People's Choice Awards 2016: Recap and Winners List

The awards were handed out Wednesday night.

January 7, 2016, 9:46 AM

— -- It was a surprisingly emotional night at the People's Choice Awards Wednesday.

Vin Diesel fought back tears as he accepted the awards for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie for "Furious 7." He thought of his late co-star, Paul Walker, who died in a car crash, and said, "When we didn't want to come back to film when the tragedy was too heavy, it was the love of everyone combined that saw us through to the end."

"And now I am standing here with all of you telling me this was your favorite film of the year," he added.

Diesel closed his speech by singing "See You Again," the hit song from "Furious 7."

On a lighter note, Sandra Bullock shared a story about her family after she was named Favorite Movie Actress. She said that her 5-year-old son, Louis, asked her earlier if he'd win an award for the home videos they've made. When she asked him what he would say to the audience, he replied, "I would like to say, 'Thank you to the world, and thank you to the planet.'"

The strangest moment of the night came when the co-hosts of "The Talk," the winners of the Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team award, were interrupted by a man plugging some album. No, it wasn't Kanye West.

Other stars on hand at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to accept awards included Melissa McCarthy, Chris Hemsworth, Claire Danes, the casts of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Grey's Anatomy," and Taylor Kinney, who thanked his fiancée, Lady Gaga, who did not attend.

Ellen DeGeneres received the People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian. As part of the honor, a $100,000 donation will be made by Walgreens to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Jane Lynch hosted the two-hour broadcast. She opened the show by performing a parody of the WALK THE MOON hit "Shut Up and Dance," singing, "Stand up and choose with me."

Minutes later, she did a spoof of Steve Harvey's infamous mistake at the Miss Universe pageant that involved "Odd Couple" star Thomas Lennon.

There were musical performances during the broadcast by Favorite Breakthrough Artist winner Shawn Mendes, who delivered a medley that included "Stitches" and a duet with Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello on "I Know What You Did Last Summer"; Jason Derulo, who sang "Want To Want Me" and "Get Ugly"; and reigning "Voice" champ Jordan Smith.

Here are the winners in the movie, TV and select music categories:


Favorite Movie

"Furious 7"

Favorite Movie Actor

Channing Tatum

Favorite Movie Actress

Sandra Bullock

Favorite Action Movie

"Furious 7"

Favorite Action Movie Actor

Chris Hemsworth

Favorite Action Movie Actress

Shailene Woodley

Favorite Animated Movie Voice

Selena Gomez ("Hotel Transylvania 2")

Favorite Comedic Movie

"Pitch Perfect 2"

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Kevin Hart

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Dramatic Movie

"The Martian"

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Johnny Depp

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Dakota Johnson

Favorite Family Movie


Favorite Thriller Movie

"Taken 3"


Favorite TV Show

"The Big Bang Theory"

Favorite Network TV Comedy

"The Big Bang Theory"

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Jim Parsons

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Network TV Drama

Grey's Anatomy

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Taylor Kinney

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

Ellen Pompeo

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

Favorite Cable TV Drama

"Pretty Little Liars"

Favorite Cable TV Actor

Kevin Hart

Favorite Cable TV Actress

Sasha Alexander

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show


Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor

Dwayne Johnson

Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress

Kristen Bell

Favorite TV Crime Drama

"Person of Interest"

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor

Nathan Fillion

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress

Stana Katic

Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

"Beauty and the Beast"

Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Jensen Ackles

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Caitriona Balfe

Favorite Competition TV Show

"The Voice"

Favorite Daytime TV Host

Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team

"The Talk"

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Streaming Series

"Orange Is the New Black"

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series

John Stamos

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series

Priyanka Chopra

Favorite Animated TV Show

"The Simpsons"

Favorite New TV Comedy

"Scream Queens"

Favorite New TV Drama



Favorite Male Artist

Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist

Taylor Swift

Favorite Group

Fifth Harmony

Favorite Breakout Artist

Shawn Mendes

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Favorite R&B Artist

The Weeknd

Favorite Album

Title by Meghan Trainor

Favorite Song

"What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber

Favorite Music Icon


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