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‘The PEOPLE Magazine Awards’ Announce More Star Attendees

Special Two-Hour Live Telecast Set for Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9 P.M. ET/PT

Jeff Bridges, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Diane Guerrero, Jon Hamm and Chloë Grace Moretz to Appear

Dec 5, 2014

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., December 5, 2014 – “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” announced more attendees scheduled to appear for the star-studded event special and snapshot of the year in pop culture. Jeff Bridges, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Diane Guerrero and Chloë Grace Moretz have been added to previously announced attendees Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton and Jennifer Lopez. 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5 are set to perform.

 

Also announced today was the recipient of the Hero of the Year Award, honoring an everyday hero for their generous and selfless aid to others in need. Nora Sandigo will receive this honor for her work as Founder and Executive Director of American Fraternity Inc., a non-profit in Miami that helps immigrants and their families. Ms. Sandigo created the fraternity with a desire to advocate for the rights of immigrants, and to guide them in their process of adjustment to the American culture. Her focus in recent years has been “immigration orphans,” U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants facing deportation or the threat of deportation. Currently, Ms. Sandigo is legal guardian to more than 800 immigration orphans, allowing them to remain in the country with friends or relatives. Her efforts have taken her to work in Washington where Ms. Sandigo, along with a committed group of community leaders, is working earnestly to protect the rights of U.S. citizen children being torn apart from their immigrant parents. “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin” actress Diane Guerrero, whom herself is a child of immigrant parents that were deported when she was 14-years old, will present the Hero of the Year Award to Ms. Sandigo.

The two-hour special will broadcast live on NBC on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 9 P.M. ET/PT, from The Beverly Hilton. The night will include performances from 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5.

 

Viewers and readers across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the fan-voted award, Best PEOPLE Magazine Cover of the Year. Tweet your pick with the hashtag #PEOPLEMagazineAwards. Voting has begun, and will continue through week of show.

 

“The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Barry Adelman from dick clark productions are Executive Producers, along with Carol Donovan and Michael Dempsey.

 

“The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” are sponsored by L’Oréal Paris and Kohl’s.

 

“The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” homepage can be found at: www.dickclark.com/shows/people-magazine-awards.

 

For media requesting credentials to cover the show, please fill out an application here: www.dickclark.com/pma-credential-form.

 

For the latest “PEOPLE Magazine Awards” news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow PEOPLE Magazine on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #PEOPLEMAGAZINEAwards.

 

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Time Inc.’s PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974, and each week, the PEOPLE brand brings more than 58 million consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life “Heroes Among Us” remain an essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial approach. PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage. With reporters across the globe, PEOPLE is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit PEOPLE.com.

 

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dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

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