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Adam Sandler to Receive People’s Icon Award at 2024 People’s Choice Awards

Adam Sandler will receive the People’s Icon Award at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards. The comedy star is the sixth recipient of that award, following Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Ryan Reynolds.

As previously announced, Lenny Kravitz will receive the Music Icon Award at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards. The show, hosted by actor Simu Liu, will air Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Sandler, 57, has enjoyed phenomenal success as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and musician. His films, including such box-office hits as Grown Ups, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy and The Longest Yard, have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide. He has also proven to be a versatile actor with acclaimed dramatic roles in Uncut Gems, Hustle and his upcoming Spaceman. His films on Netflix are some of the most-watched on the platform, including the recent You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah.

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. Those who honored Sandler on the program included Dana Carvey, Idina Menzel, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Judd Apatow, Drew Barrymore, Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock, Pete Davidson and David Spade.

“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. “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.”

The 2024 People’s Choice Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET/tape-delayed at 8 p.m. PT on NBC, Peacock and E! from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Den of Thieves is producing the show. Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski will executive produce.

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