People’s Choice Awards 2016: Complete Winners List

Jane Lynch

'Furious 7,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Johnny Depp were all winners during the annual awards show, hosted by Jane Lynch, on Jan. 6.

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.

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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