The winners of the award were Dwayne Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hiddleston.
Americans Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, as well as Briton Tom Hiddleston, became laureates of the American People’s Choice Awards, awarded based on the results of audience voting. The event was broadcast on NBC.
The ceremony, held in Santa Monica, a suburb of Los Angeles, gathered hundreds of figures from the music, television, and film industries. Scarlett Johansson was awarded the award in the nomination “Favorite dramatic film Actress”, and the film “Black Widow” (2021) starring her was recognized as the best film of the year.
American actor and wrestler Dwayne Johnson was awarded three awards at once – “best comedian,” “best film actor” and the honorary nomination “people’s champion.”
British actor Tom Hiddleston won the best actor in the TV show category for his role in the series “Loki” (2021). “I know that Loki means so much to so many people for a variety of reasons <…>. I know that I only temporarily carry the torch of Loki and would like to share this award with the entire crew,” he said during his speech.
The People’s Choice Awards were organized in 1975, currently, the winners are identified in 40 categories among musicians, as well as film and television actors. Until 2005, the winners of the award were determined using a social survey conducted by Gallup, but then the decision about the winner began to be found out during online voting. The first actress to receive the “People’s Award” was Barbra Streisand. The leader in the number of awards remains TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres – for the entire time of the award, she has been awarded 25 times.