An Emotional Night at the People’s Choice Awards #PeoplesChoiceAwards


What an emotional night at the People's Choice Awards! Did you miss it? Check out our recap with highlights, nominees and winners!

What an emotional night at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards! There were a lot of awards to give out and with only two hours of the broadcast of the 2016 People’s Choice Award, many were not presented during the show. However, I did list those winners, along with all the nominees and winners at the end of this recap. Jane Lynch hosted the show and she did a pretty good job. She opened the 2016 People’s Choice Awards with her rendition of Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon.

Related: People’s Choice Awards 2016 Nominees & Predictions

2016 People’s Choice Awards Highlights and Winner Recap

  • Jack Black and Kate Hudson present the first award of the night, Favorite Comedic Movie Actress to Melissa McCarthy. Very well deserved in my opinion, as she is always funny in whatever movie she is in.
  • Christina Milian and Chris D’Elia presented the award for Favorite Breakout Artist to Shawn Mendes. I was rather surprised to see him win over The Weeknd.
  • The girls from Grease Live, Julianne Hough, Carly Rae Jepsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer and Kether Donohue, presented the award for Favorite Album to Meghan Trainor for Title. Not a surprise there at all.
  • Chris Hemsworth wins the award for Favorite Action Movie Actor, presented by Lea Michele and Adam Devine. This was another surprise for me as I expected Johnny Depp or Robert Downey Jr to win.
  • In the audience, Sasha Alexander is presented with the award for Favorite Cable TV Actress.
  • There are only three performances tonight and the first, Shawn Mendes sings his song Stitches and I Know What You Did Last Summer with Fifth Harmony singer Camilla Cabello. Good performance all in all.
  • Favorite Dramatic TV Actor award is presented to Taylor Kinney by Natalie Dormer and Ed Westwick. Love him!
  • John Stamos, Favorite Actor in a New TV Series and Priyanka Chopra, Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, presented the award for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie to Furious 7. Vin Diesel accepts the award and makes an emotional speech about Paul Walker and breaks out in song with See You Again. It was awesome and emotional at the same time.

  • Josh Holloway and Abigail Spencer are onstage to present the award to Pretty Little Liars for Favorite Cable TV Drama. I love this show and was happy it won, well deserved.

  • Marcia Gay Harden and Raza Jeffrey presented Sandra Bullock with the award for Favorite Movie Actress. I love her, one of my favorite actresses of all time. Harden and Jeffrey also presented Johnny Depp with the award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor. Very well deserved, such a talented actor.
  • Melissa McCarthy presented Ellen DeGeneres with the award for Favorite Humanitarian. Ellen also wins the award for Favorite Talk Show Host. I love Ellen and everything she does for deserving people.
  • It’s performance time! Jason Derulo sings his songs Get Ugly and Want to Want Me. Great performance as always!
  • Leslie Mann and Alison Brie presented the award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress to Dakota Johnson. Never seen her movie but I heard she was good in it (50 Shades of Grey).
  • Nia Long and Mike Epps presented the award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team to The Talk hosts. Never been a fan of the show and was honestly hoping Good Morning America would win. During their acceptance speech, some weird heckler ran up on stage to promote rapper Kevin Gates. It was a bit weird and strange if you ask me.
  • During a commercial break, The Voice wins the award for Favorite Competition TV Show and Maddie Ziegler wins the award for The Seriously Popular Award. I have to say I have no idea who she was until I looked her up and discovered she is an actress and a singer.
  • The final performance is by Jordan Smith, the latest winner of The Voice, who performs a rendition of You Are So Beautiful. I love The Voice and was glad he won but wasn’t impressed with this performance tonight.

  • Amber Valletta and Maggie Lawson presented Homeland with the award for Favorite Premium Cable TV Show. I have never seen any of the shows nominated in this category but I do know who Claire Danes is. She accepted the award with her co-stars Mandy Patinkin and F. Murray Abraham.
  • Betsy Brandt and Colin Hanks are onstage to present the award for Favorite Network TV Comedy, which went to The Big Bang Theory. Like there was any doubt who would win this award. That is like the funniest TV show ever, in my opinion. Jim Parsons also won the award for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. Love love love Sheldon!
  • The final award of the night is presented by Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg for Favorite Network TV Drama, which went to Grey’s Anatomy. Another disappointment if you ask me. This award should have gone to either Scandal or Gotham. Also, the award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress went to Ellen Pompeo. I thought Kerry Washington was going to win this one honestly.

