People's Choice 2015

Live Stream, Nominees, Date, Predictions, Lineup

Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 7 January, 9pm ET

Hollywood awards ceremonies

The People's Choice, commonly abbreviated to PCA, is the first major awards ceremony of the US award season, which typically runs mainly through January and February before returning later in the year for the big MTV collection of awards. Currently taking place at the famous Nokia Theatre in LA these awards are slightly different in that they cover categories across movies, TV and music, so where they cross more than one category we'll include them in all, so please don't be confused if you see these awards in more than one place on the site!

The name of the show is key in that these awards are all voted for by the general public, which leads them great credibility in the eyes of their recipients as they can be sure the audience is appreciative of their work, as opposed to some of the shadowy committee-voted awards which often lend themselves to conspiracy theories about possible political and personal motivations.

The eclectic nature of the awards and nominees makes for a star-studded evening that few occasions can match, and space near the red carpet is at an absolute premium, so you will need to be there very early in the day if you hope to catch a glimpse of any of the stars arriving. You can buy tickets to guarantee your spot (see the ticket sales link at the bottom of the page) but they are pricey, so for most of us watching on TV or online is the only realistic option. If I do ever make it to LA though, grabbing a spot on the red carpet at one of these awards nights will definitely be near the top of my to do list! If you have been before we would be really interested to hear about your experiences - there's a comments section at the bottom of this page.

The winners at these awards are generally seen as being good indicators of which movies/actors are going to do well in the rest of the awards ceremonies that follow over the next month or so, so it's especially worth keeping an eye on if you would like some advance ideas of the potential big winners at the Oscars, Golden Globes etc.

Nominations and Predictions

The 2015 event is the 41st occasion of the People's Choice Awards. Full list of nominations, plus our predictions (in italics) for what they're worth:

Favorite Movie
22 Jump Street
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Favorite Movie Actor
Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Mark Wahlberg
Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Emma Stone
Jennifer Lawrence
Melissa McCarthy
Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Movie Duo
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street)
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)
Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Divergent)

Favorite Action Movie

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Favorite Action Movie Actor
Chris Evans
Denzel Washington
Hugh Jackman
Liam Neeson
Mark Wahlberg
Favorite Action Movie Actress
Angelina Jolie
Jennifer Lawrence
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana
Favorite Comedic Movie
22 Jump Street
Let's Be Cops
The Other Woman
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Adam Sandler
Channing Tatum
Jonah Hill
Seth Rogen
Zac Efron
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Cameron Diaz
Charlize Theron
Drew Barrymore
Melissa McCarthy
Tina Fey
Favorite Dramatic Movie
The Fault in Our Stars
The Giver
Heaven Is for Real
If I Stay
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Ben Affleck
Brad Pitt
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Chloe Grace Moretz
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep
Reese Witherspoon
Shailene Woodley
Favorite Family Movie
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
Rio 2
Favorite Thriller Movie
Dracula Untold
The Equalizer
Gone Girl
The Purge: Anarchy
Favorite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Game Of Thrones
Once Upon a Time
The Walking Dead
Favorite Network TV Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
New Girl
Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Ashton Kutcher
Chris Colfer
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Ty Burrell
Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Amy Poehler
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
Melissa McCarthy
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel
Favorite Network TV Drama
Chicago Fire
Downton Abbey
Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Dax Shepard
Jesse Williams
Justin Chambers
Patrick Dempsey
Taylor Kinney
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Alyssa Milano
Ellen Pompeo
Emily VanCamp
Hayden Panettiere
Kerry Washington
Favorite Cable TV Comedy
Baby Daddy
Cougar Town
Faking It
Melissa & Joey
Young & Hungry
Favorite Cable TV Drama
Bates Motel
Pretty Little Liars
Rizzoli & Isles
Sons of Anarchy
True Detective
Favorite Cable TV Actor
Charlie Hunnam
Eric Dane
Matt Bomer
Sean Bean
William H. Macy
Favorite Cable TV Actress
Angie Harmon
Ashley Benson
Courteney Cox
Kristen Bell
Lucy Hale
Favorite TV Crime Drama
Criminal Minds
The Mentalist
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor
David Boreanaz
Kevin Bacon
Nathan Fillion
Shemar Moore
Simon Baker
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress
Emily Deschanel
Lucy Liu
Mariska Hargitay
Robin Tunney
Stana Katic
Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Beauty and the Beast
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
American Horror Story
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Misha Collins
Paul Wesley
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Ginnifer Goodwin
Jennifer Morrison
Jessica Lange
Kristin Kreuk
Nina Dobrev
Favorite Competition TV Show
America's Got Talent
Dancing with the Stars
Hell's Kitchen
The Voice
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)
Ellen DeGeneres
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
Queen Latifah
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Conan O'Brien
Craig Ferguson
David Letterman
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Favorite Dramedy
Orange Is the New Black
White Collar
Favorite TV Icon
Betty White
Katey Sagal
Mark Harmon
Tim Allen
Tom Selleck
Favorite TV Duo
David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time)
Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)
Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic (Castle)
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)

