As the end of the year approaches, so do end of year awards. One of my favorites is the People’s Choice Awards, because it actually relies on public opinion rather than merely old rich white men in a room. You can vote every day for the entire period that votes are open, so if you’re seeing this post head over to make your own votes!

I’m listing all of the nominees, the movies and shows I’ve actually seen enough of to vote on, and my winner.


Movie of 2022

Nominees:

  • Bullet Train
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Elvis
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Nope
  • The Batman
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Top Gun: Maverick

I Watched:

  • Top Gun: Maverick

My Vote:

  • Top Gun: Maverick

I was pretty surprised by how much I enjoyed Top Gun: Maverick when I was in the theater, and so even though it’s the only one of these movies I’ve watched, I do think it deserves my vote.

Comedy Movie of 2022

Nominees:

  • Fire Island
  • Hustle
  • Hocus Pocus 2
  • Marry Me
  • Senior Year
  • The Adam Project
  • The Lost City
  • Ticket to Paradise

I Watched:

  • Fire Island
  • Hustle
  • The Lost City
  • Ticket to Paradise

My Vote:

  • Fire Island

I will fully admit that I do give 1/5 of my votes each day to Ticket To Paradise. However, Fire Island was one of my favorite movies of the entire year. The cast is just SO GOOD, the jokes made me laugh, and the Pride and Prejudice plot was well executed.

Action Movie of 2022

Nominees:

  • Black Adam
  • Bullet Train
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • The Batman
  • The Woman King
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Top Gun: Maverick

I Watched:

  • Top Gun: Maverick

My Vote:

  • Top Gun: Maverick

See my comments for best movie.

Drama Movie of 2022

Nominees:

I Watched:

  • Don’t Worry Darling
  • Luckiest Girl Alive

My Vote:

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive absolutely wrecked me. It was triggering in pretty much every way, so I recommend making sure you’re in a stable mindset before beginning. I am in love with Mila Kunis, but even beyond that this movie was just so well done.

Male Movie Star

Nominees:

  • Brad Pitt (Bullet Train)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Love and Thunder)
  • Chris Pratt (Jurassic World Dominion)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Nope)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam)
  • Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Ryan Reynolds (The Adam Project)
  • Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)

I Watched:

  • Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)

My Vote:

  • Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick)

I’ve already spoken about why I think Top Gun is a good movie, but in this ranking I make the case that Miles Teller is a better actor than Tom Cruise. This is a take that is, at the very least, controversial. The thing is– Miles Teller was SERVING in this movie. He was my Divergent crush and he is back on screen ready to make me swoon once again.

Drama Movie Star

Nominees:

  • Austin Butler (Elvis)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Nope)
  • Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling)
  • Gal Gadot (Death on the Nile)
  • Harry Styles (Don’t Worry Darling)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween Ends)
  • Keke Palmer (Nope)
  • Mila Kunis (Luckiest Girl Alive)

I Watched:

  • Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling)
  • Harry Styles (Don’t Worry Darling)
  • Mila Kunis (Luckiest Girl Alive)

My Vote:

  • Mila Kunis (Luckiest Girl Alive)

My reasoning here can be sumed up in two parts: 1) ❤ mila 2) Don’t Worry Darling was bad.

Comedy Movie Star

Nominees:

  • Adam Sandler (Hustle)
  • Channing Tatum (The Lost City)
  • Jennifer Garner (The Adam Project)
  • Jennifer Lopez (Marry Me)
  • Julia Roberts (Ticket to Paradise)
  • Queen Latifah (Hustle)
  • Ryan Reynolds (The Adam Project)
  • Sandra Bullock (The Lost City)

I Watched:

  • Adam Sandler (Hustle)
  • Channing Tatum (The Lost City)
  • Julia Roberts (Ticket to Paradise)
  • Sandra Bullock (The Lost City)

My Vote:

  • Julia Roberts (Ticket to Paradise)

I would also be happy if Sandler won this category because I genuinely think Hustle was phenomenal. However, I will forever stay loyal to the romcom as a genre and so my vote must go to Roberts. Plus, I will die on the hill that Julia Roberts is one of the last true actresses of our time. Her talent is undeniable.

Action Movie Star

Nominees:

  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Love and Thunder)
  • Chris Pratt (Jurassic World Dominion)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)
  • Joey King (Bullet Train)
  • Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)
  • Viola Davis (The Woman King)
  • Zoe Kravitz (The Batman)

I Watched:

  • Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)

My Vote:

  • Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)

Blah blah blah the only action movie I watched this year was Top Gun

The Show of 2022

Nominees:

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Better Call Saul
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • House of the Dragon
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Stranger Things
  • This is Us

I Watched:

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Saturday Night Live (some of it anyways)

My Vote:

  • Abbott Elementary

Abbott Elementary is absolutely so good! If you’re looking for a new sitcom that’s funny, relatable, and has a great cast, this one is it.

The Comedy Show of 2022

Nominees

I Watched

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

My Vote:

  • Abbott Elementary

I thought TWITHATSFTGITW (I’m not typing that all out again) was a pretty entertaining show, but Abbott is just far superior. As for Only Murders, it would have had a better chance if I’d binged it, but the episodical releases caused me to forget about it for long periods of time, which is not the marker of an excellent show.

Competition Show

Nominees:

  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Idol
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • The Bachelorette
  • The Masked Singer
  • Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
  • The Voice

I Watched:

  • The Bachelorette

My Vote:

  • The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette is my problematic queen and I will continue to stan, I’m sorry.

Female TV Star

Nominees:

  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
  • Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Kristen Bell (The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window)
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever)
  • Mandy Moore (This is Us)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)

I Watched:

  • Kristen Bell (The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window)
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)

My Vote:

  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)

Quinta is also the writer! She’s genuinely so talented I cannot handle it.

