Sandra Bullock is set to receive the “Favorite Humanitarian” honor at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. It will be the first humanitarian award the show has given out.
“The People’s Choice Awards will honor Sandra Bullock with the first-ever award for Favorite Humanitarian for her generous philanthropic efforts throughout her career,” said the awards committee in a statement.
Bullock has been a tireless advocate for a variety of causes, in particular for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Following the hurricane in 2005, Bullock “adopted” Warren Easton Charter High School, and has contributed school supplies, money for renovations, band uniforms and a scholarship fund for seniors.
Otherwise, the People’s Choice nominees are much of what one would expect from the fan-based awards. They are so lovably and unforgivably mainstream. For example, Beyonce is nominated in (and will likely win) favorite R&B artist, despite releasing no new material in 2012 and remaining on a Blue Ivy-induced sabbatical from the limelight.
Likewise, there are now a plethora of “fan” categories that measure which movies, television shows and music artists have the most distinctive group of devotees.
Some of this year’s most unorthodox categories include:
– Potterheads, Harry Potter
– Ringers, The Lord of the Rings
– Rum Runners, Pirates of the Caribbean
– Tributes, The Hunger Games
– Twihards, Twilight
The show will air Wednesday on CBS. Kaley Cuoco will serve as host of the evening, which will also offer performances by Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Jason Aldean.