Jennifer Aniston Bags The ‘Icon of 2019’ Award
The ‘people’s award’ of Hollywood - the 45th E! People's Choice Awards 2019 just concluded and it was a star-studded affair. The E! People’s Choice Awards honours the fan favourites in the fields of films, television and music. The awards took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on November 10.
Jennifer Aniston bagged one of the biggest awards of the night, People's Icon of 2019. During her acceptance speech, she admitted that playing Rachel Green in F.R.I.E.N.D.S got her where she was today. She said, “If I have any claim to this word ‘icon,’ it’s only because I was able to be on an ‘iconic’ show with an ‘iconic’ cast and [with] an ‘iconic’ haircut. Friends was truly a gift of a lifetime, and I wouldn’t be standing here without that amazing show, without those five other amazing actors, and without an audience that stuck with us for a decade …and through streaming services now. I love you guys. So, thank you for sticking by me!”
Singer-songwriter Pink took home the People's Champion Award and during her acceptance speech, she said, “It is an absolute honour to be getting this award. I grew up in a family of activists and I know that one person can make a difference. There is so much to be done. I don't care about your politics, I care about your kids. I care about decency and humanity and kindness. Kindness today is an act of rebellion. There are people who don't have what you have, help them get it. There is a planet that needs help, it feels good to help. Stop fighting each other and help each other. Get together with your friends and change the world.”
For the movies, 'Avengers: Endgame' picked up three awards - Movie of 2019, Action Movie of 2019 and Male Movie Star of 2019 for Robert Downey Jr. for his portrayal of Tony Starks.
Robert dedicated his award to legendary comic book writer, who passed away last year. He said, ''Well look, I just got to come up here and open the show so I'll just say thank you, Disney, thank you, Marvel, thank you Russo brothers. And most of all, to the late, great Stan Lee, this is for you, buddy.''
Gwen Stefani was awarded the Fashion Icon Award during the ceremony while Zendaya won the Female Movie Star of 2019 and the Drama TV Star award at the ceremony.
For music, Shawn Mendes received the Male Artist of 2019 and Song of 2019 for ‘Senorita’ with Camila Cabello. Billie Eilish won the Female Artist of 2019, while Taylor Swift took home the Album of 2019 award home.