"The YOU Spectacular is one of the most exciting celebrity events in the country and the only award ceremony of its kind in the English market," YOU editor Linda Pietersen says. "It has become one of the highlights on the celeb calendar and this year it's going to be bigger and better than ever, with a Hollywood-style red carpet entrance and an extra-special after-party where top DJs will be spinning the discs. There is already plenty of activity on Twitter with people congratulating nominees and we foresee a great event."
Nominees were announced in this week's YOU and voting continues until 11 July.
The nominees (with their SMS codes) are as follows: Favourite TV presenter:
1a Nico Panagio, 1b Leanne Manas, 1c Pabi Moloi, 1d Proverb, 1e Jeanni D. Favourite Newcomer:
2a Crazy White Boy, 2b Ashish Gangapersad, 2c Elvis Blue, 2d Simba Mhere, 2e Hildegardt Whites. Favourite Couple:
3a Connie and Shona Ferguson, 3b Lee-Ann Liebenberg and Nicky van der Walt, 3c Christi and Nico Panagio, 3d Sonia and Leslie Sedibe, 3e Dianne Lawrenson and Jody Abrahams. Sexiest Woman:
4a Lee-Ann Liebenberg, 4b Kim Engelbrecht, 4c Bonang Matheba, 4d Khanyi Mbau, 4e Jeanni D. Sexiest Man:
5a Elvis Blue, 5b Janez Vermeiren, 5c Sizwe Dhlomo, 5d Sisa Hewana, 5e Morne Steyn.Most Popular Female Celeb:
6a Khanyi Mbau, 6b Anele Mdoda, 6c Jeannie D, 6d Michelle Botes, 6e Sophie Ndaba. Most Popular Male Celeb:
7a Gareth Cliff , 7b Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, 7c DJ Fresh, 7d Menzi Ngubane, 7e Arno Marais. Favourite Actress:
8a Sophie Ndaba , 8b Michelle Botes, 8c Kim Engelbrecht, 8d Vinette Ibrahim, 8e Sonia Sedibe. Favourite Actor:
9a Zolisa Xaluva, 9b Menzi Ngubane, 9c Sello-Maake Ka Ncube, 9d Robert Whitehead, 9e Jacques Blignaut. Favourite Sport Star:
10a Charl Schwartzel, 10b Imran Tahir, 10c Siphiwe Tshabalala, 10d Pat Lambie, 10e Hashim Amla. Favourite Music Star:
11a Elvis Blue, 11b Prime Circle, 11c Parlotones, 11d Lira, 11e Liquideep.Favourite Radio Personality:
12a Redi Direko, 12b Darren Simpson, 12c Gareth Cliff, 12d DJ Fresh, 12e Unathi Nkayi & Glen LewisFavourite Soapie:
13a 7de Laan, 13b Isidingo, 13c Generations, 13d Scandal!, 13e Rhythm City, 13f Binnelanders Sub Judice, 13g The Wild
Voting will happen through Mxit, Facebook, the YOU website, SMS line (32113) and on the YOU mobisite. Fans can win prizes up to R80 000 in value and YOU Spectacular tickets by voting for their favourite celebs.