On Wednesday, the People's Choice Awards announced plans to produce its Jan. 8 broadcast in a "magazine-style" format. Instead of a live ceremony with presenters giving statuettes out to honorees, the show, hosted by Queen Latifah, will consist of taped pieces. A source close to the production described the new format as a post-produced show package.
The People's Choice Awards have been broadcast annually since 1975, recognizing the most popular people and work in popular culture. Unlike the Academy Awards, Emmys or Grammys, which are voted upon by professional peers, the People's Choice Awards are dictated by the general public. Honorees in music, movies and television are selected based on results from polls, market research and online voting. Categories run toward the esoteric and include favorite tour, favorite all-around movie and favorite hair
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