People’s Choice Awards: Jennifer Hudson and other standout moments

Wednesday night’s People’s Choice Awards? For the most part, exactly what you would expect. Stilted on-stage banter. Stars in the front row looking very unsurprised when they were announced as winners. CBS shows coincidentally sweeping up prizes. But there were a few standout moments. In case you missed it, here’s what people will be talking about from the annual fan-voted show on CBS:

Jennifer Hudson’s emotional speech

The singer made for the most memorable moment of the night as she delivered a teary speech, accepting the award for favorite humanitarian. Hudson took the stage with her sister, Julia — the pair started the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, a children’s charity named after Julia’s son, who was killed in 2008 (along with their mother and brother). Hudson dedicated the award to their family members.

“It’s one thing to be a celebrity and have power,” Hudson told the crowd. “But it means nothing if we’re not making a difference with helping someone else.”

Justin Timberlake reminds everyone he’s just a regular guy

The rest of the show had a much lighter tone, including plenty of screen time for A-listers. And they have to do chores, just like everyone else. “I’d like to thank my beautiful wife [Jessica Biel] for teaching me patience and the little things like just putting the dishes in the dishwasher — it goes a long way,” Timberlake declared, picking up three prizes for male artist, R&B artist and album of the year. “Fellas, you’re welcome.”

“Vampire Diaries” co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev prove they are well-adjusted exes

In scripted but adorable banter, the former tabloid-favorite couple accepted the prize for favorite on-screen chemistry and took the opportunity to explain the sordid backstory of their romance.

Dobrev: “We started dating on the show.”

Somerhalder: “Then we started in real life.”

Dobrev: “And then we broke up in real life.”

Somerhalder: ” … And yet, our characters are still dating on the show.”

(Pause)

Dobrev: “It’s a good thing it’s not awkward!”

Everyone still loves Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres

Sandra Bullock took home four trophies, making her the biggest winner of the night (as well as being named favorite comedic and dramatic movie actress; now that’s versatility.)

DeGeneres won for favorite daytime TV host, her 14th  award, the most ever for a woman in People’s Choice history.”Fourteen, this is incredible,” DeGeneres deadpanned. “As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone told me I was going to win 14 People’s Choice Awards — I mean 12, yes, 13,  maybe. But 14?”

Here’s a full list (the winners are italicized):

Favorite movie

“Despicable Me 2″
“Fast & Furious 6″
“Iron Man 3″**
“Monsters University”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”

Favorite movie actor

Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp**
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite movie actress

Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock**
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite movie duo

Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto – “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis – “We’re the Millers”
Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow – “Iron Man 3″
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney – “Gravity”**
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy – “The Heat”

Favorite action movie

“Fast & Furious 6″
“Iron Man 3″**
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“The Wolverine”
“World War Z”

Favorite action movie star

Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Robert Downey Jr.**
Vin Diesel

Favorite comedic movie

“Grown Ups 2″
“The Hangover Part III”
“The Heat”**
“Instructions Not Included”
“We’re the Millers”

Favorite comedic movie actor

Adam Sandler**
Bradley Cooper
Chris Rock
James Franco
Zach Galifianakis

Favorite comedic movie actress

Emma Watson
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock**
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Dramatic Movie

“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”**
“The Great Gatsby”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Prisoners”

Favorite dramatic movie actor

Channing Tatum
Chris Hemsworth
Hugh Jackman
Leonardo DiCaprio**
Ryan Gosling

Favorite dramatic movie actress

Amy Adams
Emma Stone
Halle Berry
Oprah Winfrey
Sandra Bullock**

Favorite family movie

“Despicable Me 2″**
“Monsters University”
“Oz the Great and Powerful”
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
“The Smurfs 2″

Favorite horror movie

“Carrie”**
“The Conjuring”
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”
“Insidious: Chapter 2″
“Mama”

Favorite thriller movie

“A Good Day to Die Hard”
“The Call”
“Now You See Me”**
“Red 2″
“White House Down”

Favorite network TV comedy

“2 Broke Girls”
“The Big Bang Theory”**
“Glee”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Modern Family”

Favorite comedic TV actor

Chris Colfer
Darren Criss
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite comedic TV actress

Jane Lynch
Kaley Cuoco**
Lea Michele
Melissa McCarthy
Zooey Deschanel

Favorite network TV drama

“Chicago Fire”
“The Good Wife”**
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Nashville”
“Parenthood”

Favorite dramatic TV actor

Jim Caviezel
Josh Charles**
Kevin Bacon
Mark Harmon
Patrick Dempsey

Favorite dramatic TV actress

Julianna Margulies
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Sandra Oh
Stana Katic**

Favorite actor in a new TV series

Andy Samberg
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Joseph Morgan**
Michael J. Fox
Robin Williams

