, Monday, September 22, 2014
The WTOP staff nominated what we thought were the top movies, TV shows, songs and celebrities of the year. Now's your chance to pick the winners of each category. Voting ends Dec. 25 at 6 p.m.
Ready to start voting? Click through the slides to see the nominations and vote at the end of each category.
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hunger Games
How I Met Your Mother
Babel by Mumford & Sons
Some Nights by fun.
El Camino by The Black Keys
Some Nights by fun.
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
Mumford & Sons
Mumford and Sons arrive for the 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at The Cloud, Queens Wharf on November 1, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess of fun. perform onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012)
Imagine Dragons perform at Billabong's 6th Annual Design For Humanity Event benefitting the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation at Paramount Studios on July 25, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Billabong)
Luke Bryan performs at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Jack White performs at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
In this April 15, 2012 file photo, Australian artist Gotye performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Gotye's smash hit "Somebody I Used to Know" is Spotify's top song of the year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
Role: Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln"
This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox, shows Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." Leaving nothing to chance, Daniel Day-Lewis' prep for his movie role as Abraham Lincoln included the two-time Academy Award winner secretly spending time in the 16th U.S. president's former Illinois turf. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)
Role: James Bond in "Skyfall"
This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall." Every year fashion offers up the good, the bad and the ugly. But what the industry is really built on _ and consumers respond to _ is buzz. Craig's wardrobe in "Skyfall" is impeccably tailored and quite tight. Unlike the James Bonds that came before him who all liked the traditional looser, longer cut of a Savile Row-style suit, Craig, whose wardrobe is created mostly by Tom Ford, takes his suits Euro style with tapered legs and shorter rises. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel)
Role: Freddie Quell in "The Master"
This undated file handout film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from "The Master." On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their picks for movies of 2012. The French old-age drama "Amour" was chosen as the year's best film. The 1950s cult drama "The Master" earned three awards: best director for Paul Thomas Anderson, best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and supporting actress for Amy Adams. "The Master" also was chosen as best-picture runner-up. "Amour" star Emmanuelle Riva shared the best-actress honor in a tie with Jennifer Lawrence for the lost-soul romance "Silver Linings Playbook." Newcomer Dwight Henry was chosen as supporting actor for the low-budget critical darling "Beasts of the Southern Wild." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, File)
Roles: Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," Tiffany in "Silver Linings Playbook," Elissa in "House at the End of the Street"
This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook."The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best musical or comedy on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Lawrence was nominated for best actress in a comedy and Cooper was nominated for best actor in a comedy. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, JoJo Whilden)
Roles: Selina in "The Dark Knight Rises" and Fantine in "Les Miserables"
This film image released by Universal Pictures shows actress Anne Hathaway portraying Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris, in a scene from the screen adaptation of "Les Miserables." Hathaway credits her new husband Adam Schulman for helping her get through the grueling filming of the film. Hathaway lost 25 pounds (11 kilograms) and cut her hair for the role. She tells the December issue of "Vogue" that the part left her in a "state of deprivation, physical and emotional." She felt easily overwhelmed and says Shulman was understanding and supportive. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Laurie Sparham)
Role: Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild
This film image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Quvenzhane Wallis portraying Hushpuppy in a scene from, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." "Flight," "Django Unchained," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Red Tails" and "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Pictures, Mary Cybulski)
Robert Griffin III
Team: Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Team: Washington Nationals
This Oct. 12, 2012 file photo shows Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacting as he heads home on a home run by Ryan Zimmerman during the first inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Team: Detroit Tigers
Position: First and third baseman
In this Oct. 3, 2012 file photo, Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera waves to the crowd after being replaced during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.. Cabrera achieved baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967 by leading the league with a .330 average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs in the regular season. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
Team: U.S. Women's Gymnastics
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Douglas won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Team: U.S. Women's Soccer
Alex Morgan #13 of Team USA dribbles the ball during the game against China at Ford Field on December 8, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. USA defeated China 2-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Team: U.S. Women's Swimming
United States' Katie Ledecky competes in the women's 800-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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2012 Presidential Election
In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and wife Michelle holds hands with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill following Obama's victory speech to supporters in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Colorado theater massacre
Judy Goos, second from left, hugs her daughters friend, Isaiah Bow, 20, while eye witnesses Emma Goos, 19, left, and Terrell Wallin, 20, right, gather outside Gateway High School where witness were brought for questioning Friday, July 20, 2012 in Denver. A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater at a midnight opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50 others. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)
This Oct. 31, 2012 file photo shows the destroyed homes left in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. Superstorm Sandy may have one more nasty surprise still to come: higher taxes. Unless shore towns from Rhode Island to New Jersey get a big influx of aid from the state and federal governments, which are themselves strapped for cash, they will have no choice but to raise taxes on homes and businesses that survived to make up for the loss.(AP Photo/Mike Groll, file)
Newtown elementary school shooting
In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 after a shooting at the school. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
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