There’s just nobody cooler than THE ROCK. Nobody. At last night’s “People’s Choice Awards”, he closed out the night by receiving the People’s Champion Award, but he did it with STYLE.
After giving out some thank yous and shouting out the original People’s Champ, MUHAMMAD ALI, The Rock pointed out a young woman in the crowd named Shushana, who was there courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Then he called her up onstage and gave his trophy to her. He said, quote, “I want to tell you just how much you’ve inspired me and everyone around you and certainly everyone here.
“I want to give you this because you represent everything that it means to be a People’s Champion so this is for you.”
He also shared one of his favorite Muhammad Ali quotes: “The service to others is the rent you pay for the room you have here on Earth.” And he added, quote, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”
The Rock also won Male Movie Star and Comedy Movie Star of 2021 for “Jungle Cruise”.
The night’s other special honorees were Kim Kardashian as Fashion Icon, Christina Aguilera as Music Icon, and Halle Berry as People’s Icon.
“Black Widow” was named Movie of the Year, and Scarlett Johansson won Female Movie Star of the Year.
“Loki” won TV Show of the Year . . . and Tom Hiddleston won Male TV Star of the Year.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” took Reality Show of 2021, in its final season. Same for “Ellen”, which won the Daytime Talk Show category. Ellen, by the way, is now a 25-time People’s Choice winner.
In the music categories, Lil Nas X was named Male Artist of 2021, and Adele won Female Artist.
BTS won Group of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo won Album of the Year for “Sour”, Blake Shelton was Country Artist of 2021, and Bad Bunny won Latin Artist.