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By Victoria Gonzalez 11/12/2018

Superheroes dominated at the 44th Annual People’s Choice Awards. “Avengers: Infinity War” captured top film awards, winning both action movie of the year and movie of the year. Scarlett Johansson won female movie star of the year for her role in the blockbuster.

The best comedy movie went to “The Spy Who Dumped Me.” On the small screen, the people gave a nod to the tv series, “Shadowhunters.” Katherine McNamara received the female TV star award for her role in the series. The nighttime talk show host award went to Jimmy Fallon. While accepting the award, Fallon said, “Our country needs a good laugh now.”

The People’s Choice Awards is the only awards show that gives fans the chance to determine the nominees and the winners. This year there were 43 categories ranging from pop culture, movies, music and television.

For the first time, the People’s Choice Awards were broadcasted on the E! network.

Many musical performances interspersed the award presentations. The night started off with Nicki Minaj’s upbeat performance with Tyga. Later, Minaj won female artist and album of the year for “Queen.”

The country music artist award went to Blake Shelton, who mentioned that his father is a veteran. The awards ceremony fell on Veteran’s Day this year and Shelton wore a red, white and blue pin to honor his father.

The first ever Fashion Icon Award was given to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham who talked about the hard work she puts into her fashion designs. The ceremony also honored Melissa McCarthy who received the first-ever People’s Icon Award for her television and film work.

Many celebrities, like Mila Kunis and Betty Gilpin, used the awards show as a platform to raise awareness about the devastating California fires and encouraged the public to donate to the Red Cross.

John Legend’s performance received a standing ovation after he presented the People’s Champion Award to Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson. The show concluded with a powerful speech against oppression from Stevenson as part of the Erase The Hate Campaign.

 

 

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