Complete list of 2018 E! People's Choice Award nominations
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The 2018 E! People's Choice Award nominations have some expected contenders (Ariana Grande and BTS are the top music nominees, with four nods each), but there are a few big surprises, such as Korean pop group Super Junior and the canceled Freeform series "Shadowhunters" (whose last episodes will air in 2019) scoring big nominations on write-in votes alone. The award show will take place Nov. 11, with the E! telecast of the ceremony beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and E!'s red-carpet coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Online voting for the show is open from Sept. 24 to Oct. 19. As previously reported, the award show has added 13 new categories this year. Voting on Facebook and Twitter must include one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and the hashtag #PCAs. The answers to frequently asked questions about the award show can be found here.

The E! People’s Choice Awards show is produced by Wilshire Studios and Den of Thieves with executive producers Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager. Ignjatovic is a longtime executive producer of the MTV Video Music Awards. 

Here's an analysis of the nomination fields of Movies, TV, Music and Pop Culture:


Not surprisingly, Marvel Studios superhero movies are the leading contenders, with "Avengers: Infinity War" getting six nominations, followed closely by "Black Panther," with five nods, including Movie of 2018. For the category of Action Movie Star of 2018, Danai Gurira of "Black Panther" is the only female nominee, edging out preliminary nominees (and better-known stars) Scarlett Johansson of "Avengers: Infinity War," Dwayne Johnson of "Rampage" and Tom Cruise of "Mission: Impossible – Fallout." Speaking of "Mission: Impossible – Fallout," despite being a critically acclaimed blockbuster (and the biggest hit in the "Mission: Impossible" movie series), the movie got completely shut out of the final nominations.

"Fifty Shades Freed," the last movie in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, got universally negative reviews and the lowest ticket sales of all three "Fifty Shades" movies. However, the "Fifty Shades" franchise is very popular with women ages 18 to 34 (E!'s target audience), so that might explain why "Fifty Shades Freed" scored three nominations, including Movie of 2018. Curiously, "Fifty Shades" star Dakota Johnson, whose Anastasia Steele is the lead female character in "Fifty Shades" (and the stories in the trilogy are told from her perspective), was completely shut out of the preliminary nominations, even though most critics agreed that Johnson's acting was the best thing about "Fifty Shades" movies. Meanwhile, Johnson's "Fifty Shades" co-star Jamie Dornan (who plays Christian Grey, Anastasia's sadistic boyfriend-turned-husband) got a nomination for Drama Movie Star of 2018, even though his performance in "Fifty Shades Freed" got slammed by movie critics. The nominations for "Fifty Shades Freed" are examples of how different the People's Choice Awards are from award shows voted for by critics or industry professionals.


The fans of "Shadowhunters" have spoken, and it's clear that they want the canceled show to go out with a big bang at the People's Choice Awards. Four of the show's five nominations, including TV Show of 2018 and Bingeworthy Show of 2018, were write-in votes. With its five nods, "Shadowhunters" is in a tie with ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" (a longtime People's Choice winner) for the most 2018 People's Choice nominations in the TV categories. Meanwhile, other write-in nominees were Syfy's "Wynonna Earp" (which is up for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2018) and Starz's "Outlander," which is a contender in the new category Bingeworthy Show of 2018.

NBC's "The Voice" and ABC's "American Idol" received two nominations each. Brynn Cartelli of "The Voice" and Maddie Poppe of "American Idol" are nominated in the new category of Competition Contestant of 2018, while "The Voice" is in the running for Competition Show of 2018, and "American Idol" received a nod in the new category Revival Show of 2018.  ("America's Got Talent" 2018 winner Shin Lim was named the winner after the Sept. 14 cutoff date to vote for this award show's nominations.)

The biggest snub in the TV category was Kim Kardashian West of E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" failing to get a nomination for Reality TV Star of 2018, although her sister and co-star Khloe Kardashian did get nominated in this new category. Kim was on the list of preliminary nominees, but she didn't make the final cut. Another huge snub was NBC's "Will & Grace" revival, which didn't get any nominations, despite being well-received by fans and critics. Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" was a big winner at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, but because the show's first season premiered in 2017, and the show's second season premiere date is to be announced, it wasn't eligible for the 2018 People's Choice Awards. Finally, Facebook Watch, which launched in 2017, scored its first and only People's Choice Award nomination this year for the Jada Pinkett Smith-hosted "Red Table Talk," which is up for Daytime Talk Show of 2018.


