The 2022 People’s Choice Awards was held on Tuesday, December 6, hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on NBC and E! The fan-voted awards show was held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, featuring nominees from over 40 categories. The ceremony honored some of the biggest stars of the year with Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, and Lizzo taking home top prizes.
Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness won The Movie of 2022, with star Elizabeth Olsen taking home the awards for Female Movie Star and Action Movie Star. Sandler was named Comedy Movie Star and Styles Male Artist of 2022. Gomez received the Comedy TV Star award for her work in Only Murders in the Building, as well as the award for Social Celebrity of the year. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift won the Female Artist, the Album of 2022 for Midnights, and the Music Video of the year for “Anti-Hero.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar presented Selma Blair the award for Competition Contestant of the year for her appearance on Dancing With the Stars. Honorary awards went to Ryan Reynolds, recipient of the ‘People’s Icon Award;’ Lizzo, who received the ‘People’s Champion Award’ (and also won the Song of 2022 for “About Damn Time”); and Shania Twain, who was honored with the ‘Music Icon Award’ and performed a medley of some of her biggest hits.
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