Demi Lovato was the hostess with the mostess as she brought the glamour alongside Jennifer Lopez and Jameela Jamil at the E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night.
The fan-voted awards show gave out gongs in categories covering music, film and TV, as well as celebrating online culture, with Demi helping the proceedings run without a hitch.
The singer opened the show with a nod to the delayed election result, joking: ‘We made sure to count everyone in Pennsylvania’s vote first’.
She also recapped her 2020, which started with well-received performances at the Grammys and Super Bowl and included a brief engagement to the actor Max Ehrich.
‘This year has been the longest three years of my life,’ she quipped.
Elsewhere, Jennifer Lopez got emotional as she reflected on her career when honored with the Icon award.
The chart-topping singer and award-winning actress, 51, was introduced to the stage by actor Armie Hammer while Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman paid tribute.
She then broke down while watching a video message from her 12-year-old twins Emme and Max.
The Hustlers star wore a striking red ensemble to accept the honor as she reflected on a tumultuous year and the work she put in to get this far in her career.
The ceremony took place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, with some stars appearing in person while others took part virtually. In place of the usual studio audience, fans appeared via video.
While other recent awards shows have reflected a tumultuous year ravaged by the pandemic and disrupted by social unrest, the People’s Choice Awards were relatively light on politics.
And there were repeated calls throughout the night to wear a mask.
Winners included A-list stars Bieber, who was named male artist of 2020, Extraction actor Chris Hemsworth, who picked up the action movie star gong and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was named drama movie star for his hit musical Hamilton.
Bad Boys For Life won film of the year while its star, Will Smith, was named film star of 2020.
The Kissing Booth 2 was named comedy film of the year, while on the small screen Never Have I Ever was named comedy show of the year.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show was named the year’s best daytime talk show despite controversy over an alleged toxic environment on set.
Performers on the night included R&B duo Chloe X Halle and Bieber, who performed his singles Lonely and Holy.
Rapper Tyler, The Creator introduced actress Tracee Ellis Ross before she accepted her fashion icon award. In her acceptance speech, she paid tribute to her mother, the singer Diana Ross.
Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry was honoured with the people’s champion award. Other winners included Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo for female TV star and Mandy Moore for drama TV star for This Is Us.
Female movie star went to Tiffany Haddish for Like A Boss while Sofia Vergara won comedy TV star for Modern Family.
E! People’s Choice Award 2020 winners
Movie of 2020 – Bad Boys For Life
Comedy movie of 2020 – The Kissing Booth 2
Action movie of 2020 – Mulan
Drama movie of 2020 – Hamilton
Family movie of 2020 – Onward
Male movie star of 2020 – Will Smith (Bad Boys For Life)
Female movie star Of 2020 – Tiffany Haddish (Like A Boss)
Comedy movie star of 2020 – Joey King (The Kissing Booth 2)
Action movie star of 2020 – Chris Hemsworth (Extraction)
Drama movie star of 2020 – Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)
TV show of 2020 – Grey’s Anatomy
Drama show of 2020 – Riverdale
Comedy show of 2020 – Never Have I Ever
Male TV star of 2020 – Cole Sprouse (Riverdale)
Female TV star of 2020 – Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy)
Drama TV star of 2020 – Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
Comedy TV star of 2020 – Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Daytime talk show of 2020 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Night time talk show of 2020 – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Reality show of 2020 – Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Competition show of 2020 – The Voice
Male artist of 2020 – Justin Bieber
Female artist of 2020 – Ariana Grande
Group of 2020 – BTS
Song of 2020 – Dynamite (BTS)
Album of 2020 – Map of the Soul: 7 (BTS)
Credit: Original article published here.