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, with the winners originally determined using Gallup Polls until a switch to online voting in 2005.
|People's Choice Awards|
|Current: 47th People's Choice Awards|
|Sponsored by||Procter & Gamble (1982–2017)|
|First awarded||March 3, 1975|
The 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. So far, Ellen DeGeneres is the most awarded person, with a total of 20 awards.
In 1982, Stivers sold the People's Choice Awards to Procter & Gamble Productions (P&G); 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. The ceremony was shifted from its previous January scheduling to November, to reduce its proximity to the busier months of awards season. For 2021, the ceremony will also be simulcast by E!'s sister broadcast network NBC.
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.
Switch to online votingEdit
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 & Richard Crenna||21st||March 5, 1995||Tim Daly & Annie Potts||41st||January 7, 2015||Anna Faris & Allison Janney|
|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 & Roma Downey||43rd||January 18, 2017||Joel McHale|
|4th||February 20, 1978||—||24th||January 11, 1998||Reba McEntire & Ray Romano||44th||November 11, 2018||—|
|5th||March 7, 1979||Army Archerd & Dick Van Dyke||25th||January 13, 1999||Ray Romano||45th||November 10, 2019|
|6th||January 24, 1980||Mariette Hartley & Bert Parks||26th||January 9, 2000||Don Johnson & Cheech Marin||46th||November 15, 2020||Demi Lovato|
|7th||March 8, 1981||Army Archerd & Lee Remick||27th||January 7, 2001||Kevin James||47th||December 7, 2021||Kenan Thompson|
|8th||March 18, 1982||Army Archerd & John Forsythe||28th||January 13, 2002||48th||December 6, 2022||TBA|
|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 & Jon Cryer|
|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 & Michele Lee||35th||January 7, 2009|
|16th||March 11, 1990||Valerie Harper, Fred Savage, Army Archerd & Barbara Mandrell||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 & Jane Seymour||39th||January 9, 2013|
|20th||March 8, 1994||Paul Reiser||40th||January 8, 2014||Beth Behrs & Kat Dennings|
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