Avengers lead 2016 People's Choice Awards nominations

Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers (Marvel)
Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers (Marvel)

Los Angeles - Avengers: Age of Ultron, Grey's Anatomy and The Weeknd lead the nominations for the 2016 People's Choice Awards.

The Marvel blockbuster and its stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson picked up a total of seven nods ahead of the upcoming ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, including Favourite Movie, Favourite Actor and Favourite Actress, while the long-running medical drama scored six nominations, including Favourite TV Show and Favourite Network TV Drama.

The Weeknd leads the pack in the musical categories with five nominations, including Favourite Male Artist and Favourite Album, followed by Blank Space hitmaker Taylor Swift, who is up for four different prizes, including Favourite Female Artist and Favourite Pop Artist.

Ballers star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was named in three different categories for his work, including Favourite Action Movie Star, Favourite Cable TV Actor and Favourite Social Media Celebrity.

Ed Sheeran is among the other top contenders, while Madonna will battle it out against Paul McCartney, Prince, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Wonder in a bid to scoop the Favourite Music Icon prize.

Fans can vote for their favourite artists and actors via the People's Choice website, Facebook page, Twitter or mobile app, and the winners will be revealed at the star-studded ceremony on January 6, 2016.

Partial list of nominations for the People's Choice Awards 2016:

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 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 TV Show
'The Big Bang Theory'
'Game of Thrones'
'Grey's Anatomy'
'The Voice'
'The Walking Dead'

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 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