Whoa, Priyanka Chopra, way to begin the year. The actress, last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, has won the People's Choice Award for 'Favourite Actress In A New TV Series' for her ongoing American TV drama Quantico, reported Miss Malini.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 7, 2016
Chopra has become the first ever South Asian actor to win at the People's Choice Awards, which has been held annually since 1975, celebrating film, TV, music, and Internet personalities working in the United States.
While Quantico failed to convert a nomination in the 'Favourite New TV Drama' category into a win (it lost to Supergirl), Chopra managed to win the award over veteran film and TV actresses such as Lea Michele, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marcia Gay Hayden, and Emma Roberts.
As news broke of her win on Thursday morning in India, her fans — many of whom voted for her to win — tweeted ecstatically.
— Samaher| Quantico (@mo0o0dy) January 7, 2016
A video of her acceptance speech, next to Full House actor John Stamos (who won 'Favourite Actor In A New TV Series' for his new show Grandfathered) can be watched above.
For the full list of winners, head here.
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