10 Incredible Things That Can Only Happen at the People’s Choice Awards

We know you’ve been staring at your calendar for months now. But don’t fret, because it’s finally here. Pop culture’s most defining evening — which awards only the finest in entertainment — is finally upon us. We’re not talking about the Oscars, Grammys or Emmys, but rather something much more important and career-changing: The People’s Choice Awards.

The 41st PCAs air tonight at 9 PM ET on CBS, and anything can happen. This is the night where pop culture enters The Twilight Zone and suddenly films like Grown Ups (2010) win excellence awards and Katy Perry is music’s biggest prodigy. It’s just a tad bit head-scratching, but we wouldn’t have the PCAs be any other way. Hey, Adam Sandler deserves his day in the sun too, right?

Here are 10 things that will probably only happen at the PCAs. Check ’em out, and let us know what you think about entertainment’s weirdest night in the comments below.

Adam Sandler is considered an accomplished actor. 


Sandler turns into Daniel Day-Lewis at the PCAs, and who can blame him with true acting feats like Jack and Jill (2011) on his resume? Sandler has four PCA nominations and three awards to his name, including Best Comedic Actor for the seminal classic That’s My Boy (2012). Sorry Day-Lewis, Sandler is the ultimate king of role reinvention.

Annabelle and Gone Girl are viewed as peers. 

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Gone Girl has an 88 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and is generating some serious Oscar buzz. Annabelle is about some creepy doll with braided pigtails who sits in a rocking chair and occasionally shifts her weight. However, in the PCAs’ eyes, these two films are equally worthy for Favorite Thriller Movie nominations at tonight’s show. And believe us when we say the race to win is probably neck-and-neck.

Jennifer Aniston is the Meryl Streep of the night.

Streep is an Academy Awards legend with 18 nominations and three wins, but she plays second fiddle at the PCAs when rom-com empress Aniston shows up. Aniston is a PCAs darling with seven wins and 15 nominations. Honestly, we’re not surprised at this ratio given Aniston’s catalog of life-changing cinematic masterpieces like Just Go With It (2011) and He’s Just Not That Into You (2009).It’s about time the real queen was honored.

At the 2013 PCAs, Aniston won the award for Favorite Comedic Actress for her work in We’re the Millers. Watch her discuss the art of the striptease with her cast.

Grown Ups scores big. 

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 If you want to talk ensemble casts, the PCAs is the only awards show that appreciates the talented thespians in Grown Ups. (How can you go wrong with Sandler, Kevin James  mall cop legend — and David Fucking Spade?!) The 2010 film took home the coveted Favorite Comedy Movie prize at the 37th PCAs, beating flaw-free flicks like Sex and the City 2 and Valentine’s Day. Grown Ups may have a 10 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating, but that doesn’t matter when you’ve got a shiny People’s Choice Award sitting on your mantle.

Britney Spears transforms into a soft-clapping elusive chanteuse with an artsy-fartsy stage walk. 

.@BritneySpears giving you iconic choreography from the front row. #BabyGotBack #PeoplesChoiceAwards

A video posted by Bradley Stern (@muumuse) on Jan 1, 2014 at 7:08pm PST

Forget about the time when Kate Winslet won two Golden Globes in one night, the PCAs is where truly iconic moments happen — like the time our beloved BritBrit got funky to “Baby Got Back” by lightly clapping her hands. Or who can forget when Spears started a groundbreaking stair-walking trend when she received the award for Favorite Pop Artist at last year’s show? Honestly, your fave could never. Ellen DeGeneres can keep her Oscar selfie, thank you very much.

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Twilight film can be a “Best Picture” contender. And even win. 

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Like most awards shows, the “best general film” category is the ultimate symbol of excellence. But don’t think the PCAs wastes its time on flicks like The King’s Speech (2010) or 12 Years a Slave (2013). No, it honors only the best…like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. At the 2011 ceremony, the third film in everyone’s favorite vampire franchise walked away with one of the PCAs’ highest honors: Favorite Movie. Truthfully, there’s no higher art form than the Edward-Bella-Jacob love triangle.

Katy Perry trumps Adele, no questions asked. 

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