"THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS,"
THE FIRST AWARDS SHOW OF 2005, TO ORIGINATE LIVE
FROM PASADENA, CALIF., JAN. 9 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Awards Show Revamped to Include New Categories and Online Voting in All Categories, New Production Team and Partnership with Entertainment Weekly
THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS will be broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The first awards show of 2005 honors favorite performers in television, motion pictures and music.
This year's show has been revamped to include significant changes that reflect today's entertainment preferences with fun new categories like "Favorite On-Screen Chemistry," "Favorite Animated Movie Star" and "Best Line," in addition to some popular returning categories such as "Favorite Male Movie Star" and "Favorite Female Movie Star." For the first time, a dedicated web site has been created for fans to vote for their choices in all categories.
Partnering with the culture-savvy editors at Entertainment Weekly, the new production team is compiling a list of categories and potential nominees which reflect what is current and what people are listening to and watching. As part of the change, thousands more fans will have the opportunity to participate in the nomination process through Entertainment Weekly's Front Row Panel of over 6,000 entertainment enthusiasts recruited by the magazine from across the country. Panelists will vote from the list of categories and potential nominees provided, and will also be able to write-in their own nomination choices. The top five selections in each category will become the official nominees.
Nominees will be announced at a live press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and the voting web site will launch in tandem. Votes can be placed at www.pcavote.com from Oct. 26 through the broadcast, when the winners will be announced.
"Unlike other major entertainment awards, which are bestowed by peer-group associations or industry insiders, we are unique in that the winners are chosen by their fans," said Carol Donovan, the new executive producer of The People's Choice Awards. "This year, we are giving the people a stronger voice in determining the winners through online voting. We are creating a show that people will want to watch because they'll want to see how their votes pan out for their favorite stars."
THE 31ST ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS is being produced by Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc. The People's Choice Awards is fully sponsored by products of Procter & Gamble, which is represented by MediaVest Worldwide, Inc., supervisors of the production. Carol Donovan ("GQ Men of the Year Awards") is the executive producer. Central Talent Booking is the talent consultant. Bruce Gowers ("The American Music Awards") is directing the special.
RATING: To Be Announced