Usually this award show just gives the awards to those who promise to show up.
The pretense of anything else kind of went out the window last night.
That being said, as far as I know they have never actually sold an award, but you have to wonder about the choice of the one named talk show host as a winner.
Who would have voted for her?
She needed to win though.
Was the promise of showing up enough, or was there money that changed hands?
People’s Choice Awards
Ellen DeGeneres critics puzzled after she thanks staff for People’s Choice Award win amid controversy
Ellen DeGeneres thanked her staff and fans for sticking by her throughout a tumultuous year while accepting an award for best daytime talk show at the E! People’s Choice Awards.
Many on social media were shocked to discover that DeGeneres’ show brought home the award after allegations of a toxic workplace environment and sexual misconduct allegations among producers marred the show’s 18th season.
DeGeneres appeared in-person at the hybrid ceremony on Sunday, when she took the stage and directly thanked her staff and the public for wading through the controversy with her.
“Thank you. From deep, deep down in my heart, I thank you,” she began. “I am not only accepting this award for myself, I’m accepting it on behalf of my amazing crew, my staff who make the show possible. They show up every single day, they give 100% of themselves, 100% of the time. That’s 250 people, times 170 shows a year, times 18 years, if you carry the 2 and divide it by 11… my point is, I love them all and I thank them for what they do every single day to help that show be the best that we try to make it every single day.” – Source