PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 Winners Announced in Star-Studded Live Event

Winners Include Sandra Bullock, The Big Bang Theory, Ellen DeGeneres, Johnny Depp, Furious 7, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor and Many More

LOS ANGELES--()--Winners for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 were announced during a live broadcast hosted by Jane Lynch (Angel From Hell) at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 6th (9:00 PM-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Furious 7 took top honors for “Favorite Movie,” accepted by star Vin Diesel, while Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Melissa McCarthy were among the big acting winners in film. In the TV categories, The Big Bang Theory took home “Favorite Network TV Comedy” for the 4th consecutive year, while its star, Jim Parsons, nabbed “Favorite Comedic TV Actor.” Grey’s Anatomy scored “Favorite Network TV Drama” and Ellen Pompeo was chosen as “Favorite Dramatic TV Actress.” In music, Shawn Mendes was on hand to accept the award for “Favorite Breakout Artist” and perform with Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony, and Jason Derulo took the stage to perform a medley of his hits. And, for the first time, digital category winners were announced including Britney Spears for “Favorite Social Media Celebrity” and Matt Bellassai for “Favorite Social Media Star.”

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 featured the presentation of the fourth annual award for “Favorite Humanitarian,” presented by Walgreens, to Ellen DeGeneres. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was selected as the beneficiary of the donation. Past winners of this award include Sandra Bullock in 2013, Jennifer Hudson in 2014 and Ben Affleck in 2015. DeGeneres also won “Favorite Daytime TV Host” tying the all-time People’s Choice Award winning record with 17 trophies.

Waterford, a heritage brand synonymous with celebration, is the maker of the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. For seven years, Waterford artisans in Ireland have designed and hand-sculpted these bespoke, sparkling crystal trophies that will have a new home with each talented winner. This year, Waterford also designed custom trophies for the “Favorite Humanitarian” and “Favorite Music Icon” categories. Ms. DeGeneres’s award will feature a pop of Crimson color on the crystal, and Madonna the Favorite Music Icon, will receive a custom award with a touch of a Sapphire Blue in the center of the flame.

Interviews from the red carpet and pressroom, exclusive photos from backstage and behind-the-scenes action is available at

See below for a full list of winners:



Furious 7
Favorite Movie
Channing Tatum
Favorite Movie Actor
Sandra Bullock
Favorite Movie Actress
Furious 7
Favorite Action Movie
Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Action Movie Actor
Shailene Woodley
Favorite Action Movie Actress
Selena Gomez
Hotel Transylvania 2
Favorite Animated Movie Voice
Pitch Perfect 2
Favorite Comedic Movie
Kevin Hart
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
The Martian
Favorite Dramatic Movie
Johnny Depp
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Dakota Johnson
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Favorite Family Movie
Taken 3
Favorite Thriller movie


The Big Bang Theory
Favorite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Network TV Comedy
Jim Parsons
Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Network TV Drama
Taylor Kinney
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Ellen Pompeo
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favorite Cable TV Comedy
Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Cable TV Drama
Kevin Hart
Favorite Cable TV Actor
Sasha Alexander
Favorite Cable TV Actress
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show
Dwayne Johnson
Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor
Kristen Bell
Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress
Person of Interest
Favorite TV Crime Drama
Nathan Fillion
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor
Stana Katic
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress
Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
Jensen Ackles
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Caitriona Balfe
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
The Voice
Favorite Competition TV Show
Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Daytime TV Host
The Talk
Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team
Jimmy Fallon
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Orange is the New Black
Favorite Streaming Series
John Stamos
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
Priyanka Chopra
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
The Simpsons
Favorite Animated TV Show
Favorite New TV Comedy
Scream Queens
Favorite New TV Drama


Ed Sheeran
Favorite Male Artist
Taylor Swift
Favorite Female Artist
Fifth Harmony
Favorite Group
Shawn Mendes
Favorite Breakout Artist
Blake Shelton
Favorite Male Country Artist
Carrie Underwood
Favorite Female Country Artist
Lady Antebellum
Favorite Country Group
Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
The Weeknd
Favorite R&B Artist
Meghan Trainor
Favorite Album
“What Do You Mean?”
Justin Bieber
Favorite Song
Favorite Music Icon


Britney Spears
Favorite Social Media Celebrity
Matt Bellassai
Favorite Social Media Star
Candy Crush Saga
Favorite Mobile Game
Super Smash Bros.
Favorite Video Game
Connor Franta
Favorite YouTube Star
Maddie Ziegler
Seriously Popular Award


Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite Humanitarian


Now in its 42nd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital. The People’s Choice official website at houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music & gaming sales, social activity and data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Corporation. MGM will serve as the international distributor.

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Slate PR
Andy Gelb / Rachael Trager, 310-461-0111 /
People's Choice
Johanna McCabe, 212-969-7515