Robert De Niro

Will Ferrell


Favourite Comedic Movie Actress:

Amy Schumer

Anna Kendrick

Melissa McCarthy

Rebel Wilson

Sofia Vergara


Favourite Dramatic Movie:

The Age of Adaline

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Longest Ride

The Martian

Straight Outta Compton


Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor:

Channing Tatum

George Clooney

Johnny Depp

Matt Damon

Will Smith


Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress:

Blake Lively

Dakota Johnson

Jennifer Lopez

Kate Winslet

Rachel McAdams


Favourite Family Movie:



Hotel Transylvania 2

Inside Out



Favourite Thriller Movie:

The Boy Next Door

Insidious: Chapter 3


Taken 3



Favourite TV Show:

The Big Bang Theory

Game of Thrones

Grey's Anatomy

The Voice

The Walking Dead


Favourite Network TV Comedy:

2 Broke Girls

The Big Bang Theory

Mike & Molly

Modern Family

New Girl


Favourite Comedic TV Actor:

Andy Samberg

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jim Parsons

Johnny Galecki

Matthew Perry


Favourite Comedic TV Actress:

Anna Faris

Kaley Cuoco

Melissa McCarthy

Sofia Vergara

Zooey Deschanel


Favourite Network TV Drama:



Grey's Anatomy

How To Get Away With Murder



Favourite Dramatic TV Actor:

Jesse Williams

Justin Chambers

Scott Foley

Taylor Kinney

Terrence Howard


Favourite Dramatic TV Actress:

Ellen Pompeo

Kerry Washington

Sara Ramirez

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis


Favourite Cable TV Comedy:

Baby Daddy

Faking It

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Young & Hungry


Favourite Cable TV Drama:

Bates Motel

The Fosters

Pretty Little Liars

Rizzoli & Isles



Favourite Cable TV Actor:

Adam DeVine

Christian Slater

Eric Dane

Kevin Hart

Taye Diggs


Favourite Cable TV Actress:

Ashley Benson

Hilary Duff

Lucy Hale

Sasha Alexander

Shay Mitchell


Favourite Premium Cable TV Show:



Masters of Sex




Favourite Premium Cable TV Actor:

Dwayne Johnson

Joshua Jackson

Justin Theroux

Matt LeBlanc

Nick Jonas


Favourite Premium Cable TV Actress:

Claire Danes

Emmy Rossum

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Kristen Bell

Lisa Kudrow


Favourite TV Crime Drama:



Criminal Minds


Person of Interest


Favourite Crime Drama TV Actor:

Jim Caviezel

LL Cool J

Mark Harmon

Nathan Fillion

Shemar Moore


Favourite Crime Drama TV Actress:

Emily Deschanel

Lucy Liu

Mariska Hargitay

Pauley Perrette

Stana Katic


Favourite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:


Beauty and the Beast

Once Upon a Time


The Vampire Diaries


Favourite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:

American Horror Story

Game of Thrones


Teen Wolf

The Walking Dead


Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor:

David Tennant

Ian Somerhalder

Jensen Ackles

Misha Collins

Sam Heughan


Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress:

Caitriona Balfe

Emilia Clarke

Ginnifer Goodwin

Jennifer Morrison

Lady Gaga


Favourite Animated TV Show:

American Dad!

Bob's Burger

Family Guy

The Simpsons

South Park


Favourite Male Artist:

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd


Favourite Female Artist:

Demi Lovato

Lana Del Rey


Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift


Favourite Group:

Fall Out Boy

Fifth Harmony

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction


Favourite Breakout Artist:

Fetty Wap


Shawn Mendes

Tori Kelly

The Weeknd


Favourite Male Country Artist:

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Dierks Bentley

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan


Favourite Female Country Artist:

Carrie Underwood

Cassadee Pope

Kacey Musgraves

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire


Favourite Country Group:

The Band Perry

Florida Georgia Line

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band


Favourite Pop Artist:

Demi Lovato

Ed Sheeran

Kelly Clarkson

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift


Favourite Hip-Hop Artist:

Big Sean


Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Wiz Khalifa


Favourite R&B Artist:

Chris Brown


Janet Jackson


The Weeknd


Favourite Album:

American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy

Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd

If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake

Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons

Title by Meghan Trainor


Favourite Song:

Bad Blood by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd

Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber


Favourite Music Icon:


Paul McCartney


Steven Tyler

Stevie Wonder


Favourite Social Media Celebrity:

Anna Kendrick


Britney Spears

Dwayne Johnson

Taylor Swift.

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