Seeing Stars: Hollywood Award Ceremonies


held at the Nokia Theatre


* Click here to see a list of the 2014 People's Choice Winners & Nominees *


The 40th annual People's Choice Awards were be given out on
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre.

Nominees were chosen by the public, via online vote, (starting on October 22, 2013).

The hosts were the stars of Two Broke Girls: Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs.

Tickets for the awards show at the Nokia are available to the public through this link, and through TicketMaster, beginning in mid-October.


Last year, they were given out on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
, at the Nokia Theatre. (Nominations were announced in November.)

The 2013 show was hosted by The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, for the second year.

Stars performing on the show included Alicia Keys, Jason Aldean and Christina Aguilera.

Appearances included for Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., LL Cool J, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen DeGeneres, and many others.

(To read the list of 2013 winners click here. )

In 2012, stars attending the awards show included Robert Pattinson, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Ewan McGregor, Lea Michele, David Boreanaz, Faith Hill, Adam Sandler, Maroon 5, Emma Stone, Liam Neeson, Zachary Levi, Alyson Hannigan, Kristen Bell, Jason Biggs, Vanessa Hudgens, Liam Neeson, Ellen DeGeneres, Nina Dobrev, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic, Morgan Freeman and Betty White.

(To read the list of 2012 winners & nominees, click here. )

The host of the 2011 show was Queen Latifah. Presenters included Twilight's Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Damon.

(To read the list of 2011 winners, click here. )

In 2010, the 36th annual People's Choice Awards were held on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre.

  (To read the list of 2010 winners & nominees, click here. )

The 2010 show was also hosted by Queen Latifah.

Stars attending the 2010 awards show included Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Mariah Carey, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Steve Carell, Taylor Swift, Jackie Chan, Chevy Chase, Ellen DeGeneres, Jenna Elfman, LL Cool J, Ryan Reynolds, Rascal Flatts, Christian Slater, George Lopez, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Big winners this year included "Twilight", "House", Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Jackman, Carrie Underwood. Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

You may not be able to get inside the annual Academy Awards show or the Golden Globes, but you can get a seat to see many of the very same Hollywood movie and TV stars when they show up to accept the annual People's Choice Awards.

The People's Choice Awards are different from most Hollywood award shows. Nominees are first determined by a "front row panel of over 6,000 entertainment enthusiasts" recruited by EW editors. The panel votes on the various categories, then the public gets to vote for the winners via the Internet.

As such, the results tend to favor the teenage vote.

To cast a vote via the Internet go to www.PCAvote.com .

   

Previous years' winners have included Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger, Mel Gibson, Ray Romano, Eminem, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Ricky Martin, Tim Allen, Helen Hunt, Bill Cosby, Drew Carrey, Celine Dion, Elton John, Bruce Willis, Adam Sandler, Calista Flockhart, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Shania Twain, Billy Campbell, Faith Hill, Nathan Lane, Christina Applegate and the Backstreet Boys.

   

And the good news is that you can attend.

That's right, although there are 1,000 invited VIP guests (who dress in black tie), there were also free tickets distributed to the general public via Audiences Unlimited, in past years.

But in 2000, the awards show moved from the huge Shrine Auditorium to the smaller, newer Nokia Theatre, where there are fewer seats to fill. As a result, Audiences Unlimited won't be distributing the tickets this year.  Instead, tickets to the People's Choice Awards show were sold to the public via TicketMaster.

You never know what's going to happen at this live awards banquet. When funnyman Jim Carrey won the award for "Liar Liar'', for Favorite Comedy Motion Picture, he leapt up from his table, lifted his chair high above his head, and shook it in manic glee as he danced up to the stage, finally hurling the chair ahead of him before bounding onto the stage and smothering his producer in a mock passionate embrace.

The January event is also the first major awards show to be held of each year. The show is broadcast live on CBS-TV (tape-delayed for the west coast).

Since 2007, the show has been hosted by Queen Latifah.

In 2006, the awards show was hosted by comedian Craig Ferguson.

In 2005, the show was hosted by Jason Alexander, from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

In 2004, the hosts were Charlie Sheen & Jon Cryer.

A limited number of tickets for this event will be sold via TicketMaster..

Several performers have won multiple People's Choice awards over the years - Tim Allen has won ten and Garth Brooks has won eleven of the flame-shaped crystal awards. Reba McEntire has won eight awards, and Julia Roberts has won eight. Whitney Houston has six, and Oprah Winfrey has won four.

In 1998, Whoopi Goldberg was honored for her 20 years of career achievements in motion pictures and television with a special tribute presented by LeVar Burton, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner and Tom Jones.

 Getting There: The Nokia Theatre is located right next to the Staples Center (and the L.A. Convention Center), just east of the Harbor (110) Freeway, just south of downtown L.A.

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[For more information, you can access The People's Choice Awards' official site at: http://www.cbs.com/specials/31pca/. ]



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