'People's Choice Awards' Winners 2021: Dwayne Johnson and Kim Kardashian Win Big

The People's Choice Awards, an awards ceremony where the winners are voted entirely by the U.S. public took place last night (Tuesday, December 7).

Dwayne Johnson was the big winner of the night, taking home Male Movie Star of 2021 and Comedy Movie Star of 2021, as well as receiving the honorary People's Champion Award. Viewers were also treated to an iconic performance from Christina Aguilera, who received the inaugural Music Icon Award.

The list of famous faces and winners does not stop there. Newsweek has the full list below of the People's Choice Awards winners.

The People's Choice Awards Winners 2021

Spanning 40 categories covering movies, television, music, and pop culture, The People's Choice Awards is one of the biggest nights for the entertainment industry.

The awards are voted for entirely by the public, unlike other awards ceremonies where a very small board of experts choose the winner they want to see take home the trophy.

Hosted by comedian Kenan Thompson at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, many famous faces took to the stage to present the awards, including Cardi B, Jojo Siwa, Laverne Cox, Lil Rel Howery, Leslie Jones, Chase Stokes, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

One thing is for sure, last night was a good night to be Dwayne Johnson.

The wrestler-turned-actor took home the honorary People's Champion Award. After accepting the prize from Jeff Bezos, in a moving gesture, Johnson dedicated the award to the late Muhammad Ali and Shushana, a recipient for the Make-a-Wish foundation.

Johnson said: "For those who may know or for those who may not know, the original people's champion was the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali,' the Red Notice star said. 'I first met Muhammed when I was a little boy and he was so cool to me. He was so kind and he was so funny. He was always wonderful to me."

He added: "Years later to be standing here with you guys, you voted me the People's Champion, the irony is not lost on me because I realize that what it means to be the People's Champion is so much bigger than me. You treat people good, you treat people kind. You take care of people. You're inclusive of people, all people, all colors, it doesn't matter."

Johnson then invited Shushana onto the stage, sharing her wish was to attend the People's Choice Awards. He said: "This is a total surprise.. 'I met her earlier. I told her how proud I was of her story. She is a fighter, she has inspired her family and friends. I want to tell you just how much you've inspired me and everyone around you and certainly everyone here.

"I want to give you this because you represent everything that it means to be a People's Champion so this is for you."

He also received trophies for Male Movie Star of 2021 and Comedy Movie Star of 2021 for his performance in Jungle Cruise.

The People's Champion Award was not the only honor award of the evening.
Christina Aguilera received the inaugural Music Icon Award, Halle Berry took home the People's Icon Award and Kim Kardashian received the Fashion Icon Award.

Accepting her award for Fashion Icon, Kardashian surprised fans by thanking her ex, Kanye West.

She said: "I am honestly so humbled to be here. I started off as a closet organizer and a stylist, so the fact that I'm winning a Fashion Icon Award is a pinch-me moment.

"I'm humbled every single day that designers are willing to work with me. There was a time when they weren't. Thank you Zac Posen who dressed me and took me to my first CFDA Awards and so many amazing designers, like Ricardo [Tisci] and Olivier [Rousteing] that really believed in me. Well, [they] probably [were] talked into it by getting a call from Kanye."

"So thank you to Kanye even for really introducing me to the fashion world. I fell in love with fashion. This is a dream that I get to wake up and wear these amazing clothes and try new things, take a risk. I'm so humbled."

Other big nominations of the night were Justin Bieber with 10 nominations, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, and actors Selena Gomez, Tom Hiddleston, Florence Pugh, and Daniel Craig.

Newsweek has the full list of nominees and winners below:

The Movie of 2021

  • WINNER: Black Widow
  • Coming 2 America
  • F9: The Fast Saga
  • Dune
  • No Time to Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • The Tomorrow War
  • Venom: Let Their Be Carnage

The Comedy Movie of 2021

  • WINNER: Free Guy
  • Coming 2 America
  • He's All That
  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Thunder Force
  • Vacation Friends

The Action Movie of 2021

  • WINNER: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Black Widow
  • F9: The Fast Saga
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • No Time to Die
  • The Suicide Squad
  • The Tomorrow War
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The Drama Movie of 2021

  • WINNER: Cruella
  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Dune
  • Fatherhood
  • Halloween Kills
  • In the Heights
  • Old
  • Respect

The Family Movie of 2021

  • Cinderella
  • WINNER: Luca
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
  • The Boss Baby: Family Business
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Vivo
  • Yes Day

