Finalist voting for the People’s Choice Awards wrapped up yesterday, and though you’ll have to wait until show night to find out which nominees won, there is one result we can share with you right now: The number of votes cast so far. Spoiler alert: It’s a big one.
Half a billion big, to be exact. Yes, that’s right, fans have cast an astounding half a billion votes thus far for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.
“Voting for the People’s Choice Awards makes me feel great, and when I see my favorites win I jump off the couch and scream ‘We Did It!’” said Sherry Peyton, a fan from Overland Park, Kansas, in a statement. “My friends and I get together to vote – I prefer the Facebook voting app – to help our favorites win. And when they do, it is absolutely incredible. I vote and I watch because the People’s Choice Awards have more of what the people like, and it’s really nice to have an awards show that the celebrities really seem to enjoy.”
And it’s not over yet. Though voting for most categories wrapped up yesterday, fans can continue to vote for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama (both categories have been narrowed down to feature only the top 5 vote-getters). See the list of nominees below:
Favorite New TV Comedy
The Crazy Ones
The Michael J. Fox Show
Super Fun Night
Favorite New TV Drama
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
(Update: Fans can also continue to vote for Favorite Music Fan Following. Check out the nominees here.)
The 40th annual People’s Choice Awards — hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings — will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET. In other words, mark your calendars, and if you’re anything like super-fan Sherry Peyton, prepare your couch.
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