Favorite actress in a new TV series

Allison Janney
Anna Faris
Ming-Na Wen
Rebel Wilson
Sarah Michelle Gellar**

Favorite TV crime drama

“Bones”
“Castle”**
“Criminal Minds”
“The Mentalist”
“NCIS”

Favorite competition TV show

“America’s Got Talent”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“MasterChef”
“The Voice”**
“The X Factor”

Favorite cable TV comedy

“Awkward”
“Cougar Town”
“Hot in Cleveland”
“Melissa & Joey”
“Psych”**

Favorite cable TV drama

“Downton Abbey”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“Sons of Anarchy”
“The Walking Dead”**
“White Collar”

Favorite premium cable TV show

“Californication”
“Game of Thrones”
“Girls”
“Homeland”**
“True Blood”

Favorite cable TV actress

Angie Harmon
Claire Danes
Courteney Cox
Lucy Hale**
Maggie Smith

Favorite TV anti-hero

Dexter Morgan – “Dexter”
Jaime Lannister – “Game of Thrones”
Norman Bates – “Bates Motel”
Rick Grimes – “The Walking Dead”**
Walter White – “Breaking Bad”

Favorite TV bromance

Blaine & Sam – “Glee”
Ryan & Esposito – “Castle”
Sam, Dean & Castiel “Supernatural”**
Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj – “The Big Bang Theory”
Ted, Marshall & Barney – “How I Met Your Mother”

Favorite TV gal pals

Caroline & Max – “2 Broke Girls”
Lily & Robin – “How I Met Your Mother”
Meredith & Cristina – “Grey’s Anatomy”
Penny, Bernadette & Amy – “The Big Bang Theory”
Rachel & Santana – “Glee”**

Favorite on-screen chemistry

Castle & Beckett – “Castle”
Damon & Elena – “The Vampire Diaries”**
Derek & Meredith – “Grey’s Anatomy”
Emma & Hook – “Once Upon a Time”
Kurt & Blaine – “Glee”

Favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV show

“Beauty and the Beast”**
“Once Upon A Time”
“Supernatural”
“The Vampire Diaries”
“The Walking Dead”

Favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV actor

Andrew Lincoln
Ian Somerhalder**
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Stephen Amell

Favorite sci-fi/fantasy TV actress

Emilia Clarke
Ginnifer Goodwin
Kristin Kreuk**
Nina Dobrev
Tatiana Maslany

Favorite TV movie/miniseries

“American Horror Story”**
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The Bible”
“Sharknado”
“The White Queen”

Favorite daytime TV host(s)

Ellen DeGeneres**
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
Dr. Phil McGraw
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey

Favorite new talk show host

Arsenio Hall
Bethenny Frankel
Jenny McCarthy
Queen Latifah**
Ross Mathews

Favorite late night talk show host

Conan O’Brien
David Letterman
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert**

Favorite streaming series

“Arrested Development”
“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”
“House of Cards”
“Losing It with John Stamos”
“Orange Is the New Black”**

Favorite series we miss most

“30 Rock”
“Breaking Bad”**
“Dexter”
“Fringe”
“The Office”

Favorite new TV comedy

“The Crazy Ones”
“The Michael J. Fox Show”
“The Millers”
“Mom”
“Super Fun Night”**

Favorite new TV drama

“Dracula”
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“The Originals”
“Reign”**
“Sleepy Hollow”

Favorite male artist

Avicii
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Justin Timberlake**
Michael Bublé

Favorite female artist

Britney Spears
Demi Lovato**
Katy Perry
P!nk
Selena Gomez

Favorite breakout artist

Ariana Grande**
Austin Mahone
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Lorde

Favorite pop artist

Britney Spears**
Bruno Mars
Demi Lovato
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry

Favorite country artist

The Band Perry
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Lady Antebellum
Taylor Swift**

Favorite country music icon

Alan Jackson
George Strait
Tim McGraw**
Toby Keith
Willie Nelson

Favorite hip-hop artist

Drake
Jay Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis**

Favorite R&B artist

Alicia Keys
Ciara
Justin Timberlake**
Rihanna
Robin Thicke

Favorite band

Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic**
Paramore

Favorite alternative band

Fall Out Boy**
Imagine Dragons
Mumford & Sons
Muse
Paramore

Favorite song

“Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk feat. Nate Ruess
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Roar” – Katy Perry**
“When I Was Your Man” – Bruno Mars

Favorite album

“The 20/20 Experience” – Justin Timberlake**
“Bangerz” – Miley Cyrus
“Based on a True Story…” – Blake Shelton
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke
“To Be Loved” – Michael Bublé

Favorite music video

“Best Song Ever” – One Direction
“Heart Attack” – Demi Lovato
“Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk feat. Nate Ruess
“Roar” – Katy Perry**
“Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus

Favorite music fan following

Britney Army – Britney Spears
Directioners – One Direction
KatyCats – Katy Perry
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
Lovatics – Demi Lovato**

Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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