People's Choice Awards: Ellen, Big Bang Theory win big

The People's Choice Awards recognized a daytime talk show host, a TV show about nerds, and a trio of Canadian musicians

Canadian artists Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd also recognized

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      Furious 7 was named favourite movie, The Big Bang Theory won top TV show, and Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards.

      The fan-voted prizes were presented Wednesday night in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch.

      DeGeneres received a humanitarian award, as well as the trophy for favourite daytime TV host, bringing her total People's Choice wins to a record-tying 17.

      In addition, a trio of Canadian musicians were also recognized with Shawn Mendes taking home the breakthrough artist award. 

      The Weeknd was named favourite R&B artist and Justin Bieber nabbed favourite song for What Do You Mean?

      A select list of winners:

      • Movie: Furious 7
      • Movie actor: Channing Tatum
      • Movie actress: Sandra Bullock
      • Action movie: Furious 7
      • Comedic movie: Pitch Perfect 2
      • Dramatic movie: The Martian
      • Family movie: Minions
      • Thriller movie: Taken 3
      • TV show: The Big Bang Theory
      • Network TV comedy: The Big Bang Theory
      • Network TV drama: Grey's Anatomy
      • Cable TV comedy: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
      • Cable TV drama: Pretty Little Liars
      • Competition TV show: The Voice
      • Streaming series: Orange is the New Black
      • Animated TV show: The Simpsons
      • Male musician: Ed Sheeran
      • Female musician: Taylor Swift
      • Group: Fifth Harmony
      • Album: Title, Meghan Trainor
      • Breakthrough Artist: Shawn Mendes
      • R&B Artist: The Weeknd
      • Song: What Do You Mean? Justin Bieber
      • Social media celebrity: Britney Spears
      • Mobile game: Candy Crush Saga

      with files from CBC News


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