The 41st People’s Choice Awards (2015)

Welcome to our coverage of the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards — the show where the fans get to vote and the winners already know they've won yet act surprised anyway. The nominations were announced on November 4th, 2014, while the ceremony took place on January 7th, 2015.

9:00 PM

In a video segment, Anna Faris and her husband Chris Pratt talk about her hosting the awards. Co-host Allison Janney enters as their nanny.

9:02 PM

Anna and Allison take to the stage. "Tonight we're watch your language Betty White."

9:06 PM

Tonight's first presenters are The Wedding Ringer's Kevin Hart, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Josh Gad. They're presenting Favorite Comedic Movie Actress. And the People's Choice Award goes to Melissa McCarthy. She, of course, thanks the fans.

9:11 PM

Out next are Anthony Anderson and Olivia Munn. They're presenting Favorite Comedic Movie Actor. And the People's Choice Award goes to Adam Sandler. Which was an easy guess because he was in the audience. For those of you who are new to this show, the winners are notified beforehand and the other nominees usually don't show up.

9:18 PM

In a taped segment, Anna and Allison discuss their jobs as Acceptance Speech coaches.

9:21 PM

Monica Potter and Dax Shepard stroll out to present Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, "because we're over 40, white and suburban." And the People's Choice Award goes to Iggy Azalea.

9:25 PM

Katherine McPhee intros a performance by Lady Antebellum.

9:32 PM

The Band Perry is here to present Favorite Male Country Artist. And the People's Choice Award goes to Hunter Hayes.

9:35 PM

Ellen DeGeneres, who won her fifteenth Favorite Daytime TV Host award off-air, is here to present Favorite TV Icon. And the People's Choice Award goes to Betty White. She gets a standing ovation. "Can you imagine: the People's Choice at 93," she exclaims.

9:45 PM

Anna and Allison do a bit about their musical number being cut before intro'ing Two Broke Girls' Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. They're presenting Favorite Action Movie Actor to Chris Evans. And yes, I typed that beofre his name was announced.

9:49 PM

Patrica Arquette is handling the presenting chores for Favorite Cable TV Actor. And the People's Choice Award goes to Matt Bomer.

9:55 PM

In a pre-taped bit, the scripts for The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Mike & Molly and Two and a Half Men get mixed up. Johnny Galecki says Chuck Lorre and used to blame Charlie Sheen for it.

9:57 PM

Thomas Lennon is presenting Favorite Comedic TV Actress. And the People's Choice Award goes to Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

10:00 PM

Cote de Pablo introduces a performance by Fall Out Boy. Apparently it's 2006 again.

10:08 PM

Anna and Allison announce that The Voice has won Favorite Competition TV Show. Lisa Edelstein and Dave Annable then presents Favorite Country Group to Lady Antebellum.

10:12 PM

NCIS: Los Angeles' Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah introduce Amy Adams, who in turn presents Favorite Humanitarian to Ben Affleck for his work establishing the Eastern Congo Initiative.

10:23 PM

Anna and Allison talk about untelevised awards, like Favorite Fence: Picket.

10:24 PM

Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly and Jerry Ferrara present Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress. And the People's Choice Award goes to Chloë Grace Moretz.

10:27 PM

Gabrielle Union is working solo as the presenter for Favorite Network TV Drama. And the People's Choice Award goes to Grey’s Anatomy. We also learn that Ellen Pompeo has won Favorite Dramatic TV Actress.

10:35 PM

Scandal's Portia de Rossi and Bellamy Young present Favorite Actress In A New TV Series. And the People's Choice Award goes to the wonderful Viola Davis.

10:38 PM

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland intros a performance by Iggy Azalea.

10:48 PM

Ginnifer Goodwin and Gina Rodriguez have the task of presenting Favorite Movie Actor to Robert Downey Jr. He's also won Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor.

10:54 PM

And now it's time for the last on-air presentation: Favorite TV Show. And the People's Choice Award goes to The Big Bang Theory. They've also won Favorite Network TV Comedy.

10:58 PM

And that's it for another year.

Here are the nominees and winners:


Favorite Movie

  • 22 Jump Street
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Maleficent
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Favorite Movie Actor

  • Brad Pitt
  • Channing Tatum
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Emma Stone
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo

  • Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
  • Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
  • Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street)
  • Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)
  • Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Divergent)

Favorite Action Movie

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Divergent
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Favorite Action Movie Actor

  • Chris Evans
  • Denzel Washington
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Liam Neeson
  • Mark Wahlberg

Favorite Action Movie Actress

  • Angelina Jolie
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Shailene Woodley
  • Zoe Saldana

Favorite Comedic Movie

  • 22 Jump Street
  • Blended
  • Let’s Be Cops
  • Neighbors
  • The Other Woman

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

  • Adam Sandler
  • Channing Tatum
  • Jonah Hill
  • Seth Rogen
  • Zac Efron

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Charlize Theron
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Tina Fey

Favorite Dramatic Movie

  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Giver
  • Heaven Is for Real
  • If I Stay
  • Noah

