NBC and E! announced that actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and former WWE star 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 is a global entertainment and entrepreneurial trailblazer who continues to achieve groundbreaking success while managing his ever-expanding and diverse entertainment and business portfolio. He serves as co-founder and CEO of Seven Bucks Companies, a multi-platform global enterprise crossing all entertainment and creative verticals with a consumer-first mentality rooted in authenticity, passion and storytelling. Most recently, Johnson and Seven Bucks Productions 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.