Pop singer Taylor Swift won three trophies at the People’s Choice Awards: Female Artist of the Year, Best Album (Midnights), and Anti-Hero Music Video. The audience awards in dozens of film, television and music categories were awarded on Wednesday night in Santa Monica, California.
Elizabeth Olsen (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”) and Chris Hemsworth (“Thor: Love and Thunder”) were named 2022 Female and Male Movie Star of the Year. They prevailed against colleagues like Brad Pitt, Chris Pratt, Tom Cruise, Gal Gadot and Jennifer Lopez.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness won Movie of the Year, and Top Gun: Maverick won Action Movie. The Netflix series “Stranger Things” was celebrated as show of the year in the television category. Two prizes went to Selena Gomez, Best Comedy Actress in TV Series Only Murders in the Building and Social Celebrity of the Year. As the most popular podcast, “Archetypes” by the British Duchess Meghan prevailed over the competition.
Singer Lizzo received the People’s Champion honorary award for her “groundbreaking contributions” to music and television, but also for her commitment to diversity, equality and body positivity. In the competition, Lizzo also won the Song of the Year category with “About Damn Time”. “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds accepted the honorary award as “Icon” of the year.
Established in 1975, the nominees and winners of the People’s Choice Awards are voted solely by fans.