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2012 People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: (L-R) Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ellen DeGeneres and Sharon Osbourne pose with the "Favorite Daytime TV Host" award backstage during the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA)

Ellen DeGeneres

May 15, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres, who broke ground in 1997 as the first lead character on prime-time TV to reveal she was gay, is winning the nation's top humor prize.