Stephen Colbert picks his 1D fave

Congratulations to One Direction, for their win at the 2014 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Band.

Almost as cool as their award was the 1D shoutout from Stephen Colbert, who picked up a trophy for Favorite Late Night Talk Host.

Stephen couldn't make the awards show, but did Skype with the PCAs audience and viewers--dishing on the importance of the awards, as he explained: "Tonight's awards are decided by the people. Not some elite academy of out-of-touch plutocrats. These awards are the purest expression of our founding fathers' democratic ideals. Tonight, the American people stand up and decide which member of One Direction is the cutest."

The Colbert Report host didn't hesitate with his selection, saying, "Obviously it's Liam. Obviously."

Sadly, cutest/hottest band members was not a category for this year's People's Choice Awards...but since we're talking about it, who would get your vote?

source | watch his whole people's choice awards message

smh he didn't choose zayn