Despite being the most nominated artist for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards, Bad Bunny didn’t win a single category. On Dec. 6, the award ceremony took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, and to our surprise (or no surprise), there wasn’t much Latine representation, on or off the red carpet.
One of the only Latine stars who graced the red carpet (purple carpet in this case!) was the sitcom Lopez vs. Lopez’s main actress Mayan Lopez. She spoke to Remezcla about the importance of realistic Latine representation on screen – which in a sea of a majority of Caucasian stars, we felt as a breath of fresh air.
“I feel like we’re getting the skeletons out of the closet. I think it’s really important there’s some things like toxic masculinity in the Latin culture – or even not wanting to go to therapy because it’s talking about your feelings – there’s things we’re talking about that are universal, but it’s a love letter to the Latino/Latine community,” Lopez told Remezcla. “I’m really grateful to be a part of it.”
Other Latine stars that we saw before the award show: the creators/influencers Tefi Pessoa and Emily Uribe. Both social media stars expressed how happy they were to support and represent their Latine community.
Off the red carpet, it’s worth mentioning that there were a few Latine winners. Becky G won for the Latin Artist of 2022, and Selena Gomez won two awards. She won the Social Celebrity of 2022 and The Comedy TV Star of 2022 for Only Murders in the Building. Besides that, another moment for our communities involves Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’s win for The Movie of 2022, which stars the Mexican-American actress Xochitl Gomez.
All of the winners for the 48th People’s Choice Awards can be found here.