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Johnny Depp, Big Bang Theory, Blake Lively, Deadpool win big at the People's Choice Awards

The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards got really interesting

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 19 January 2017, 6:24 PM
Big Bang Theory stars (From left) Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, and Kaley Cuoco accept the award

Big Bang Theory stars (From left) Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, and Kaley Cuoco accept the award Image: AP

The 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards just wrapped up its three-hour run at the Microsoft Theater in LA, and had quite a few surprises up its sleeves, including Johnny ' Mr Controversy' Depp's first post-divorce appearance and Ellen DeGeneres's 20th PCA award.

Johnny Depp
Depp thanks his fans after his PCA win (Image: AP)

Depp, who has been going through a particularly nasty divorce, just sealed the deal on his legal split from actor Amber Heard. The People's Choice Awards saw Depp getting a little emo, as he accepted his award for Favourite Movie Icon. "Through whatever good times or bad you've stood by me and trusted me," Depp addressed his billion fans in his speech. "You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Because in all honesty, we all know we wouldn't be standing up here tonight if it weren't for you," added the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

Ellen DeGeneres accepts her award (Image: AP)

Talk show sensation Ellen DeGeneres won her 20th People's Choice Award at the ceremony, and was honoured by good friend Justin Timberlake. "Seventeen, I get it. Eighteen, sure. Nineteen, I can see that. But 20 is outrageous. This is really something than means more to me … because it comes from the people," said DeGeneres. "I say thank you, people, and the only thing that would make me happier is if it was voted on by animals," quipped the funniest woman on television.

Joel McHale
McHale made the audiences crackle like never before (Image: AP)

The People's Choice night saw its share of fierce humour, most of which was doled out by host Joel McHale. From Brangelina to Donald Trump, McHale was not in the mood to spare anyone. For his opening monologue, he stepped onto the stage with a double stroller, with eight babies in it. "I actually got these as part of the Brad and Angelina divorce settlement," joked McHale, as the audience roared in laughter.

The longest running comedy of this decade, Big Bang Theory, won the award for Favourite Network TV comedy. "Thank you guys so much! It means the world to us that after 10 seasons that you still vote for us," said Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on the beloved show.

Jennifer Lopez
JLo won her first PCA ever (Image: AP)

Pop queen Jennifer Lopez won her first PCA, but not for what you think. JLo won in the Favorite TV Crime Drama, Actress, category for her performance in the series Shades of Blue.

Lively accepting her award (Image: AP)

Only in People's Choice Awards can Blake Lively beat Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in a drama category, and that's exactly what happened. Lively won the award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress for her role in The Shallows.

This is Pee Cee's 2nd win (Image: AP)

Desi girl Priyanka Chopra, too, won an award for her role in the American thriller Quantico. "Every single woman that was nominated with me today... All of these incredible actors were the reason that I joined television," said Pee Cee as she accepted her award in an asymmetrical peach number.

Downey Jr with his award (Image: AP)

And the award for Favourite Action Movie Star went to.... none other than Robert Downey Jr, whose Iron Man beat fellow Avengers, Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), to the win. Another Marvel superhero got his due at People's Choice, as Deadpool won the award for Favourite Action Movie.

Check out the complete winner's list here:

People's Choice

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