“Ellen's People’s Choice Award total hits 20. I don’t know how that’s possible,” Justin Timberlake, who presented DeGeneres with the honor, said after showing a montage of DeGeneres’ previous wins, dating back to her 1995 victory for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series for Ellen. “Let’s bring them all out.”
Then, several men emerged holding DeGeneres’s trophies.
“That was subtle. Did you request that?” Timberlake joked to DeGeneres, before announcing her wins as Favorite Daytime TV Host, Favorite Animated Movie Voice and Favorite Comedic Collaboration.
“She’s a trailblazer, a rule-breaker, a relentless philanthropist, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and one of the funniest and most talented people on the planet,” the singer said. “I’m talking, of course, about Portia’s baby mamma, Ellen DeGeneres!”