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Ellen DeGeneres Makes History at People's Choice Awards

She breaks record with 20 career wins
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 19, 2017 12:23 AM CST
Ellen DeGeneres Makes History at People's Choice Awards
Robert Downey Jr. accepts the award for favorite action movie actor at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles.    (Vince Bucci)

(Newser) – Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards, becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday's ceremony, including Favorite Daytime TV Host, for a career total of 20 People's Choice wins, the AP reports. "She's a trailblazer, a rule-breaker, a relentless philanthropist, a presidential medal of freedom winner, and one of the funniest and most talented people on the planet," said presenter Justin Timberlake, per E! Online.

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Other stars taking home crystal statuettes this year included Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Sofia Vergara, Kevin Hart, Melissa McCarthy, and Timberlake. Finding Dory took the prize for Favorite Movie and Outlander won Favorite TV Show. Tyler Perry received the humanitarian award at the show, hosted by Joel McHale at the Microsoft Theater and broadcast on CBS. USA Today notes McHale tossed in one Trump reference, saying, "2016 was a very interesting year. We all watched as a longtime government insider squared off against an egotistical billionaire. I'm speaking, of course, about Captain America: Civil War." Depp, for his part, made headlines for alluding to his divorce during his acceptance speech. Click for a full list of winners. (Or check out Ellen's version of La La Land.)

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