The E! People's Choice Awards, formerly known as the People's Choice Awards, is an American awards show, recognizing people in entertainment, voted online by the general public and fans. The show has been held annually since 1975.
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|Sponsored by||Procter & Gamble (former, 1975–2017)|
|First awarded||March 3, 1975|
The People's Choice Awards were created by Bob Stivers, who produced the first show in 1975. The first awards recognized The Sting as Favorite Picture of 1974, Barbra Streisand as the year's Favorite Film Actress, and John Wayne as its Favorite Film Actor. Ratings for the annual event peaked in 1977, when the third People's Choice Awards attracted 35.3 million viewers who witnessed Farrah Fawcett win the award for Favorite Female TV Star, Star Wars win as the Favorite Picture, and Streisand and Wayne win again in the Film Actress and Actor categories. So far, Ellen DeGeneres is the most awarded person with a total of 20 awards.
In 1982, Stiver sold the People's Choice Awards to Procter & Gamble Productions; under P&G, the ceremony was broadcast by CBS, and Procter & Gamble's brands held exclusive national advertising time across the entire telecast. In April 2017, the E! network announced that they had acquired the People's Choice Awards.
In December 2017, E! announced that the 2018 ceremony would be held on November 11, 2018—moving from its previous January scheduling to reduce its proximity to the busier months of awards season. The ceremony will be televised by E! and its international affiliates, with the network planning an "end-to-end" experience that will leverage its experience in covering other major awards shows.
The award categories have varied over the years. For example, the 16th People's Choice Awards had categories including Favorite All-Around Movie (Batman), and both a Favorite Movie Actor (Tom Cruise) and a World Favorite Movie Actor (Dustin Hoffman). At the 23rd People's Choice Awards, Rob Reiner was named the People's Choice Awards Honoree. More recently, the 32nd People's Choice Awards (broadcast in January 2006) included categories such as Favorite On-Screen Match-Up (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers), Favorite Leading Lady (Reese Witherspoon), Favorite Tour (U2), and an award named after a Procter & Gamble brand: Nice 'n Easy Fans Favorite Hair (Faith Hill). In 2008, the People's Choice Awards introduced a new category: Favorite Sci-Fi Show. The nominees were Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who. Stargate Atlantis was the first recipient of the award.
In the 20th century, the awards were based on results from Gallup polls. Each year, Gallup took a survey of different categories for favorite actor, actress, movie, artist, television program or group. The scope was unlimited—the public could choose whomever or whatever it liked. The results of the annual survey were announced in the form of the People's Choice Awards. Since polls have margins of error, many years' awards have had ties in at least one category, when Gallup declared that the voting was so close that a single winner could not be chosen. For instance, in 2003, both Spider-Man and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring were recognized as Favorite Motion Picture.
The winners of the 31st People's Choice Awards (on January 9, 2005) were decided by online voting rather than Gallup polls. The nominees submitted for Internet voting were selected using an unpublished process involving editors at Entertainment Weekly, the show's production team and a panel of pop culture fans.
The nominees for the 32nd People's Choice Awards were determined by the web research company Knowledge Networks, which took a nationally representative sample of men and women ages 18 to 54, with and without Internet access, to come up with the nominees. After being presented with a list of candidates determined by national ratings averages, box office grosses and album sales, they had the option to write in their favorites. Knowledge Networks recruits its panel by using a RDD phone recruitment method and provides a web TV and Internet access to households without Internet access enabling them to infer back to the entire population.
The nominees for the 2010 People's Choice Awards were determined by the media research company Visible Measures, which specializes in measuring Internet video audience behavior. The announcement of this partnership stated,
"For the first time ever, the People's Choice Awards has incorporated Internet video viewing data into the initial nominee selection process, depending on Visible Measures True Reach metrics to objectively measure online video popularity. [...] Visible Measures worked with the People's Choice Awards to determine each potential nominees' popularity on a True Reach basis, a unique measure of the total audience that has been exposed to an online video campaign – regardless of how widely the campaign spreads or where it appears. To measure True Reach, Visible Measures deploys a robust and patented set of technologies with the goal of capturing the universe of Internet video viewership data in near real-time."
