Britney Spears' foray into TV acting is paying off. The pop star has been nominated for a People's Choice Award in the Favorite Scene-Stealing Guest Star category for her cameos on "How I Met Your Mother" earlier this year.
In two episodes, she played love-struck receptionist Abby. When she made her debut in March, her appearance marked the show's highest ratings ever. She'll be up against Robin Williams and Luke Perry for their dramatic turns on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Other nominees include "The Dark Knight," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Iron Man," which will battle it out for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie. Also, Rihanna's "Disturbia," Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and Jordin Sparks' "No Air," featuring Chris Brown, are all contenders for Best Pop Song.
This year, the show will also be honoring the Favorite Star Under 35; the list includes Miley Cyrus, Shia LaBeouf, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron.
All the winners are picked by fans. The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards will take place January 7, with Queen Latifah hosting from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Spears is also working on a "top-secret project" "in anticipation of the release of next month's Circus. Her new MySpace page shows the singer auditioning male dancers in exclusive pics on the site. Britney revealed last month that she had plans for a 2009 tour.