LOS ANGELES (CBS) –The “People’s Choice Awards” announced today that two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck will receive the third annual People?s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens, during the live awards show from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live, Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.
?We are so pleased to honor Ben with the 2015 People’s Choice Humanitarian Award,? said Executive Producer Mark Burnett. ?This award has become an important part of our show. It highlights a different side of a celebrity and helps bring awareness to a cause that our audience can support.?
Affleck was chosen as this year?s recipient in recognition of his work with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), which he founded in 2010. ECI is both a grant-making and advocacy-based organization that partners with the Congolese people to increase the quality and quantity of investments in eastern Democratic Republic of…
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