People's Choice Awards 2020

A Recap Of The 2020 People’s Choice Awards — Winners, Wildest Moments, Best Looks And More

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Nov. 16 2020, Updated 3:43 p.m. ET

Between the star-studded guest list and the show-stopping performances, the 2020 People’s Choice Awards was definitely a night to remember! It took place on Sunday, November 15, in Santa Monica, CA, and boy, did a lot go down!

So many big stars took home awards this year, including Joey King, Cole Sprouse, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, BTS, Taylor Swift, Zendaya, James Charles and more. But that’s not all. Demi Lovato hosted the glamorous event, while Justin Bieber, Chloe X Halle and more hit the stage to perform. Oh, and did we mention that Jennifer Lopez was honored with the People’s Icon Award? She even got emotional in her acceptance speech, and it practically left us all in tears.

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From the full list of winners to the wildest moments and everything in between, we recapped the entire event for you. Here’s what went down…

Demi Lovato Made A Savage Joke About Her Short-Lived Engagement To Max Ehrich

Lovato and Max Ehrich shook the web back in July 2020 when they announced that they were engaged, after only a few months of dating. But then, in September 2020, fans were left devastated when news hit the web that they had split. At the time, the former Camp Rock star did not speak out about their breakup, but the High School Musical 3 alum claimed on his Instagram Stories that he found out that their engagement was over from articles he read online. 

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But during the PCAs, the “Sober” songstress spoke out about the situation for the first time ever, and we were all living for her response.

“This year has been the longest three years of my life. Don’t get me wrong, it started out amazing. I performed at the Grammys and sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. But then COVID hit and everything shut down, so I did what everyone else did. I went into lockdown mode,” she said. “I got engaged. I binged seven seasons of Pretty Little Liars, got un-engaged and went looking for aliens in the desert so basically the same as everyone else.”

Joey King Spilled All The Tea On ‘Kissing Booth 3’

While accepting the award for Comedy Movie Star at the 2020 People’s Choice Awards, King shared some major news about The Kissing Booth 3. For those who missed it, Netflix announced that they were making a third movie in the franchise earlier this year, but they’ve kept the details under wraps since then.

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“This year has been so weird. I’m not gonna be the first person to say that tonight on this stage. But the fact that our movie and my character brought some laughter to everybody at home, that makes me smile. That makes me feel so good. That makes me feel so happy. I want to thank our director, Vince Marcello. I want to thank Netflix,” the actress said during her speech. “And, also, I told myself that if I won, I would share a very exciting piece of news with everybody. So I want to tell you that The Kissing Booth 3, our final installment, is going to be released in summer 2021. I’m so excited! I wish it was tomorrow. I really wish it was tomorrow. Thank you guys so much! Thank you for loving this movie and for loving this character as much as I do. It just means so much.”

This is the best news ever! Now we’re officially counting down the days until next summer!

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Justin Bieber Totally Slayed The Stage With His Performance

Bieber hit the stage to sing his hit songs “Lonely” and “Holy,” and he totally slayed the performances. Sister duo Chloe x Halle also delivered a breathtaking performance of their song “Ungodly Hour.” As fans know, the R&B group has had a pretty busy year. They recently released their sophomore album of the same name, and it’s full of bops. Plus, Halle Bailey is currently gearing up to star as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and we can’t wait!

Ellen DeGeneres Spoke Out About Her Recent Scandal

Ellen DeGeneres made headlines earlier this year when employees on her talk show accused her of having “a toxic work environment.” But despite the drama, the host made sure to thank her staff during the 2020 People’s Choice Awards. While accepting the award for best talk show, she said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you, from deep down in my heart, I thank you. I am not only accepting this award for myself, I’m accepting it on the behalf of my amazing crew, my amazing staff, who make this show possible. They show up every single day, they give a 100 percent of themselves, a 100 percent of the time. That’s 250 people times 170 shows a year times 18 years, and if you carry the two and divide it by 11, my point is I love them all. And I thank them for what they do every single day to help that show be the best that we try to make it every single day.”

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Back in September, when The Ellen DeGeneres Show returned for its 18th season, the 62-year-old addressed the situation head on.

“As you may have heard, this summer there were accusations of a toxic work environment at our show, and then there was an investigation,” she said at the time. “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously, and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.”

Jennifer Lopez’s Kids Made A Very Special Appearance

Lopez won the legendary People’s Icon Award this year, and boy, was her acceptance speech emotional! Especially when her kids — Maximilian David and Emme Maribel Muñiz — made a surprise appearance! Yep, after announcing that Lopez had won the award, a video popped up on the screen that showed her 12 year old twins congratulating her. Armie Hammer, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger also sent in congratulatory videos, and it was seriously epic!

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“Man, 2020 was no joke, right? I mean, before 2020, we were obsessing about winning this award or getting nominated for that award, or we were caught up on who sold the most records or who had the biggest box office opening… but not this year. This year was the great leveler that showed us what mattered and what didn’t,” Lopez said while accepting the award. “For me, what mattered most: People. All of us, together, helping each other, loving each other, being kind to each other, and the importance of that connection, that human touch. And I realize it’s what I strive for in everything I do, to reach people, to touch people. I believe that’s what we all want: Those shared experiences to know that we’re not in this alone.”

