Voting is open for the People’s Choice Awards and it’s time to cast your vote! For the first time ever, the annual TV, music, digital space and film award show is heading to E!, where it will be broadcast live from Santa Monica on Sunday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET. The action starts even earlier, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards starting at 7 p.m. ET.
After the first round of nominees were announced on September 5, voting took place until September 14, with nominees in 43 categories narrowed down. The second round of voting has now opened for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, which means it’s more important than ever to make your pick for The Comedy Act of 2018, The Social Star of 2018, The Group of 2018, The Drama TV Star of 2018, The Action Movie of 2018, and so much more.
With 43 categories there’s something for everyone at the People’s Choice Awards, but we have to admit that our favourite category is Most Hypeworthy Canadian of 2018. After the initial round of voting, the five finalists in this true north, strong and free category include Drake, Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Shawn Mendes, and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
So, who deserves your vote?
Toronto’s 6ix God released his fifth studio album Scorpion this year, with the double album earning praise both from critics and fans. Dropping some of the most hypeworthy music videos in years, Drake amassed our dream Avengers squad in “Nice For What,” gave away a million dollars in “God’s Plan,” returned to the halls of Degrassi in “I’m Upset,” and capitalized on his own dance craze in “In My Feelings.” Drizzy has been busy touring all year, as well as working with other artists like Travis Scott and Migos, while also returning to TV as a producer on the upcoming HBO series Euphoria.
Vancouver-native Ryan Reynolds returned with Deadpool 2 in 2018, packing in even more pop culture references than the first time around. Filming both Deadpool flicks in his hometown, Reynolds made the ultimate Canadian soundtrack by scoring Céline Dion for the film’s theme. Continuing to work in front of and behind the camera, Reynolds signed a deal with Fox this year to create a live-action adaptation of the video game Clue.
After years of stealing every scene in Grey’s Anatomy and numerous films, Sandra Oh made history in 2018 by becoming the first actor of Asian ancestry to be nominated for a lead acting role at the Emmys. The Ottawa native’s starring role in the breakout hit Killing Eve has been the critical darling of 2018 and we’re just happy the rest of the world is finally figuring out what Canadians always knew—Sandra Oh is a force to be reckoned with. Oh Canada.
At only 20 years old, Toronto’s Shawn Mendes is one of the biggest musicians on the planet. Releasing his self-titled third studio album in May, Mendes owned the iHeartRadio MMVAs, opening and closing the show and taking home four awards. Touring to sold out venues around the world, Mendes celebrated 2018 by performing for Queen Elizabeth, being named to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, and debuting at number one in his homeland. Believe the hype.
It doesn’t get much cooler (or hotter) than Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, the figure skating pair took home the gold in ice dancing, becoming the most decorated figure skaters of all time. OF. ALL. TIME. Plus, they’re so freaking likeable. Stunning the world with their performances, Moir and Virtue beat their personal record in the short dance and broke the world record for their overall score. Hypeworthy for real.
Voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards is open now and closes on Friday, October 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Cast your votes below for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards and don’t miss a moment of action when the show goes down on Sunday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET on E!