Comedy TV Star

Nominees:

  • Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock)
  • Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)
  • Kristen Bell (The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window)
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever)
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

I Watched:

  • Kristen Bell (The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window)
  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)
  • Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
  • Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live)

My Vote:

  • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)

Winning again!

Competition Contestant of 2022

Nominees:

  • Charli D’Amelio (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Bosco (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
  • Gabby Windey (The Bachelorette)
  • Mayyas (America’s Got Talent)
  • Noah Thompson (American Idol)
  • Selma Blair (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Teyana Taylor (The Masked Singer)
  • Willow Pill (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

I Watched:

  • Gabby Windey (The Bachelorette)

My Vote:

  • Gabby Windey (The Bachelorette)

I cannot believe that Rachel (the other bachelorette on the most recent season) didn’t even get a nomination here. It’s such blatant favoritism all around, and my heart goes out to Rachel right now.

Bingeworthy Show of 2022

Nominees

  • Bridgerton
  • Bel-Air
  • Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffry Dahmer Story
  • Inventing Anna
  • Severance
  • The Bear
  • The Boys
  • The Thing About Pam

I Watched:

  • Bridgerton
  • Inventing Anna

My Vote:

  • Inventing Anna

I know some people hated it, but I loved it. Inventing Anna followed the life of my favorite criminal, Anna Delvey. This show was so fun to watch and reinvigorated my interested in the case that I forgot about over the past few years.

Male Artist of 2022

Nominees:

  • Bad Bunny
  • Charlie Puth
  • Drake
  • Harry Styles
  • Jack Harlow
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Luke Combs
  • The Weeknd

My Vote:

  • Jack Harlow

Sorry, to be honest I didn’t feel strongly about anyone in this category. My vote goes to the person who I think I listened the most to.

Female Artist of 2022

Nominees:

  • Beyonce
  • Camila Cabello
  • Doja Cat
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Taylor Swift

My Vote:

  • Taylor Swift

I love Taylor Swift. She is not overrated. I am obsessed.

Group of 2022

Nominees:

  • BTS
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Blackpink
  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maneskin
  • OneRepublic
  • Panic! At the Disco

My Vote:

  • Panic! At the Disco

My girlfriend will probably kill me for not choosing Coldplay here, but what can I say.

Song of 2022

Nominees:

  • About Damn Time, Lizzo
  • As It Was, Harry Styles
  • Break My Soul, Beyonce
  • First Class, Jack Harlow
  • Hold My Hand, Lady Gaga
  • Me Porto Bonito, Bad Bunny & Chencho Corleone
  • Super Freaky Girl, Nicki Minaj
  • Wait For U, Future feat. Drake & Tems

My Vote:

  • About Damn Time, Lizzo

This song was so catchy and fun! A lot of the songs n this list are songs I danced to, but Lizzo’s song stands out.

Album of 2022

Nominees:

My Vote:

  • Midnights, Taylor Swift

I know I originally said I didn’t love this album, while saying I was pleasantly surprised by Beyonce’s, but even a bad Taylor Swift album will win for me nearly every time (unless the bad album we’re talking about is reputation)

Collaboration Song of 2022

Nominees:

  • Left and Right, Charlie Puth feat. Jung Kook
  • Bam Bam, Camila Cabello feat. Ed Sheeran
  • Do We Have A Problem? Nicki Minaj X Lil Baby
  • Freaky Deaky, Tyga X Doja Cat
  • Hold Me Closer, Elton John & Britney Spears
  • Jimmy Cooks, Drake feat. 21 Savage
  • Party, Bad Bunny & Rauw Alejandro
  • Sweetest Pie, Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa

My Vote:

  • Freaky Deaky, Tyga X Doja Cat

I love this song, eom.

The Social Celebrity

Nominees:

  • Bad Bunny
  • Charlie Puth
  • Doja Cat
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Selena Gomez
  • Snoop Dogg

My Vote:

  • Lil Nas X

How do they choose people for this category? I’m honestly baffled. It was a tough call for me between Lil Nas and Doja, and I have been splitting my votes between them. Ultimately though, I think having a queer black man win is the representation we want and deserve.

The Social Star

Nominees:

  • Addison Rae
  • Bella Poarch
  • Brent Rivera
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Khaby Lame
  • Jay Shetty
  • Mikayla Jane Nogueira
  • Mr. Beast
  • Noah Beck

My Vote:

  • Charli D’Amelio

I have no idea what made me decide this. I think she deserves it over the other four TikTokers who I know on this list (Addison, Bella, Noah, and Khaby) but I don’t know anything about the other people at all!

The Game Changer

Nominees:

  • Chloe Kim
  • Lebron James
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Nathan Chen
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Russell Wilson
  • Serena Williams
  • Steph Curry

My Vote:

  • Serena Williams

Serena deserves this award 1000 times over. I’m not even sure what Rapinoe specifically did this year? If anything the women standing up to the abuse in the NWSL should have gotten the nom. Regardless, Serena Williams continues to stand apart from everyone around her, and we truly lost the goat when she retired.

Categories I’m Not Voting In

There’s a bunch of categories where I don’t know any of the nominees and thus cannot vote. I’m listing them below here for completeness.

  • Female Movie Star of 2022
  • The Drama Show of 2022
  • The Reality Show of 2022
  • Male TV Star of 2022
  • Drama TV Star of 2022
  • Daytime Talkshow
  • Nighttime Talkshow
  • Reality TV Star
  • SciFi / Fantasy Show
  • Country Artist of the Year
  • Latin Artist of the Year
  • New Artist of 2022
  • Music Video of 2022
  • The Concert Tour of 2022
  • The Comedy Act of 2022
  • The Pop Podcast

Who are you voting for? What categories are your favorite?