The 43rd Annual People’s Choice Awards was definitely full of some major moments. From Ellen DeGeneres making history and nabbing her 20th PCA, to Jennifer Lopez taking home her first TV acting award. Then of course there were the upsets, the shockers and the tearjerkers. Here’s our recap of the 10 most memorable moments of the evening.
Winning big for the night was Ellen DeGeneres, who made history by becoming the most decorated People’s Choice Awards winner ever. The Finding Dory star swept three big categories, including Favorite Daytime TV Host, bringing her lifetime PCA total to a whopping 20 awards.
In TV, JLO nabbed her first major TV award — Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress — for her role on Shades of Blue.
Tyler Perry received the Favorite Humaitarian Award for all his charitable efforts and endeavors. During his acceptance speech, Perry addressed the dark state of this country and encouraged people to “be light for each other.”
Taj Mowry and the cast of Baby Daddy FINALLY nabbed their first PCA after being nominated three years in a row. The cable comedy beat out The Real Husbands of Hollywood, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Younger and Atlanta.
BFF’s Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won a trophy apiece — The Rock for his show Ballers and Hart for Favorite Comedic Actor. But, the highlight had to be when Hart accepted his award, and Johnson flipped him the bird.
In music, Justin Timberlake won two awards, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for his hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” which he wrote for the movie Trolls.
Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony performed for the first time as a foursome and capped off a show-stopping performance of their single “Work From Home” by winning Favorite Group. Good job, ladies! Now let’s work on that name change.
G Eazy beat out Kendrick, Kanye, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Khaled to win Favorite Hip Hop Artist. Yeah, we know what you’re thinking.
And, Priyanka Chopra shocked many when she beat out Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo and Taraji P. Henson for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress.
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.
In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.
Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”
While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark.
She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”
“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”
The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”
Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”
Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.
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