The 2020 People’s Choice Awards, hosted by Demi Lovato, awarded actors, musicians, social influencers and more. The show, which aired on Sunday, November 15, honored Jennifer Lopez with the People’s Icon Award, Tracee Ellis Ross with the Fashion Icon Award and Tyler Perry with the People’s Champion Award. Chloe x Halle and Justin Bieber performed and presenters included Addison Rae, Armie Hammer, Alison Brie, Jameela Jamil, Christina Hendricks, Bebe Rexha, Machine Gun Kelly, Sofia Carson, Tyler, the Creator and Tiffany Haddish. So, what about the big winners of the night? Some A-listers nominated included Dan Levy, Charlize Theron, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. New categories added this year included New Artist of 2020, Collaboration Song of 2020 and Soundtrack Song of 2020.
Demi Lovato started off the People’s Choice Awards with a bang! During her opening monologue, host Lovato, 28, poked fun at her eventful year, which included calling off her engagement to Max Ehrich in September. “I am so excited to be here tonight because honestly this year has been the longest three years of my life,” the singer said as she reflected on some of her biggest moments from the start of the year. “Don’t get me wrong, it started out amazing. I performed at the Grammys and sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl. But then, COVID hit, and everything shut down. So I did what everyone else did, I went into lockdown mode, and got engaged,” she quipped, referring to Ehrich’s proposal in July.
“I got into painting, photography, meditation, tested the limits of post mates unlimited. Also, I didn’t know this could happen, but reached the end of Instagram four times. I binged seven seasons of Pretty Little Liars, got unengaged, then went looking for aliens in the desert,” she continued. “So basically the same as everyone else,” she joked.
Shortly before stepping out onto the stage, Lovato opened up on the red carpet about how “excited” she was to be hosting the show. “I think the best part about this awards show is that the people vote. Anytime that there’s an award show where people vote, it’s incredible,” she said. “It’s been amazing. I’m so glad I get to come back and host.” And while Lovato is no stranger to performing at awards shows, she said that hosting is definitely “a little out of the comfort zone,” adding, “It’s completely different because when I’m singing I’m really in my element. For hosting it’s not my first language so to speak,” she explained. “But that’s what makes it exciting and fun.”
“Making it live is going to be all the more exciting, and nerve-wracking but exciting,” she added. “Hopefully it goes well.”