BTS Took Home So Many Awards This Year

Here’s a full list of this year’s winners:

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Movie of the YearBad Boys for Life

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Extraction

Hamilton

Project Power

The Invisible Man

The Old Guard

Trolls World Tour

Comedy Movie

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Like A BossThe Kissing Booth 2

The King of Staten Island

The Lovebirds

The Wrong Missy

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Action Movie

Bad Boys for Life

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Bloodshot

ExtractionMulan

Power Project

Tenet

The Old Guard

Drama MovieHamilton

Dangerous Lies

Greyhound

I Still Believe

Invisible Man

The High Note

The Photograph

The Way Back

Family Movie

Dolittle

My SpyOnward

Scoob!

Sonic the Hedgehog

The Call of the Wild

The Willoughbys

Trolls World Tour

Male Movie Star

Chris Hemsworth, 

Extraction

Jamie Foxx, 

Project Power

Lin-Manuel Miranda, 

Hamilton

Mark Wahlberg, 

Spenser Confidential

Robert Downey Jr., 

Dolittle

Tom Hanks, 

Greyhound

Vin Diesel, 

Bloodshot

Will Smith, Bad Boys for Life

Female Movie Star

Camila Mendes, 

Dangerous Lies

Charlize Theron, 

The Old Guard

Elisabeth Moss, 

The Invisible Man

Issa Rae, 

The Lovebirds

Margot Robbie, 

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Salma Hayek, 

Like a Boss

Tiffany Haddish, Like A Boss

Vanessa Hudgens, 

Bad Boys for Life

Drama Movie Star

Ben Affleck, 

The Way Back

Elisabeth Moss, 

The Invisible Man

Issa Rae, 

The Photograph

KJ Apa, 

I Still Believe

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Russell Crowe, 

Unhinged

Tom Hanks, 

Greyhound

Tracee Ellis Ross, 

The High Note

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Comedy Movie Star

David Spade, 

The Wrong Missy

Issa Rae, The 

Lovebirds

Joey King, The Kissing Booth 2

Keanu Reeves, 

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Noah Centineo, 

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Pete Davidson, 

The King of Staten Island

Salma Hayek, 

Like a Boss

Will Ferrell, 

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Action Movie Star

Charlize Theron, 

The Old Guard

Chris Hemsworth, Extraction

Jamie Foxx, 

Project Power

John David Washington, 

Tenet

Margot Robbie, 

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Vanessa Hudgens, 

Bad Boys for Life

Vin Diesel, 

Bloodshot

Will Smith, 

Bad Boys for Life

TV Show of the YearGrey’s Anatomy

Never Have I Ever

Outer Banks

The Bachelor

The Last Dance

The Masked Singer

This Is Us

Tiger King

Drama Show

Grey’s Anatomy

Law & Order: SVU

Outer Banks

Ozark

PowerRiverdale

The Walking Dead

This Is Us

Comedy Show

Dead To Me

Grown-ish

Insecure

Modern FamilyNever Have I Ever

Saturday Night Live

Schitt’s Creek

The Good Place

Reality Show

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?

Below Deck MediterraneanKeeping Up with the Kardashians

Love & Hip Hop: New York

Love Is Blind

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Queer Eye

Competition Show

American Idol

America’s Got Talent

Top Chef

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Bachelor

The Challenge: Total Madness

The Masked SingerThe Voice

Male TV Star

Chase Stokes, 

Outer Banks

Cole Sprouse, Riverdale

Dan Levy, 

Schitt’s Creek

Jason Bateman, 

Ozark

Jesse Williams, 

Grey’s Anatomy

Norman Reedus, 

The Walking Dead

Sterling K. Brown, 

This Is Us

Steve Carell, 

Space Force

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Female TV Star

Christina Applegate, 

Dead To Me

Danai Gurira, 

The Walking Dead

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy

Lili Reinhart, 

Riverdale

Mandy Moore, 

This Is Us

Mariska Hargitay, 

Law & Order: SVU

Sandra Oh, 

Killing Eve

Sofía Vergara, 

Modern Family

Drama TV Star

Cole Sprouse, 

Riverdale

Chase Stokes, 

Outer Banks

Danai Gurira, 

The Walking Dead

Ellen Pompeo, 

Grey’s Anatomy

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Mariska Hargitay, 

Law & Order: SVU

Sandra Oh, 

Killing Eve

Sterling K. Brown, 

This Is Us

Comedy TV Star

Christina Applegate

, Dead To Me

Dan Levy, 

Schitt’s Creek

Issa Rae, 

Insecure

Jameela Jamil, 

The Good Place

Kate McKinnon, 

SNL

Kristen Bell, 

The Good Place

Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

Yara Shahidi, 

Grown-ish

Daytime Talks Show

Good Morning America

Live With Kelly & Ryan

Red Table TalkThe Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Wendy Williams Show

