People’s Choice Awards set date for February 2024

The People’s Choice Awards will broadcast live for the first time on Peacock in 2024, NBC announced Wednesday. In addition to setting the date of February 18, 2024 for its 49th ceremony, a throwback from its typical year-end schedule, the network revealed that the awards will simulcast on NBC, E! and Peacock for his next installment.

This will be the first time since 2018 that the awards ceremony will not take place at the end of the year. Broadcasting from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, the show will begin at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. The two-hour broadcast will include performances honoring the biggest fan-chosen names in film, television, music and pop culture.

“The mission of the People’s Choice Awards continues to be to give a voice to those whose opinions matter most: the people,” Cassandra Tryon, senior vice president of live entertainment events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement. “Moving broadcast into the heart of awards season and expanding our reach to Peacock’s audience creates a platform for people’s voices to be heard louder than ever, giving stars and their fans the chance to celebrate together.” .

Eligibility for the 2024 People’s Choice Awards runs from January 1 through December 31, 2023. A full list of categories will be announced at a later date.

This change marks a return to the awards show’s roots after its founding in 1975. Throughout much of the show’s history, the fan-driven presentation took place in January, February, or March, which It was around the time when the Oscars and Golden Globes usually take place. happened. That changed in 2018 when the broadcast was delayed until the end of the year.

Presented by Kenan Thompson, the 2022 awards show honored Lizzo (People’s Champion Award), Ryan Reynolds (People’s Icon Award) and Shania Twain (Music Icon Award) with their top honors. That broadcast aired on NBC and E! and was responsible for 173 million total interactions across linear, digital and social platforms, according to NBC.

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