Johnny Depp People’s Choice Awards Video: “Movie Icon” Thanks Fans At PCAs – WATCH
Johnny Depp won Favorite Movie Icon at Wednesday’s 2017 People’s Choice Awards, where he thanked fans for sticking by him during “bad” times. Watch below.
At the end of the two-hour live broadcast, Jada Pinkett Smith came on stage to reveal the winner of the final award. Despite competition from Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington, it was announced that Depp had won Favorite Movie Icon. To everyone’s surprise, he emerged from the audience to come on stage, even though he wasn’t among the night’s confirmed attendees, like virtually every other winner.
After extended cheers from the fan-packed crowd, Depp said, “I came here tonight for one reason and one reason only: For you the people, [who] through whatever good times or bad, have stood by me and trusted me. You very, very graciously invited me here once again tonight, so I appreciate that very much. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.”
The actor went on, “I was very deeply affected by the kindness of your well-wishes to my family and myself, which is why it’s especially meaningful for me to be here in front of you to say thank you and tell you that I truly feel that need to thank you, because in all honesty, we all know that none of us, especially me, wouldn’t be standing up here tonight if it wasn’t for you.”
Depp, of course, was making vague allusions to his contentious divorce from Amber Heard, and the domestic violence allegations she leveled against him. Depp’s attendance tonight marked his first awards show appearance since their split drama unfolded last June. Check out full video from the PCAs below.