MCU stars dominate the E! People's Choice Awards 2019
Writer: Florey DM
Robert Downey Jr. thanked the late Stan Lee in his acceptance speech.
12 Nov – MCU star Robert Downey Jr. might not want an Oscar for his portrayal of Iron Man in "Avengers: Endgame" but he's getting a golden trophy for that iconic role anyway, albeit from a different awards show.
Not forgetting the late creator of the superhero character he has been playing for over a decade, the actor took the time to honour the Marvel legend in his acceptance speech at the E! People's Choice Awards 2019.
"To the late, great Stan Lee," Downey Jr. said. "This is for you, buddy!"
The 54-year-old gave the tribute after winning Male Movie Star of 2019 at the 45th edition of the awards ceremony that recently concluded at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California.
MCU was the big winner of the night as its movies and stars dominated almost half of the movie categories.
Aside from Downey Jr., Zendaya walked away with Female Movie Star of 2019 and Tom Holland won Action Movie Star of 2019 for their respective roles as MJ and the titular superhero in "Spider-Man: Far from Home".
"Avengers: Endgame", the movie that both Downey Jr. and Holland starred in, was also named Movie of 2019 and Action Movie of 2019.
Zendaya won an award each in both the movie and TV categories (Photo source: Zendaya's Instagram)
As for Zendaya, she received a second accolade, Drama TV Star of 2019, for her role in "Euphoria".
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She was not the only star who won awards in both the movie and TV categories, as Cole Sprouse was awarded Drama Movie Star of 2019 for his starring role in "Five Feet Apart" and Male TV Star of 2019 for his "Riverdale" role.
Meanwhile, Kevin Hart, who accepted Comedy Act of 2019, made his first public appearance since his car accident in September that left him with a serious back injury.
Check out below the full winners' list under the movie categories of E! People's Choice Awards 2019:
Movie of 2019: "Avengers: Endgame"
Comedy Movie of 2019: "Murder Mystery"
Action Movie of 2019: "Avengers: Endgame"
Drama Movie of 2019: "After"
Family Movie of 2019: "Aladdin"
Male Movie Star of 2019: Robert Downey Jr., "Avengers: Endgame"
Female Movie Star of 2019: Zendaya, "Spider-Man Far from Home"
Drama Movie Star of 2019: Cole Sprouse, "Five Feet Apart"
Comedy Movie Star of 2019: Noah Centineo, "The Perfect Date"
Action Movie Star of 2019: Tom Holland, "Spider-Man Far from Home"
Animated Movie Star of 2019: Beyonce, "The Lion King"
(Photo source: Alberto Rodriguez | E! Entertainment | NBCU Photo Bank)