The 41st People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2014, were held January 7, 2015, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS at 9:00 pm EST. The ceremony was hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney. Nominations were announced on November 4, 2014.
Shailene Woodley led the movie nominees with four, including Favorite Movie Duo, in which she was nominated twice for her films Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. In the television categories, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries led the nominees with five each. Sam Smith had four music nominations. The Favorite Alternative Band category was omitted in this ceremony, though it, along with the Favorite Rock Band category, may return next year.
Anna Kay Faris (/ /; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress and producer. She has been mainly recognized as a comedic performer for her appearances in numerous comedy films throughout her career.
Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in Scary Movie (2000), which spawned a film franchise and established Faris as a notable comedic actress. She appeared in the subsequent three sequels of the movie, with her last appearance being in the fourth installment, released in 2006. During the early-mid 2000s, she played supporting roles in dramatic pictures such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), and appeared in various comedies, including The Hot Chick (2002), Waiting... (2005), Just Friends (2005), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). She received critical praise for her role in the indie black comedy Smiley Face (2007) and then starred in the Playboy-themed movie The House Bunny (2008) which was billed as her star vehicle and earned her a MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance.
In 2009, she co-appeared in Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and Observe and Report, and also had voice-over roles in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (she has continued to lend her voice for both films' sequels). She starred and co-produced the feature What's Your Number? (2011), which was followed by comedic roles in the political satire The Dictator (2012), and the anthology film Movie 43 (2013). Faris has played Christy Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom since 2013. The show has earned the actress further critical and popular acclaim and two People's Choice Award nominations.
Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. A seven-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for her television work, her first four Emmy wins were for her role as C. J. Cregg on the NBC drama The West Wing (1999–2006). In 2014, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on the Showtime series Masters of Sex. In 2014 and 2015, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom.
Janney, who won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984, made her Broadway debut in the 1996 revival of Present Laughter. She won Drama Desk Awards for the 1997 Broadway revival of A View From the Bridge, and the 2009 original Broadway production of the musical 9 to 5. She also received Tony Award nominations for both. Her film roles include Primary Colors (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), American Beauty (1999), The Hours (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), Hairspray (2007), Juno (2007), The Help (2011), The Way Way Back (2013), Get On Up (2014), and Spy (2015).