Adam Sandler to receive People's Choice Icon Award

Adam Sandler will receive the Icon Award at the People's Choice Awards later this month.

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Adam Sandler will be honoured at the People's Choice Awards
Adam Sandler will be honoured at the People's Choice Awards

Adam Sandler will receive the Icon Award at the People's Choice Awards.

The 'Uncut Gems' actor will be recognised at the upcoming ceremony thanks to the "unforgettable" characters he has played over the course of his lengthy career.

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."

Adam - whose films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide in total - has previously won nine other People's Choice Awards, as well as six MTV Movie Awards and 12 Kids Choice awards.

Last year, the 57-year-old star received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour.

He joked in his acceptance speech: "As I look at this goofy award, I can't help but think that one day it just might be the weapon used to bludgeon me to death."

He then added: "It's just a part of my life that I never expected to happen, and it's nice that my family and friends get to say that goofy guy Adam won a Mark Twain award."

It was previously announced that Lenny Kravitz will receive the Music Icon accolade at this year's ceremony.

The 2024 People's Choice Awards - which will be hosted by Simu Liu - will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on 18 February.

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