Choosing the winners

One staff member predicts recipients of the People’s Choice Awards


Artwork by Edna Hernandez.

Every year there is one night dedicated to outstanding movies, TV shows, music and all things pop culture: the People’s Choice Awards. This awards show differs from others for one particular reason: the deciding votes come from those who aren’t actors, directors or musicians.

During the awards, viewers sit on the couch with a bowl of popcorn in their laps as their eyes stare at the TV in anticipation. Their hearts pound as the camera reveals their favorite actor or actress as the announcers proclaim them as one of the nominees for the category they’ve been anxiously waiting to hear. A clip of each nominee flashes onto the screen from the work they were nominated for. The cameras pan back to the announcer and five seconds pass before the winner is announced and finally the anxiety washes away.

This year’s People’s Choice Awards will air on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. CST on E!.


Here are the predictions for this year’s most anticipated awards:


Nominees for Movie of the Year:

A Quiet Place,” Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther,” “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Incredibles 2

And the award goes to… “Avengers: Infinity War.” Directed by siblings Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War,” is a movie with a captivating plot that fits smoothly with the rest of the Avengers series. The film is exciting and has improved upon the last installment to the series. It has amazing actors who portray the characters as if they are real and plot lines that captivate the audience’s attention.


Nominees for Male TV Star:

Andrew Lincoln, Cole Sprouse, Freddie Highmore, Harry Shum Jr. and Justin Chambers

And the award goes to…Cole Sprouse. Famous for playing Cody Martin on the hit Disney series,  “Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” Sprouse has entertained his fans by portraying laughable characters. From playing minor roles in popular sitcoms such as “Friends” to starring as Jughead in CW’s hit teen drama show “Riverdale,” Sprouse has proved himself as a talented actor.


Nominees for Female TV Star:

Camila Mendes, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine McNamara, Mandy Moore and Viola Davis

And the award goes to… Ellen Pompeo. Ever since Grey’s Anatomy’s first episode, Pompeo has wowed her fans with her incredible performance as Meredith Grey for 13 years. Every Thursday, “Grey’s Anatomy” comes into everyone’s living room and not once has Pompeo failed her audience to bring her character to life.


Nominees for Show of the Year:

13 Reasons Why,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Shadowhunters,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “This Is Us

And the award goes to…”Grey’s Anatomy.” For 13 years, “Grey’s Anatomy” has been on air captivating everyone’s hearts with its show stunning plots. This show has everything anyone would want: action, adventure and maybe even a bit of romance. With that being said, this show will surely win this year.


Nominees for Female Artist of the Year: 
Ariana Grande
, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift

And the award goes to…Taylor Swift. Since 2006, Swift has shared her angelic voice with the world from singing country to pop music. She also writes the majority of her music which steals her fans hearts. In 2018, Swift went on her fifth tour, the Reputation Stadium Tour. With her amazing talent, Swift will definitely win the award this year.


Nominees for Male Artist of the Year:
Bruno Mars, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Keith Urban

And the award goes to… Ed Sheeran. Sheeran truly deserves the award. He has stolen his fans’ hearts, especially with his hit single, “Perfect.” He has become a world-renowned sensation. His voice is filled with melodic notes that can touch anyone’s heart.