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The first-ever People Magazine Awards air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday. The ceremony is set to honor the very best pop culture 2014 had to offer.

Nick Cannon hosts the festivities, which will include A-listsers like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Hart, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges and more. Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, and 5 Seconds of Summer are on hand to provide musical entertainment. And all the winners will get to take home very cool exclamation-point shaped trophies.

Categories highlight movies, music, television, style and social media. Winners were chosen by the editors of People’s sister magazine, Entertainment Weekly, although readers were able to vote on one special category, Best People Magazine Cover of the Year. That recipient was chosen based on hashtag votes sent via Twitter. There is also a special tribute to Nora Sandigo, the People Hero of the Year. She is the founder and director of American Fraternity Inc, which helps immigrants in the United States

Photos: Reuters

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