Being close to the music industry has opened my eyes to award shows.

You may not know this, although I am sure you will be able to believe it: award shows are very political.

Often, award shows are based on votes from record labels, not the people, which is pretty irritating.

There are a few award shows (well, one really) that are solely based on the PEOPLE'S votes. This is 100% how all of these award shows should be based on. FAN VOTES.

I'm referring to the People's Choice Awards.

The People's Choice Awards are in the hands of the public, not the record labels. And this year, the people wanted to see New Hampshire's own Adam Sandler get one of the most prestigious awards that the show can offer.

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Following in the footsteps of five others before him (Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, and Ryan Reynolds), Adam Sandler will receive the People's Icon Award at the 2024 People's Choice Awards.

This all checks out.

Adam Sandler is an absolute icon. He is probably one of the most recognized celebrities, with his iconic New Hampshire-inspired outfits, even on the red carpet.

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“Adam Sandler has been a fixture in the industry for decades, entertaining us since he got his start on Saturday Night Live more than 30 years ago,” Jen Neal, executive vice president, live events and specials, NBCUniversal Entertainment, said in a statement, according to Billboard. “From Billy Madison to Mr. Deeds, his unforgettable characters have endured the test of time and left their mark on audiences for generations. We’re excited to honor him with this year’s People’s Icon Award.”

According to Billboard, "Sandler’s work has been recognized over the years with nine People’s Choice Awards, six MTV Movie Awards and 12 Kids’ Choice Awards. Sandler was the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor."

The 2024 People’s Choice Awards will air live Sunday, February 18, at 8 p.m. ET/tape-delayed at 8 p.m. PT on NBC, Peacock, and E!

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