Ellen DeGeneres made history as she picked up three gongs at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.
The 58-year-old television host triumphed in the Favorite Daytime TV Host, Favorite Comedic Collaboration and Favorite Animated Movie Voice categories at the ceremony, which was held on Wednesday evening (18.01.17) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Justin Timberlake was on hand to present the awards to Ellen, before being joined on stage by 20 well-dressed men holding each of Ellen’s People’s Choice Awards.
He said: “Tonight her People’s Choice Awards total hits 20! I don’t know how that’s possible! Let’s bring them all out … Ladies and gentlemen, winning tonight for Favorite Daytime TV Host, Favorite Comedic Collaboration, Favorite Animated Movie Voice, she’s the most decorated winner in People’s Choice history. She is one of my very good friends; I love her very much. She’s one of the best people on this planet and no one is more deserving. The one and only Ellen DeGeneres.”
And when Ellen – whose movie ‘Finding Dory’ also took home the Favorite Movie and Favorite Family Movie gongs – took to the stage, her acceptance speech was littered with jokes about mashed potatoes and animals. She told the crowd: “Wow, thank you very very much and Justin, you are very under dressed. You know I was driving here tonight on the 101, filled with people; I got here like seconds before it started and I was thinking, I love mashed potatoes. Don’t you love mashed potatoes? I should have them more often, especially when they’re creamy and have no lumps in them.” Her speech featured Ellen’s classic charm and humor, lots of rambling on but that’s part of the reason Ellen is so beloved.
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