Favorite TV Character We Miss Most
Dr. Cristina Yang played by Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy)
Dr. Lance Sweets played by John Francis Daley (Bones)
Hershel Greene played by Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead)
Leslie Shay played by Lauren German (Chicago Fire)
Neal Cassidy played by Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time)
Favorite Actor In A New TV Series
Ben McKenzie
David Tennant
Dylan McDermott
Laurence Fishburne
Scott Bakula
Favorite Actress In A New TV Series
Debra Messing
Jada Pinkett Smith
Octavia Spencer
Tea Leoni
Viola Davis
Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Kroll Show
Saturday Night Live
Favorite Animated TV Show
American Dad
Bob's Burgers
Family Guy
The Simpsons
South Park
Favorite New TV Comedy
A to Z
Bad Judge
Jane the Virgin
Marry Me
The McCarthys
Favorite New TV Drama
The Flash
How to Get Away with Murder
Madam Secretary
The Mysteries of Laura
NCIS: New Orleans
Red Band Society
Favorite Male Artist

Blake Shelton
Ed Sheeran
John Legend
Pharrell Williams
Sam Smith
Favorite Female Artist
Iggy Azalea
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Favorite Group
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
Favorite Breakout Artist
5 Seconds of Summer
Charli XCX
Fifth Harmony
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith
Favorite Male Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Hunter Hayes
Luke Bryan
Tim McGraw
Favorite Female Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Dolly Parton
Faith Hill
Lucy Hale
Miranda Lambert
Favorite Country Group
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band
Favorite Pop Artist
Jennifer Lopez
Jessie J
Taylor Swift
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Iggy Azalea
Jay Z
Nicki Minaj
Favorite R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Jennifer Hudson
John Legend
Pharrell Williams
Favorite Album
G I R L by Pharrell Williams
Ghost Stories by Coldplay
In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
My Everything by Ariana Grande
X by Ed Sheeran
Favorite Song
All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Maps by Maroon 5
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
Stay with Me by Sam Smith

Live Streaming

We'll be keeping an eye out for live online streams of the event, but be warned CBS haven't been too good at this in the past. You will be able to watch after the fact on the CBS website but there is currently no announcement on live streaming. There will also be clips and highlights here:

People's Choice on Youtube

One part of the event you will definitely be able to see is the live video of the stars arriving on the red carpet, taking you right to the front of an area you would need to queue all day for if you were attending in person:

People's Choice red carpet live stream

There is also a Ustream channel promising coverage of the main show, but to be honest I would treat this claim with caution until such point as it actually appears:

PCA on Ustream

Hotels and Accommodation

If you're in Los Angeles during the awards season early in the year there are usually some reasonable deals to be had on the local hotels, which will often have spare capacity as compared to the peak summer months, so be sure to shop around for the best deals. You can check out availability and make reservations for local hotels here.

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