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People’s Choice Awards nominees: Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Zendaya and Selena Gomez top list with Kenan Thompson as host

The nominees and host for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards were announced on Wednesday.

Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Zendaya, Selena Gomez, Bad Bunny and Dwayne Johnson have topped the list for nominees. 

And actor and comedian Kenan Thompson will return to host the ceremony for the second consecutive year. 

She is on the list: The nominees and host for the 2022 People's Choice Awards were announced on Wednesday. Taylor Swift, seen in August, was nominated

She is on the list: The nominees and host for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards were announced on Wednesday. Taylor Swift, seen in August, was nominated

The 2022 People’s Choice Awards’ will air simultaneously on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

The event will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. 

Live from E!: The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will kick off the evening at 7:00pm ET/PT on E! giving viewers exclusive access to the red carpet as their favorite stars reunite.

On top: Selena Gomez, seen in 2014, was also listed as a nominee

On top: Selena Gomez, seen in 2014, was also listed as a nominee

Voting is now open and fans worldwide can vote for their favorite nominee in each of the 40 categories representing movies, television, music and pop culture. 

‘I’m beyond excited to host the People’s Choice Awards again this year and celebrate the incredible talent and fans that this show unites,’ said Kenan.

‘I’m so grateful to be nominated – shoutout to the fans and congrats to all the nominees. Get ready for round two!!’

‘Last year, Kenan brought an irreplaceable energy to the People’s Choice Awards. His enthusiasm and passion for pop culture and the fans was palpable and translated in the room and on-screen,’ said Cassandra Tryon, SVP, Entertainment Live Events, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

The host: 'I'm beyond excited to host the People's Choice Awards again this year and celebrate the incredible talent and fans that this show unites,' said Kenan. 'I'm so grateful to be nominated - shoutout to the fans and congrats to all the nominees. Get ready for round two!!'

The host: ‘I’m beyond excited to host the People’s Choice Awards again this year and celebrate the incredible talent and fans that this show unites,’ said Kenan. ‘I’m so grateful to be nominated – shoutout to the fans and congrats to all the nominees. Get ready for round two!!’

‘We can’t wait to welcome Kenan back and see what he has up his sleeve for this year’s show.’

This year, Thompson is nominated in the comedy TV Star category for Saturday Night Live.

Thompson is an award-winning actor, comedian and producer best known for his work on SNL where he is currently in his 20th season as the longest-running cast member. 

A six-time Emmy Award nominee, Thompson has received four nominations for his acting work and won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2018 for the SNL song Come Back, Barack.

For two seasons, Thompson executive produced and starred as the title character in the NBC comedy series Kenan.

Thompson hosted the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2022 and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

People’s Choice Awards and Live from E!: The 2022 People’s Choice Awards are both produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.

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