People’s Choice Awards 2016: Complete winners list

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The awards show aired on Wednesday

An audience member crashed the stage

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Jane Lynch said it best: “We the entertainers have put our self-esteem in your hands. … Oh, God, what have we done?”

The People’s Choice Awards, hosted this year by Lynch, honor the year’s pop-culture favorites from movies, TV, music, gaming and social media.

Lynch, whose CBS comedy Angel from Hell debuts Thursday (Jan. 7), kicked off the awards show with a dance number parodying songs including “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” and Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance.”

Calling herself a “slightly more masculine Neil Patrick Harris,” Lynch followed up her song and dance with a monologue, calling out People’s Choice voters. “You’re the ones who watched a rat dragging a pizza down a flight of stairs 9 million times,” she said. “You’re the ones who made the man bun an OK thing for a dude to wear.”

Later in the show, Ellen DeGeneres received the People’s Choice Favorite Humanitarian Award, which gifts her with a $100,000 donation from Walgreens that she is passing on to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The award comes just days after DeGeneres’ high-rated talk show was renewed through 2020.

Accepting the award from Melissa McCarthy, DeGeneres started her speech by asking, “Would I call myself the Mother Teresa of talk shows, the Dalai Lama of daytime? No. But I’m sure someone out there has.” Adding that she certainly never “set out to receive any of the many, many, many, many awards I have received over the years.” She said it’s strange to get an award for being nice and kind, which she sees is “the point of being a human.”

Near the end of the night, the show had its own Kanye West-VMAs moment when an audience member jumped on stage and grabbed the mic from the co-hosts of The Talk, who were accepting their award for favorite daytime TV hosting team.

Stage-crasher interrupts People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards 2016 aired live, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, on CBS. The full winners list is below.

Humanitarian Award

Ellen DeGeneres


Favorite Movie

Furious 7 *** WINNER

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Inside Out

Jurassic World

Pitch Perfect 2

Favorite Movie Actor

Channing Tatum *** WINNER

Chris Pratt

Johnny Depp

Robert Downey Jr.

Will Smith

Favorite Movie Actress

Sandra Bullock *** WINNER

Anne Hathaway

Melissa McCarthy

Meryl Streep

Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Action Movie

Furious 7 *** WINNER

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Jurassic World

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Favorite Action Movie Actor

Chris Hemsworth *** WINNER

Chris Pratt

Dwayne Johnson

Robert Downey Jr.

