2018 E! People's Choice Awards: 13 new categories added including 'best concert tour'
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When the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards ceremony takes place on Nov. 11 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, the show will have 13 newly added categories, including prizes where people can vote for the year's best concert tour, music video, comedy act and reality show. Voting to decide the show's final nominations in all 43 categories will be open from Sept. 5-14, closing on the last day at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can either vote online at the official E! People's Choice Awards website or through Facebook and Twitter, with the opportunity to submit write-in nominees when voting online at the official site. Voting on Facebook and Twitter must include one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and the hashtag #PCAs. The answers to frequently asked questions about the award show can be found here.

The new categories aren't the only big changes for the People's Choice Awards in 2018. After years on CBS, the show has moved to E!, which will televise the ceremony for the first time, and the E! network's name has been added to the show's title. In addition, the show has moved from January to November.

The 13 new categories are:

Game Changer of 2018 – Recognizing an athlete who’s had a social/professional impact this year.
Style Star of 2018 
Beauty Influencer of 2018
Animal Star of 2018
Music Video of 2018
Concert Tour of 2018
Comedy Act of 2018
Pop Podcast of 2018
Revival Show of 2018
Reality Show of 2018
Bingeworthy Show of 2018
Competition Contestant of 2018
Reality TV Star of 2018

The top five vote-getters in each category will be the category's five final nominees. After the final nominations are announced (which should be on or before Sept. 24), people can vote online for the winners from Sept. 24 to Oct. 19. The show's host and presenters are to be announced.

The E! People’s Choice Awards show is produced by Wilshire Studios and Den of Thieves with executive producers Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Ignjatovic is a longtime executive producer of the MTV Video Music Awards. 

Here's a closer look at some of the new People's Choice Award categories and this year's preliminary nominees:

Concert Tour of 2018

Beyoncé Jay-Z, On the Run II Tour
Kenny Chesney, Trip Around the Sun Tour
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold Tour
Imagine Dragons, Evolve Tour
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic Tour
Katy Perry, Witness Tour
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma Tour
Britney Spears, Piece of Me Tour
Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour
Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods Tour
Shania Twain, Now Tour
U2, Experience + Innocence Tour
 

Some people might be surprised to see that popular touring acts Ed Sheeran, Drake, BTS, The Eagles and Harry Styles are not on the list of preliminary nominees, but at this stage of voting, write-in candidates will be accepted until Sept. 14. Because the People's Choice Awards is a U.S.-based award show, the nominees that make the final cut in this category are expected to be artists who had U.S. tours in 2018.

Music Video of 2018

Camila Cabello, "Never Be the Same"
The Carters, "Apes--t"
Childish Gambino, "This Is America"
Drake, "God's Plan"
Drake, "In My Feelings"
Dua Lipa, "IDGAF"
Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B, "Girls Like You"
Selena Gomez, "Back to You"
Ariana Grande, "No Tears Left to Cry"
Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, "Psycho"
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, "Finesse"
The Weeknd, "Call Out My Name"
 
The nominees are what people would expect to find at the MTV Video Music Awards since there are no country artists on the list and only one rock act.
 
Comedy Act of 2018
 

There aren't too many surprises on the list of preliminary nominees for Comedy Act of 2018, since everyone on the list has gotten major exposure through movies, TV and/or online streaming platforms such as Netflix. The comedians on the list are Fred Armisen, Hannah Gadsby, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Leslie Jones, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Marlon Wayans, Michelle Wolf, Ali Wong and 2 Dope Queens: Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams. However, noticeably absent from the list are critically acclaimed and popular comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld.

Other Categories

As for some of the other new categories, "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" and "Love & Hip-Hop: New York" are on the preliminary nominee list for Reality Show of 2018. Meanwhile, "American Idol" is on the list for Revival Show of 2018, and talent-show winners Maddie Poppe of "American Idol" and Brynn Cartelli of "The Voice" are on the list for Competition Contestant of 2018. 

Since the People's Choice Awards give voters the options to have write-in candidates in all categories, there's always the possibility that the nominees that make the final cut can include write-in candidates. We'll find out when the final nominations are announced later this month.