Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War take People’s Choice honours

Written by on November 13, 2018

Shadowhunters, Korean boyband BTS and Khloe Kardashian were the other major winners in the awards determined by an online vote

The People’s Choice awards – the first major awards ceremony of the season – have seen Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther take the honours in the film section, giving them an early boost in the Oscars jostle.

The awards are voted for in a complex online poll and cover TV, music and pop culture as well as movies, and lean towards commercial and mainstream releases. Avengers: Infinity War was named best movie and action movie, with Scarlett Johansson named best female movie star, while Black Panther took two acting awards – best male movie star for Chadwick Boseman, and best action star for Danai Gurira. (Both actors also appeared as the same characters in Avengers: Infinity War.)

In a feat unlikely to be repeated at any other awards ceremonies, EL James adaptation Fifty Shades Freed also took two awards, for best drama movie and best drama star for Jamie Dornan.

The TV categories were dominated by YA fantasy series Shadowhunters, adapted from Cassandra Clare’s popular book series The Mortal Instruments. Shadowhunters won best show, and best male and female TV stars for Harry Shum Jr and Katherine McNamara respectively, as well as most binge-worthy show. Jimmy Fallon won best night-time talk show, while the Kardashian clan had two entries: one for best reality show (Keeping Up With the Kardashians) and the other for Khloé Kardashian for best reality star.


Korean boyband BTS dominated the music awards, winning best song and music video for Idol, as well as best group and social celebrity. Nicki Minaj also did well, scoring best female artist and best album for Queen.

Full list of awards
Movie of 2018 Avengers: Infinity War

Comedy movie of 2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me

Action movie of 2018 Avengers: Infinity War

Female movie star of 2018 Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Infinity War


Male movie star of 2018 Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Action movie star of 2018 Danai Gurira, Black Panther

Drama movie of 2018 Fifty Shades Freed

Family movie of 2018 Incredibles 2

Drama movie star 2018 Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Freed


Comedy movie star 2018 Melissa McCarthy, Life of the Party

Show of 2018 Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Drama show of 2018 Riverdale

Comedy show of 2018 Orange Is the New Black

Revival show of 2018 Dynasty


Male TV star of 2018 Harry Shum Jr, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Female TV star of 2018 Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Competition show of 2018 The Voice

Drama TV star of 2018 Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU

Comedy TV star of 2018 Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


Daytime talk show of 2018 The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Night-time talk show of 2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Reality show of 2018 Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Competition contestant of 2018 Maddie Poppe, American Idol

Reality TV star of 2018 Khloé Kardashian, Keeping Up with the Kardashians


Bingeworthy show of 2018 Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

Sci-fi fantasy show of 2018 Wynonna Earp

Male artist of 2018 Shawn Mendes

Album of the year Queen, Nicki Minaj

Female artist of 2018 Nicki Minaj


Country artist of 2018 Blake Shelton

Song of 2018 BTS, Idol

Group of 2018 BTS

Latin artist of 2018 CNCO

Music video of 2018 BTS, Idol


Concert tour of 2018 Taylor Swift, Reputation Tour

Beauty influencer of 2018 James Charles

Social star of 2018 Shane Dawson

Animal star of 2018 Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

Social celebrity of 2018 BTS


Comedy act of 2018 Kevin Hart

Style star of 2018 Harry Styles

Game changer of 2018 Serena Williams

Pop podcast of 2018 Scrubbing in With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad

People’s champion award Bryan Stevenson


Fashion icon award Victoria Beckham

People’s icon of 2018 Melissa McCarthy

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