Ellen DeGeneres at 2016 People's Choice Awards
Ellen DeGeneres voices the lead character in "Finding Dory". Pixar has released photos of two new characters in the film. Here, Degeneres poses backstage with her Humanitarian Award and Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host during the People's Choice Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, California January 6, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Ellen DeGeneres, who broke the record for the 'Maximum People's Choice Award Wins' in 2015 with 15 awards in the kitty, has bested her own record by winning the 'Favourite Humanitarian' and 'Favourite Daytime TV Host' awards at the 2016 People's Choice Awards. This brings her number to 17 awards.

During the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, DeGeneres, who has won the ‘Favourite Daytime TV Host’ for the 10th time, was honoured as the 'Favourite Humanitarian.' Actress Melissa McCarthy took the stage and introduced DeGeneres. She outlined why she thought the TV Show host deserved the honour.

“[Ellen] 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 within seconds, do something so generous that I end up crying my eye out for a completely different reason,” said McCarthy.

DeGeneres accepted the award and kept the audience in stitches with her sense of humour.

“Would I call myself the Mother Theresa of talk shows? No, but I’m sure someone out there has!” she joked before insisting how important it is to be kind. “I think kindness is something that we should all have. We need more of that out there"

As the recipient of this year’s honor, DeGeneres chose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the beneficiary of Walgreen’s annual donation.

In 2015, the award went to Ben Affleck for his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative. Singer Jennifer Hudson won in 2014 for her work with the Julian D. King Foundation.