People’s Choice Awards 2016: Complete winners list

Updated 11:02 AM EST, Tue February 23, 2016

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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



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