Ellen Wins the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award!
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Ellen Wins the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award!


– I am here tonight
to publicly… publicly declare
my love and admiration for Ellen DeGeneres. [cheers and applause] Right?
Right? She is one of the very
few people in this universe that can make me laugh so hard
that I end up in tears and then truly within seconds
do something so generous that I end up
crying my eyes out even more for a very different reason. And Ellen has dedicated
her entire life to putting love and
putting kindness into this world,
and she doesn’t take that task lightly. She approaches
every act of giving with the strength
of a determined warrior. And in conjunction
with her amazing show, she has tirelessly raised
staggering amounts of money… over $50 million to date. Right? [cheers and applause] It’s remarkable. And–and count for–
countless charities and causes. She is
a relentless champion for abused
and mistreated animals that have no voice
of their own. [cheers and applause] Uh, she fights on
behalf of those being bullied, for victims
of domestic violence, of survivors of unimaginable
natural disasters. She brings awareness
to important issues like global warming,
and racism, world hunger,
children’s health issues and breast cancer research. And–and that’s truly, truly
just scratching the surface. When–when she hears about
a family in need somewhere– anywhere, truly, anywhere,
she is the first to step in and to help them. Ellen DeGeneres may be
the most passionate and busiest woman alive. And–and I’m pretty sure
that she is nowhere near done. [cheers and applause] [Taylor Swift’s
“Out of the Woods”] – I started out
as a comedian. And I wanted
to make people happy, and I wanted
to make people laugh. And this has turned into
something so much better for me that I get to change
people’s lives. – I just want to say thank you
because for five years you’ve been my
Chemo Buddy every night, and you’ve help me
go to sleep with a laugh. I just thank you
from the bottom of my heart. [singing]
– Then discovered Then discovered The rest of the world
was black and white [cheers and applause] But we were in
screaming color – Look at this
on the left. It looks like
a war zone. We can’t forget this. Thousands and thousands
of people have lost their homes, lost their lives. We have to care
about these people. – Ellen’s helped raise
over $10 million for, uh– [cheers and applause] [singing]
– Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods? Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good. [cheers and applause] Looking at it now – I want to give Jalen
a check for $10,000. Corey a check for $10,000. All right? – Thank you. – Aww.
– You’re–you’re welcome. I am devastated over the death
of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi. This needs to be
a wake-up call to everyone that teenage bullying
and teasing is an epidemic in this country,
and the death rate is climbing. And I want anyone out there
who feels different and alone to know that I know
how you feel. And people are gonna be
who they’re gonna be, and we need to learn
to love them for who they are and let them love
who they want to love. [cheers and applause] Thank you so much
for watching the show every day. – You’re are the greatest–
– Oh– – For saying you inspire me
for everything. – Oh, well, you’re so sweet. – This is like a dream.
Oh, my God. You just made my day.
– Oh, I’m so glad. Well, you just made my day,
Alex. [singing]
– In the clear yet, good [cheers and applause] – In addition
to this prestigious award, Walgreens is donating
$100,000 to the recipients, of charity of, uh,
Ellen’s choice, and she has choisen–
chosen, sorry– she had chosen to benefit St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital. [cheers and applause] Ladies and gentlemen,
it is my pleasure and honor to present the award
once again this year for Favorite Talk Show Host and the Favorite
Humanitarian Award to my friend
Ellen DeGeneres. [cheers and applause] [upbeat music] [cheers and applause] – Wow. Don’t go away. Thank you so much. Thank you, uh, wow. Thank you so much, and Melissa,
that was–thank you. Yeah, I love you, and
what wonderful things you said. You forgot gorgeous,
but that’s okay. [laughter] This is, uh, crazy. I mean so, so deserved,
but this is crazy. [laughter] [cheers and applause] I mean, I-I, uh,
I can’t tell you how much this means to me. I started my show,
and I just set out, uh, really just to make people happy
and make people laugh. And to get very, very rich,
and, um– [laughter] I certainly didn’t set out to–
to win any of the many, many, many, many awards
I have received over the past years, uh, but I have to say it’s–
it’s a little strange to actually get an award
for being nice and generous and kind, which is what we’re all supposed
to do with one another. That’s the point– [cheers and applause]
Of being a human. I mean, would I call myself
the Mother Teresa of talk shows, the Dalai Lama of daytime? [laughter] No… but I’m sure
someone out there has. [laughter] I don’t think
you have to have a talk show to, uh, to be nice to people,
to do what I’m doing. Um, I just think
that kindness is something that we should all have. That’s an innate quality
that we have, and we need to–
we need more of that out there. [cheers and applause] I read, uh, an amazing quote,
uh, recently, “What if there was
no such thing as love, just proof of love?” I don’t know if it was from
the Bible or an Instagram, but it was
really powerful to me. [laughter] So my wish is for, uh,
and–and we have a lot of people watching and a lot of
different countries, and I want everyone to know
that, uh, we all really, really love one another. Deep down,
we all love one another, and we need to get back to that.
My wish is that we all try– we need more of that
right now in the world. So, um–
I want– [cheers and applause] That is what
most of us feel. I want to thank Walgreens
for being so generous tonight. They’ve donated $100,000
to one of my favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and I of course want to thank
the people– thank you people. Thank you
People’s Choice people, and, uh, for this amazing,
amazing honor, and, uh, for making–
you know, here’s the thing. Awards are great,
but really what I– what makes me happy
is making other people happy. And tonight I want
to make you happy, so I would like to
share with you– I brought a shirtless photo
of Chris Hemsworth to share. [laughter] [cheers and applause] You’re welcome. Thank you so much,
everybody. Be kind to one another.
Thank you. [upbeat music]

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