The first ceremony in 1975 had 14 categories. In 2016, 74 categories were established.
|1st||March 3, 1975||Army Archerd
|21st||March 5, 1995||Tim Daly
|41st||January 7, 2015||Anna Faris|
|2nd||February 19, 1976||Jack Albertson||22nd||March 10, 1996||Brett Butler||42nd||January 6, 2016||Jane Lynch|
|3rd||February 10, 1977||Dick Van Dyke||23rd||January 12, 1997||Don Johnson
|43rd||January 18, 2017||Joel McHale|
|4th||February 20, 1978||24th||January 11, 1998||Reba McEntire
|44th||November 11, 2018|
|5th||March 7, 1979||Army Archerd
Dick Van Dyke
|25th||January 13, 1999||Ray Romano|
|6th||January 24, 1980||Mariette Hartley
|26th||January 9, 2000||Don Johnson|
|7th||March 8, 1981||Army Archerd
|27th||January 7, 2001||Kevin James|
|8th||March 18, 1982||Army Archerd
|28th||January 13, 2002|
|9th||March 17, 1983||Dick Van Dyke||29th||January 12, 2003||Tony Danza|
|10th||March 15, 1984||Andy Williams||30th||January 11, 2004||Charlie Sheen|
|11th||March 12, 1985||John Forsythe||31st||January 9, 2005||Jason Alexander|
Malcolm Jamal Warner
|12th||March 13, 1986||John Denver||32nd||January 10, 2006||Craig Ferguson|
|13th||March 14, 1987||Dick Van Dyke||33rd||January 9, 2007||Queen Latifah|
|14th||March 13, 1988||Carl Reiner||34th||January 8, 2008|
|15th||August 23, 1989||Michael Landon
|35th||January 7, 2009|
|16th||March 11, 1990||Valerie Harper
|36th||January 6, 2010|
|17th||March 11, 1991||Burt Reynolds||37th||January 5, 2011|
|18th||March 17, 1992||Kenny Rogers||38th||January 11, 2012||Kaley Cuoco|
|19th||March 17, 1993||John Ritter
|39th||January 9, 2013|
|20th||March 8, 1994||Paul Reiser||40th||January 8, 2014||Beth Behrs|
The 31st People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2004, were held on January 9, 2005, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. They were hosted by Jason Alexander and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and broadcast on CBS.
For the first time in the awards history, the winners were decided on by online voting rather than Gallup polls.32nd People's Choice Awards
The 32nd People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2005, were held on January 10, 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Craig Ferguson and broadcast on CBS.33rd People's Choice Awards
The 33rd People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2006, were held on January 9, 2007 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast on CBS.34th People's Choice Awards
The 34th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2007, were held on January 8, 2008 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast on CBS. Unlike previous years, the ceremony was taped and winners were shown accepting their awards in pre-taped segments due to actors not wanting to cross the picket lines of the striking Writers Guild of America.35th People's Choice Awards
The 35th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2008, was held on January 7, 2009 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. They were hosted by Queen Latifah in her third straight year as host, and was broadcast on CBS. Performers for the show included Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.
Due to the 35th anniversary of the People's Choice Awards and People Magazine, the two combined forces to create an award entitled "Favorite Star Under 35". The award was made for that one show and that show only. Multi-platinum singer, American Idol winner, and 5-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood received the award based on the public's choice from an online poll.36th People's Choice Awards
The 36th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2009, was held on January 6, 2010 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast on CBS. Not all of the awards were presented on air during the show, as many including Favorite Movie were left out. As well as Favorite Actor, Johnny Depp also won the Actor/Actress of the Decade award.
Mary J. Blige
Cobra Starship (duet with Nicole Scherzinger)37th People's Choice Awards
The 37th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2010, were held on January 5, 2011 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS at 9:00 pm ET. Queen Latifah was the host for the fifth consecutive year.38th People's Choice Awards
The 38th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2011, were held on January 11, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS at 9:00 pm ET. This year's ceremony was hosted by Kaley Cuoco.
