You can vote now through October 31 on the nominees for the 40th annual People's Choice Awards. The top five in each of the 54 categories will go on to be crowned official nominees on November 5 and several of the nominee pools include out actors, LGBT characters and inclusive shows. There is also a write in option if you don't see your favorite listed, and you can select up to five options per category. Vote now, the People's Choice Awards will air January 8, 2014 at 9:00pm on CBS!
On the individual actor side, out actress Jodie Foster is up for Favorite Movie Actress. Out actors Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jim Parsons, Neil Patrick Harris as well as Darren Criss and Eric Stonestreet (who portray gay characters) are all possible nominees in Favorite Comedic TV Actor, while out actress Jane Lynch is up for nomination in Favorite Comedic TV Actress. You can vote for out actor Sean Hayes and Andre Braugher (who portrays a gay character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine) in Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, while out actress Anna Paquin and Tatiana Maslany (who portrays a bisexual character on Orphan Black, among others) are possible nominees in Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Star.
Glee's recently engaged couple Kurt and Blaine are up for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry. Glee's Blaine and Sam and Scandal's Cyrus and Fitz are possible nominees for Favorite TV Bromance while Pretty Little Liars' Emily, Hanna, Aria and Spencer and Glee's Santana and Rachel are up for Favorite TV Gal Pals.
LGBT-inclusive series Glee, Modern Family, and Two and a Half Men are all possible nominees in Favorite Network TV Comedy. The Carrie Diaries, Chicago Fire, The Good Wife, Grey's Anatomy, Mistresses, Nashville, Revenge and Scandal are all up for Favorite Network TV Drama and Rookie Blue is part of the pool for Favorite TV Crime Drama. Awkward. is a possible nominee for Favorite Cable TV Comedy and The Bridge, Downton Abbey, Pretty Little Liars, White Collar are up for Favorite Cable TV Drama. Episodes, Game of Thrones, Girls, Nurse Jackie, Shameless and True Blood are nominated for Favorite Premium Cable TV Show. The nominees for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show include Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Teen Wolf, True Blood and Under the Dome. The Amazing Race, American Idol, Big Brother, The Biggest Loser, Dancing with the Stars, Hell's Kitchen and So You Think You Can Dance are up for Favorite Competition TV Show and all included LGBT competitors or judges on their recent seasons.
American Horror Story, Behind the Candelabra and Ladies Man: A MADE Movie are up for Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries. Netflix's Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, and YouTube online show Neil's Puppet Dreams are nominees in Favorite Streaming Series. LGBT-inclusive series Army Wives, Happy Endings, The Killing, The Office, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Southland and Spartacus are nominees in Favorite Series We Miss Most.
Bravo's Andy Cohen is a nominee in Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host while Ellen DeGeneres, hosts of The Chew (including Clinton Kelly) and hosts of The Talk (including Sara Gilbert) are up in Favorite Daytime TV Hosts.
On the music side, Lady Gaga is a nominee in Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Music Fan Following and "Same Love" rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are nominees in Favorite Hip Hop Artist.
Voting for nominees is open now through October 31 and voting for winners will open after nominee announcement on November 5. The 40th annual People's Choice Awards will air January 8, 2014 at 9:00pm on CBS.