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Iconic filmmaker Tyler Perry to receive yet another major award

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5541513o) Tyler Perry FOX 'The Passion' Panel at the Winter TCA Tour - Day 11, Pasadena, America - 15 Jan 2016

Tyler Perry is set to be honoured with the People’s Champion award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards.

The 51-year-old actor, writer, producer and director, who has been hailed a “natural leader”, will be recognised for his contributions to entertainment and his support of charitable organisations such as Feeding America and Covenant House.

Perry will also be honoured for his support of the families and friends of the late George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and Secoriea Turner.

E!’s General Manager of News, Live Events and Lifestyle Digital, Jen Neal, said in a statement: “In a year of unrest and uncertainty, Tyler Perry proved a natural leader.

READ: Hollywood Walk Of Fame Inductee Tyler Perry Makes History Being The First African American To Open A $900M Production Studio

“From his pioneering efforts in successfully, and safely, restarting production and creating jobs at Tyler Perry Studios, to personally supporting charities and families in need, he continuously inspires hope in people. We are honoured to present him with the People’s Champion of 2020 Award.”

The ‘A Fall From Grace’ filmmaker will add his latest accolade to a growing number of trophies, having previously been named the Favorite Humanitarian at the People’s Choice Awards, while his most recent accolade was the prestigious Governors Award at the 2020 Emmys.

READ: Emmy Awards Round-Up: Who Won What, Regina King, Tyler Perry + More

Perry’s honour comes shortly after it was revealed that Jennifer Lopez will receive the People’s Icon Award.

The 51-year-old superstar has bagged the prize for her contributions to music, film, television and fashion.

READ: Multi-Talented Star Jennifer Lopez To Receive People’s Icon Award

There have only been two winners of the People’s Icon Award, ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston in 2019, and ‘Bridesmaids’ star Melissa McCarthy the previous year.

Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion and Justin Bieber lead the nominations in the music categories with six nominations each, followed closely behind with Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande with five.

READ: Megan Thee Stallion, Tyler Perry And Gabrielle Union Named In TIME 100

The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on November 15.

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