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People’s Choice Awards 2017: Complete List of Winners

January 20, 2017
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The Golden Globes were held not so long ago but Hollywood showed no signs of fatigue when the red carpet was rolled out for the 43rd People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 18. To quote the host of the evening Joel McHale who uncannily said, ‘it is the only night of the year when Hollywood reacts positively to what the middle of the country thinks’. He does have a point though. It is the only award ceremony where the people have the upper hand as they choose both the nominees and the winners. However the winners they choose have always been a matter of fierce debate year after year. Joel did a fine job as the host as he came on stage with a handful of babies to be perceived as ‘likeable’. Well he can be rest assured that he was far better than Jimmy Fallon’s disastrous turn at the Golden Globes.

The People’s Choice Awards were given in a whopping 64 categories this year ranging from Movies, Music and TV to digital. The list of winners might sound a bit odd but one must keep in mind that it is not your standard film award where a film or TV show is assessed on its quality. Here everything is based on popularity and whose fans voted the most.

Some of the most notable winners this year highlighted the fact that the taste of the average viewers is also undergoing a drastic change. How else would you explain Priyanka Chopra’s victory in the “Favorite Dramatic TV Actress” category for ‘Quantico’ over stalwarts like Viola Davis and Kerry Washington? Or maybe it reflects the rise of the diasporic Indian/Asian community audience in the US to whom Priyanka owes the success of her show ‘Quantico’. Further strengthening the Indian presence at the event was Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII who took home the “Favorite YouTube Star” award.

In a year when Hollywood gave us films like ‘Moonlight’ and ‘La La Land’, the people chose ‘Finding Dory’ as their “Favorite Movie” as well as “Favorite Family Movie”. As I warned you earlier this is not your regular awards show. However some sense prevailed when Tom Hanks was chosen as the “Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor” for his role in ‘Sully’. “Deadpool” deservedly took home the “Favorite Action Movie” award while Robert Downey Jr. took home the “Favorite Action Movie Actor” honour for ‘Captain America: Civil War’.

The star of the evening was clearly Ellen DeGeneres who took home three awards and created history by winning her 20th People’s Choice award. Arguably the most deserving winner of the evening was Johnny Depp who took home the “Favorite Movie Icon” award and said in his winning speech that he came only because of his fans who stood by him through thick and thin and sounded rather emotional. The grossly overlooked TV show ‘Bates Motel’ finally got a new lease of life when it was declared the “Favorite Cable TV Drama”, along with favorite cable TV drama Actor and Actress.

We must appreciate the People’s Choice awards for daring to be different and giving the audience a voice because it is them, who buy the tickets, subscribe to online streaming services, pay the cable bills and download the songs. Critical appreciations are well and good but if the stars cannot connect with their fans it is a lost cause. While we are all eagerly waiting for the Oscar nominations to be announced we must also congratulate the winners who have made a place in people’s heart. Bravo!

Here is the list of complete of nominees and winners of the year 2017

MOVIES:

FAVORITE MOVIE:
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Finding Dory — WINNER
Suicide Squad
Zootopia

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR:
Kevin Hart
Robert Downey Jr.
Ryan Reynolds — WINNER
Tom Hanks
Will Smith

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS:
Anna Kendrick
Jennifer Lawrence — WINNER
Margot Robbie
Melissa McCarthy
Scarlett Johansson

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE:
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool — WINNER
Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTOR:
Chris Evans
Liam Hemsworth
Robert Downey Jr. — WINNER
Ryan Reynolds
Will Smith

FAVORITE ACTION MOVIE ACTRESS:
Jennifer Lawrence
Margot Robbie — WINNER
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley
Zoe Saldana

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE VOICE:
Bill Murray in The Jungle Book
Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Dory — WINNER
Ginnifer Goodwin in Zootopia
Jason Bateman in Zootopia
Kevin Hart in The Secret Life of Pets

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE:
Bad Moms — WINNER
Central Intelligence
Ghostbusters
How to Be Single
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTOR:
Chris Hemsworth
Dwayne Johnson
Kevin Hart — WINNER
Ryan Gosling
Zac Efron

FAVORITE COMEDIC MOVIE ACTRESS:
Anna Kendrick
Kristen Bell
Kristen Wiig
Melissa McCarthy — WINNER
Rebel Wilson

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE:
Deepwater Horizon
Me Before You — WINNER
Miracles From Heaven
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Sully

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTOR:
Ben Affleck
Chris Pine
George Clooney
Mark Wahlberg
Tom Hanks — WINNER

FAVORITE DRAMATIC MOVIE ACTRESS:
Amy Adams
Blake Lively — WINNER
Emily Blunt
Julia Roberts
Meryl Streep

FAVORITE FAMILY MOVIE:
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Finding Dory — WINNER
The Jungle Book
The Secret Life of Pets
Zootopia

FAVORITE THRILLER MOVIE:
The Conjuring 2
The Girl on the Train — WINNER
Nerve
The Purge: Election Year
The Shallows

FAVORITE MOVIE ICON:
Denzel Washington
Johnny Depp — WINNER
Samuel L. Jackson
Tom Cruise
Tom Hanks

Television:

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
The Big Bang Theory
Grey’s Anatomy
Outlander — WINNER
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead

FAVORITE NETWORK TV COMEDY:
The Big Bang Theory — WINNER
Black-ish
Jane the Virgin
Modern Family
New Girl

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTOR:
Andy Samberg
Anthony Anderson
Jim Parsons — WINNER
Matthew Perry
Tim Allen

FAVORITE COMEDIC TV ACTRESS:
Anna Faris
Gina Rodriguez
Kaley Cuoco
Sofia Vergara — WINNER
Zooey Deschanel

FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA:
Chicago Fire
Empire
Grey’s Anatomy — WINNER
How to Get Away with Murder
Quantico

FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTOR:
Jesse Williams
Justin Chambers — WINNER
Scott Foley
Taylor Kinney
Terrence Howard

FAVORITE DRAMATIC TV ACTRESS:
Ellen Pompeo
Kerry Washington
Priyanka Chopra — WINNER
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY:
Atlanta
Baby Daddy — WINNER
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Younger

FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA:
The Americans
Bates Motel — WINNER
Mr. Robot
Pretty Little Liars
Queen Sugar

FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTOR:
Adam Devine
Freddie Highmore — WINNER
Kevin Hart
Rami Malek
Zach Galifianakis

FAVORITE CABLE TV ACTRESS:
Ashley Benson
Hilary Duff
Keri Russell
Lucy Hale
Vera Farmiga — WINNER

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA:
The Blacklist
Criminal Minds — WINNER
Law & Order: SVU
Lucifer
NCIS

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA ACTOR:
Chris O’Donnell
Donnie Wahlberg
LL Cool J
Mark Harmon — WINNER
Tom Selleck

FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA ACTRESS:
Jennifer Lopez — WINNER
Lucy Liu
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Sophia Bush

FAVORITE PREMIUM DRAMA SERIES:
Homeland
House of Cards
Narcos
Orange is the New Black — WINNER
Power

FAVORITE PREMIUM COMEDY SERIES:
Fuller House — WINNER
The Mindy Project
Shameless
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

FAVORITE PREMIUM SERIES ACTOR:
Aziz Ansari
Dwayne Johnson — WINNER
Joshua Jackson
Kevin Spacey
Nick Jonas

FAVORITE PREMIUM SERIES ACTRESS:
Claire Danes
Jane Fonda
Julia Louis Dreyfus
Sarah Jessica Parker — WINNER
Taylor Schilling

FAVORITE NETWORK SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW:
Arrow
The Flash
Once Upon a Time
Supernatural — WINNER
The Vampire Diaries

FAVORITE CABLE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW:
American Horror Story
Orphan Black
Shadowhunters
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead — WINNER

FAVORITE PREMIUM SCI-FI/FANTASY SERIES:
Game of Thrones
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Outlander — WINNER
Stranger Things
Westworld

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTOR:
Andrew Lincoln
Ian Somerhalder
Jensen Ackles
Sam Heughan — WINNER
Tyler Posey

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTRESS:
Caitriona Balfe — WINNER
Emilia Clarke
Jennifer Morrison
Lauren Cohan
Millie Bobby Brown

FAVORITE COMPETITION TV SHOW:
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
Masterchef
The Voice — WINNER

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST:
Dr. Phil
Ellen DeGeneres — WINNER
Kelly Ripa
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOSTING TEAM:
The Chew
Good Morning America — WINNER
The Talk
Today
The View

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST:
Conan O’Brien
James Corden
Jimmy Fallon (WINNER)
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert

FAVORITE ANIMATED TV SHOW:
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
The Simpsons — WINNER
South Park

FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES:
Damon Wayans
Kevin James
Kiefer Sutherland
Matt LeBlanc — WINNER
Milo Ventimiglia

FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES:
Jordana Brewster
Kristen Bell — WINNER
Mandy Moore
Minnie Driver
Piper Perabo

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY:
American Housewife
The Good Place
The Great Indoors
Kevin Can Wait
Man with a Plan — WINNER
Son of Zorn
Speechless

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA:
Bull
Conviction
Designated Survivor
The Exorcist
Frequency
Lethal Weapon
MacGyver
No Tomorrow
Notorious
Pitch
Pure Genius
This Is Us — WINNER
Timeless

MUSIC:

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST:
Blake Shelton
Drake
Justin Timberlake — WINNER
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST:
Adele
Ariana Grande
Beyonce
Britney Spears — WINNER
Rihanna

FAVORITE GROUP:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Fifth Harmony — WINNER
Panic! at the Disco
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE BREAKOUT ARTIST:
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
DNCE
Niall Horan — WINNER
Zayn

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST:
Blake Shelton — WINNER
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Tim McGraw

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST:
Carrie Underwood — WINNER
Dolly Parton
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire

FAVORITE COUNTRY GROUP:
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town — WINNER
Lonestar
Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE POP ARTIST:
Adele
Ariana Grande
Britney Spears — WINNER
Justin Timberlake
Sia

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ARTIST:
DJ Khaled
G-Eazy — WINNER
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Wiz Khalifa

FAVORITE R&B ARTIST:
Beyoncé
Drake
Rihanna — WINNER
Usher
The Weeknd

FAVORITE ALBUM:
Anti / Rihanna
Dangerous Woman / Ariana Grande
If I’m Honest / Blake Shelton — WINNER
Lemonade / Beyoncé
Views / Drake

FAVORITE SONG:
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” / Justin Timberlake — WINNER
“No” / Meghan Trainor
“One Dance” / Drake feat. Kyla and Wizkid
“Pillowtalk” Zayn
“Work” / Rihanna feat. Drake

DIGITAL:

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA CELEBRITY:
Britney Spears — WINNER
Kim Kardashian
Lady Gaga
Shakira
Stephen Amell

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA STAR:
Baby Ariel
Cameron Dallas — WINNER
Jacob Sartorius
Liza Koshy
Nash Grier

FAVORITE YOUTUBE STAR:
Lilly Singh — WINNER
Miranda Sings
PewDiePie
Shane Dawson
Tyler Oakley

FAVORITE COMEDIC COLLABORATION:
Conan O’Brien’s Ride Along with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart
Ellen DeGeneres and Britney Spears’ Mall Mischief — WINNER
James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Adele
Lip Sync Battle with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum
Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon

Read More: Full List of Golden Globe Winners

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