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

  • Ben Affleck
  • Brad Pitt
  • George Clooney
  • Matt Damon
  • Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

  • Chloë Grace Moretz
  • Emma Stone
  • Meryl Streep
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Shailene Woodley

Favorite Family Movie

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The LEGO Movie
  • Maleficent
  • Rio 2

Favorite Thriller Movie

  • Annabelle
  • Dracula Untold
  • The Equalizer
  • Gone Girl
  • The Purge: Anarchy


Favorite TV Show

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Game Of Thrones
  • NCIS
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Walking Dead

Favorite Network TV Comedy

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Modern Family
  • Mom
  • New Girl

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Chris Colfer
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Jim Parsons
  • Ty Burrell

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

  • Amy Poehler
  • Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama

  • Chicago Fire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Revenge
  • Scandal

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

  • Dax Shepard
  • Jesse Williams
  • Justin Chambers
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Taylor Kinney

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

  • Alyssa Milano
  • Ellen Pompeo
  • Emily VanCamp
  • Hayden Panettiere
  • Kerry Washington

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

  • Baby Daddy
  • Cougar Town
  • Faking It
  • Melissa & Joey
  • Young & Hungry

Favorite Cable TV Drama

  • Bates Motel
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Rizzoli & Isles
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • True Detective

Favorite Cable TV Actor

  • Charlie Hunnam
  • Eric Dane
  • Matt Bomer
  • Sean Bean
  • William H. Macy

Favorite Cable TV Actress

  • Angie Harmon
  • Ashley Benson
  • Courteney Cox
  • Kristen Bell
  • Lucy Hale

Favorite TV Crime Drama

  • Bones
  • Castle
  • Criminal Minds
  • The Mentalist
  • NCIS

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor

  • David Boreanaz
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Nathan Fillion
  • Shemar Moore
  • Simon Baker

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress

  • Emily Deschanel
  • Lucy Liu
  • Mariska Hargitay
  • Robin Tunney
  • Stana Katic

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Supernatural
  • The Vampire Diaries

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

  • American Horror Story
  • Doctor Who
  • Game of Thrones
  • Outlander
  • The Walking Dead

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Misha Collins
  • Paul Wesley

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Jennifer Morrison
  • Jessica Lange
  • Kristin Kreuk
  • Nina Dobrev

Favorite Competition TV Show

  • America’s Got Talent
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • MasterChef
  • The Voice

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)

  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan
  • Queen Latifah
  • Rachael Ray
  • Steve Harvey

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

  • Conan O’Brien
  • Craig Ferguson
  • David Letterman
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Jimmy Kimmel

Favorite Dramedy

  • Awkward.
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Shameless
  • Suits
  • White Collar

Favorite TV Icon

  • Betty White
  • Katey Sagal
  • Mark Harmon
  • Tim Allen
  • Tom Selleck

Favorite TV Duo

  • David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel (Bones)
  • Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time)
  • Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)
  • Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic (Castle)
  • Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)

Favorite TV Character We Miss Most

  • Dr. Cristina Yang played by Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Dr. Lance Sweets played by John Francis Daley (Bones)
  • Hershel Greene played by Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead)
  • Leslie Shay played by Lauren German (Chicago Fire)
  • Neal Cassidy played by Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time)

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series

  • Ben McKenzie
  • David Tennant
  • Dylan McDermott
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Scott Bakula

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series

  • Debra Messing
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Téa Leoni
  • Viola Davis

Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show

  • Drunk History
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • Key & Peele
  • Kroll Show
  • Saturday Night Live

Favorite Animated TV Show

  • American Dad
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons
  • South Park

Favorite New TV Comedy

  • A to Z
  • Bad Judge
  • black-ish
  • Cristela
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Marry Me
  • The McCarthys
  • Mulaney
  • Selfie

Favorite New TV Drama

  • Constantine
  • The Flash
  • Forever
  • Gotham
  • Gracepoint
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Madam Secretary
  • The Mysteries of Laura
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Red Band Society
  • Scorpion
  • Stalker


Favorite Male Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Ed Sheeran
  • John Legend
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Katy Perry
  • Sia
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Group

  • Coldplay
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction
  • OneRepublic

Favorite Breakout Artist

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Charli XCX
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Sam Smith

Favorite Male Country Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Brad Paisley
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Luke Bryan
  • Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Country Artist

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Dolly Parton
  • Faith Hill
  • Lucy Hale
  • Miranda Lambert

Favorite Country Group

  • The Band Perry
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Favorite Pop Artist

  • Beyoncé
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jessie J
  • Sia
  • Taylor Swift

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

  • Drake
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Jay Z
  • Nicki Minaj
  • T.I.

Favorite R&B Artist

  • Chris Brown
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • John Legend
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Usher

Favorite Album

  • G I R L by Pharrell Williams
  • Ghost Stories by Coldplay
  • In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith
  • My Everything by Ariana Grande
  • X by Ed Sheeran

Favorite Song

  • “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  • “Maps” by Maroon 5
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith

Favorite Humanitarian

  • Ben Affleck