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Virtue and Moir named most hypeworthy Canadians at Peoples Choice Awards | CBC News

Among the many pop culture categories at the People’s Choice Awards Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif., is a special nod to cool Canucks — and a pair of iconic Olympians took home the prize for “Most Hypeworthy Canadians of 2018.”

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who won gold in both the ice dance and team events at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were honoured at the American awards show which recognizes standouts in TV, film and music.

It’s unclear what prompted the new category, but the longlist initially included a host of homegrown talent Canadians have been championing for years, including Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, First Man star Ryan Gosling and Brampton, Ont.-born pop star Alessia Cara.

Virtue and Moir beat out the following nominees:

Drake

The Toronto-born rapper released a slew of hits this year from his album Scorpion, including God’s Plan, Nice For What and I’m Upset.

Ryan Reynolds

The Deadpool and Deadpool 2 star was born in Vancouver. (Getty Images for Museum of Moder)

Shawn Mendes

Singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes released his third studio album this year to positive reviews. (Rich Polk/Getty Images)

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh, seen here at the Emmy Awards in September, currently stars on the critically acclaimed series Killing Eve. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/Associated Press)

Fans worldwide voted online for their top choice and the winners were revealed during the show. The E! People’s Choice Awards was broadcast live Sunday night.