Priyanka Chopra has done it again!
After becoming the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice Award last year, the Quantico star cemented her star power during tonight’s telecast by walking away with the win for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress.
Chopra bested TV stalwarts Ellen DeGeneres, Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, and Viola Davis for the honor.
During her acceptance speech, Chopra — who made it to the show despite suffering a concussion on the set of Quantico last week — said
“Thank you to the people— this has been an incredible journey every single woman [nominated]…are the reason I joined television [and] being in the same category as them is so overwhelming,” said Chopra. “Thank you to all of you who have accepted me and loved my show.”
Though she’s been acting in Bollywood movies since 2002, Chopra only made her Hollywood debut two years ago as FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico. Just a few months later, fans voted her as their Favorite Actress In A New TV Series at People’s Choice Awards 2016 — making her the first South Asian actress to win a PCA.
Now, with her second consecutive PCA in hand, it’s clear that Chopra’s Hollywood reign is well under way.
Next up, the actress is all set to make her major Hollywood movie debut alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the upcoming Baywatch reboot, which hits theaters this May. (Could we see Chopra competing in the Favorite Movie Acting categories at next year’s PCAs?) In the meantime, fans can catch Chopra on the small screen when season 2 of Quantico picks back on Jan. 23.
Check out the full list of People’s Choice Awards 2017 winners here, and be sure to let us know in the comments what you thought of the show!