Tuesday 27 June 2017

Ellen DeGeneres makes history at the People's Choice Awards

(L-R) Actress Portia de Rossi, TV personality/actress Ellen DeGeneres and recording artist/actorJustin Timberlake pose backstage during the People's Choice Awards 2017. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)
(L-R) Actress Portia de Rossi, TV personality/actress Ellen DeGeneres and recording artist/actorJustin Timberlake pose backstage during the People's Choice Awards 2017. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)
Actress Portia de Rossi and television personality Ellen DeGeneres pose backstage at the People's Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Priyanka Chopra poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on January 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tommaso BoddiTOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images
Justin Timberlake, right, presents Ellen DeGeneres with a People's Choice Award at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Actress Blake Lively, winner of the Favorite Dramatic Movie Award, poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Actress and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres made People's Choice Awards history in Los Angeles on Wednesday night 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.

Justin Timberlake, right, presents Ellen DeGeneres with a People's Choice Award at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Justin Timberlake, right, presents Ellen DeGeneres with a People's Choice Award at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

Pal 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 honours, Timberlake called Ellen "one of my very good friends" and "one of the best people on this planet".
DeGeneres' Finding Dory film was also named Favorite Movie and Favorite Family Movie at the ceremony.

Priyanka Chopra poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on January 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tommaso BoddiTOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images
Priyanka Chopra poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on January 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Tommaso BoddiTOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Actress Blake Lively, winner of the Favorite Dramatic Movie Award, poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actress Blake Lively, winner of the Favorite Dramatic Movie Award, poses in the press room during the People's Choice Awards 2017. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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.

Other big winners from the worlds of movies, TV, music and social media included Robert Downey, Jr. (Favorite Action Movie Actor), Johnny Depp (Favorite Movie Icon), Kevin Hart (Favorite Comedic Movie Actor), Melissa McCarthy (Favorite Comedic Movie Actor), and Priyanka Chopra (Favorite Dramatic TV Actress).

Actor Johnny Depp accepts the Favorite Movie Icon award onstage during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)
Actor Johnny Depp accepts the Favorite Movie Icon award onstage during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)

A full list of winners wasn't available at press time, but those awarded during the telecast were:

FAVORITE MOVIE
Finding Dory

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTOR
Robert Downey, Jr.

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE VOICE
Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Dory

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR
Kevin Hart

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS
Melissa McCarthy

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR
Tom Hanks

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS
Blake Lively

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE
Finding Dory

FAVORITE MOVIE ICON
Johnny Depp

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA
Grey’s Anatomy

FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTRESS
Priyanka Chopra, Quantico

FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY
Baby Daddy

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA ACTRESS
Jennifer Lopez, Shades of Blue

FAVORITE PREMIUM COMEDY SERIES
Fuller House

FAVORITE PREMIUM SERIES ACTOR
Dwayne Johnson, Ballers

FAVORITE PREMIUM SERIES ACTRESS
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW
The Voice

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST
Ellen DeGeneres

FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES
Matt LeBlanc, Man With a Plan

FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES
Kristen Bell, The Good Place

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
Man with a Plan

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
This Is Us

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE GROUP
Fifth Harmony

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST
G-Eazy

FAVORITE ALBUM
If I’m Honest / Blake Shelton

FAVORITE SONG
Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA STAR
Cameron Dallas

FAVORITE YOUTUBE STAR
Lilly Singh

FAVORITE COMEDIC COLLABORATION
Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears’ Mall Mischief

FAVORITE HUMANITARIAN
Tyler Perry

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