Starting today, you can vote for your favorite nominees across movies, music, television, and digital to determine which top five contenders in each category get to be in the running for a People’s Choice Award in 2017.
Sounds easy enough, right? Well, it is and it isn’t. While the actual voting process is a breeze (you can vote on PeoplesChoice.com and/or Facebook), narrowing down the nominees per category is so, so hard. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at the Favorite TV Show category — there are so many incredible series, but only five can move ahead to the final round. Did we mention it’s entirely on you to determine those five? (No pressure or anything!)
Favorite TV Show is just one of many categories where you’ll have to make some tough calls (don’t even get us started on Favorite Movie Actor or Favorite Pop Artist), so we hope you’re ready for the challenge ahead. Actually, we know you are, because you’ve chosen some worthy winners in year’s past, and we have no doubt you’ll do so again this time.
While our initial run of nominees is determined by looking at all kinds of stats and data, if you don’t see your favorite on the list, you can always write them in (because when we say you determine the finalists and winners, we mean it).
Nominee voting ends on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 (11:59 PM, ET), so you’ve got just a little less than two weeks to get your votes in. The top five vote-getters in each category will be revealed at the People’s Choice Awards Nominations Announcement Press Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 15, which is also when finalist voting kicks off.
It’ll all culminate in People’s Choice Awards 2017, which will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. on CBS.
Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to remind you of all these key dates later. For now, all that matters is that you advocate for your favorite nominees and make sure they get a spot on the finalist ballot. So what are you waiting for? Go vote now!
Watch People’s Choice Awards 2017 live on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. on CBS.