About People's Choice
People's Choice, the original metric of pop culture, is dedicated to providing entertainment fans with a platform to express their opinions. The annual People's Choice Awards live telecast gives fans a chance to honor their favorite entertainers, while the People's Choice official website, peopleschoice.com, lets enthusiasts voice their choices year round through polls and contests.
The People's Choice Awards celebrates fan favorites in music, movies and television and is the only major awards show where real people - not industry insiders - determine the nominees and winners, setting it apart from other awards shows.
In the age of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and countless other franchises where the fans decide the outcome, People's Choice was ahead of its time.
For the past 36 years, many of Hollywood's most popular actors, musicians, television shows and movies have been named People's Choice Award winners by their fans. The event began in 1975 with 14 categories; winners included Mary Tyler Moore, Barbra Streisand and The Sting. In 2009, there were over 40 categories, honoring Christina Applegate, Carrie Underwood and The Dark Knight.
In 2005, People's Choice set out to create a year-round destination for our large community of entertainment enthusiasts. With that, the website was launched as not only the main voting site for the awards show, but also as a year-round extension of the People's Choice brand. The site empowers everyday fans to create, vote in and comment on a variety of pop culture polls, while also giving them exclusive opportunities to access, engage with, and ultimately influence the future of entertainment.