Today

Nighttime Talk Show

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Competition Contestant

Gigi Goode, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Hannah Ann Sluss, 

The Bachelor

Jaida Essence Hall, 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Just Sam, 

American Idol

Madison Prewett, 

The Bachelor

Kandi Burruss, 

The Masked Singer

Rob Gronkowski , 

The Masked Singer

Sammie Cimarelli, 

The Circle

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Reality Star

Antoni Porowski, 

Queer Eye

Darcey and Stacey Silva, 

Darcey & Stacey

Jonathan Van Ness, 

Queer Eye

Kandi Burruss, 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kim Kardashian West,

 Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Khloe Kardashian, Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Lisa Rinna, 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Porsha Williams, 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Bingeworthy Show

Cheer

Love Is Blind

Never Have I Ever

Normal People

Outer Banks

Ozark

Schitt’s Creek

Tiger King

Sci-fi/fantasy Show

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Legacies

Locke & Key

Supergirl

Supernatural

Wynonna Earp

The Flash

The Umbrella Academy

Male Artist

Bad Bunny

Blake Shelton

DaBaby

Drake

J Balvin

Justin Bieber

Lil Baby

The Weeknd

Female Artist

Ariana Grande

Billie Eilish

Cardi B

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Megan Thee Stallion

Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift

Group of the Year

5 Seconds of Summer

BLACKPINK

BTS

Chloe X Halle

CNCO

Dan + Shay

Jonas Brothers

twenty one pilots

Song of the Year

Break My Heart, Dua Lipa

Dynamite, BTS

Intentions, Justin Bieber

Rain On Me, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Rockstar, DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch

Savage, Megan Thee Stallion

Stuck With U, Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber

WAP, Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Album of the Year

After Hours, The Weeknd

High Off Life, Future

Changes, Justin Bieber

Chromatica, Lady Gaga

Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa

Folklore, Taylor SwiftMap of the Soul

: 7, BTS

YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny

Country Artist

Blake Shelton

Kane Brown

Keith Urban

Kelsea Ballerini

Luke Bryan

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Thomas Rhett

Latin Artist

Bad Bunny

Becky G

Daddy Yankee

J Balvin

Maluma

Nicky Jam

Karol G

Ozuna

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New Artist

Ava Max

BENEE

Conan Gray

Doja Cat

Jack Harlow

Roddy Ricch

Saweetie

Trevor Daniel

Music Video of the Year

Blinding Lights, The Weeknd

Dynamite, BTS

Holy, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper

Ice Cream, BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez

Life Is Good, Future ft. Drake

Rain On Me, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande

UN DIA, J. Balvin, Dua Lip, Bad Bunny

WAP, Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Best Collaboration

Be Kind, Marshmello & Halsey

Holy, Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper

Life Is Good, Future ft. Drake

Rain On Me, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Rockstar, DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch

Savage Remix (Feat. Beyonce), Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé

WAP, Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Whats Poppin Remix, Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne

Soundtrack Song

About Love, Marina, 

To All The Boys: P.S. I Love You

Alexander Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., 

Hamilton

Boss Bitch, Doja Cat, 

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Loyal Brave True, Christina Aguilera, 

Mulan

On Me (feat. Ava Max), Thomas Rhett, 

Scoob!

Only The Young, Taylor Swift, Featured in Miss Americana

Rare, Selena Gomez, 

Normal People

The Other Side, SZA x Justin Timberlake, 

Trolls World Tour

Social Star

Addison Rae

Charli D’ Amelio

David Dobrik

Dixie D’Amelio

Emma Chamberlin

Loren Gray

Jojo Siwa

Liza Koshy

Beauty Influencer

Antonio Garza

Bretman Rock

Desi Perkins

Jackie Aina

James Charles

Nikita Dragun

NIKKIETUTORIALS

RCL Beauty

Social Celebrity

Ariana Grande

Britney Spears

Justin Bieber

Kim Kardashian West

Kylie Jenner

Lady Gaga

LeBron James

Selena Gomez

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Animal Star

Doug The Pug

Esther the Wonder Pig

Hosico

Jiffpom

Juniper the Fox

Nala Cat

Shinjiro Ono

Suki Cat

Comedy Act

8:46, Dave Chappelle

George Lopez: We’ll Do It for Half

Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill

Jo Koy: In His Elements

Leslie Jones: Time Machine

Pete Davidson: Alive From New York

The Pale Tourist, Jim Gaffigan

Style Star

Janelle Monáe

Kendall Jenner

Kim Kardashian West

Lady Gaga

Lil Nas X

Rihanna

Timothee Chalamet

Zendaya

Game Changer

Bubba Wallace

Lebron James

Michael Jordan

Naomi Osaka

Russell Wilson

Sabrina Ionescu

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Pop Podcast

“Anything Goes With Emma Chamberlain”

“Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard”

“Call Her Daddy”

“Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness”

“I Weigh With Jameela Jamil”

“Scrubbing In With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad

“Staying In With Emily & Kumail”

“The Viall Files”

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