The 43rd People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2016, were held on January 18, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and were broadcast live on CBS. The ceremony was hosted by Joel McHale.
On November 15, 2016, the nominees were announced. The movie Captain America: Civil War received the most nominations of the year with seven. The TV series Grey’s Anatomy and actor Kevin Hart each received five nominations and singer, Britney Spears and Zootopia received four nominations. The biggest winner of the evening was Spears, who won a total of four awards, and Ellen DeGeneres, who won three and became the most awarded person in the show's history.
Joel Edward McHale (born November 20, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. He has appeared in such films as Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He currently stars in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.
Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in movies like Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005) and Little Fockers (2010).
Hart's comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I'm a Grown Little Man (2008), and performances in the films Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014), About Last Night (2014) and Get Hard (2015). He also released four more comedy albums, Seriously Funny in 2010, Laugh at My Pain in 2011, Let Me Explain in 2013, and What Now? in 2016. In 2015, Time Magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. He currently stars as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.