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The deal with this week's OTHER awards

January 10, 2012|By Dana Moran | RedEye

How much do we love awards shows? So much that, even though they're not nearly as classy as Sunday's Golden Globes, we can't help but get a little psyched about Wednesday's People's Choice Awards. Because while America's super classiest stars, TV shows and movies are waxing and mega-dieting for the Globes, Adam Sandler still has a chance to win something this season. Here's what to watch out for at the choiceiest show of them all.

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You've gotta know ...

 -- The trend of awesome ladies that started in 2011 isn't stopping any time soon. All five favorite album nominees are women -- or in the case of Lady Antebellum, fronted by one.

 -- Losers in the Best Movie category need not despair. They still can duke it out for best comedy, drama or action flick. Same goes for the actors and actresses -- it's like those Little League participation trophies. And don't even get us started on the TV categories.

 -- Katy Perry won't be there. The recent Russell Brand ex is up for seven pointy clear statues, so she must have something more important on her agenda than showing up for this ego boost. Like eating Toaster Strudel and crying.

 -- While Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar, he's picked up a People's Choice statue six of the past seven years. He's up for two awards this year -- one for the voice of Rango the chameleon. We're sure his kids are proud.

Bet you wish you didn't know...

 -- Online voting is sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats, so, naturally, it's called Honey Bunches of Votes. Next stop: The 2012 presidential election.

 -- Besides the actual awards voting, online visitors can participate in a variety of polls, including one about your favorite Nina Dobrev project. Ooo, ooo, "The Roommate"!

 -- Kaley Cuoco is hosting, which means someone is still watching "The Big Bang Theory." It is not us.

 -- The awards' online store is running a 25-percent-off special, which means that $50 hoodie is SO much more reasonable.

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