BY Abraham Seabrook
On Nov. 11, the People’s Choice Awards hosted by Joel McHale, aired for the first time on the E! network. From 1975 to the present, it was previously broadcasted on CBS.
This award show recognizes well-known individuals, movies, television shows, music, and pop culture that have been popular throughout the year. The general public have the ability to choose online who or what they liked in a certain category.
“I did not watch the People’s Choice Awards, but I find it really cool how they allow everyone to have the ability to have an input in who they think deserves a certain award,” said junior Matthieu Jean-Baptiste. “I think that with everyone being able to vote makes the awards fair in the eyes of everyone.”
The show opened with a performance of “Good Form” from Nicki Minaj. She was later joined on stage by rapper Tyga to perform their song “Drip.”
“That is a great way to start off the award show. I really like listening to ‘Drip.’ It is a great song to catch the attention of everyone watching,” said Jean-Baptiste.
Some notable celebrities who attended the event are Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Aly Raisman, Scarlett Johansson and John Legend.
There were some celebrities like, Rita Ora, who touched upon the impact of the California wildfires. Many expressed their prayers to those who have been affected by the fires.
“I have seen the wildfires all over social media and how it has affected and the people and animals there or nearby,” said junior Deanna Nicolo.
At this year’s event, Bryan Stevenson won the people’s champion award for fighting against racial discrimination in the criminal justice. He is a lawyer, social justice activist, and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
“I think he deserved the award. He has been trying to make a difference in the justice system. He has been able to reform the justice system while making it fair for everyone to have a fair trial whether they are rich or poor,” said Nicolo.
Fans were able to choose what movie they believed deserved best movie of 2018. The nominees were “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Incredibles 2,” “Fifty Shades Freed,” and “A Quiet Place.” “Avengers: Infinity War” won this award and also the award for best action movie.
Scarlett Johansson won the award for female movie star of 2018 for her performance in “Avengers: Infinity War.” The others who were nominated were Sandra Bullock in “Ocean’s 8,” Anne Hathaway in “Ocean’s 8,” Lily James in “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” and Bryce Dallas Howard for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
“I like Scarlett Johansson, but I did not see the movie that she was nominated for. I do think she is an amazing actor and completely deserves the award for her work,” said Nicolo.
Danai Gurira won for best action movie star for her acting in “Black Panther.” Some of the others nominated for this award were Chris Hemsworth in “Avengers: Infinity War,” Ryan Reynolds in “Deadpool 2,” Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther,” and Chris Pratt in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
“I definitely agree with this award. I really liked watching ‘Black Panther’ and thought she played her role really well. I enjoyed watching her character throughout the whole movie and thought she helped me like the movie even more,” said Jean-Baptiste.