People’s Choice Awards: It’s almost time! The 2018 People’s Choice Awards will be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 11. The 44th annual ceremony will honor the best in film, TV, music and pop culture, as voted by the general public. With a total of 43 categories (13 more than previous years!), the show is sure to have a little something for everyone.
Team: People’s Choice Awards 2018
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Us Weekly rounded up everything you need to know before the big night. Read on for all of the details!
What Time Does It Air?
The show kicks off live at 9 p.m. ET on five channels: E!, Bravo, SYFY, Universo and USA Network. E! will also livestream behind-the-scenes footage on its YouTube and Twitter pages.
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Who Are the Presenters?
The celebrities who will hand out trophies include Chrissy Teigen, Busy Philipps, Will Ferrell, John Legend, Damon Wayans Jr., Kat Graham, Johnny Galecki, Leighton Meester, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Silverman, Shay Mitchell and Terry Crews.
Who Are the Nominees?
Avengers: Infinity War leads the film categories with seven nominations, while The Walking Dead tops the TV world with eight nods. Ariana Grande’s four nominations make her the most-nominated music artist this year.
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Who Are the Performers?
Nicki Minaj will deliver the show’s opening performance. Rita Ora and Legend, 39, are also set to hit the stage.
Who Is Being Honored?
Legend has been tapped to present the People’s Champion Award to Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson. Melissa McCarthy will receive the People’s Icon of 2018 Award, while Victoria Beckham will get the Fashion Icon Award.
So,it makes total sense that he won the award for Comedy Act of 2018 at the E! People’s Choice Awards!
Jeannie Mai annnounced Hart’s big win during Live From the Red Carpet, and introduced a video message the comedian sent in, happily holding his trophy.
The actor exclaimed that the honor is “huge” for him, and ragged on Dwayne Johnsonin the process.
“I’m better than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, no denying that. In your face. People don’t like you, they like me,” he said.
“With that being said, I’d like to thank all the people that voted for me. I’ve gotta thank just in general, the awards in general,” Hart added. “You guys have forever embraced me. You’ve shown me love. Thank you guys. So dope. I can’t believe it. Another People’s Choice Awards.”
Naturally, he also managed to throw a joke in his acceptance speech.
“I will continue to do it for you guys, because you’re the guys that matter. The people and their choices,” he quipped. “You see what I did there? I did a play on the, uh, because it’s called the People’s Choice Awards but what matters is the people and their choices. Genius. Genius! Thank you!”
This amazing honor certainly means a lot, because Hart was up against big names like Tiffany Haddish, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, and Marlon Wayans.
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The comedian certainly had a killer year to back up this victory.
In December, the acclaimed actor starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan, and the fun flick was a total smash at the box office.
In April, it was even revealed that the film had beat out the 2002 movie Spider-Man as Sony’s highest-grossing film domestically. We’re sure Hart’s comedic prowess definitely played a part in that stellar cinematic success!
This year he also starred alongside fellow finalist Haddish in the movie Night School, and snagged a ten-episode hosting gig for the CBS competition show TKO: Total Knock Out.
Hart’s had us in stitches all year, so he definitely deserved to win Comedy Act of 2018.
Check out the rest of the 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards winners here.
The PCAs are tonight! Don’t miss Live From the Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards tonight at 7 p.m. followed by the inaugural E! People’s Choice Awards at 9 p.m.! After the show, watch Busy Tonight live at 11 p.m. For a recap of all the biggest PCAs show moments, watch E! News Monday at 7 p.m.!