In a few hours, celebrities, musicians, and artists will walk the red carpet into Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater for the 43rd People's Choice Awards. The evening's host will be comedian Joel McHale.

Star-studded event

Among the performers are: Fifth Harmony, Blake Shelton, DJ Khaled, G-Eazy and Lonestar. The lineup is rumored to have many country acts, including Dolly Parton, Sam Hunt, and Florida Georgia Line.

Celebrities expected to make an appearances are: Robert Downey, Jr, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Timberlake.

Fans can expect some hijinks as Justin Timberlake will be seated next to Ellen Degeneres. Ellen Degeneres is expected to break the record for the most decorated People's Choice Award winner. She has earned 17 awards and is nominated for 3 this year.

Tyler Perry will be receiving the Humanitarian Award. Perry, through his Tyler Perry Foundation, has given donations to organizations such as the NAACP, Charity Water, and Feeding America. In a statement Perry released on Instagram he said, "What I try to do about life and what I'm trying to do is be a balance-keeper, meaning that when I hear something dark or see something that's wrong or terrible or something that I really have no control over and I can't really do anything about, what I would do is if I see something like that on the news is I would try to do something kind for someone to keep some balance in the world."

Distinct categories

The People's Choice Awards is one of the few awards shows where the fans rule.

The award show has 32 very distinct categories to differentiate between movies and television. For example, take a look at the movie categories:

  • Favorite Movie
  • Favorite Action Movie
  • Favorite Animated Movie Voice
  • Favorite Comedy Movie
  • Favorite Dramatic Movie
  • Favorite Family Movie
  • Favorite Thriller Movie
  • Favorite Movie Icon

Joel McHale, when chosen for host of the show, joked in a press release in December, "The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People's Choice Awards." (Toronto Sun).

Of course, this awards show is unlike the Oscars. Celebrities come out for this one to thank the fans and let loose. The event is scheduled to air live, January 18th on CBS at 9PM ET.

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