People's Choice Awards 2016 to air LIVE on January 6th

Sep 29, 2015

CBS To Broadcast First Awards Show of the Year

September 29, 2015 – Organizers announced today that Mark Burnett will return for the seventh consecutive year as Executive Producer of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, to be broadcast live on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 will serve as the kick-off to the 2016 awards show season. Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Kimmie H. Kim will join Burnett on the production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as Executive Producers, with Kim as Co-Executive Producer of the telecast.

"Every year we set the bar higher on how we can deliver the biggest show that engages fans," said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. "Last year the fans cast hundreds of millions of votes to choose the winners. In my seventh year we are looking forward to entertaining the fans and engaging them like never before."

"We are thrilled to have the People's Choice Awards return for its seventh year at Microsoft Theater," said Lee Zeidman, President, Microsoft Theater. "Since 2010 it has always been a great way to kick off the New Year at our venue with some of the biggest stars of music, television and movies along with all of their devoted fans."

The People's Choice Awards is the only major awards show where fans choose the nominees and winners across multiple genres of movies, music and television. Voting to determine the nominees begins Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (10:00 AM, ET) at through Thursday, October 22, 2015 (11:59 PM, ET). The nominations announcement press conference, to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, will reveal the final nominees in all categories and launch the second phase of voting on the website and social platforms. Voting to determine the winners will remain open until Thursday, December 3, 2015. Voting for the Favorite New TV Comedy and Drama categories will begin Friday, December 4, 2015 and run throughout the first hour of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 on January 6.


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 and television. 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 sales 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.


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