If this year's People's Choice nominations are any indication, there's another big K-pop group poised for a massive American breakthrough: Super Junior scored two nominations (Group of 2018 and Concert Tour of 2018), based on write-in votes alone. Meanwhile, fellow Korean boy band BTS, which has already taken the world by storm, got two nominations from write-in votes: BTS's "Idol" is up Song of 2018 and new category Music Video of 2018. BTS is also nominated for Group of 2018 and (in the Pop Culture categories) Social Celebrity of 2018. Grande's four nominations are for Female Artist of 2018; Album of 2018, for Sweetener; and Song of 2018 and Music Video of 2018, for "No Tears Left to Cry." 

Some of the most noticeable snubs are Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Jason Aldean, Migos and Travis Scott, who each failed to get any nominations, despite releasing popular new music and touring this year. Beyoncé didn't get a nomination for Female Artist of 2018, although she and husband Jay-Z both got nominated for Concert Tour of 2018, and she picked up a nomination in the new category Style Star of 2018. Drake's Scorpion had record-breaking sales this year, but that didn't make it popular enough to get a nomination at the People's Choice Awards for Album of 2018. Drake's only People's Choice nomination this year is for Male Artist of 2018.


The biggest surprises and snubs are in the categories for Comedy Act of 2018 and Pop Podcast of 2018. Ali Wong, who had a breakthrough in 2018 with her Netflix special "Hard Knock Wife," is a nominee for Comedy Act of 2018, edging out more famous comedians Chris Rock, Fred Armisen and Leslie Jones, who were on the preliminary nominee list. In a rarity for a podcast category, all the nominees for Pop Podcast of 2018 are led by female hosts, and some of them got the nominations over podcasters who are more famous. Amy Schumer, Anna Faris, Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad are among the female podcasters who received nominations, while Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin, Marc Maron and 2 Dope Queens (Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson) didn't make the final cut for their podcasts.

Meanwhile, basketball superstar LeBron James, who made headlines for his social activism and charity work in 2018, didn't make the final nominees list for  Game Changer of 2018, a new category for athletes who have made a social/professional impact. Instead, controversial WWE star Nia Jax, who plays a villainous character and who made headlines in 2018 for getting in feuds, is one of the nominees in the category. The reason behind her nomination could be because Jax, who is a vocal advocate for plus-sized women, won her first WWE title this year (Raw Women's Champion), taking the title from Alexa Bliss, who had previously body-shamed Jax. In addition, Jax's appearances on the E! reality show "Total Divas" probably didn't hurt her chances of being nominated on an E! award show.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2018 E! People's Choice Awards:

* = New category

+ = Write-in nominee


Movie of 2018
"A Quiet Place"
"Avengers: Infinity War"
"Black Panther"
"Fifty Shades Freed"
"Incredibles 2"

Comedy Movie of 2018
"Crazy Rich Asians"
"Love, Simon"
"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"
"The Spy Who Dumped Me"

Action Movie of 2018
"Avengers: Infinity War"
"Black Panther"
"Deadpool 2"
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"
"Ocean’s 8"

Drama Movie of 2018
"12 Strong"
"A Quiet Place"
"Fifty Shades Freed"
"Midnight Sun"
"Red Sparrow"

Family Movie of 2018
"A Wrinkle in Time"
"Christopher Robin"
"Hotel Transylvania 3"
"I Can Only Imagine"
"Incredibles 2"

Male Movie Star of 2018
Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther"
Chris Hemsworth, "Avengers: Infinity War"
Chris Pratt, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"
Nick Robinson, "Love, Simon"
Robert Downey Jr., "Avengers: Infinity War"

Female Movie Star of 2018
Anne Hathaway, "Ocean’s 8"
Bryce Dallas Howard, "Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom"
Lily James, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"
Sandra Bullock, "Ocean’s 8"
Scarlett Johansson, "Avengers: Infinity War"

Drama Movie Star of 2018
Chris Hemsworth, "12 Strong"
Emily Blunt, "A Quiet Place"
Jamie Dornan, "Fifty Shades Freed"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Red Sparrow"
John Krasinski, "A Quiet Place"

Comedy Movie Star of 2018
Amanda Seyfried, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"
John Cena, "Blockers"
Melissa McCarthy, "Life of the Party"
Mila Kunis, "The Spy Who Dumped Me"
Nick Robinson, "Love, Simon"

Action Movie Star of 2018
Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther"
Chris Hemsworth, "Avengers: Infinity War"
Chris Pratt, "Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom"
Danai Gurira, "Black Panther"
Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool 2"


Show of 2018
"13 Reasons Why" 
"Grey’s Anatomy"
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Shadowhunters" +
"This Is Us"

