Los Angeles (CBS) – CBS announced this week that the “People’s Choice Awards 2015” will air live on Wednesday, January 7 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. 

Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of the telecast, which will be the first awards show of 2015. Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Kimmie H. Kim will join Burnett on the production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as executive producers, with Kim as co-executive producer of the telecast.

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PHOTOS: People’s Choice Awards Highlights 2014

“What an honor it is to be back producing the “People’s Choice Awards” for the sixth year in a row,” said Burnett. “This awards show has grown from 62 million votes five years ago to over 700 million votes for 2014. These awards are from the fans who actually watch TV shows, buy movie tickets and download music. It’s the one awards show that truly is all about the fans.”

Last year Sandra Bullock took home four trophies for favorite movie, comedic and dramatic actress and she shared the favorite movie due award with “Gravity” co-star George Clooney. On the music side Justin Timberlake took home three awards including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite R&B Artist and Favorite Album for The 20/20 Experience.

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The “People’s Choice Awards” is the only major awards show where fans determine the categories, nominees and winners across multiple genres of movies, music and television. Starting now, six categories are eligible for voting on PeoplesChoice.com, and the top vote-getters will be added to the pool for the 2015 show.

Potential new categories include “Favorite Comedic Movie Ensemble,” “Favorite Country Music Group” and “Favorite TV Character We Miss Most,” which aims to honor fan-favorite characters such as Sandra Oh’s “Christina Yang” and Josh Charles’ “Will Gardner,” who we lost in 2014. Fans also have the opportunity to write in their own submissions for the “Favorite Humanitarian” category, honoring celebrities who have given back to their communities. Former recipients include Sandra Bullock in 2013 and Jennifer Hudson in 2014.

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