Voting season is officially underway!
Though it seems like we only just wrapped up People’s Choice Awards 2014 (where did the year go?), it’s already time to start narrowing down the contenders for next year’s show. People’s Choice Awards 2015 launched nominee voting today, which means it’s time for you to make some really tough decisions about which of your favorites deserves to be a finalist.
The top five in each category will become the official nominees and will be announced during the annual People’s Choice Awards Press Conference on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (9:00 AM, PT) at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. In other words, mark those calendars! (You can watch the press conference on PeoplesChoice.com.)
As with every year, we’ve also added a handful of new categories to keep things exciting. From “Favorite TV Character We Miss Most” to “Favorite Dramedy,” which pits series like Girls and Orange is the New Black against Suits and Royal Pains (to name just a few). Other first-time categories include “Favorite TV Icon” and “Favorite Country Group.”
Amongst returning categories, the race for “Favorite Movie Actor” promises to be especially tight. The category boasts nominees including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. (amongst others). So, um, good luck choosing just five to move to the next round!
In TV, the “Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show” category will also likely spark a lot of fandom fervor. The category matches up ratings juggernauts like Once Upon a Time against popular series’ like The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.
Meanwhile, music fans should prepare to make some tough calls for “Favorite Breakout Artist.” Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony, and Sam Smith are just some of the on-the-rise stars vying for the title.
Basically, you’ve got some really big decisions to make. After all, your votes will decide who makes it to the top five and who ultimately gets to take home the People’s Choice Awards 2015 trophies. No pressure or anything.
Here are some key voting dates:
Tuesday, Oct. 21 — Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
People’s Choice Awards 2015
People’s Choice Awards 2015 will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
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