People's Choice Awards

The people have spoken and it’s official — ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ was the movie of the year, while the cancelled ‘Shadowhunters’ will be sorely missed.  ‘Infinity War’ swept almost every category at the People’s Choice Awards for which it was nominated, including Movie of 2018, Action Movie of 2018, and Female Movie Star of 2018 for Scarlett Johansson.

In categories in which it was nominated but didn’t win, those prizes went to Marvel’s other big champ ‘Black Panther’Chadwick Boseman won Male Movie Star of 2018, besting costars Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr.  (Chris Pratt was also nominated, but for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, not ‘Infinity War’.)  In a badass upset, Danai Gurira won Action Movie Star of 2018, topping Boseman, Hemsworth, and Pratt, along with Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed a different sort of Marvel character in ‘Deadpool 2’.

Another superhero movie, ‘Incredibles 2’ won for Family Movie of 2018.

Earlier this year, Freeform cancelled its supernatural series ‘Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments’ and despite the show’s fans’ valiant and tireless efforts, no other outlets have picked it up.  But the show swept many of the Television categories: TV Show of 2018 (beating ‘This Is Us’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ’13 Reasons Why’); Male TV Star of 2018 for Harry Shum Jr.; Female TV Star of 2018 for Katherine McNamara; and Bingeworthy Show of 2018.  Oddly enough, it lost in the Sci-fi/Fantasy Show of 2018 category to ‘Wynonna Earp’.  For fans interested, the final episodes of ‘Shadowhunters’ will air on Freeform beginning on January 11, 2019.

In addition to the regular categories, three special awards were given out: People’s Champion Award to Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative; Fashion Icon Award to Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Sour Spice, the one who’s NOT participating in the Spice Girls reunion tour); and People’s Icon of 2018 to Melissa McCarthy.

The People’s Choice Awards are voted on by the public, via E!’s website.  Preliminary votes are held in mid-September, then the top vote-getters are narrowed down and fans are invited to vote again on the final winners.  In addition to Movies and Television, awards are presented for Music and Pop Culture.

You can view all of the nominees and winners below.


Movie of 2018

**WINNER*** Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Incredibles 2
Fifty Shades Freed
A Quiet Place

Comedy Movie of 2018

***WINNER*** The Spy Who Dumped Me
Love, Simon
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Crazy Rich Asians

Action Movie of 2018

***WINNER*** Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ocean’s 8

Drama Movie of 2018

***WINNER*** Fifty Shades Freed
12 Strong
Red Sparrow
Midnight Sun
A Quiet Place

Family Movie of 2018

***WINNER*** Incredibles 2
A Wrinkle in Time
Hotel Transylvania 3
I Can Only Imagine
Christopher Robin

Male Movie Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War
Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Infinity War
Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Nick Robinson, Love, Simon

CR: Marvel Studios

Female Movie Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Infinity War
Sandra Bullock, Ocean’s 8
Anne Hathaway, Ocean’s 8
Lily James, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Drama Movie Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Freed
John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Jennifer Lawrence, Red Sparrow
Chris Hemsworth, 12 Strong

Comedy Movie Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Melissa McCarthy, Life of the Party
John Cena, Blockers
Nick Robinson, Love, Simon
Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Mila Kunis, The Spy Who Dumped Me

Action Movie Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Danai Gurira, Black Panther
Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity Wars
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


TV Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
This Is Us
Grey’s Anatomy
The Big Bang Theory
13 Reasons Why

Drama Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Riverdale
This Is Us
Grey’s Anatomy
13 Reasons Why
The Handmaid’s Tale

Comedy Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Orange Is the New Black
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Good Place

Revival Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Dynasty
American Idol
One Day at a Time
Queer Eye
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Reality Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Queer Eye
Chrisley Knows Best
Vanderpump Rules

Competition Show of 2018

***WINNER*** The Voice
Ellen’s Game of Games
Big Brother
RuPaul’s Drag Race
America’s Got Talent

Male TV Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead
Cole Sprouse, Riverdale
Justin Chambers, Grey’s Anatomy
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Female TV Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Moral Instruments
Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Camila Mendes, Riverdale
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Drama TV Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
KJ Apa, Riverdale
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Comedy TV Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet

DaytimeTalk Show of 2018

***WINNER*** The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Live With Kelly and Ryan
The Real
Red Table Talk With Jada Pinkett Smith

Nighttime Talk Show of 2018

***WINNER*** The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Competition Contestant of 2018

***WINNER*** Maddie Poppe, American Idol
Nikki Bella, Dancing With the Stars
Brynn Cartelli, The Voice
Cody Nickson, The Amazing Race
Eva Igo, World of Dance

Reality TV Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Khloe Kardashian, Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Antoni Porowski, Queer Eye
Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper
Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Nikki Bella, Total Bellas

Bingeworthy Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Queer Eye
13 Reasons Why

Sci-fi/Fantasy Show of 2018

***WINNER*** Wynonna Earp
The Originals
The Expanse
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments


Male Artist of 2018

***WINNER*** Shawn Mendes
Keith Urban
Ed Sheeran
Bruno Mars

Female Artist of 2018

***WINNER*** Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello

Group of 2018

Twenty One Pilots
Panic! At the Disco
5 Seconds of Summer
Super Junior

Album of 2018

***WINNER*** Nicki Minaj, Queen
Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
Camila Cabello, Camila
Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
Ariana Grande, Sweetener

Song of 2018

***WINNER*** BTS, “Idol”
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”
Selena Gomez, “Back to You”
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”

Country Artist of 2018

***WINNER*** Blake Shelton
Thomas Rhett
Luke Bryan
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Latin Artist of 2018

Becky G
J Balvin
Bad Bunny

Music Video of 2018

***WINNER*** BTS, “Idol”
Selena Gomez, “Back to You”
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Camila Cabello, “Never Be the Same”

Concert Tour of 2018

***WINNER*** Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour
Beyoncé & Jay Z, On the Run II Tour
Britney Spears, Piece of Me Tour
Katy Perry, Witness Tour
Super Junior, Super Show 7


Beauty Influencer of 2018

***WINNER*** James Charles
Bretman Rock
Brooklyn and Bailey
Jackie Aina

Social Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Shane Dawson
Amanda Cerny
The Dolan Twins
Lele Pons

Animal Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
Lil Bub
Gone to the Snow Dogs
Cole & Marmalade
April the Giraffe

Social Celebrity of 2018

Ellen DeGeneres
Chrissy Teigen
Taylor Swift
Selena Gomez

Comedy Act of 2018

***WINNER*** Kevin Hart
Tiffany Haddish
Ali Wong
Marlon Wayans
Amy Schumer

Style Star of 2018

***WINNER*** Harry Styles
Blake Lively
Emma Watson

Game Changer of 2018

***WINNER*** Serena Williams
Colin Kaepernick
Cristiano Ronaldo
Aly Raisman
Nia Jax

Pop Podcast of 2018

***WINNER*** Scrubbing in With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad
Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith
Anna Faris Is Unqualified
Chicks in the Office

Source: E!