Actress Jane Lynch to host People's Choice Awards 2016

Oct 27, 2015

Show to air LIVE on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 on CBS Television Network

October 27, 2015 – The People's Choice Awards and CBS announced today that award-winning actress Jane Lynch will host PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, airing live from the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Lynch stars in the upcoming CBS comedy "Angel From Hell," scheduled to premiere in February 2016.

"As a people myself, I'm thrilled to take on hosting duties of the only awards show that celebrates the choice of the people!" said Lynch.

Lynch is a four-time People's Choice Award nominee and won for Favorite TV Comedy Actress in 2011.

The final nominees across 65 categories for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 will be announced at the annual Nominations Announcement Press Conference on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through

"Angel From Hell" is a new comedy centered around Amy (Lynch), Allison (Maggie Lawson) and their unusual friendship. Amy, a colorful, brassy woman, insinuates herself into the life of an organized and seemingly perfect young woman, Allison, claiming to be her "guardian angel." Though more-than skeptical at first, all of Amy's warnings seem to come true, making Allison think, "what if Amy really is her guardian angel?"


Lynch cut her theatrical teeth with The Second City comedy troupe, at the Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago area. Lynch's film credits include "A.C.O.D.," "The Three Stooges," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Julie & Julia," "Shrek Forever After," "Post Grad," "For Your Consideration," "A Mighty Wind," "Best In Show," "Role Models," The Rocker," "Spring Breakdown," "Space Chimps," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Walk Hard," "Talladega Nights," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Bam Bam and Celeste" and "Suffering Man's Charity," among others. On television, Lynch most recently starred as the iconic television character, Sue Sylvester, in the series "Glee," a role for which she won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She is also an Emmy Award winner for her role as host of "Hollywood Game Night." Other memorable television roles among many are "Party Down," "The L Word," "Desperate Housewives," and, on the Network, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," for which she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, "Criminal Minds" and "Two and a Half Men." Lynch also served as host of "The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards." On stage, Lynch portrayed Miss Hannigan in a limited Broadway run of Annie at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater. As an author, Lynch penned the autobiography Happy Accidents, which topped several national bestseller lists, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, as well as the children's book Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean. In 2013, Lynch was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category. In 2014, she joined the Ban Bossy campaign as a spokesperson advocating leadership roles for girls. She was named one of the Power Up organization's "10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz." Born in Evergreen Park, Ill and raised in Dolton, Ill, Lynch received a bachelor's degree in theater from Illinois State University and an MFA in theater from Cornell University. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birth date is July 14. She can be found on Twitter @janemarielynch.


Now in its 42nd year, the People's Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital. The People's Choice official website at houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music & gaming sales, social activity and data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People's Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Corporation. Follow us on our social channels:
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