The Show Must Go On! 

E! Awards were impacted by Covid-19, but celebrities were still able to be recognized for their achievements.


Gloria Walker-Hoover, Staff Reporter

This year hasn’t gone how we thought it would because of Covid-19, including how award shows are presented. For that reason, the E! People’s Choice Awards 2020 show was different as well.

The E! Awards were held on Nov. 15 2020 at the Barker Hangar theater in Santa Monica, Calif. The award show has always been broadcasted live and people and celebrities could also attend in person as well. This year, only the celebrities who were nominated and people that were participating in the show such as the host, Demi Lovato, were able to attend live.

The E! Awards recognize celebrities for their achievements in many different categories throughout the year. Here are the winners for some of the best movies of the year:

  • Best Movie: “Bad Boys For Life“
  • Best Comedy: “The Kissing Booth 2”
  • Best Action Movie: “Mulan”
  • Best Drama: “Hamilton

Some actors and actresses who were recognized for the roles they played included:

  • Male movie star: Will Smith in “Bad Boys For Life”
  • Female movie star: Tiffany Haddish in “Like a Boss”
  • Drama movie star: Lin Manuel Miranda in “Hamilton”

On a personal note, I never finished “Hamilton,” but I think it definitely deserved the awards it won  because what I did see was really enjoyable. Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda really deserved this award because not only did he star in the musical as Alexander Hamilton he also created the Broadway musical.

As for TV show awards congratulations are in order for:

  •  TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Drama show: “Riverdale”
  • Competition show: “The Voice”

TV stars of 2020 were:

  • Male TV star: Cole Sprouse for his performance in “Riverdale” 
  • Female TV star: Ellen Pompeo for her role in ‘“Grey’s Anatomy” 
  • Drama TV star: Mandy Moore for his performance in the show “This Is Us”
  • Comedy TV star: Sofía Vergara for her role in “Modern Family”

Other TV show awards were given to: 

  • Best Sci-fi/Fantasy show: “Wynonna Earp”
  • Binge worthy show: “Outer Banks”

This award category has been especially important this year because due to Covid-19. Not a lot of filming took place which caused most people to binge watch other shows that had already been produced.

For the music awards portion of the award show, BTS dominated many of the categories. The following artists were recognized:

  • Male artist: Justin Bieber 
  • Female artist: Ariana Grande 
  • Best group: BTS 
  • Song: BTS “Dynamite”
  • Album: BTS “Map of the Soul: 7”
  • Music video: BTS for their music video “Dynamite”

Other celebrities that won awards were:

  • Social celebrity: Ariana Grande. 
  • Comedy act : Leslie Jones: Time Machine
  • Style star: Zendaya
  • Game changer: Lebron James 

Both Zendaya and Lebron James are amazing people and it shows in their lives, which is why they definitely deserved this award.

Although the E! Awards were different from previous years, one thing didn’t change: a lot of celebrities were recognized for their achievements.