Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be honored with “The People’s Champion” award at the 2021 “People’s Choice Awards.” 15-time “People’s Choice Awards” nominee and two-time winner, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, entrepreneurial endeavors, and unwavering commitment to supporting children and families in need through multiple philanthropic partnerships. The 2021 “People’s Choice Awards” will air simultaneously on both NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 7 at 9pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.
“Dwayne is one of the most beloved actors of our time who has achieved unprecedented success throughout his career,” said Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Live Events, Specials & E! News, NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming. “During a period where there has been a lot of uncertainty, Johnson has displayed an uncanny ability to raise spirits and make people smile despite circumstances. His philanthropic efforts and international social media presence has made him a cultural leader and inspiration to many, making him the perfect recipient for ‘The People’s Champion’ award this year.”
Johnson has starred in and produced a plethora of globally successful films including Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle” and “Jumanji: The Next Level” and Universal’s “Hobbs & Shaw,” which set the record as the only 2019 title to lead the global box office for four weeks, racing past $700 million worldwide. Other film credits include Legendary’s “Skyscraper,” New Line Cinema’s “Rampage,” “Central Intelligence” and the widely successful and beloved Disney animated musical, “Moana”.
Most recently, Johnson partnered with Netflix to bring the international action-thriller “Red Notice” to select theaters and audiences globally, breaking worldwide records as the largest opening day and weekend premiere for a Netflix film.