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I hope you’re ready. People’s Choice Awards nomination voting begins in one day and you’d better be prepared. With so much that has happened in movies, TV, and music,   it must be pretty scary to think that you alone decide who is worthy of making it to the finals. Are you up for the task? Did Beyonce release anything noteworthy this year? Will she be eligble for a nomination?

Well, I wish I could tell you now, but since voting begins in one day you will have to come back tomorrow to find out . With that being said, I have decided to give you a little crash course on some of the great moments you might have forgotten about since last year’s show. Did you know that Demi Lovato performed “Give Your Heart a Break” at last year’s People’s Choice Awards…9 months ago?  Time flies, huh?

So, as you digest the fact that you have been repeatedly singing a song that’s almost a year old, let’s jump right into a recap of movies.

Movies

Now it also may seem like forever ago, but the first film of The Hunger Games series premiered this past spring. Along with other gigantic blockbusters like The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-Man, it is pretty safe to say that we have had a whole lot of action to digest.  I know you “tributes” out there are angry that I might even imply that you forgot about your beloved Katniss, but The Hunger Games released all the way back in March, and we lesser fans may not have remembered. Apart from action,  Mark Wahlberg and Seth McFarlane had us peeing in our pants with Ted; Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill surprised us all in the hilarious 21 Jump Street; and Sacha Baron Cohen had us begging for freedom after making us laugh non-stop in The Dictator. If you missed any of these movies, stop what you are doing right now and go get the DVDs – they are amazing.

Before I get to TV, let me rattle off a few other movies that you might have forgotten about since Men in Black 3 erased your memory in May. Denzel Washington’s, action-thriller Safe House came out in February, American Reunion was released in April, and Noomi Rapace/Michael Fassbender burst onto the screen in Prometheus back in June.

TV

Even though Made in Jersey and Animal Practice won’t be making the list this year (since, sadly, they were cancelled), we have had a serious amount of good TV all year long. The Big Bang Theory is funnier than ever, with our gorgeous/hilarious host Kaley Cuoco leading the way. Homeland has everyone I know going crazy, and Scandal became one of the biggest must-see shows of the year. Revenge, Anger Management, and Modern Family all became eligible for People’s Choice Awards when they returned in 2012, and my personal guilty pleasure, Burn Notice stayed on the list when it returned back in the spring. So as you prepare for your last minute TV marathon, rest assured that you aren’t wasting your time.

Music

Music is always the hardest because songs get stuck in our heads for months, but we often forget when they were released. I personally was shocked to find out that “Call Me Maybe” came out back in February, when I was sure it was a summer jam. Well never the mind, try and relax because pretty much all of our favorite artists have come out with songs in 2012. Adele thankfully released “Skyfall” in October, Rihanna had multiple hits since January, Madonna’s “MDNA album was hugely successful in March, and Mumford & Sons blew our socks off with their sophomore album, “Babel” only a few weeks ago.

I hope this little crash course helped.  Make sure you come back tomorrow to vote early and often. You wouldn’t want your favorite missing out on the chance to win an award, would you?

Today’s Poll

Which show premiering this week are you most excited for?

<i>Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23</i>

<i>Happy Endings</i>

<i>Touch</i>

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