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Shadowhunters is the best show of 2018, at least according to The People's Choice Awards

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One could argue that the last few years haven’t been great for people choosing things, give or take a recent flip in a certain house full of representatives, but the one thing we can always count on when it comes to people choosing things is The People’s Choice Awards. For years, it’s been one of the few award shows where the opinions of regular people matter more than the input from stuffy, out-of-touch judges or stuffy, out-of-touch critics. If it seems like we haven’t talked about The People’s Choice Awards in a while, it could be because the show hasn’t happened since January of last year, a few months before CBS handed off the ceremony—and its plummeting ratings—to the less-stressful pastures of the E! network. The show has now been moved from January to November, but the votes of the people are still just as important as ever (at least in this one situation, if nowhere else).

Anyway, the best thing about The People’s Choice Awards is that there’s no point in arguing about snubs or flubs, because all of the winners are chosen by the people and are therefore objectively correct. That means we’ve got no problem with Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments being named the best show of 2018, Chadwick Boseman winning the best male movie star award, or James Charles being named the top “beauty influencer” of 2018. Granted, we don’t really care about anyone being named the top beauty influencer of 2018, and we’d be lying if we said that we had even heard of all the nominees, but if the people say that these beauty influencers are important, then damn it, they’re important.

Big stuff like beauty influencer aside, other important winners include Avengers: Infinity War for the best movie of 2018, The Spy Who Dumped Me for best comedy movie, Keeping Up With The Kardashians for best reality show, and Nicki Minaj winning for best female artist. The full list of winners and nominees is below, not counting the huge number of categories that E! didn’t have time for during the regular broadcast. You can see the full full list of winners and nominees at the E! website.


Movie Of 2018

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

Incredibles 2

Fifty Shades Freed

A Quiet Place

Comedy Movie Of 2018

Love, Simon


The Spy Who Dumped Me

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Crazy Rich Asians

Action Movie Of 2018

Black Panther

Avengers: Infinity War

Deadpool 2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Ocean’s 8

Male Movie Star Of 2018

Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity War

Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Infinity War

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Nick Robinson, Love, Simon

Female Movie Star Of 2018

Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Infinity War

Sandra Bullock, Ocean’s 8

Anne Hathaway, Ocean’s 8

Lily James, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Action Movie Star Of 2018

Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Infinity Wars

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Danai Gurira, Black Panther

Chris Pratt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Show Of 2018

This Is Us

Grey’s Anatomy

The Big Bang Theory

13 Reasons Why

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Reality Show Of 2018

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Queer Eye

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Chrisley Knows Best

Vanderpump Rules

Competition Show Of 2018

The Voice

Ellen’s Game Of Games

Big Brother

RuPaul’s Drag Race

America’s Got Talent

Male TV Star Of 2018

Andrew Lincoln, The Walking Dead

Cole Sprouse, Riverdale

Justin Chambers, Grey’s Anatomy

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Harry Shum Jr., Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Female TV Star Of 2018

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Camila Mendes, Riverdale

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Moral Instruments

Nighttime Talk Show Of 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

Sci-fi/Fantasy Show Of 2018


The Originals

The Expanse

Wynonna Earp

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Female Artist Of 2018

Taylor Swift

Cardi B

Ariana Grande

Camila Cabello

Nicki Minaj

Group Of 2018

Twenty One Pilots

Panic! At The Disco

5 Seconds Of Summer


Super Junior

Country Artist Of 2018

Thomas Rhett

Luke Bryan

Carrie Underwood

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Concert Tour Of 2018

Beyoncé & Jay Z, On The Run II Tour

Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour

Britney Spears, Piece Of Me Tour

Katy Perry, Witness Tour

Super Junior, Super Show 7

Beauty Influencer Of 2018


Bretman Rock

Brooklyn And Bailey

Jackie Aina

James Charles

Animal Star Of 2018

Lil Bub

Crusoe The Celebrity Dachshund

Gone To The Snow Dogs

Cole & Marmalade

April The Giraffe

Comedy Act Of 2018

Kevin Hart

Tiffany Haddish

Ali Wong

Marlon Wayans

Amy Schumer


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