In a heartfelt speech backstage, the actress thanked the fans profusely, and let them know that the award belongs just as much to them as it does to her.
“This is amazing! I got a People’s Choice Award!” exclaimed the actress. “I’m really, really grateful for the fans. Thank you for watching, thank you for following my journey and jumping from one series to another and I’m really grateful.”
Amidst her excitement, Alexander also took the time to thank everyone who lobbied for her big win.
“This means a lot to me because it comes from you and you guys took the time to vote and what a great way to kick off the year,” continued Alexander. “I share this with every single one of you, so thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Alexander’s win last night marked her first People’s Choice Award for her portrayal as the forensic pathologist Dr. Maura Isles in TNT’s hit crime drama, Rizzoli & Isles.
Rizzoli & Isles returns for its final season on Feb. 16. Check out the full list of People’s Choice Awards 2016 winners here, and be sure to let us know in the comments what you thought of the show!
Source: PEOPLE’S CHOICE