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Ellen DeGeneres makes history at the People’s Choice Awards

2017-01-19 09:22


Ellen DeGeneres took home three People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night.

She has now won the most People's Choice Awards ever!

Justin Timberlake presented Ellen with her three new awards, adding to her previous 17 awards.

Ellen's speech thanked "the people" but noted that the only thing that could make the awards better was if it was voted for by animals.

Cape Town – Ellen DeGeneres is clearly everyone’s favourite!

The daytime TV host took home three gongs at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night.

Ellen DeGeneres made history as she picked up three gongs – Favourite Daytime TV Host, Favourite Comedic Collaboration and Favorite Animated Movie Voice - at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.

Her three new awards add to her previous 17 making Ellen the most decorated winner in People’s Choice history.

Justin Timberlake presented Ellen with her awards before being joined by 20 strapping young men holding each of her 20 People’s Choice Awards.

Of Ellen Justin 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 Favourite Daytime TV Host, Favourite Comedic Collaboration, Favourite 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.”

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Ellen honoured by the awards gave a speech filled with jokes. She told the crowd, “Wow, thank you very very much and Justin, you are very underdressed. 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.”

Of her three new awards she said, “This is amazing. 20 is … 17, I get it, 18, sure, 19, I can see it. But 20, this is outrageous. This is really something that means more to me because it comes from the people.

“And everybody keeps thanking the people and it’s redundant but you are the people who are responsible for me being up there so I say thank you people. The only thing that would make me happier, and not a lot happier because this makes me very happy, if this was voted by animals.”

Watch Ellen's full speech here:

(Photo: Getty Images)

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