Drama Show of 2018
"13 Reasons Why"
"Grey’s Anatomy"
"The Handmaid’s Tale"
"This Is Us"

Comedy Show of 2018
"Modern Family"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"The Big Bang Theory"
"The Good Place"

Revival Show of 2018 *
"American Idol"
"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
"One Day at a Time"
"Queer Eye"

Reality Show of 2018 *
"Chrisley Knows Best"
"Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"
"Keeping Up With the Kardashians"
"Queer Eye"
"Vanderpump Rules"

Competition Show of 2018
"America’s Got Talent"
"Big Brother"
"Ellen’s Game of Games"
"RuPaul’s Drag Race"
"The Voice"

Male TV Star of 2018
Andrew Lincoln, "The Walking Dead"
Cole Sprouse, "Riverdale"
Freddie Highmore, "The Good Doctor"
Harry Shum Jr., "Shadowhunters" +
Justin Chambers, "Grey’s Anatomy"

Female TV Star of 2018
Camila Mendes, "Riverdale"
Ellen Pompeo, "Grey’s Anatomy"
Katherine McNamara, "Shadowhunters" +
Mandy Moore, "This Is Us"
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"

Drama TV Star of 2018
Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Ellen Pompeo, "Grey’s Anatomy"
Katherine Langford, "13 Reasons Why"
KJ Apa, "Riverdale"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"

Comedy TV Star of 2018
Donald Glover, "Atlanta"
Drew Barrymore, "Santa Clarita Diet"
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Kristen Bell, "The Good Place"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

Daytime Talk Show of 2018
"Live With Kelly and Ryan"
"Red Table Talk"
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
"The Real"

Nighttime Talk Show of 2018
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
"The Daily Show With Trevor Noah"
"The Late Late Show With James Corden"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
"Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen"

Competition Contestant of 2018 *
Brynn Cartelli, "The Voice"
Cody Nickson, "The Amazing Race"
Eva Igo, "World of Dance"
Maddie Poppe, "American Idol"
Nikki Bella, "Dancing With the Stars"

Reality TV Star of 2018 *
Antoni Porowski, "Queer Eye"
Joanna Gaines, "Fixer Upper"
Khloe Kardashian, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"
Nikki Bella, "Total Bellas"
Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation"

Bingeworthy Show of 2018 *
"13 Reasons Why"
"Outlander" +
"Queer Eye"
"Shadowhunters" +

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2018
"The Expanse"
"The Originals"
"Wynonna Earp" +


Male Artist of 2018
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Keith Urban
Shawn Mendes

Female Artist of 2018
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Group of 2018
5 Seconds of Summer
Panic! At the Disco
Super Junior +
Twenty One Pilots

Song of 2018
"No Tears Left to Cry," Ariana Grande
"I Like It," Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
"Idol," BTS +
"Back to You," Selena Gomez
"In My Blood," Shawn Mendes

Album of 2018
Sweetener, Ariana Grande
Camila, Camila Cabello
Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B
Queen, Nicki Minaj
Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Country Artist of 2018
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett

Latin Artist of 2018
Bad Bunny
Becky G
J Balvin

Music Video of 2018 *
"No Tears Left to Cry," Ariana Grande
"Idol," BTS +
"Never Be the Same," Camila Cabello
"This Is America," Childish Gambino
"Back to You," Selena Gomez
Concert Tour of 2018 *
On the Run II Tour, Beyoncé & Jay-Z
Piece of Me Tour, Britney Spears
Witness Tour, Katy Perry
Super Show 7, Super Junior +
Reputation Tour, Taylor Swift


Social Star of 2018
Amanda Cerny
Jenna Marbles
Lele Pons
Shane Dawson
The Dolan Twins

Beauty Influencer of 2018 *
Bretman Rock
Brooklyn and Bailey
Jackie Aina
James Charles

Social Celebrity of 2018 
Chrissy Teigen
Ellen DeGeneres
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Animal Star of 2018 *
April the Giraffe
Cole & Marmalade
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
Gone to the Snow Dogs
Lil Bub

Comedy Act of 2018 *
Ali Wong
Amy Schumer
Kevin Hart
Marlon Wayans
Tiffany Haddish

Style Star of 2018 *
Blake Lively
Emma Watson
Harry Styles

Game Changer of 2018 * (Category for athletes who made a social/professional impact)
Aly Raisman
Colin Kaepernick
Cristiano Ronaldo
Nia Jax
Serena Williams

Pop Podcast of 2018 *
"Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith"
"Anna Faris Is Unqualified"
"Chicks in the Office"
"The Ladygang"
"Scrubbing In With Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad"