Annual Award to Recognize Ross at the Ceremony on November 15
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Los Angeles, CA - October 16, 2020 - E! announced today that award-winning actor, producer, and CEO Tracee Ellis Ross will receive the Fashion Icon Award at this year’s “E! People’s Choice Awards”. Ross will be honored for her trailblazing looks and one-of-a-kind personal style over the past two decades, her passion for self-expression and how she uses her voice and reach to inspire others to believe in themselves.
“Tracee Ellis Ross’ style is transcendent,” said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events & Lifestyle Digital. “Her influence in the entertainment and fashion spaces are incomparable and we are delighted to honor her with the Fashion Icon Award.”
Born from a legacy of style, Ross is known for her sartorial flair and taking fashion risks with ease. Whether walking red carpets in Valentino, Chanel or Ralph Lauren couture, thanking her shopping habit for her oft-documented street style, or inviting her more than 10 million followers on social media to poke fun at her dad sneakers, Ross uses fashion as a means of self-expression and communication.
Ross is a champion of young talent and designers, most notably putting racial inclusivity front and center by featuring Black designers in all of her looks for stage and press when she hosted the 2018 American Music Awards. As a co-founding signatory of the Time’s Up movement, she is actively involved in working towards the goal of creating safety and equality in the workplace. Her production company, Joy Mill Entertainment, is committed to amplifying multilayered content that intentionally inspires possibility and joy in order to create connection and understanding. Her haircare line, PATTERN, serves the natural hair community and is an active space for upholding and celebrating Black beauty. She is a fixture on Hollywood’s best-dressed lists, and in 2017 she launched her first-ever fashion line, co-designed with JCPenney, which was celebrated for its inclusivity and accessibility.
Since her breakout role on “Girlfriends,” she has displayed grace, talent and a strong sense of self. Best known for her role in the previous People’s Choice Awards-nominated hit TV series “black-ish,” Ross recently also starred in the 2020 People’s Choice Awards-nominated film “The High Note” where she is up for “The Drama Movie Star of 2020.”
The “E! People's Choice Awards” will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 15 starting at 9:00pm ET/PT. Additional information about the awards including press credentials, honorees, performers and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2020 “E! People’s Choice Awards” are produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.
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Den of Thieves (DoT) is a television live event, scripted and non-scripted production company founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Since its inception, DoT has become one of the most highly regarded and sought-after production companies in the industry. DoT is the production company responsible for producing the MTV Video Music Awards for the past 13 consecutive years, while also holding Executive Producer credits for Netflix’s "Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour” concert special, E! Network’s People’s Choice Awards and “Live from the Red Carpet” awards seasons specials, Quibi’s “The Rachel Hollis Show,” MTV’s virtual “Promathon” event, YouTube Originals #MoveWithMe global dance event, the MTV Movie Awards, the iHeartRadio Music Awards for Turner Broadcasting, ABC’s “The Gong Show” and Ken Jeong’s Netflix comedy special “You Complete Me, Ho,” to name a few. Aside from spearheading some of the world’s leading premier event shows and specials, DoT is the name behind the production of comedy specials and documentaries for Netflix, Comedy Central, and Apple among others. Beyond that, DoT also produced the multi-network broadcast of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief in September 2017, in addition to the digital stream of the historic March for Our Lives rally in March 2018.
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