Vin Diesel

Favorite Action Movie Actress

Shailene Woodley *** WINNER

Charlize Theron

Emily Blunt

Michelle Rodriguez

Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Animated Movie Voice

Selena Gomez *** WINNER

Adam Sandler

Amy Poehler


Sandra Bullock

Favorite Comedic Movie

Pitch Perfect 2 *** WINNER



Ted 2


Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Kevin Hart *** WINNER

Jack Black

Mark Wahlberg

Robert De Niro

Will Ferrell

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Melissa McCarthy *** WINNER

Amy Schumer

Anna Kendrick

Rebel Wilson

Sofia Vergara

Favorite Dramatic Movie

The Martian *** WINNER

The Age of Adaline

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Longest Ride

Straight Outta Compton

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Johnny Depp *** WINNER

Channing Tatum

George Clooney

Matt Damon

Will Smith

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Dakota Johnson *** WINNER

Blake Lively

Jennifer Lopez

Kate Winslet

Rachel McAdams

Favorite Family Movie

Minions *** WINNER



Hotel Transylvania 2

Inside Out

Favorite Thriller Movie

Taken 3 *** WINNER

The Boy Next Door

Insidious: Chapter 3




Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory *** WINNER

Game of Thrones

Grey’s Anatomy

The Voice

The Walking Dead

Favorite Network TV Comedy

The Big Bang Theory *** WINNER

2 Broke Girls

Mike & Molly

Modern Family

New Girl

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Jim Parsons *** WINNER

Andy Samberg

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Johnny Galecki

Matthew Perry

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Melissa McCarthy *** WINNER

Anna Faris

Kaley Cuoco

Sofía Vergara

Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama

Grey’s Anatomy *** WINNER



How To Get Away With Murder


Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Taylor Kinney *** WINNER

Jesse Williams

Justin Chambers

Scott Foley

Terrence Howard

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

Ellen Pompeo *** WINNER

Kerry Washington

Sara Ramirez

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia *** WINNER

Baby Daddy

Faking It

Real Husbands of Hollywood

Young & Hungry

Favorite Cable TV Drama

Pretty Little Liars *** WINNER

Bates Motel

The Fosters

Rizzoli & Isles


Favorite Cable TV Actor

Kevin Hart *** WINNER

Adam DeVine

Christian Slater

Eric Dane

Taye Diggs

Favorite Cable TV Actress

Sasha Alexander *** WINNER

Ashley Benson

Hilary Duff

Lucy Hale

Shay Mitchell

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

Homeland *** WINNER


Masters of Sex



Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor

Dwayne Johnson *** WINNER

Joshua Jackson

Justin Theroux

Matt LeBlanc

Nick Jonas

Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress

Kristen Bell *** WINNER

Claire Danes

Emmy Rossum

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Lisa Kudrow

Favorite TV Crime Drama

Person of Interest *** WINNER



Criminal Minds


Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor

Nathan Fillion *** WINNER

Jim Caviezel

LL Cool J

Mark Harmon

Shemar Moore

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress

Stana Katic *** WINNER

Emily Deschanel

Lucy Liu

Mariska Hargitay

Pauley Perrette

Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

Beauty and the Beast *** WINNER


Once Upon a Time


The Vampire Diaries

Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

Outlander *** WINNER

American Horror Story

Game of Thrones

Teen Wolf

The Walking Dead

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Jensen Ackles *** WINNER

David Tennant

Ian Somerhalder

Misha Collins

Sam Heughan

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Caitriona Balfe *** WINNER

Emilia Clarke

Ginnifer Goodwin

Jennifer Morrison

Lady Gaga

Favorite Competition TV Show

The Voice *** WINNER

America’s Got Talent

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing with the Stars


Favorite Daytime TV Host

Ellen DeGeneres *** WINNER

Dr. Oz

Rachael Ray

Steve Harvey

Wendy Williams

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team

The Talk *** WINNER

Good Morning America

Live with Kelly and Michael


The View

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Jimmy Fallon *** WINNER

Conan O’Brien

James Corden

Jimmy Kimmel

Stephen Colbert

Favorite Streaming Series

Orange is the New Black *** WINNER

House of Cards

The Mindy Project


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series

John Stamos *** WINNER

Chace Crawford

Josh Peck

Rob Lowe

Zachary Levi

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series

Priyanka Chopra *** WINNER

Emma Roberts

Jamie Lee Curtis

Lea Michele

Marcia Gay Harden

Favorite Animated TV Show

The Simpsons *** WINNER

American Dad!

Bob’s Burger

Family Guy

South Park

Favorite New TV Comedy

Scream Queens *** WINNER

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Dr. Ken


The Grinder

Life in Pieces

The Muppets

Truth Be Told

Favorite New TV Drama

Supergirl *** WINNER


Blood & Oil

Code Black

Heroes Reborn


Minority Report

The Player



Wicked City


Favorite Male Artist

Ed Sheeran *** WINNER

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist

Taylor Swift *** WINNER

Demi Lovato

Lana Del Rey


Selena Gomez

Favorite Group

Fifth Harmony *** WINNER

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction

Favorite Breakout Artist

Shawn Mendes *** WINNER

Fetty Wap


Tori Kelly

The Weeknd

Favorite Male Country Artist

Blake Shelton *** WINNER

Brad Paisley

Dierks Bentley

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood *** WINNER

Cassadee Pope

Kacey Musgraves

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Favorite Country Group

Lady Antebellum *** WINNER

The Band Perry

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band

Favorite Pop Artist

Taylor Swift *** WINNER

Demi Lovato

Ed Sheeran

Kelly Clarkson

Selena Gomez

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj *** WINNER

Big Sean


Kendrick Lamar

Wiz Khalifa

Favorite R&B Artist

The Weeknd *** WINNER

Chris Brown


Janet Jackson


Favorite Album

Title by Meghan Trainor *** WINNER

American Beauty / American Psycho by Fall Out Boy

Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake

Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons

Favorite Song

“What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber *** WINNER

“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding

“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Favorite Music Icon

Madonna *** WINNER

Paul McCartney


Steven Tyler

Stevie Wonder


Favorite Social Media Celebrity

Britney Spears *** WINNER

Anna Kendrick


Dwayne Johnson

Taylor Swift

Favorite Social Media Star

Matt Bellassai *** WINNER

Cameron Dallas

Frankie Grande

Lele Pons

Nash Grier

Favorite Mobile Game

Candy Crush Saga *** WINNER

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Fruit Ninja

Plants vs. Zombies

Temple Run

Favorite Video Game

Super Smash Bros. *** WINNER

Batman: Arkham Knight

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Grand Theft Auto V


Favorite YouTube Star

Connor Franta *** WINNER

Grace Helbig

Jenna Marbles

Miranda Sings

Tyler Oakley

The Seriously Popular™ Award

Maddie Ziegler *** WINNER

Bella Thorne

Cara Delevingne

Kylie Jenner

Ruby Rose

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