Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of the telecast, which will serve as the kick-off to the 2014 awards show season. “I am excited to be back with such a great team producing the “People's Choice Awards” for the fifth year in a row,” said Mark Burnett, PCA Executive Producer. “What better way to celebrate great entertainment in our industry than to be honored with an award from those the show is truly all about – the fans."
In People's Choice tradition, fans will 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 2014 show. Potential new categories include Favorite Reboot (Movies), Favorite Alternative Artist (Music) and Favorite Streaming Series (Television). 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 communities.
"We are kicking off our 40th year by once again asking the fans to choose new categories for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS," said Fred Nelson, President of People's Choice. "There have been some amazing trends and extraordinary moments across all genres of pop culture this year. We are counting on the fans to help determine what we highlight at the show in January."
Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Hyunjoo "Kimmie" Kim will join Burnett on the 2014 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.