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People's Choice Awards 2016 winners and highlights

TV, movie and music stars gathered for the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday in Los Angeles. "Angel from Hell" star Jane Lynch hosted the awards show where fans pick the winners.

Lynch opened the show with a rousing song and dance rundown of the People's Choice Awards to the tune of "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon.

"I wonder who will win," she sang. "Stand up and choose with me."

"Should I choose Pratt or R.D.J?" she asked the audience. "Meryl Freakin' Streep or Anne Hathaway?"

The performance took a slight change of pace when Lynch asked, "Should I whip or should I nae nae?"

In fact, she did neither, and created her own dance, which she called "The Lynch and the Jane Jane," before riffing on Pizza Rat and man buns, ultimately bringing Jack Black and Kate Hudson of "Kung Fu Panda 3" to the stage as the night's first presenters.

Black and Hudson announced the winner for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress -- Melissa McCarthy, star of CBS' "Mike and Molly" and "Spy," won for the second year in a row. McCarthy also won Favorite Comedic TV actress for "Mike and Molly."

"Every time you see a movie, every time you support it, you allow me to live out a crazy dream that I always think I should pinch myself," McCarthy told fans.

Lynch then spoofed the infamous Miss Universe gaffe, when Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Colombia as the winner of the pageant. This time, Lynch announced Tom Lennon as an award winner, before correcting herself and saying it was in fact Miss Colombia. A fake Miss Colombia took the stage for a fake award, before Chris D'Elia and Christina Milian presented the award for Breakout Artist.

They presented the award to Shawn Mendes, who was set to perform later on in the show.

The women of upcoming TV musical "Grease Live!" Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Julianne Hough, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kether Donohue took the stage to present Favorite Album to Meghan Trainor for "Title." Sticking to theme, the Greasers all wore black.

Trainor thanked her fans for making her the star she is.

"None of us would be here without the fans, so I want to say thank you so much for helping all of our dreams come true," she said. Giving thanks to fans, it turns out, would be the big theme for the night.

Lea Michele and Adam Devine presented Favorite Action Movie Actor, and Devine complimented Chris Pratt's "sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet abs" as they announced the category.

"Thor" star Chris Hemsworth won the award and thanked his fans for making his job a reality: "It's a pretty special thing, being able to go to work each day and not feel like work and instead feel like a childhood dream," he said.

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Shawn Mendes performs "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with Camila Cabello at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles January 6, 2016.

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Melissa Benoist, star of "Supergirl" on CBS, introduced Breakout Artist Shawn Mendes as he stood with his guitar and sang an acoustic version of his hit song "Stitches" against a simple backdrop of raindrops falling. Pop star Camilla Cabello joined him to sing their duet "I Know What You Did Last Summer" as the performance amped up in energy and took on a more rock and roll vibe.

The show cut to a pre-taped sketch of James Corden, host of the "Late Late Show," as he begged Lynch to create a new category, basically just for him.

"What about 'Favorite British Late-Night Talk Show Host?'" he asked.

"I love John Oliver," Lynch responded.

"Favorite chubby blond host? ... What about favorite musical host on a CBS show? ... Favorite late night show host within this room right now?" he asked as Jay Leno appeared out of thin air.

Finally he proposed an award for Favorite Charismatic Blond Host with several other qualifications, and Lynch decided it was the perfect award -- for herself.

Back on stage, suave Brits Natalie Dormer and Ed Westwick announced the nominees for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, and Dormer pointed out that "they're all easy on the eyes" -- something that could easily apply to both of the presenters.

Taylor Kinney, who is engaged to Lady Gaga, won the award and gave a shoutout to his mom, who was in the audience. Then he thanked Gaga.

"My fiancee couldn't be here tonight but she says hello, wishes she could," he said. "I love you babe, thank you for having my back and supporting me. You inspire me every day. And to the people: I implore you, pursue your passions, chase your dreams."

One person at the show had her dreams crushed -- that would be Jane Lynch, who explained that she was told she could not fly in an angel costume during the show for liability reasons. Lynch donned angel wings and explained to fans that the wings were in honor of her show "Angel From Hell," which premieres Thursday night on CBS, right before she introduced John Stamos of "Grandfathered" and Priyanka Chopra of "Quantico" who won Favorite New Actor and Actress in a TV Series, respectively.

"This is what America is all about," said Chopra, who is from India, as she thanked her fans.

The two actors announced the winner for Favorite Movie, which was "Furious 7."

Star Vin Diesel got on stage and said, "We have the best cast ... I kind of crazily told [producers] we could get to 'Fast 10' with our cast."

"I was cool while I was sitting in my seat and then they handed me two awards, one for Favorite Action Movie and one for Favorite Film. You all thought that this was your favorite film," he said, clearly moved. "So I think of Dom and Brian and I start to think of Paul [Walker]."

Diesel paid tribute to his friend Walker, who died in a 2013 car crash, and said that he and the rest of the cast felt the love from fans when "the tragedy was too heavy" and they "didn't want to come back to filming," saying that this love inspired them.

