People's Choice 2016

Live Stream, Nominees, Date, Predictions, Lineup

Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 6 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 Microsoft 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

OK, deep breath and here goes, the following is the full list of nominees in all categories for the 2016 People's Choice Awards.

As usual we've added our predictions in italics and as always we remind you that we claim no special knowledge, and in addition we haven't tired to predict any categories we know nothing about. Which in this case is most of them!


Favourite Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Furious 7
Inside Out
Jurassic World
Pitch Perfect 2
Favourite Movie Actor
Channing Tatum
Chris Pratt
Johnny Depp
Robert Downey Jr.
Will Smith
Favourite Movie Actress
Anne Hathaway
Melissa McCarthy
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson
Favourite Action Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Favourite Action Movie Actor
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pratt
Dwayne Johnson
Robert Downey Jr.
Vin Diesel
Favourite Action Movie Actress
Charlize Theron
Emily Blunt
Michelle Rodriguez
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Favourite Animated Movie Voice
Adam Sandler
Amy Poehler
Sandra Bullock
Selena Gomez
Favourite Comedic Movie
Pitch Perfect 2
Ted 2
Favourite Comedic Movie Actor
Jack Black
Kevin Hart
Mark Wahlberg
Robert De Niro
Will Ferrell
Favourite Comedic Movie Actress
Amy Schumer
Anna Kendrick
Melissa McCarthy
Rebel Wilson
Sofia Vergara
Favourite Dramatic Movie
The Age of Adaline
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Longest Ride
The Martian
Straight Outta Compton
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor
Channing Tatum
George Clooney
Johnny Depp
Matt Damon
Will Smith
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress
Blake Lively
Dakota Johnson
Jennifer Lopez
Kate Winslet
Rachel McAdams
Favourite Family Movie
Hotel Transylvania 2
Inside Out
Favourite Thriller Movie
The Boy Next Door
Insidious: Chapter 3
Taken 3

Favourite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Game of Thrones
Grey's Anatomy
The Voice
The Walking Dead
Favourite Network TV Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Mike & Molly
Modern Family
New Girl
Favourite Comedic TV Actor
Andy Samberg
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Johnny Galecki
Matthew Perry
Favourite Comedic TV Actress
Anna Faris
Kaley Cuoco
Melissa McCarthy
Sofia Vergara
Zooey Deschanel
Favourite Network TV Drama
Grey's Anatomy
How To Get Away With Murder
Favourite Dramatic TV Actor
Jesse Williams
Justin Chambers
Scott Foley
Taylor Kinney
Terrence Howard
Favourite Dramatic TV Actress
Ellen Pompeo
Kerry Washington
Sara Ramirez
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis
Favourite Cable TV Comedy
Baby Daddy
Faking It
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Young & Hungry
Favourite Cable TV Drama
Bates Motel
The Fosters
Pretty Little Liars
Rizzoli & Isles
Favourite Cable TV Actor
Adam DeVine
Christian Slater
Eric Dane
Kevin Hart
Taye Diggs
Favourite Cable TV Actress
Ashley Benson
Hilary Duff
Lucy Hale
Sasha Alexander
Shay Mitchell
Favourite Premium Cable TV Show
Masters of Sex
Favourite Premium Cable TV Actor
Dwayne Johnson
Joshua Jackson
Justin Theroux
Matt LeBlanc
Nick Jonas
Favourite Premium Cable TV Actress
Claire Danes
Emmy Rossum
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Kristen Bell
Lisa Kudrow
Favourite TV Crime Drama
Criminal Minds
Person of Interest

Favourite TV Crime Drama Actor
Jim Caviezel
LL Cool J
Mark Harmon
Nathan Fillion
Shemar Moore
Favourite TV Crime Drama Actress
Emily Deschanel
Lucy Liu
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Stana Katic
Favourite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
Beauty and the Beast
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
Favourite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead
Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
David Tennant
Ian Somerhalder
Jensen Ackles
Misha Collins
Sam Heughan
Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Caitriona Balfe
Emilia Clarke
Ginnifer Goodwin
Jennifer Morrison
Lady Gaga
Favourite Competition TV Show
America's Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
The Voice
Favourite Daytime TV Host
Dr. Oz
Ellen DeGeneres
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey
Wendy Williams
Favourite Daytime TV Hosting Team
Good Morning America
Live with Kelly and Michael
The Talk
The View
Favourite Late Night Talk Show Host
Conan O'Brien
James Corden
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert
Favourite Streaming Series
House of Cards
The Mindy Project
Orange is the New Black
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Favourite Actor In A New TV Series
Chace Crawford
John Stamos
Josh Peck
Rob Lowe
Zachary Levi
Favourite Actress In A New TV Series
Emma Roberts
Jamie Lee Curtis
Lea Michele
Marcia Gay Harden
Priyanka Chopra
Favourite Animated TV Show
American Dad!
Bob's Burger
Family Guy
The Simpsons
South Park
Favourite New TV Comedy
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dr. Ken
The Grinder
Life in Pieces
The Muppets
Scream Queens
Truth Be Told
Favourite New TV Drama
Blood & Oil
Code Black
Heroes Reborn
Minority Report
The Player
Wicked City
Favourite Male Artist
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Nick Jonas
The Weeknd
Favourite Female Artist
Demi Lovato
Lana Del Rey
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Favourite Group
Fall Out Boy
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
Favourite Breakout Artist
Fetty Wap
Shawn Mendes
Tori Kelly
The Weeknd
Favourite Male Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
Favourite Female Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Cassadee Pope
Kacey Musgraves
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Favourite Country Group
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Favourite Pop Artist
Demi Lovato
Ed Sheeran
Kelly Clarkson
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Favourite Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa
Favourite R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Janet Jackson
The Weeknd
Favourite Album
American Beauty / American Psycho by Fall Out Boy
Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Drake
Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons
Title by Meghan Trainor
Favourite Song
"Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
"Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
"Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding
"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
"What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber
Favourite Music Icon
Paul McCartney
Steven Tyler
Stevie Wonder
Favourite Social Media Celebrity
Anna Kendrick
Britney Spears
Dwayne Johnson
Taylor Swift
Favourite Social Media Star
Cameron Dallas
Frankie Grande
Lele Pons
Matt Bellassai
Nash Grier
Favourite Mobile Game
Candy Crush Saga
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Fruit Ninja
Plants vs. Zombies
Temple Run
Favourite Video Game
Batman: Arkham Knight
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Smash Bros.
Favourite YouTube Star
Connor Franta
Grace Helbig
Jenna Marbles
Miranda Sings
Tyler Oakley
The Daily Mail Seriously Popular Award
Bella Thorne
Cara Delevingne
Kylie Jenner
Maddie Ziegler
Ruby Rose

TV & Live Streaming

The awards are as usual being broadcast live on CBS, at 9pm ET and 8pm CT.

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

Latest: We've now been made aware of the CBS All Access feature which does allow you to watch their live shows online or via their mobile devices. This is currently only available within the US and to current subscribers, although as an added bonus there is currently a 1 week free trial option available:

CBS All Access

One part of the event you should 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

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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