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The People’s Choice Awards — which allows fans to vote for their favorites in movies, TV, and music — has the first say in 2016 accolades. Here’s everything you need to know about the 42nd annual show:

What time are the People’s Choice Awards?

The People’s Choice Awards will air live Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS, from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. West Coast viewers can tune in for the delayed broadcast at 9 p.m. PT. Subscribers to CBS All Access can also watch (the service offers users a free one-week trial).

Who’s hosting?

Jane Lynch, the former Glee breakout and lead of CBS’s upcoming comedy Angel from Hell; it debuts Thursday.

Who are some of the presenters?

Among those confirmed to present are Vin Diesel, Britney Spears, Christina Milian, Clark Gregg, Connor Franta, Dakota Johnson, Gina Rodriguez, Jack Black, John Stamos, Kate Hudson, Lea Michele, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Benoist, Natalie Dormer, Priyanka Chopra, Raza Jaffrey, the Pink Ladies of Grease: Live (Carly Rae Jepsen, Julianne Hough, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, and Vanessa Hudgens), and more.

Who will be performing?

Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo are the only confirmed performers.

Are there any special awards and honorees?

Ellen DeGeneres will be the fourth recipient of Favorite Humanitarian for her work helping communities in need and raising awareness. The talk show host selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the beneficiary of the annual donation presented by Walgreens.

Who earned the most nominations?

TV: Grey’s Anatomy (six)

Movies: Avengers: Age of Ultron (seven)

Music: The Weeknd (five)

What was nominated in the big categories?

Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory

Game of Thrones

Grey’s Anatomy

The Voice

The Walking Dead

Favorite Network TV Comedy

2 Broke Girls

The Big Bang Theory

Mike & Molly

Modern Family

New Girl

Favorite Network TV Drama



Grey’s Anatomy

How To Get Away With Murder


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Favorite Cable TV Comedy

Baby Daddy

Faking It

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Young & Hungry

Favorite Cable TV Drama

Bates Motel

The Fosters

Pretty Little Liars

Rizzoli & Isles


Favorite Premium Cable TV Show



Masters of Sex



Favorite Movie

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Furious 7

Inside Out

Jurassic World

Pitch Perfect 2

Favorite Male Artist

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist

Demi Lovato

Lana Del Rey


Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

Favorite Group

Fall Out Boy

Fifth Harmony

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

Favorite 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

Favorite 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

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