Of all the People’s Choice Awards hosts since 2007, this year’s is, by far, the least Queen Latifah-y. For the first time in five years, Latifah will grant the hosting duties to another: Kaley Cuoco, star of The Big Bang Theory.
Thanks to her hit sitcom, Cuoco’s exposure has been none too slim in recent years. However, branching out into other things—be they acting or hosting—is definitely a good move if she wants to apply some versatility to her name.
This summer, Cuoco hosted Fox’s Teen Choice Awards. This quick expansion from Teen to People’s is an impressive maneuver in the Choice Awards world. Perhaps Cuoco’s hosting abilities overshine even her acting talents? Maybe soon, she’ll move onto the Golden Globes? The Emmys? The Oscars? Does Billy Crystal finally have a worthy successor?
The 38th Annual People’s Choice Awards will air live on January 11, 2012 on CBS.