From Joel McHale’s absolutely hilarious monologue, to the incredibly touching speech by Caitlyn Jenner, and everything in between, the 2015 ESPY Awards were filled with must-see moments.
Since the ESPYs were three hours long, we were very lucky that it was filled with pretty much everything you want in an award show. Of course, we have to start at the top with the host, Joel McHale, who opened with quite the monologue — throwing jabs at Justin Bieber, Bill Cosby and Tiger Woods!
“It has been 22 years since a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup,” Joel said. “It’s also been 22 years since Canada’s own, Justin Bieber, was conceived. It’s not a coincidence, Canada. It’s not… You know what you have to do.” Alright, it was a little dark but we totally laughed. He also took shots at Tiger, right in front of his ex Lindsey Vonn, who played best sport ever, and smiled at the camera.
Ben Affleck Honors Derek Jeter
Another moment we couldn’t help but smile at was Derek Jeter, winning the Icon Award. He was introduced by Ben Affleck, a diehard Boston fan who actually said that as a Boston fan, Jeter broke his heart many many times — and again when he retired. Well, we’re right there with ya.
Devon Still Brings Everyone To Tears
On a more serious note, one of the most moving moments of all was Devon Still being presented with the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award for the way he supports his daughter, Leah who is battling cancer. He gave a moving speech that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. She even sent a message from home saying thank you for everyone’s support while she “beat up cancer.”
Caitlyn Jenner Changes It All
And the tears just continued. US Women’s Soccer champ, Abby Womach presented Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Award. It was not surprising that after a moving video of Caitlyn’s journey, the crowd was crying (as was I), and gave her a standing ovation. With all the kids there to support her, as well as her mother, she delivered quite the moving speech, focusing on raising awareness to help the transgender community be recognized. “It’s about all of us accepting one another. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing,” she said. Yes, you are right Caitlyn.
What was your favorite part of the ESPYs?
— Emily Longeretta