If it wasn't already apparent, we're now in full-swing awards season and tonight, January 18th is the 43rd People's Choice Awards. Yes, once again Hollywood's rich and famous will be strutting down the red carpet (or carpet of some other color) posing for a barrage of flashblubs and attempting to charm reporters. Unlike all the other awards shows however, the People's Choice Awards is voted on by fans -- hence, the name -- and not a faceless entity made up of critics.

The show will be hosted by Joel McHale and cover a whopping 64 categories -- bring snacks, it's gonna be a long night. So far, over 125 million votes have been cast! Here's the 411 on what time and channel to watch and what to expect from the show.


Time: 9 p.m. EST

Channel: CBS or stream it LIVE via the CBS app.

Where: The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

People's Choice Awards Blog

What it is: The awards show will cover just about every aspect of mainstream entertainment from favorite movies, TV shows, musical artists to newer categories like favorite social media celebrity. This will be Joel McHale's first time hosting the awards show, but has plenty of experience under his belt as previous host for the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner and 2015 ESPY Awards. And if landing the hosting gig weren't enough, McHale is also a nominee with his sitcom The Great Indoors, getting its first nomination in the Favorite New TV Comedy category. As for what to expect from McHale, explosions perhaps?


“Okay, lot of pyrotechnics,” McHale joked. “It’ll make a Bon Jovi show look like a small-town bottle rocket going off with what we’re going to shoot off here. I would warn the people in the first three rows, they could get their eyebrows singed.”

Who will be there: In addition to the awards presentation, the show will have a number of musical performances including Blake Shelton -- who also happens to be a nominee for Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Album (If I'm Honest) -- girl group Fifth Harmony is also slated to perform. Viewers will undoubtedly notice that Fifth Harmony is now actually four harmonies as Camila Cabello exited the group last month and this will make their debut as a foursome. They don't seem to be sweating it though as Ally Brooke Hernandez tweet this statement of confidence.


In addition to the show being a big night for McHale and Fifth Harmony, it also happens to be somewhat of a potential historic moment for Ellen DeGeneres who just might shatter the record for most-winning nominee of all time. Currently, she has a whopping 19 People's Choice Awards.

Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Blake Lively, Tyler Perry, Robert Downey Jr., Kerry Washington and bevy of others are expected to attend.

Sources: People's Choice Blob