Ellen Degeneres makes history at People’s Choice Awards 2017
January 19, 2017 02:23 PM NPT
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on January 18, 2017. Photo Credit: AFP
Actress and comedienne Ellen Degeneres made People’s Choice Awards history by becoming the most decorated celebrity in the TV ceremony’s 43 years.
The ‘Finding Dory’ star, who hosts her own top-rated daytime talk show in America, picked up her 20th, 21st and 22nd awards at the Microsoft Theater.
Singer-actor Justin Timberlake presented her with the favorite daytime TV host and favorite animated movie voice trophies, while her sketch romp around a shopping mall with Britney Spears, which aired on her show last year, earned her the favorite comedic collaboration prize.
Handing her another three honors, Timberlake called Ellen “one of my very good friends” and “one of the best people on this planet”.
“This is amazing. 20 is ... 17, I get it, 18, sure, 19, I can see it. But 20, this is outrageous. This is really something that means more to me because it comes from the people,” DeGeneres said while accepting the honor.
“And everybody keeps thanking the people and it’s redundant but you are the people who are responsible for me being up there so I say thank you people.”
DeGeneres’ ‘Finding Dory’ film was also named favorite movie and favorite family movie at the ceremony.
Timberlake was also a big winner at the awards bash, picking up favorite male artist and favorite song for ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling.’
Blake Shelton was another double winner, making history as the first country act ever to win a People’s Choice favorite album award and landing the favorite male country artist prize.
It was also a huge night for girl group Fifth Harmony, who performed for the first time as a four-piece.
The quartet wowed the audience and viewers at home by wearing revealing black leather outfits for a raunchy rendition of their ‘Work From Home’ hit.
The band, who also picked up the favorite group prize for a second successive year, were stunned by the departure of Camila Cabello last month.
Johnny Depp put his tough year behind him to win the award for favorite movie icon while Robert Downey Jr took home the favorite action movie actor gong.
Tyler Perry picked up the award for favorite humanitarian at the event, which was hosted by Joel McHale.
Other big winners from the worlds of movies, TV, music and social media included Tom Hanks (favorite dramatic movie actor), Kevin Hart (favorite comedic movie actor), Melissa McCarthy (favorite comedic movie actor) and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra (favorite dramatic TV actress).
Jennifer Lawrence (favorite movie actress), ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (favorite network TV comedy), Sofia Vergara (favorite comedic TV actress) and Jennifer Lopez (favorite TV crime drama actress) were also named winners.
The favorite premium series actor honor went to Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnsonand the favorite premium series actress was Sarah Jessica Parker.
Matt LeBlanc and Kristen Bell won favorite actor in a new TV series male and female respectively.
Carrie Underwood (favorite country female artist), Niall Horan (favorite breakout artist) and Britney Spears (favorite female artist) were also among winners.