The people have spoken! America's favorite TV stars, personalities and shows took home crystallized People's Choice Awards on Wed., Jan. 11, which aired on CBS. Although it was a night honoring what voters designated to be the best of movies, music and television, the small screen certainly took center stage, thanks to host Kaley Cuoco of "The Big Bang Theory."
There was a TV sketch segment featuring Cuoco's cast in the opening scene; then another from Jane Lynch, the women behind track-suit-sporting, mud-slinging Sue Sylvester on "Glee"; and the entire Pawnee "Parks and Recreation" team also showed off their talents. And though they brought the laughs to the largely yawn-worthy telecast, it was mostly other shows that took home the awards.
See all of the TV nominees and winners below.
FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST
Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie,"The Today Show"
Anderson Cooper, "Anderson"
Ellen DeGeneres, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin, "Live! With Regis & Kelly"
Rachael Ray, "Rachael Ray Show"
DeGeneres gave her wife and fellow TV star, Portia DeRossi, a kiss before heading to the stage to thank her fans. "It means a lot to me because it does come from you," she told the audience. Though it wasn't her first PCA, she said: "It never gets old."
The leading lady of "Glee" was the only one to take home a win on behalf of the Ryan Murphy musical dramedy during the 2012 People's Choice Awards. After giving her date -- her cousin -- a celebratory hug, Michele took the stage in her white fringe cocktail dress and told the crowd, "I want to dedicate this award to my amazing cast: My 'Glee' club." She added, "I'm an only child and now I have 11 other siblings." But that wasn't Michele's only dedication. She finished her speech with, "For all the Rachel Berry's out there, this one's for you guys."
Though "The Vampire Diaries" actress -- who plays not just one, but two characters on the fantasy series -- was originally not even nominated, there she was accepting the PCA for Favorite TV Drama Actress. Clearly, the country was really routing for her. "I wasn't on the ballot, but you guys wrote and wrote so many angry things that they caved in and gave me a nomination!" Dobrev told the audience.
Her rumored boyfriend, co-star and fellow People's Choice Awards nominee was particularly happy for her:
Congratulations Nina!!! You won!!!! People DO like you;)You rock babe, truly
— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) January 12, 2012
FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Cory Monteith, "Glee"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
"Wow! Cool Beans," said "How I Met Your Mother" winner Neil Patrick Harris after winning an award for the first of two times on Wednesday evening. He also took the time to thank his family -- David Burtka and fraternal twins Gideon and Harper -- before wrapping it up.
"This is nice. It's daunting even to be considered," said "Castle" star Nathan Fillion after he held his award on the stage. "To the fans, let this giant crystallized cheer of victory be a symbol of your excellent taste. Cue the music!"
And that was not the end of the good news for the ABC series ...
FAVORITE TV CRIME DRAMA
When People's Choice Awards correspondent Su Chin Pak handed the statuette to Stana Katic, who plays Kate Beckett on "Castle," in the audience, she turned to the rest of her cast and crew and gave them the rock on sign.
FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TV HOST
Conan O'Brien, "Conan"
David Letterman, "Late Show with David Letterman"
Jay Leno, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
Jimmy Fallon, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
Jimmy Kimmel, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
Though the late night host wasn't on hand to accept the award, he did offer a sketch featuring some talking deer, for whatever that was worth.
Considering Betty White was sitting front-row center throughout the entirety of the People's Choice Awards ceremony. providing comical fodder for many presenters, it's only fitting she had her time in the spotlight. Her TV Land co-stars on "Hot In Cleveland" -- Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick -- joined her on stage to accept the Favorite Cable TV Comedy award. "This is so encouraging to a bunch of fresh-faced newcomers like us," Malick joked. "She drinks a lot," White retorted. When Leeves announced that White's 90th birthday is upon us, the crowd got to their feet and erupted in applause. "Thank you with all my heart, but 90 just happens," White joked. "I didn't do anything. It just happened!"
The starring ladies of CBS' "2 Broke Girls," both dressed in black, took the stage with big smiles on their faces. Kat Dennings thanked the show's network, creator, producer and writers and then, Beth Behrs showed appreciation for the fans ... and puns. "Thank you all for making '2 Broke Girls' feel like a million bucks," she said.
All members of "How I Met Your Mother's" ensemble cast were in tow to accept their People's Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy. But Josh Radnor, who plays Ted Mosby, was the one who did the talking. "We just shot our 150 episodes so wer'e going to keep making them if you keep watching them," he said, thanking the viewers.
FAVORITE NETWORK TV DRAMA
"The Good Wife"
"The Vampire Diaries"
FAVORITE TV CELEBREALITY STAR
Tia & Tamera Mowry
Find out what your favorite stars and fellow fans had to say during the 2010 People's Choice Awards.
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