The Male Movie Star of 2021

  • Chris Pratt (The Tomorrow War)
  • Daniel Craig (No Time to Die)
  • WINNER:Dwayne Johnson (Jungle Cruise)
  • Eddie Murphy (Coming 2 America)
  • John Cena (F9: The Fast Saga)
  • Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy)
  • Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
  • Vin Diesel (F9: The Fast Saga)

The Female Movie Star of 2021

  • Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
  • Charlize Theron (F9: The Fast Saga)
  • Florence Pugh (Black Widow)
  • Jennifer Hudson (Respect)
  • Leslie Jones (Coming 2 America)
  • Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad)
  • Salma Hayek (Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard)
  • WINNER:Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

The Drama Movie Star of 2021

  • Anthony Ramos (In the Heights)
  • Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place Part II)
  • Emma Stone (Cruella)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween Kills)
  • Jason Momoa (Dune)
  • Jennifer Hudson (Respect)
  • WINNER: Kevin Hart (Fatherhood)
  • Timothée Chalamet (Dune)

The Comedy Movie Star of 2021

  • WINNER: Dwayne Johnson (Jungle Cruise)
  • Eddie Murphy (Coming 2 America)
  • Emily Blunt (Jungle Cruise)
  • Leslie Jones (Coming 2 America)
  • Melissa McCarthy (Thunder Force)
  • Octavia Spencer (Thunder Force)
  • Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy)
  • Salma Hayek (Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard)

The Action Movie Star of 2021

  • Charlize Theron (F9: The Fast Saga)
  • Chris Pratt (The Tomorrow War)
  • Daniel Craig (No Time to Die)
  • Florence Pugh (Black Widow)
  • John Cena (F9: The Fast Saga)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
  • WINNER: Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
  • Vin Diesel (F9: The Fast Saga)

The Show of 2021

  • Cobra Kai
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • WINNER: Loki
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Bachelor
  • This Is Us
  • WandaVision

The Drama Show of 2021

  • Outer Banks
  • 9-1-1
  • Cobra Kai
  • WINNER: Grey's Anatomy
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Equalizer
  • The Walking Dead
  • This Is Us

The Comedy Show of 2021

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Grown-ish
  • WINNER: Never Have I Ever
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Ted Lasso
  • The Upshaws
  • Young Rock

The Reality Show of 2021

  • 90 Day Fiancé
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • Below Deck
  • Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
  • WINNER: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
  • Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Competition Show of 2021

  • America's Got Talent
  • American Idol
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
  • The Bachelor
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Masked Singer
  • WINNER: The Voice

The Male TV Star of 2021

  • Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier)
  • Chase Stokes (Outer Banks)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock)
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
  • Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
  • Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
  • Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
  • WINNER: Tom Hiddleston (Loki)

The Female TV Star of 2021

  • Angela Bassett (9-1-1)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
  • WINNER: Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision)
  • Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
  • Queen Latifah (The Equalizer)
  • Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish)

The Drama TV Star of 2021

  • Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
  • Angela Bassett (9-1-1)
  • WINNER: Chase Stokes (Outer Banks)
  • Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy)
  • Mandy Moore (This Is Us)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
  • Queen Latifah (The Equalizer)
  • Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

The Comedy TV Star of 2021

  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock)
  • Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
  • Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
  • WINNER: Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)
  • Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws)
  • Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish)

The Daytime Talk Show of 2021

  • Good Morning America
  • Live With Kelly and Ryan
  • Red Table Talk
  • WINNER: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • The View
  • The Wendy Williams Show
  • Today

The Nighttime Talk Show of 2021

  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
  • WINNER: Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
  • The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Competition Contestant of 2021

  • Cody Rigsby (Dancing With the Stars)
  • Gottmik (RuPaul's Drag Race)
  • JoJo (The Masked Singer)
  • WINNER: JoJo Siwa (Dancing With the Stars)
  • Katie Thurston (The Bachelorette)
  • Matt James (The Bachelor)
  • Symone (RuPaul's Drag Race)
  • Wiz Khalifa (The Masked Singer)

The Reality TV Star of 2021

  • Erica Mena (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta)
  • Joe Amabile (Bachelor in Paradise)
  • Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta)
  • WINNER: Khloé Kardashian (Keeping Up With the Kardashians)
  • Kim Kardashian West (Keeping Up With the Kardashians)
  • Lisa Rinna (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
  • Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (Jersey Shore: Family Vacation)
  • Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (Jersey Shore: Family Vacation)

