The PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of the telecast, which will serve as the kick-off to the 2013 awards show season. "I am so thrilled and fortunate to be once again producing this year's 'People's Choice Awards,'" said Mark Burnett, PCA Executive Producer. "Passionate and devoted fans are what make us successful and it is an honor to give them a chance to celebrate their favorites in entertainment."
In People's Choice tradition, fans will once again have the opportunity to weigh in on new PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS categories. Starting today, 15 categories are eligible for voting on www.PeoplesChoice.com/pca/categories and the top vote-getters will be added to the pool for the 2013 show. Potential new categories include Favorite On-Screen Romance (Movies), Favorite DJ (Music) and Favorite Ensemble Cast (Television), among others. Fans also have the opportunity to write in their own submissions for a special award that honors celebrities who have given back to their local community.
"One of the greatest aspects of the 'People's Choice Awards' is that fans have a say throughout the entire process," said Fred Nelson, President of People's Choice. "From categories to nominees to winners, the people are in charge. We're excited to once again empower the fans to create the show they want to see on January 9." Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Hyunjoo "Kimmie" Kim will join Burnett on the 2013 People's Choice Awards production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as executive producers, with Kim as co-executive producer of the telecast.
CATEGORIES UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2013
Favorite ANIMATED CHARACTER
Favorite COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION
Favorite FACE OF HEROISM
Favorite ON-SCREEN ROMANCE
Favorite FACE OF POP MUSIC
Favorite FAN FOLLOWING
Favorite FESTIVAL HEADLINER
Favorite COMPETITION/REALITY SHOW JUDGE
Favorite ENSEMBLE CAST
Favorite FACE OF FEARLESSNESS
Favorite NEW TALK SHOW HOST
Favorite YOUNG TV STAR