Ellen DeGeneres Gives Moving Acceptance Speech at People's Choice Awards -- Then Gives Us Shirtless Chris Hemsworth!

by Alex Ungerman 9:25 PM PST, January 06, 2016
Playing Ellen DeGeneres Gives Moving Acceptance Speech at People's Choice Awards -- Then Gives Us Shirtless Chris Hemsworth!

Ellen DeGeneres gives, and gives again.

The 57-year-old comedian was named Favorite Humanitarian at the 2016 People's Choice Awards, and her acceptance speech was not only funny, but inspirational as well.

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"I started out as a comedian, and I wanted to make people laugh," the TV host said in her rousing speech. "I wanted to make people happy and feel good."

Then, in her own hilarious way, Ellen pointed out the oddity of receiving an award for human kindness.

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"It is strange to get an award for being nice and generous and kind which is what we're all supposed to do with one another," she thought. "That's the point of being a human."

"Would I call myself the Mother Theresa of talk shows? The Dalai Llama of daytime?" Ellen jokingly added. "No. But I'm sure someone has."

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"I read an amazing quote 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 Instagram but it was very powerful to me," she said. "I want everyone to know we all really really love one another and we need to get back to that. We need more of that right now in the world. That is what most of us feel."

Of course, in the spirit of giving, the humanitarian ended her speech with the greatest gift of all: A shirtless pic of Chris Hemsworth that made the actor blush.

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After the show, Ellen revealed to ET that she had no idea she'd be seated so close to the Avengers star during the show.

"I thought that might be a kind way to end the speech. I didn't know that other people would be mentioning him all night, so poor guy," she said. "That picture should've stayed up longer, I think."

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We couldn't agree more.

Now, watch the video below to see People's Choice host Jane Lynch have a laugh of her own, parodying Steve Harvey's infamous Miss Universe flub.