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People's Choice Awards Bitten by "The Twilight Saga"

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson pictured in "The Twighlight Saga."
Summit Entertainment
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson pictured in "The Twighlight Saga."
Summit Entertainment

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) "The Twilight Saga" may really sink its teeth into  the competition at the 2011 People's Choice Awards.

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Nominations were announced Tuesday, and the vampire love story and its stars racked up a leading eight bids.

The film is up for favorite movie and favorite drama, and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are nominated for favorite on-screen team. Pattinson and Lautner are also nominated individually for favorite movie actor, Stewart is up for favorite movie actress, and she and Pattinson are also nominated for favorite movie star under 25.

Who else is in the running besides bloodsuckers and werewolves?

"Due Date" and "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. may not be a young vampire or werewolf hunk, but he holds his own as a handsome hero who looks good in iron.

He's a  multiple nominee, up for favorite actor, favorite action star and favorite on-screen team with Don Cheadle.  "Iron Man 2," was nominated for favorite movie and action movie; and "Inception" is  in the running for favorite movie, favorite drama and favorite on-screen team for stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and Dileep Rao.

People's Choice couldn't forget about the McDreamies on the small screen.

Favorite TV drama nominee "Grey's Anatomy" led the television category, with individual acting nods for stars Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh. Dempsey, Oh and co-star Ellem Pompeo were also nominated for favorite TV doctor.

Country stars, California girls, pop divas and a redeemed rapper struck the right chords in the music category. Eminem, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Beyonce, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga were all double nominees.

Fans can vote for the winners onlineuntil Dec. 7. The People's Choice Awards will be presented Jan. 5, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre and broadcast on CBS.