The People’s Choice Awards never had much prestige, but they lasted a very long time. The show has been streaming since 1975 – longer than VMAs and almost as long as AMAs. Introducing the show for the first time, Kenan Thompson captured the spirit of the show with this dry joke. “It’s kind of like the Oscars,” he said, “except these are movies that people have actually seen.”
BTS and Dwayne Johnson were the big winners of the night, with three awards each. BTS won as a group of 2021 and for song and music video of 2021, both for their mega-hit “Butter”. Johnson, better known as “The Rock,” won the title of People’s Champion, Male Movie Star of 2021, and Comedy Movie Star of 2021.
There were winners in 40 categories, but you wouldn’t know from watching the show, which aired on both NBC and E! Tuesday (December 7). The show focused on the winners who showed up at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. To accept their prizes, allowed videotaped acceptances from a few others, like Adele, Selena Gomez and Jimmy Fallon (including Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon won the 2021 nighttime talk show) and barely mentioned the other winners.
Two TV shows won for their final seasons. The Ellen DeGeneres Show won the daytime talk show of 2021 for its 19th season. keeping up with the Kardashians won the 2021 reality show for its 14th season. Not one to miss a promotional beat, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has teased their next show on Hulu, slated to launch in 2022.
Here are seven memorable moments from the show.
HER paid tribute to Marvin Gaye to mark the 50th anniversary of his monument What is happening album. She performed the title song and “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”. HER continued the legacy of this album by injecting social commentary into R&B. She won a Grammy in March for the BLM anthem “I Can’t Breathe” and an Oscar in April for “Fight for You,” songs clearly influenced by Gaye’s masterpiece.
Blake Shelton performed his hit “Come Back as a Country Boy”, which has the deep, traditional, country sound of his 2019 smash “God’s Country”. Shelton won the 2021 Country Artist title. Shelton also coaches on The voice, which won the 2021 contest. In his acceptance speech, Shelton said that the awards that fans vote for are the ones that mean the most to him (a comment that may not serve him well on shows voted by fans). peers such as the Grammys and CMA Awards).
Christina Aguilera won the music icon award. She received a similar award, the People’s Voice Award, at the People’s Choice Awards eight years ago. Introduced by Becky G, Aguilera performed a well-arranged medley of her hits. She said: “I want to thank all the women that I have had the chance to share the stage, the microphone and the recording studio with over the years. You are all icons to me, and I am proud that together we have strengthened the voice of women in the music industry.
Cardi B presented Halle Berry with the People’s Icon Award, saying “She’s strong. She’s bright and she was the first woman of color to win an Oscar for Best Actress. She left the little girls behind. like me dreaming big, inspiring us to reach for the stars and break our own records, which I did, by the way, a lot of them! Cardi is featured on the all-female soundtrack of bruised, a new movie directed by Berry and in which she stars.
Ellen DeGeneres spoke warmly about her daytime talk show and her team. “The show was the greatest experience of my life,” she said. “I enjoyed every moment of it.” His victory was a surprise because The Kelly Clarkson Show has more heat these days, but voters are sometimes loyal to old favorites. DeGeneres said this was their 25th People’s Choice Award and added, “This is probably my last time here, unless they create an award for former talk show hosts who don’t do anything. at all.”
Kim Kardashian West won the Fashion Icon Award, which was presented by last year’s Fashion Icon recipient, Tracee Ellis Ross. Kim thanked her ex-husband Kanye West for introducing her to fashion. Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian, won the title of Reality TV Star in 2021.
Olivia Rodrigo won two awards – the 2021 album for Sour and the new artist of 2021. The other music awards went to Adele, the female artist of 2021; Lil Nas X, the male artist of 2021; Bad Bunny, the Latino Artist of 2021, and Justin Bieber & The Kid LAROI for the 2021 collaboration song (“Stay”). In addition, two music stars won in other fields. Britney Spears won the title of Social Star of 2021. Gomez won the title of Comedy TV Star of 2021 for his role in Only the murders in the building opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short.