Sandra Bullock wins "Favorite Humanitarian" award

Received honor at People's Choice Awards

Published On: Jan 10 2013 10:05:47 AM EST

Actress Sandra Bullock is getting a big honor.

She's been named "Favorite Humanitarian" at the 2013 People's Choice Awards.
This is the first time this award is being given.

Bullock will be presented with a  Waterford crystal trophy for her philanthropic efforts, especially her commitment to a school in New Orleans.

Those students were heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

The People's Choice Awards is the only major awards show where the winners are chosen by the public at large.