Winner’s Circle: People’s Choice Awards 2014


There's one night of the year when the critic's voice takes a back seat to the consumer's: during the People's Choice Awards. Last night's 40th bow of the annual ceremony was no exception: box office smash Iron Man 3; 2013's record-setting The 20/20 Experience; and the on-screen bromance between Sam, Dean, and Castiel on The CW's Supernatural were all lauded with fan-favorite superlatives, tallied from more than 700 million votes.

The evening's biggest winner of them all? Ellen DeGeneres. The daytime talk show staple—who's prepping for the biggest gig of her life as the master of ceremonies for the 86th annual Academy Awards—took home another win in the “Favorite Daytime TV Host” category, making her the event's winningest female honoree of all time with 14 trophies. Jennifer Hudson, voted Favorite Humanitarian for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation in honor of her slain nephew, marked an even more notable moment, professing “all are family, and what happens to the other happens to us, so it's very important to make a difference.”

While performances from Sara Bareilles and wisecracks from hosts Kat Dennings and Beth Behr are worth honorary mentions, these are the people's top music, movie, and television victors of 2013:

Favorite Movie
Iron Man 3

Favorite Movie Actor
Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock

Favorite Movie Duo
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Gravity

Favorite Action Movie
Iron Man 3

Favorite Action Movie Star
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Comedic Movie
The Heat

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
Adam Sandler

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock

Favorite Dramatic Movie

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock

Favorite Family Movie
Despicable Me 2

Favorite Horror Movie

Favorite Thriller Movie
Now You See Me

Favorite Year End Movie
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Favorite Network TV Comedy
The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Chris Colfer

Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Kaley Cuoco

Favorite Network TV Drama
The Good Wife

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Josh Charles

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Stana Katic

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series
Joseph Morgan

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Favorite TV Crime Drama

Favorite Competition TV Show
The Voice

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

Favorite Cable TV Drama
The Walking Dead

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

Favorite Cable TV Actress
Lucy Hale

Favorite TV Anti-Hero
Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead

Favorite TV Bromance
Sam, Dean, and Castiel, Supernatural

Favorite TV Gal Pals
Rachel and Santana, Glee

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Damon and Elena, The Vampire Diaries

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Kristin Kreuk

Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries
American Horror Story

Favorite Daytime TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite New Talk Show Host
Queen Latifah

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Stephen Colbert

Favorite Streaming Series
Orange Is the New Black

Favorite Series We Miss Most
Breaking Bad

Favorite New TV Comedy
Super Fun Night

Favorite New TV Drama

Favorite Male Artist
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist
Demi Lovato

Favorite Breakout Artist
Ariana Grande

Favorite Pop Artist
Britney Spears

Favorite Country Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Icon
Tim McGraw

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite R&B Artist
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Band
One Direction

Favorite Alternative Band
Fall Out Boy

Favorite Song
“Roar,” Katy Perry

Favorite Album
The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

Favorite Music Video
“Roar,” Katy Perry

Favorite Music Fan Following
Lovatics, Demi Lovato