The Bingeworthy Show of 2021

  • Cobra Kai
  • Loki
  • Mare of Easttown
  • Outer Banks
  • Sex/Life
  • WINNER: Squid Game
  • Ted Lasso
  • The White Lotus

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2021

  • Loki
  • WINNER: Lucifer
  • La Brea
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Superman and Lois
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • The Flash
  • WandaVision

The Male Artist of 2021

  • Bad Bunny
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Justin Bieber
  • WINNER: Lil Nas X
  • Luke Combs
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

The Female Artist of 2021

  • WINNER: Adele
  • Billie Eilish
  • Cardi B
  • Doja Cat
  • Halsey
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Saweetie

The Group of 2021

  • Coldplay
  • Dan + Shay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos
  • Twenty One Pilots

The Song of 2021

  • WINNER: "Butter" (BTS)
  • "Bad Habits" (Ed Sheeran)
  • "Easy on Me" (Adele)
  • "Good 4 U" (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" (Lil Nas X)
  • "Peaches" (Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
  • "Stay" (The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber)
  • "Up" (Cardi B)

The Album of 2021

  • Certified Lover Boy (Drake)
  • Culture III (Migos)
  • Happier Than Ever (Billie Eilish)
  • Justice (Justine Bieber)
  • Montero (Lil Nas X)
  • Planet Her (Doja Cat)
  • WINNER: Sour (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • Star-crossed (Kacey Musgraves)

The Country Artist of 2021

  • WINNER: Blake Shelton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Bryan
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert

The Latin Artist of 2021

  • Anuel AA
  • WINNER: Bad Bunny
  • Becky G
  • Daddy Yankee
  • J Balvin
  • Karol G
  • Maluma
  • Natti Natasha

The New Artist of 2021

  • 24kGoldn
  • Bella Poarch
  • Giveon
  • WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo
  • Rauw Alejandro
  • Tate McRae
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Tomorrow X Together

The Music Video of 2021

  • WINNER: "Butter" (BTS)
  • "Easy on Me" (Adele)
  • "Good 4 U" (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • "Location" (Karol G, Anuel AA, J Balvin)
  • "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" (Lil Nas X)
  • "My Universe" (Coldplay X BTS)
  • "Peaches" (Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
  • "Stay" (The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber)

The Collaboration Song of 2021

  • "Best Friend" (Saweetie feat. Doja Cat)
  • "Industry Baby"(Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow)
  • "Kiss Me More" (Doja Cat feat. SZA)
  • "Leave the Door Open" (Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak))
  • "Peaches" (Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)
  • WINNER: "Stay" (The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber)
  • "Way 2 Sexy" (Drake feat. Future & Young Thug)
  • "You Right" (Doja Cat, The Weeknd)

The Social Star of 2021

  • Addison Rae
  • WINNER: Britney Spears
  • Charli D'Amelio
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kim Kardashian West
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Lil Nas X

The Pop Special of 2021

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry
  • Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil
  • WINNER: Friends: The Reunion
  • Justin Bieber: Our World
  • Olympic Highlights With Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg
  • Oprah with Meghan and Harry
  • Pink: All I Know So Far
  • Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3

The Comedy Act of 2021

  • Back to Abnormal Tour (Trevor Noah)
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (Bo Burnham)
  • From Scratch Tour (John Mulaney)
  • Sorry, Harriet Tubman (Phoebe Robisnon)
  • The King's Jester Tour (Hasan Minhaj)
  • The Milk & Money Tour (Ali Wong)
  • WINNER: Vaccinated and Horny Tour (Chelsea Handler)
  • You Know What It Is (Marlon Wayans)

The Game Changer of 2021

  • Alex Morgan
  • Bubba Wallace
  • Carl Nassib
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Serena Williams
  • WINNER: Simone Biles
  • Sunisa Lee

The Pop Podcast of 2021

  • WINNER: Anything Goes With Emma Chamberlain
  • Armchair Expert
  • Call Her Daddy
  • Chicks in the Office
  • Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
  • Couple Things With Shawn and Andrew
  • SmartLess
  • Why Won't You Date Me? With Nicole Byer
the peoples choice awards winners
Honoree Dwayne Johnson, recipient of The People’s Champion of 2021 award, presentenced his trophy to a Make-A-Wish guest Shushana. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DJ