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People's Choice Awards

People's Choice Awards

  • Premiered: 
    March 4, 1975
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: celebrity

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Since 1975, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS have annually honored outstanding achievements in film, television and music by letting America vote for their favorites in multiple categories. The Awards relied on the results of Gallup Polls until 2005 when it switched to online voting, where it received a record 230,000,000+ votes on, the official People's Choice Awards Facebook app, and Twitter. For the 39th Annual Awards in 2013, Sandra Bullock was honored with the first-ever award for "Favorite Humanitarian" for her generous philanthropic efforts throughout her career, specifically her ongoing commitment to Warren Easton High School in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Subsequent winners of the Humanitarian Award include Jennifer Hudson (2014), Ben Affleck (2015), Ellen DeGeneres (2016), and Tyler Perry (2017). Melissa McCarthy was the inaugural recipient of "The People's Icon" award in 2018, followed by Jennifer Aniston (2019) and Jennifer Lopez (2020). Victoria Beckham earned the inaugural "Fashion Icon Award" in 2018, and in later years the program honored Gwen Stefani (2019) and Tracee Ellis Ross (2020). The "People's Champion Award" -- which was created to celebrate people across country taking action against hate, discrimination and bias -- was first awarded to Bryan Stevenson, civil rights icon and founder of Equal Justice Initiative, in 2018. P!NK earned the honor in 2019, followed by Tyler Perry (2020).
Hosted by Demi Lovato, the 2020 E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- which honors fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital -- airs live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA on Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 9-11pm ET (live)/PT (tape) on E!, with a simulcast on Bravo, USA Network and Syfy. The event also streams live on the E! app and Eonline. Justin Bieber and Chloe x Halle are set to each perform. Plus, scheduled presenters include: Addison Rae, Alison Brie, Armie Hammer, Bebe Rexha, Christina Hendricks, Jameela Jamil, Kathryn Hahn, Machine Gun Kelly, Sofia Carson, Tiffany Haddish, and Tyler, the Creator. This year, the E! PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS confers these honors:

"The People's Icon": Jennifer Lopez

"People's Champion Award": Tyler Perry

"The Fashion Icon Award": Tracee Ellis Ross

Voting for the 44 categories across movies, television, music, and pop culture ran from Thursday, October 1 through Friday, October 23 at 11:59pm ET. This year's new categories include "The New Artist of 2020," "The Collaboration Song of 2020," and "The Soundtrack Song of 2020." Fans were able to either vote online at, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1 by saying "Vote for the People's Choice Awards" into the Xfinity Voice Remote. Fans ccould vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. If fans vote with Xfinity X1, there is a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, votes cast on Thursday, October 15 counted twice, equaling up to a maximum of 50 votes per day, per category, per voting method.


Other Titles

  • Title starting in 2018: E! People's Choice Awards

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Mark Burnett Productions (??-2017)
  • Produced by Wilshire Studios (2018)
  • Produced by Den of Thieves (2018)


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