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VOTING FOR THE 2020 “E! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS” OPENS TODAY HONORING FAN FAVORITES ACROSS 44 CATEGORIES IN MOVIES, TELEVISION, MUSIC, AND POP CULTURE

Official Voting Begins Today, October 1 through Friday, October 23; New Categories Include “The New Artist of 2020” and “The Collaboration Song of 2020” and More

Only Awards Show For the People, By the People Airs Sunday, November 15 at 9:00pm ET/PT on E!, with “Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards” Coverage at 7:00pm ET/PT

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Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2020 – Today, E! announced the commencement of voting for the 2020 “E! People’s Choice Awards,” celebrating all forms of entertainment, chosen entirely by the people. In each of the 44 categories, fans worldwide can choose from eight nominees representing movies, television, music and pop culture. The telecast will celebrate an unprecedented year in pop culture, while bringing together the entertainment community and its fans to honor champions and heroes who’ve inspired us throughout the year. Broadcasting from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, “E! People’s Choice Awards,” airs Sunday, November 15 at 9:00pm ET/PT, with “Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards” at 7:00pm ET/PT. As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the “People’s Icon of 2020” award at the ceremony.

Voting for the 44 categories across movies, television, music, and pop culture runs today through Friday, October 23 at 11:59pm ET. This year’s new categories include “The New Artist of 2020,” “The Collaboration Song of 2020,” and “The Soundtrack Song of 2020.” Fans can either vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1 by saying “Vote for the People’s Choice Awards” into the Xfinity Voice Remote. Fans can vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. If fans vote with Xfinity X1, there is a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, votes cast on Thursday, October 15 will count twice, equaling up to a maximum of 50 votes per day, per category, per voting method. Xfinity voting will be equal to a maximum of 50 votes for the entire Official Voting Window.

Last year’s “E! People’s Choice Awards” telecast was up 45 percent versus the previous year and averaged 974,000 total viewers and 402,000 P18-49, up 17 percent. The growth among total viewers marks the biggest entertainment awards show gain of the year across all of television. The show reached over 4.6 million total viewers and 1.8 million P18-49 across the cable networks of NBCUniversal, including E!, Bravo, SYFY and USA Network.

According to Nielsen Social, the event, which trended worldwide, ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the night across all of television with 5.9 million social interactions across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Expanding across platforms (linear, digital, Twitter livestream, Facebook video and Snapchat), fans watched a total of 336 million minutes of video content surrounding the event. The 2019 “E! People’s Choice Awards” also generated a total of 51 million engagements with E!-produced digital and social content (including page/video views, likes, comments and shares), up 33 percent. On Twitter, the exclusive “E! Stream” delivered nearly 5 million live streams globally, making it the network’s best day ever for livestream viewership.

Voting Methods:

Online – pca.eonline.com

Twitter – Fans can send a public tweet or retweet and include one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and #PCAs

Xfinity X1 – Fans can cast their vote for “The Movie of 2020,” “The Song of 2020,” “The Show of 2020,” and “The Comedy Act of 2020” categories right on the TV by saying “Vote for the People’s Choice Awards” into their Xfinity Voice Remote. Xfinity customers can also access voting via the “E! People’s Choice Awards” destination on X1 where they can also catch up on shows, movies, and listen to music featuring the nominated artists and more.

*Votes will be aggregated and counted through our third-party vendor Telescope.

See the full list of all 44 categories and nominees online at: https://www.eonline.com/news/1193078/2020-peoples-choice-awards-complete-list-of-nominees

Complete rules can be found at: https://www.eonline.com/peoples_choice_awards/rules

Complete list of category and nominee hashtags can be found at: https://www.eonline.com/peoples_choice_awards/faq

PRESS CREDENTIALS:

Information about press credentials for the “E! People’s Choice Awards” will be available soon. If you are interested in receiving updates as they become available, please email PCAPR@sunshinesachs.com with your request.

“Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards” and the “E! People’s Choice Awards” are both produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.

Source: Nielsen, L3, 11/10/19, E! People’s Choice Awards Premiere telecast vs. 2018 E! PCAs on 11/11/18, P18-49 / Total Viewers P2+ Average Audience ratings. Nielsen, L3, FY 2019 Entertainment Award ceremony YoY % Change ranker, based on E! specific performance compared to main hub network of other award shows (exclude sports awards shows and award shows that switched networks YoY), Total Viewers P2+. Nielsen, L3, 11/10/19, Total Viewers P2+ Reach, People’s Choice Awards telecasts (premieres & encores) across E! / Bravo / SYFY / USA Network, 6 minute qualifier. Nielsen Social Content Rating, Linear measurement for live/new total day programs, 11/10/19; Facebook Analytics, E! News and E! Entertainment, 11/10/19, Total Time Spent (mins); Twitter Media Studio, Live From E!: People’s Choice Awards livestream, Total Views

About E! Entertainment

E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," “Total Bellas,” “The Bradshaw Bunch,” "Botched,” “E! True Hollywood Story,” and topical series “The Soup.” “E! News” is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand’s programming slate includes “Daily Pop,” “Nightly Pop” and digital shows: “E! News’ The Rundown” and “BingE! Club” on Snapchat, and “Close Up by E! News” on Quibi. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and the “E! People’s Choice Awards” celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

About Den of Thieves

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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