Unlike movie star awards exhibits just like the Oscars or Golden Globes, Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards honors on a regular basis Americans who’ve demonstrated extraordinary patriotism, and this particular stage of recognition has made it host Pete Hegseth’s “favorite assignment of the year.” 

Hegseth, who hosted the third Patriot Awards ceremony final week, informed Fox News Digital he didn’t have a favourite among the many seven classes of awards.

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“They were all amazing,” he stated, making particular observe of 9-year-old D’Corey Johnson, who sang the nationwide anthem, and 13-year-old Charlotte Bevan, who was awarded the “Young Patriot” award. 

“I saw the tears in the eyes of almost everybody that walked up on stage,” Hegseth stated. “It’s not because they weren’t prepared. It’s because they never expected to be honored the way they were. And that’s what made [the Patriot Awards] so special.” 

Hegseth stated being a patriot means being “grateful for your country,” and “grateful for the things that God has gifted us,” including it’s “our job to train up the next generation to appreciate and defend it.” 

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Hegseth stated the stark distinction between movie star award exhibits and the Patriot Awards resonated with Americans, drawing hundreds to Florida for the occasion. 

“I think a lot of us were deceived for a very long time by Hollywood award shows,” he stated “There’s a reason their ratings have gone down, and there’s a reason I don’t watch them and folks I know who used to be enamored with them are uninterested.” 

Hegseth stated movie star award exhibits such because the Golden Globes have been hijacked by a “political agenda,” the place everybody expresses the identical view. 

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“You start to step back and realize, well, these actors are just regular people like me who have left-wing political agendas, who play heroes on TV and think they actually are the real heroes,” he stated. 

Unlike movie star award exhibits, although, Hegseth stated the Patriot Awards honors the precise heroes, the “folks that do the real heavy lifting.” He believes the occasion’s recognition will solely improve in years to come back. 

“People are thirsting for something positive, for something substantive, for something real,” he stated. 

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“There’s plenty of narratives … how often are you actually focused on stories you know are true from people who are authentic, who didn’t act when they did it? They did a real thing, and then you get to honor them.” 

Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards will air on Fox News Channel Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET, and could be streamed on Fox Nation on demand. 

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