DARK KNIGHT and IRON MAN dominate People's Choice Awards (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CBS has announced the nominees for the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards during a ceremony hosted by Joshua Jackson "Fringe," Carrie Ann Inaba "Dancing with the Stars," Paula Marshall "Gary Unmarried" and Jay Mohr "Gary Unmarried."

'The Dark Knight' is up for awards in a whopping seven categories. 'Iron Man' is no slouch either, gathering five nominations.

Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of 35th Annual People's Choice Awards which will be hosted by Queen Latifah from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The first awards show of 2009, 35th Annual People's Choice Awards honors fan favorites in television, movies and music.

You can vote for your favorites starting today at pcaVOTE.com.

Two comic book superheroes are going to slug it out with a big-screen icon for the in the FAVORITE MOVIE category. Nominees are 'The Dark Knight', 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' and 'Iron Man'.

The same three nominees are also up for the FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE award.

The cast of 'The Dark Knight' gets another nod in the FAVORITE CAST category, throwing down against a bunch of chicks from 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Sex and the City'.

It's no surprise that Robert Downey Jr.  gets a nod for FAVORITE MALE MOVIE STAR, contending with Harrison Ford  and Will Smith.

Which takes nothing away from Christian Bale's nomination for FAVORITE LEADING MAN. He'll have to hold off Brad Pitt  and Mark Wahlberg.

The two super guys also battle Will Smith for FAVORITE MALE ACTION STAR honors.

Bale and the late, great Heath Ledger get a nod in the FAVORITE ON-SCREEN MATCH-UP  category, pitted against Tina Fey & Amy Poehler ('Baby Mama')  and Harrison Ford & Shia LaBeouf  ('Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull') 

And no real surprises in the FAVORITE SUPERHERO category, the nominations of which go to Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Will Smith as John Hancock.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.

Series: Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Hancock