NBC, E! and Peacock announced that Adam Sandler will receive the ‘People’s Icon Award’ at 2024 People’s Choice Awards, honoring his decades-long comedy career and iconic film roles. Sandler joins 2024 People’s Choice Awards honoree Lenny Kravitz, who will be accepting the ‘Music Icon Award’ during this year’s ceremony.
NBCUniversal Entertainment’s Executive Vice President for Live Events and Specials Jen Neal said in a statement: “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. 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.”
Sandler’s films over the past three decades have grossed over $3 billion worldwide, including hit such as Grown Ups, Big Daddy, The Longest Yard, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, Murder Mystery, Uncut Gems and Hotel Transylvania. Sandler has won nine People’s Choice Awards, six MTV Movie Awards and 12 Kids Choice Awards. In addition, he’s been nominated for two Critics Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award, five Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
Hosted by Simu Liu, the 2024 People’s Choice Awards will air live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC, Peacock and E!.