Ellen to receive humanitarian award

LOS ANGELES: Ellen DeGeneres is receiving a humanitarian award, and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is reaping the benefits.

Producers of the People’s Choice Awards announced on January 4 that DeGeneres will be recognised as the Favourite Humanitarian at the ceremony of January 6. The honour comes with a $200,000 donation from Walgreens, which DeGeneres is directing toward the hospital.

She joked that the award “sums me up perfectly as I am both a human and an itarian.”

DeGeneres is also nominated for Favourite Talk Show Host at the fan-voted People’s Choice Awards, which will be presented at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS.