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 the celebration, is the maker of the People's Choice Awards 2016 trophy. 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' 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.

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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. See below for a full list of winners:


Favorite Movie

Favorite Movie Actor

Favorite Movie Actress

Favorite Action Movie

Favorite Action Movie Actor

Favorite Action Movie Actress

Favorite Animated Movie Voice

Favorite Comedic Movie

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Favorite Dramatic Movie

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Favorite Family Movie

Favorite Thriller Movie


Favorite TV Show

Favorite Network TV Comedy

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Favorite Network TV Drama

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

  • Taylor Kinney

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

  • Ellen Pompeo

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

Favorite Cable TV Drama

Favorite Cable TV Actor

Favorite Cable TV Actress

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor

Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress

Favorite TV Crime Drama

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress

Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

  • Caitriona Balfe

Favorite Competition TV Show

Favorite Daytime TV Host

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team

  • The Talk

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Favorite Streaming Series

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series

Favorite Animated TV Show

Favorite New TV Comedy

Favorite New TV Drama


Favorite Male Artist

  • Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist

Favorite Group

Favorite Breakout Artist

Favorite Male Country Artist

  • Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Country Artist

  • Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Group

Favorite Pop Artist

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Favorite R&B Artist

Favorite Album

  • Title - Meghan Trainor

Favorite Song

Favorite Music Icon


Favorite Social Media Celebrity

Favorite Social Media Star

Favorite Mobile Game

  • Candy Crush Saga

Favorite Video Game

  • Super Smash Bros.

Favorite YouTube Star

  • Connor Franta

The Seriously Popular Award

  • Maddie Ziegler


Favorite Humanitarian