Sandra Bullock wins four awards
Published 09/01/2014 | 05:02
Sandra Bullock has cleaned up at the People's Choice Awards in the US, taking home four trophies as the top winner.
She was named favourite movie, comedic and dramatic actress at the 40th annual awards. She shared the favourite movie duo award with Gravity co-star George Clooney.
Iron Man 3 scored three awards including Robert Downey Jr.'s nod as favourite action movie star.
Justin Timberlake also nabbed three prizes, and the cast of The Big Bang Theory was named favourite TV comedy.
A pregnant Drew Barrymore, who joked that DeGeneres had called her fat backstage, presented her Blended co-star Adam Sandler with the comedic movie actor award.
Fans deemed Ellen DeGeneres their favourite daytime TV host, making her the woman who has won the most People's Choice Awards with a total of 14 trophies.
"As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone would have told me I was going to win 14 People's Choice Awards I...I mean 12, yes. 13, maybe. But 14?" joked Ellen, host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, who said that she wanted to make the show for everyone from old, young, black, white, guy and straight.
Jennifer Hudson was the show's second humanitarian award recipient for her work with children via her Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Bullock gained the show's first humanitarian award in 2013 for her efforts in storm-ravaged New Orleans.
Accompanied on stage by her sister Julia, Hudson, holding back tears, accepted the favourite humanitarian award. "My mother always taught us without family you have nothing," Jennifer said.
"Whether you know it or not, we all are family. What happens to the other happens to us. It's one thing to be a celebrity and have power, but it means nothing if we're not making a difference and helping someone else.
"It feels good to see positivity acknowledged. Where we come from all you hear about is who shot who and who went to jail. There is more to life than the block you live on. We want to show them that I came from the same area and if I can do it, you can do it too."
LL Cool J presented Jennifer with the award. The Oscar-winning actress created the Chicago-based Julian D. King Gift Foundation with her sister, Julia Hudson, in honour of her nephew, Julian King, who was murdered in 2008 at the age of 7.
2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs hosted the show at the Nokia Theatre.
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