The 43rd Annual People’s Choice Awards was definitely full of some major moments. From Ellen DeGeneres making history and nabbing her 20th PCA, to Jennifer Lopez taking home her first TV acting award. Then of course there were the upsets, the shockers and the tearjerkers. Here’s our recap of the 10 most memorable moments of the evening.
Winning big for the night was Ellen DeGeneres, who made history by becoming the most decorated People’s Choice Awards winner ever. The Finding Dory star swept three big categories, including Favorite Daytime TV Host, bringing her lifetime PCA total to a whopping 20 awards.
In TV, JLO nabbed her first major TV award — Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress — for her role on Shades of Blue.
Tyler Perry received the Favorite Humaitarian Award for all his charitable efforts and endeavors. During his acceptance speech, Perry addressed the dark state of this country and encouraged people to “be light for each other.”
Taj Mowry and the cast of Baby Daddy FINALLY nabbed their first PCA after being nominated three years in a row. The cable comedy beat out The Real Husbands of Hollywood, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Younger and Atlanta.
BFF’s Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won a trophy apiece — The Rock for his show Ballers and Hart for Favorite Comedic Actor. But, the highlight had to be when Hart accepted his award, and Johnson flipped him the bird.
In music, Justin Timberlake won two awards, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for his hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” which he wrote for the movie Trolls.
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony performed for the first time as a foursome and capped off a show-stopping performance of their single “Work From Home” by winning Favorite Group. Good job, ladies! Now let’s work on that name change.
G Eazy beat out Kendrick, Kanye, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Khaled to win Favorite Hip Hop Artist. Yeah, we know what you’re thinking.
And, Priyanka Chopra shocked many when she beat out Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo and Taraji P. Henson for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress.
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