Dakota Johnson Is Up for a People's Choice Award but Jamie Dornan Got Snubbed

The people have spoken — and Anastasia Steele is getting the credit she deserves for helping to make Fifty Shades of Grey a blockbuster success. Dakota Johnson has been nominated for a People's Choice Award, but Jamie Dornan's name is nowhere to be found on the ballot.


The 26-year-old actress is up for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress, and she's in good company: Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, and Rachel McAdams are all fellow nominees. Her work as the innocent Ana, who becomes captivated by Christian Grey's charms and is drawn into his S&M lifestyle, obviously didn't go unnoticed, nor should it. She and Dornan helped Fifty Shades break box office records and earn over $550 million worldwide.

Not surprisingly, Fifty Shades of Grey has been nominated for a Favorite Dramatic Movie award, alongside The Age of Adaline, The Longest Ride, The Martian, and Straight Outta Compton. You have to remember this isn't the Oscars — the People's Choice Awards are quicker to acknowledge films that captivated audiences, even if they weren't, technically speaking, classic movies. The winners will be announced on January 7, 2016.

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The big question here is: Why was Dornan denied a nomination? Personally, I feel his turn as Christian was just as worthy of a nod as Dakota's, but I have a feeling it didn't happen for him this year because the other nominees in the same category were far too strong. He was sexy and captivating, but when you compare him to Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Will Smith, Matt Damon, and Channing Tatum (okay, maybe not Channing), his role was a bit ... lightweight.

I'm sure Jamie is super stoked for Dakota and proud of her; even if he didn't score a nomination, he can still feel good about the fact that his performance helped Dakota step up her game. Hoping he and Amelia Warner make an appearance at the show to cheer on his costar and support Fifty Shades.


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