He finished his speech by singing a line from the hit song by Wiz Khalifa: "It's been a long day without you my friend and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again."

Abigail Spencer and Josh Holloway announced the winners of Favorite Cable TV Drama: "Pretty Little Liars."

The young women who lead the mystery drama took the stage together and talked about their disbelief that the show is coming onto its seventh year.

"I can't imagine a more beautiful kind or incredible group of family than the people I'm standing up with right now," said Troian Bellisario, one of the show's stars.

Later, Lynch showed off the awards show's swag bag which included a FitBit, a wallet, a smartphone and prescription allergy pills ... for Sandra Bullock. "Oh, no wonder you were holding onto it so tight, Sandy," Lynch called out to Bullock. "I'll give it back to you after the show."

Marcia Gay Harden and Raza Jaffrey of CBS' "Code Black" announced that Bullock was the winner of Favorite Movie Actress: a good consolation prize for her stolen handbag.

"You the people have allowed me to be in great company tonight," said Bullock on stage. "With these women that I share this category with, none of them are happier than if someone else does something wonderful and has success ... We're all working mamas who love what we do and we get to do what we do because of you."

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Sandra Bullock accepts the award for favorite movie actress at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles January 6, 2016.

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Bullock shared a cute anecdote about how her son asked if he could win an award like his mom, for the videos she shoots on her phone, and she asked him who he would thank. He said the world and the planet, so Bullock thanked the people of the planet as well.

Johnny Depp then took the stage to accept the award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, and Depp talked about how much he loved being in the film.

"The only thing that upset me were that my dance sequences were cut out," joked the actor.

Melissa McCarthy returned to the stage to present Ellen DeGeneres with the Humanitarian of the Year award. McCarthy pointed out that DeGeneres has raised over $50 million for "countless charities" ranging from causes like helping victims of domestic violence to stopping global warming to treating breast cancer patients.

"Ellen DeGeneres may be the most passionate and busiest woman alive and she's nowhere near done," said McCarthy.

The show cut to a montage of DeGeneres helping people on her show. One cancer patient cried as she called DeGeneres her "chemo buddy" that helped her sleep at night, while others screamed as they received cars. One adorable clip showed dozens of kids receiving new bicycles, while another showed a family crying together as they received checks for thousands of dollars from the talk show host.

McCarthy announced that in light of DeGeneres' award, Walgreens will donate $100,000 to DeGeneres' charity of choice. DeGeneres chose to send the money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. DeGeneres also picked up the award for Favorite Daytime TV Host.

"I set out to make people laugh ... I certainly didn't set out to win any of the many, many awards I've received over the years," said the daytime TV host. "I have to say it's a little strange to receive an award for being nice and generous. That's what we're supposed to do."

DeGeneres joked and said she would not call herself the Mother Teresa of TV or the Dalai Lama of daytime, and encouraged viewers at home to be kind and generous to each other and pointed out that people don't have to be celebrities to do so.

The "Ellen" host showed off her generosity again and shared a photo of Chris Hemsworth, shirtless, before she stepped off the stage.

Singer Jason Derulo performed his new song, "Get Ugly." He and his dancers brought an "In Living Color" vibe to the stage, with his very own Fly Girls and guys backing him up with acrobatic hip-hop moves before he transitioned into his hit "Want to Want Me."

Leslie Mann and Alison Brie practiced fake crying on stage as they announced Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress (Mann was not successful). Dakota Johnson, star of "Fifty Shades of Grey," cracked, "Leslie broke my dress. Okay, well, it's not like nobody here hasn't already seen my boobs."

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An unidentified man interrupts the acceptance speech by the cast of "The Talk," who won the award for favorite daytime TV hosting team, at the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles January 6, 2016.

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CBS' "The Talk" won big with Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team, but they were interrupted by a mysterious heckler who pulled a "Kanye" and stole the mic.

"The Talk" team made it clear he was not on their team as they quickly got him pulled off the stage.

"Nuh uh, nuh uh. You ain't going to pull no Steve Harvey up in here. No sir, no sir," said Sheryl Underwood.

Jordan Smith, winner of "The Voice," sang a soulful take on "You Are So Beautiful" before Maggie Lawson and Amber Valletta took the stage to announce Favorite Premium Cable TV Show.

Claire Danes came up on stage with Mandy Patinkin and F. Murray Abraham, who she called the best dates. "We're kind of a difficult, thorny bunch but it means so much that you've embraced us and welcomed us into your homes," said the actress as she thanked her fans.

Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt, stars of CBS' "Life in Pieces," presented the award for Favorite Network TV Comedy.

"The Big Bang Theory" won yet again; the show won the same award at the People's Choice Awards last year as well.

"Grey's Anatomy" won big as well; the show won Favorite Network TV drama and Ellen Pompeo won the award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress. The cast pretended to take selfies on stage before Pompeo thanked audiences for letting them run around as "maniacs with scalpels," wrapping a night full of gratitude for fans.

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