Check out this great video discussing the best and worst dressed at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards:

Favorite Tweets at The 2016 People’s Choice awards


And that ladies and gentlemen is a wrap for the 2016 People’s Choice Award

Nominees and Winners:


Favorite TV Show

WINNER: “The Big Bang Theory”

“Game of Thrones”

“Grey’s Anatomy”

“The Voice”

The Walking Dead


Favorite Network TV Comedy

WINNER: “The Big Bang Theory.”

“2 Broke Girls.”

“Mike & Molly.”

“Modern Family”

“New Girl”


Favorite Comedic TV Actor

WINNER: Jim Parsons

Andy Samberg

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Johnny Galecki

Matthew Perry


Favorite Comedic TV Actress

WINNER: Melissa McCarthy

Anna Faris

Kaley Cuoco

Sofía Vergara

Zooey Deschanel


Favorite Network TV Drama

WINNER: “Grey’s Anatomy.”



“How to Get Away with Murder”



Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

WINNER: Taylor Kinney

Jesse Williams

Justin Chambers

Scott Foley

Terrence Howard


Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

WINNER: Ellen Pompeo

Kerry Washington

Sara Ramirez

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis


Favorite Cable TV Comedy

WINNER: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

“Baby Daddy”

“Faking It”

“Real Husbands of Hollywood”

“Young & Hungry”


Favorite Cable TV Drama

WINNER: “Pretty Little Liars.”

“Bates Motel”

“The Fosters”

“Rizzoli & Isles.”



Favorite Cable TV Actor

WINNER: Kevin Hart

Adam DeVine

Christian Slater

Eric Dane

Taye Diggs


Favorite Cable TV Actress

WINNER: Sasha Alexander

Ashley Benson

Hilary Duff

Lucy Hale

Shay Mitchell


Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

WINNER: “Homeland”


“Masters of Sex”




Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor

WINNER: Dwayne Johnson

Joshua Jackson

Justin Theroux

Matt LeBlanc

Nick Jonas


Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress

WINNER: Kristen Bell

Claire Danes

Emmy Rossum

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Lisa Kudrow


Favorite TV Crime Drama

WINNER: “Person of Interest.”



“Criminal Minds”



Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor

WINNER: Nathan Fillion

Jim Caviezel

LL Cool J

Mark Harmon

Shemar Moore


Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress

WINNER: Stana Katic

Emily Deschanel

Lucy Liu

Mariska Hargitay

Pauley Perrette


Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

WINNER: “Beauty and the Beast.”


“Once Upon a Time”


“The Vampire Diaries”


Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

WINNER: “Outlander”

“American Horror Story”

“Game of Thrones”

“Teen Wolf”

“The Walking Dead”


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

WINNER: Jensen Ackles

David Tennant

Ian Somerhalder

Misha Collins

Sam Heughan


Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

WINNER: Caitriona Balfe

Emilia Clarke

Ginnifer Goodwin

Jennifer Morrison

Lady Gaga


Favorite Competition TV Show

WINNER: “The Voice”

“America’s Got Talent”

“American Ninja Warrior”

Dancing with the Stars



Favorite Daytime TV Host

WINNER: Ellen DeGeneres (also Favorite Humanitarian)

Dr. Oz

Rachael Ray

Steve Harvey

Wendy Williams


Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team

WINNER: “The Talk.”

“Good Morning America”

“Live with Kelly and Michael”


“The View”


Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

WINNER: Jimmy Fallon

Conan O’Brien

James Corden

Jimmy Kimmel

Stephen Colbert


Favorite Streaming Series

WINNER: “Orange is the New Black.”

“House of Cards”

“The Mindy Project”


“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”


Favorite Actor in A New TV Series

WINNER: John Stamos

Chace Crawford

Josh Peck

Rob Lowe

Zachary Levi


Favorite Actress in A New TV Series

WINNER: Priyanka Chopra

Emma Roberts

Jamie Lee Curtis

Lea Michele

Marcia Gay Harden


Favorite Animated TV Show

WINNER: “The Simpsons.”

“American Dad”

“Bob’s Burgers”

“Family Guy”

“South Park”


Favorite New TV Comedy

WINNER: “Scream Queens.”

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

“Dr. Ken”


“The Grinder”

“Life in Pieces”

“The Muppets”

“Truth Be Told”


Favorite New TV Drama

WINNER: “Supergirl”


“Blood & Oil”

“Code Black”

“Heroes Reborn”


“Minority Report”

“The Player”



“Wicked City”



Favorite Movie

WINNER: “Furious 7″

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Inside Out

“Jurassic World”

Pitch Perfect 2


Favorite Movie Actor

WINNER: Channing Tatum

Chris Pratt

Johnny Depp

Robert Downey, Jr.

