This is so great — and well-deserved!
Ellen DeGeneres has been chosen to receive the fourth annual People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, the organization announced on Monday morning!
Video: Watch Ellen Surprise A Pair Of VERY Excited Twins!
The comedienne and TV talk show host will officially be given the award, presented by Walgreens, on Wednesday, January 6 during the televised ceremony.
But just like the funny woman Ellen is, she couldn't resist a little humor when she heard the news; she wrote (below):
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It's nice to see award shows recognizing those who give back to the community!
BET handed out a well-deserved Humanitarian Award to the Reverend Al Sharpton Sunday night!
He was celebrated, in part, for his voter education efforts, his tireless pursuit of civil rights, and being of general service to the African American community for many decades!
And thanks for all your hard work!
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People are always talking about Sean Penn's humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti, but on Thursday he was finally honored for it.
The actor received the 2012 Peace Summit Award for his work in the foreign country, which includes managing the J/P Haitian Relief Organization AND being the first non-Haitian to be designated an ambassador-at-large for Haitian President Michel Martelly.
While accepting the award in the presence of the Dalai Lama on a Chicago stage, Penn urged for more foreign aid by saying:
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