As the 2012 awards season officially gets under way, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard are among the galaxy of stars scheduled to attend the 38th “People’s Choice Awards,” airing live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 on CBS.
Hosted by Kaley Cuoco, the “People’s Choice Awards” will feature performances by Faith Hill and Demi Lovato, as well as appearances by Jason Biggs, Matt Bomer, David Boreanaz, Elisha Cuthbert, Ellen DeGeneres, Nina Dobrev, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Fillion, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ashley Greene, Alyson Hannigan, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Hutcherson, Angus T. Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Levi, Adam Levine, Ewan McGregor, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jennifer Morrison, Dermot Mulroney, Liam Neeson, Sharon Osborne, Katy Perry, Busy Philipps, Rob Schneider, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders and Emma Stone, with others to be added.
Recognizing fan favorites in music, movies and television, viewers have the opportunity to vote for which categories are included on the “People’s Choice Awards.” Fifteen categories are eligible for voting at www.PeopleChoice.com/pca/categories, and the top vote-getters will be added to the 2012 show. Additional categories are being offered in all three genres of the awards show, including Favorite Book Adaptation, Favorite Celebreality Star and Favorite Concert Tour. Fans also have the opportunity to write in their own submissions.
“I love producing the ‘People’s Choice Awards,’ and I am so glad to be back for the 2012 show,” said Mark Burnett, who returns as executive producer of the broadcast. “I’m proud of the buzzworthy moments we created for this year’s Emmy Awards and speak on behalf of our entire production team when I say how much we are looking forward to taking on the PCAs once again.”
“Our categories evolve each year to reflect the constantly changing popular culture,” said Fred Nelson, President of People’s Choice. “In 1977, for example,’ Carol Burnett triumphed over Donny & Marie and The Captain & Tennille for Favorite Variety TV Show. You can’t get more ’70s than that. While in 2008, the third installment of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise beat out ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘Spider-Man 3’ for Favorite Movie Threequel, a category we created specifically for that year. We’re letting the fans help us choose new categories for 2012; after all, their passion for entertainment is the heart and soul of the “People’s Choice Awards.”