Will Smith


Favorite Movie Actress

WINNER: Sandra Bullock

Anne Hathaway

Melissa McCarthy

Meryl Streep

Scarlett Johansson


Favorite Action Movie

WINNER: “Furious 7″

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

“Jurassic World”

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials


Favorite Action Movie Actor

WINNER: Chris Hemsworth

Chris Pratt

Dwayne Johnson

Robert Downey, Jr.

Vin Diesel


Favorite Action Movie Actress

WINNER: Shailene Woodley

Charlize Theron

Emily Blunt

Michelle Rodriguez

Scarlett Johansson


Favorite Animated Movie Voice

WINNER: Selena Gomez

Adam Sandler

Amy Poehler


Sandra Bullock


Favorite Comedic Movie

WINNER: “Pitch Perfect 2″

“The DUFF”


“Ted 2″



Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

WINNER: Kevin Hart

Jack Black

Mark Wahlberg

Robert De Niro

Will Ferrell


Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

WINNER: Melissa McCarthy

Amy Schumer

Anna Kendrick

Rebel Wilson

Sofia Vergara


Favorite Dramatic Movie

WINNER: “The Martian.”

“The Age of Adaline”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”

“The Longest Ride”

“Straight Outta Compton”


Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

WINNER: Johnny Depp

George Clooney

Channing Tatum

Matt Damon

Will Smith


Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

WINNER: Dakota Johnson

Blake Lively

Jennifer Lopez

Kate Winslet

Rachel McAdams


Favorite Family Movie

WINNER: “Minions.”



“Hotel Transylvania 2″

“Inside Out”


Favorite Thriller Movie

WINNER: “Taken 3.”

“The Boy Next Door”

“Insidious: Chapter 3″





Favorite Male Artist

WINNER: Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Luke Bryan

Nick Jonas

The Weeknd


Favorite Female Artist

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Demi Lovato

Lana Del Rey


Selena Gomez


Favorite Group

WINNER: Fifth Harmony

Fall Out Boy

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

One Direction


Favorite Breakout Artist

WINNER: Shawn Mendes

Fetty Wap


Tori Kelly

The Weeknd


Favorite Male Country Artist

WINNER: Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Dierks Bentley

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan


Favorite Female Country Artist

WINNER: Carrie Underwood

Cassadee Pope

Kacey Musgraves

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire


Favorite Country Group

WINNER: Lady Antebellum

The Band Perry

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Zac Brown Band


Favorite Pop Artist

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Demi Lovato

Ed Sheeran

Kelly Clarkson

Selena Gomez


Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Big Sean


Kendrick Lamar

Wiz Khalifa


Favorite R&B Artist

WINNER: The Weeknd

Chris Brown


Janet Jackson



Favorite Album

WINNER: Title, Meghan Trainor

American Beauty, American Psycho, Fall Out Boy

Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake

Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons


Favorite Song

WINNER: “What Do You Mean?” Justin Bieber

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar

“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth


Favorite Music Icon

WINNER: Madonna

Paul McCartney


Steven Tyler

Stevie Wonder



Favorite Social Media Celebrity

WINNER: Britney Spears

Anna Kendrick


Dwayne Johnson

Taylor Swift


Favorite Social Media Star

WINNER: Matt Bellassai

Cameron Dallas

Frankie Grande

Lele Pons

Nash Grier


Favorite Mobile Game

WINNER: “Candy Crush Saga”

“Despicable Me: Minion Rush”

“Fruit Ninja”

“Plants vs. Zombies”

“Temple Run”


Favorite Video Game

WINNER: “Super Smash Bros.”

“Batman: Arkham Knight”

“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”

“Grand Theft Auto V”



Favorite YouTube Star

WINNER: Connor Franta

Grace Helbig

Jenna Marbles

Miranda Sings

Tyler Oakley


The Seriously Popular™ Award

WINNER: Maddie Ziegler

Bella Thorne

Cara Delevingne

Kylie Jenner

Ruby Rose

That’s a lot of awards and winners! Did your favorite nominees take home one of the coveted 2016 People’s Choice Awards? Tell us in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “An Emotional Night at the People’s Choice Awards #PeoplesChoiceAwards

  1. My favorite show is NCIS–at least they got a mention. I do enjoy watching Grey’s Anatomy as well. There were certainly a LOT of awards given out and I am sure they were all well deserved!!

  2. I’m so sorry I missed it. I really like award show season. I do appreciate your recap. I’m shocked by some of the wins, but others are no-brainers.

  3. We are Walking Dead junkies – sad to see it didn’t win! (although I know Big Bang theory is great too)

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