The 44th People's Choice Awards was hosted in Santa Monica, California, recently, where fans got to see if their picks won at the only major awards show in the USA that is voted on entirely by the public for favourites in films, television, music, fashion and much more. In total, the event had awards in 43 categories.
It was a night of victory for Marvel Studios as Avengers: Infinity War had the most film nominations, with seven nods. The film won the awards for Movie, Action Movie and Female Movie Star of 2018. Chadwick Boseman and Danai Gurira won the awards for Male Movie Star and Action Star respectively, for their roles in Black Panther. On the other hand, Netflix's Shadowhunters took home the awards for TV Show, Female TV Star and Male TV Star of 2018. When it came to music, Shawn Mendes won the award for Male Artist, while Nicki Minaj bagged the award for Female Artist and Album of the Year. The Korean band, BTS, who were declared as Group of 2018, also won Song of the Year for Idol. Taylor Swift received the award for Tour of the Year.
In addition, Melissa McCarthy was honoured with the People's Icon of 2018 award, while Victoria Beckham took home the Fashion Icon award. The People's Champion award went to social activist and Equal Justice Initiative Founder Bryan Stevenson. John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Lady Gaga were among the performers at the event.
The award show further saw winners pay tribute to the firefighters and first responders who are battling the California wildfires, and encourage fans to make donations for the state of emergency.