Maybe the 2012 People’s Choice Awards should have been called “The Father Knows Best Awards!”
Why? Of the stars who took home that coveted teardrop trophy, an impressive number were actors and singers who hold the even-more-coveted title of Dad.
Take Johnny Depp here. He was a double winner, first for Favorite Movie Actor and then for Favorite Animated Movie Voice for playing the title role in Rango. But when he’s not in front of the camera or emoting in front of a microphone, he’s the father of Jack and Lily-Rose (by longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis).
Other proud papas who got the People’s vote include a superstar rapper, a movie vet and a sitcom star who’s busy with a twin boy and girl.
Take a look at the dads who won!
Adam Sandler 1 of 5"Jack and Jill" may have been panned by critics, but folks love him anyway - he was named Favorite Comedic Movie Actor. Offscreen, he's the father of daughters Sadie and Sunny.
Neil Patrick Harris 2 of 5He's our favorite too! Voted Favorite TV Comedy Actor for "How I Met Your Mother" (which won for Favorite Network TV Comedy), Harris and partner David Burtka dote on their 1-year-old twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott.
Hugh Jackman 3 of 5Is there nothing the man can't do? He acts, sings, dances and is sexy without even trying. He's also the father of 11-year-old Oscar and 6-year-old Ava. Now he can add his People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Star to the list.
Eminem 4 of 5Still winning fans' hearts - he took home the trophy for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist - Em is dad to 16-year-old Hailey Jade. He's also the adoptive father to his two daughters by his ex-wife, and the guardian to his half-brother.
Morgan Freeman 5 of 5Freeman, the father of four from several relationships, took home the honor of Favorite Movie Icon.
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