2018 People’s Choice Awards – Winners, Highlights, And More


November 12, 2018

The people have made their choice!

Fans have tirelessly showered their fave stars, movies, shows and music with lots of love (and votes!) – and on Sunday night (November 11), out of hundreds of nominees, 46 were honored with People’s Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

The night kicked off with Nicki Minaj’s first-ever live performance of “Dip” with Tyga and an electrifying performance of “Good Form.” The stage also saw amazing performances by Rita Ora and John Legend.

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Aside from performing, John presented Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, with the People’s Champion Award. Victoria Beckham and Melissa McCarthy received the night’s top honors as Fashion Icon and People’s Icon awardees, respectively.

Other celebrity presentors who graced the stage include Busy Philipps, Will Ferrell, and Chrissy Teigen, as well as Betty Gilipin, Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens West, Jack McBrayer, John C. Reilly, Kat Graham, the Good Girls cast (Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta), Johnny Galecki, Leighton Meester, Lil Rel Howery and Ryan Eggold. Sara Gilbert, Taran Killam, Susan Kelchi Watson, and Sarah Silverman also have presenter duties to carry out, plus Sabrina Carpenter, Amber Valletta, Shay Mitchell and Terry Crews.

Stars commemorated Veteran’s Day, which happen the award show happen to fall on.

Scarlett Johansson dedicated her award “to the men and women of the armed forces who put their lives on the line every day so we don’t have to.” Blake Shelton sported a red, white and blue ribbon on his lapel (in honor of his veteran father). He also thanked those who fought during his speech. Bryan Stevenson also touched on the history of Veteran’s Day it in his acceptance speech and its significance in present times.

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Others gave a shout out to the brave firefighters, who are working tirelessly to contain the Woolsey Fire, as well as victims of the blaze.

“The devastation that people are going through right now out there, we are with you. To the first responders, your courage your bravery what you do to serve those out there who need you, thank you for what you do,” Danai Gurira said.

“As horrible as this has been, it’s been amazing to see the resilient spirit and the heroism of those risking their lives on the front lines,” Kim Kardashian said, dedicating the award to “all the firefighters, the law enforcement and the first responders, we really truly appreciate what you have done for all of us.”

“Please keep the victims, volunteers and firefighters in your hearts and any donations to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation … will be put to good use and will make a difference,” Melissa included in her speech.

Mila Kunis also urged the audience to donate. “We are in a state of emergency. You know, I have this opportunity and I want to say if you can take a minute to donate to the LAFD Foundation, it would be really, really great.”

Victoria Beckham accepted her award, saying, “I wanted to show that if I can do it then really anyone can do it, and what you achieve really can be limitless. If you really, really – I can’t help it – if you really, really want it.” Aside from her totally adorable Spice Girl reference during her speech, Posh also added her “admiration for the firefighters who are doing such an incredible job” in her acceptance speech.

“People need entertainment and that’s our jobs,” TV host Jimmy Fallon explained to USA Today on the red carpet. “And so we’re here to put on a show and entertain people. If I can just for one second get your mind off your problems and make you laugh a little bit, then I’m doing my job.”

It was a big night for stars and fans alike. Did your favorite take home a trophy?

Check out the complete list of winners below to find out!




People’s Champion Award

WINNER: Bryan Stevenson


Fashion Icon Award

WINNER: Victoria Beckham


People’s Icon of 2018

WINNER: Melissa McCarthy




Movie of 2018

Black Panther

WINNER: Avengers: Infinity War

Incredibles 2

Fifty Shades Freed

A Quiet Place


Comedy Movie of 2018

Love, Simon


WINNER: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Crazy Rich Asians


Action Movie of 2018

Black Panther

WINNER: Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Ocean’s 8

A Wrinkle in Time


Family Movie of 2018

WINNER: Incredibles 2

A Wrinkle in Time

Hotel Transylvania 3

I Can Only Imagine

Christopher Robin


Drama Movie of 2018

WINNER: Fifty Shades Freed

12 Strong

Red Sparrow

Midnight Sun

A Quiet Place


Male Movie Star of 2018

Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War

Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Infinity War

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Nick Robinson, Love, Simon


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

John Krasinski, A Quiet Place

Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place

Jennifer Lawrence, Red Sparrow

Chris Hemsworth, 12 Strong

WINNER: Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Freed


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

Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity Wars

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

WINNER: Danai Gurira, Black Panther

Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom




Show of 2018

This Is Us

Grey’s Anatomy

The Big Bang Theory

13 Reasons Why

WINNER: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments


Drama Show of 2018

This Is Us

Grey’s Anatomy

13 Reasons Why

WINNER: Riverdale

The Handmaid’s Tale


Comedy Show of 2018

The Big Bang Theory

Modern Family


WINNER: Orange Is the New Black

The Good Place


Revival Show of 2018

American Idol

One Day at a Time

Queer Eye

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

WINNER: Dynasty


Reality Show of 2018

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Queer Eye

WINNER: Keeping Up With the Kardashians

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

Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead

Cole Sprouse, Riverdale

Justin Chambers, Grey’s Anatomy

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

WINNER: Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments


Female TV Star of 2018

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Camila Mendes, Riverdale

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

WINNER: Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Moral Instruments


Drama TV Star of 2018

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy

WINNER: Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Late Show With James Corden

WINNER: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen


Competition Contestant of 2018

Nikki Bella, Dancing With the Stars

WINNER: Maddie Poppe, American Idol

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


Queer Eye

WINNER: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

13 Reasons Why



Sci-fi/Fantasy Show of 2018


The Originals

The Expanse

WINNER: Wynonna Earp

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments




Male Artist of 2018


Keith Urban

Ed Sheeran

WINNER: Shawn Mendes

Bruno Mars


Female Artist of 2018

Taylor Swift

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

WINNER: Nicki Minaj


Group of 2018

Twenty One Pilots

Panic! At the Disco

5 Seconds of Summer


Super Junior


Country Artist of 2018

Thomas Rhett

Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood

WINNER: Blake Shelton

Keith Urban


Album of 2018

Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy

Camila Cabello, Camila

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Ariana Grande, Sweetener

WINNER: Nicki Minaj, Queen


Song of 2018

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”



Latin Artist of 2018

Becky G


J Balvin

Bad Bunny



Music Video of 2018

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

Beyoncé & Jay Z, On the Run II Tour

WINNER: Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour

Britney Spears, Piece of Me Tour

Katy Perry, Witness Tour

Super Junior, Super Show 7




Social Celebrity of 2018

Ellen DeGeneres

Chrissy Teigen


Taylor Swift

Selena Gomez


Beauty Influencer of 2018


Bretman Rock

Brooklyn and Bailey

Jackie Aina

WINNER: James Charles


Social Star of 2018

WINNER: Shane Dawson


Amanda Cerny

The Dolan Twins

Lele Pons


Animal Star of 2018

Lil Bub

WINNER: Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

Gone to the Snow Dogs

Cole & Marmalade

April the Giraffe


Style Star of 2018


Blake Lively

Emma Watson


WINNER: Harry Styles


Comedy Act of 2018

WINNER: Kevin Hart

Tiffany Haddish

Ali Wong

Marlon Wayans

Amy Schumer


Game Changer of 2018

Colin Kaepernick

WINNER: Serena Williams

Cristiano Ronaldo

Aly Raisman

Nia Jax


Pop Podcast of 2018

Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith

WINNER: Scrubbing in With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad

Anna Faris Is Unqualified


Chicks in the Office