"The people's choice? At 93?" an incredulous White asked the crowd

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
January 07, 2015 10:35 PM
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It’s finally official – Betty White is a TV legend.

At the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, the actress won the TV icon award. But before she could accept the honor (and make one hilarious speech), Captain America himself, Chris Evans, nearly stole the spotlight when he – handsomely – offered his elbow to White, escorting her onto the stage.

Husband material!

“Oh my goodness,” said White, 93, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. “When Melissa McCarthy [won the award for favorite comedic movie actress], she said she’d stay with us as long as you’d let her.”

“Well, you abused the privilege with me!” she quipped.

White continued, “Can you imagine – the people’s choice? At 93? I mean, that’s ridiculous! Oh, thank you with all my heart. Thank you.”

Taking over from Evans, Ellen DeGeneres held White’s hand to escort her off the stage.

(Also, not to belabor the point or anything, but this Tweet from the People’s Choice Awards following Evans’s win for favorite action movie star speaks for us.)

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