Actress Jane Lynch to Host PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016

Show to air LIVE on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 on CBS Television

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced today that award-winning
actress Jane Lynch will host PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, airing live
from the Microsoft Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00
PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Lynch stars in the
upcoming CBS comedy “Angel From Hell,” scheduled to premiere in February

“As a people myself, I’m thrilled to take on hosting duties of the only
awards show that celebrates the choice of the people!” said Lynch.

Lynch is a four-time People’s Choice Award nominee and won for Favorite
TV Comedy Actress in 2011.

The final nominees across 65 categories for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016
will be announced at the annual Nominations Announcement Press
Conference on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the Paley Center for Media in
Beverly Hills.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase

“Angel From Hell” is a new comedy centered around Amy (Lynch), Allison
(Maggie Lawson) and their unusual friendship. Amy, a colorful, brassy
woman, insinuates herself into the life of an organized and seemingly
perfect young woman, Allison, claiming to be her “guardian angel.”
Though more-than skeptical at first, all of Amy’s warnings seem to come
true, making Allison think, “what if Amy really is her guardian angel?”


Lynch cut her theatrical teeth with The Second City comedy troupe, at
the Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the
greater Chicago area. Lynch’s film credits include “A.C.O.D.,” “The
Three Stooges,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Julie & Julia,” “Shrek Forever
After,” “Post Grad,” “For Your Consideration,” “A Mighty Wind,” “Best In
Show,” “Role Models,” The Rocker,” “Spring Breakdown,” “Space Chimps,”
“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Walk Hard,” “Talladega Nights,” “The
40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Bam Bam and Celeste” and “Suffering Man’s
Charity,” among others. On television, Lynch most recently starred as
the iconic television character, Sue Sylvester, in the series “Glee,” a
role for which she won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She
is also an Emmy Award winner for her role as host of “Hollywood Game
Night.” Other memorable television roles among many are “Party Down,”
“The L Word,” “Desperate Housewives,” and, on the Network, “The New
Adventures of Old Christine,” for which she was nominated for an Emmy
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Criminal Minds” and
“Two and a Half Men.” Lynch also served as host of “The 63rd
Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.” On stage, Lynch portrayed Miss Hannigan
in a limited Broadway run of Annie at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater.
As an author, Lynch penned the autobiography Happy Accidents,
which topped several national bestseller lists, including The New York
Times and Los Angeles Times, as well as the children’s book Marlene,
Marlene, Queen of Mean
. In 2013, Lynch was honored with a star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the television category. In 2014, she
joined the Ban Bossy campaign as a spokesperson advocating leadership
roles for girls. She was named one of the Power Up organization’s “10
Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz.” Born in Evergreen Park, Ill and raised in
Dolton, Ill, Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in theater from Illinois
State University and an MFA in theater from Cornell University. She
currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birth date is July 14. She can be
found on Twitter @janemarielynch.


Now in its 42nd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only
major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in
movies, music, television and digital. The People’s Choice official
website at
houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners
for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are
determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music &
gaming sales, social activity and data, then vetted
through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s
Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive
Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and
social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and
produced by United Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM,
Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Corporation. Follow us on our
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