Katy Perry dominated the 38th People's Choice Awards by winning the most awards, winning five out of seven nominations, including Favorite Female Artist. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 won four awards, including Favorite Movie. How I Met Your Mother won three awards, including Favorite TV Comedy, Emma Stone won two awards, including Favorite Movie Actress. Supernatural also won two awards, including Favorite Network TV Drama.On November 8, 2011, the nominees were announced. The movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 received the most nominations this year with nine. The TV series Glee and singer Katy Perry each received seven nominations. Nina Dobrev received the award for Favorite TV Drama Actress by being written in by fans, making her the first write-in person to ever do so.39th People's Choice Awards
The 39th People's Choice Awards ceremony, honoring the best in popular culture for 2012, was held January 9, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and was broadcast live on CBS and simulcast over Xbox Live at 9:00 pm EST. The ceremony was hosted by Kaley Cuoco. The nominees were announced in November, 2012.Katy Perry dominated the 39th People's Choice Awards by winning the most awards for one person, winning four nominations, including Favorite Female Artist. The Hunger Games was the top victor with five trophies.40th People's Choice Awards
The 40th People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2013, was held January 8, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast live on CBS at 9:00 pm EST. The ceremony was hosted by Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings. Nominations were announced on November 5, 2013.Sandra Bullock dominated the 40th People's Choice Awards by winning the most awards and four of her five nominations, including Favorite Movie Actress.41st People's Choice Awards
The 41st People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2014, were held January 7, 2015, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS at 9:00 pm EST. The ceremony was hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney. Nominations were announced on November 4, 2014.Shailene Woodley led the movie nominees with four, including Favorite Movie Duo, in which she was nominated twice for her films Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. In the television categories, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries led the nominees with five each. Sam Smith had four music nominations. The Favorite Alternative Band category was omitted in this ceremony, though it, along with the Favorite Rock Band category, may return next year.42nd People's Choice Awards
The 42nd People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2015, were held January 6, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS. The ceremony was hosted by Jane Lynch. Nominations were announced on November 3, 2015.43rd People's Choice Awards
The 43rd People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2016, were held on January 18, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS. The ceremony was hosted by Joel McHale.
On November 15, 2016, the nominees were announced. The movie Captain America: Civil War received the most nominations of the year with seven. The TV series Grey’s Anatomy and actor Kevin Hart each received five nominations and singer, Britney Spears and Zootopia received four nominations. The biggest winner of the evening was Spears, who won a total of four awards, and Ellen DeGeneres, who won three and became the most awarded person in the show's history.
They were the final People's Choice Awards to be broadcast by CBS and held in January, as the 44th ceremony will move to E! and be held November 11, 2018.44th People's Choice Awards
The 2018 E! People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2018, was held on November 11, 2018.The 44th edition of the People's Choice Awards, it marked the ceremony's move from CBS to E! after the network's acquisition of the People's Choice Awards from Procter & Gamble, and the ceremony's move from January to November.Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is an American actress, director, and producer. She is one of the highest paid television actors, having signed a $20 million annual contract with the American Broadcasting Company in late 2017. She was honored with the 2007 Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation for her contributions to the entertainment industry.
Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Pompeo moved to Miami then to New York City, where she was discovered by a casting director who signed her for an advertisement campaign for L'Oreal. She made her screen debut with NBC's legal drama Law & Order and then guest-starred in other television shows, including the comedy Strangers with Candy, the medical drama Strong Medicine and Friends. Pompeo made her feature film debut in 1999 with the romantic comedy Coming Soon, and went on to play minor roles in films like In the Weeds and Mambo Café but found little success initially. A turning point came in her career in 2002, when she gained wide recognition for her starring role in Brad Silberling's drama Moonlight Mile.
Pompeo was then cast in ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and garnered worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey. The role on the long running series earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses. In 2016, Pompeo was ranked fourth in the list of highest paid TV actresses by Forbes, with earnings of $14.5 million; she became the third highest paid female and the fifth highest paid actor overall in 2018 with earnings of $23.5 million. She was also the highest ranked actor from a drama series on the list.
Pompeo's other notable film roles include the comedy Old School (2003), the superhero film Daredevil (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy drama Life of the Party (2005). In addition to her acting career, she has directed two episodes for Grey's Anatomy and also founded a production company Calamity Jane. Pompeo married Chris Ivery in 2007 and the couple have three children together.Ian Somerhalder
Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor. He played Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978) is an American actor and director. He has appeared on television as Dean Winchester in The CW horror fantasy series Supernatural, Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville. He also starred as the lead in the box office success My Bloody Valentine 3D and voiced Jason Todd in the popular animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood.Justin Chambers
Justin Willman Chambers (born July 11, 1970) is an American actor and former model. Born in Ohio, he went to Southeastern High School, South Charleston and later studied acting at New York's HB Studio. Chambers began modeling after being approached by a modeling scout in Paris. He went on to represent fashion brands including Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Chambers began his acting career with a recurring role in soap opera Another World, and made his feature film debut with a supporting role in 1999's comedy drama Liberty Heights. His breakthrough role came in 2005 when he was cast as Dr. Alex Karev in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy. Chambers gained widespread recognition as the series progressed and the character became one of the most popular from the hit series, earning multiple nominations and the 2017 Best TV Network Drama Actor at the People's Choice Awards as well as nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award.Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Christine Cuoco ( KWOH-koh; Italian: [ˈkwɔːko]; born November 30, 1985) is an American actress and producer. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed (2005–2006). Since 2007, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics' Choice, and People's Choice Awards. Cuoco's film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. In October 2017, Cuoco founded Yes, Norman Productions.
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