The people have spoken: the 2016 People’s Choice Awards was awesome! The Jan. 6 event celebrated the biggest names in music, movies, and television — so of course it would have some incredible moments. From Jane Lynch dancing and dissing to Vin Diesel getting emotional, here’s a look at all that went down.
The people had the power during the 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards and they used it to celebrate some of their favorite celebs! With Glee and Angel From Hell star Jane Lynch, 55, hosting the star-studded gala, anything could happen — and it did! Jack Black, 46, almost got naked and Steve Harvey, 58, totally got burned. Vin Diesel, 48, cried and Jason Derulo, 26 left them thirsty for more. There was even a guy who crashed the stage!
Anyone and everyone was at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, as the award show present honors to musicians, movie stars and social media sensations. Fans awaited eagerly to see if their favorite stars would take home the prize. But before a single award could be given, Jane had to kick off the show with an amazing musical number! She name dropped everyone from Johnny Depp to Fetty Wap before inventing a new dance!
From there, the People’s Choice Awards just got better. The show made sure to bring the funny from the start and what’s more hilarious than Jack Black dropping his pants! Thanks to some fault virtual reality goggles (that lacked the virtual reality,) the Kung Fu Panda star thought he was in his bathroom at home. Whoops! Of course, Jane couldn’t let Jack steal the spotlight. She topped his stunt by pulling an epic diss that totally mocked Steve Harvey over his unforgettable Miss Universe mistake. She got a little help from Thomas Lennon from The Odd Couple and…Miss Colombia?!
It wasn’t all fun and games. When Furious 7 won both Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Movie, Vin Diesel was so overwhelmed by the love for him and the late Paul Walker, he just broke down crying. Then, when he remembered the happiness he had with his co-star and brother, he broke out into song. Maybe Vin should leave the singing to Jason Derulo, one of the evening’s performers. The “Want To Want Me” singer got everyone grooving in their seats and feeling the heat, thanks to his sizzling performance!
Ellen DeGeneres also brought joy and tears, and a shirtless Chris Hemsworth when she accepted this year’s People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian. Her award speech was as funny as when Sandra Bullock spoke about her son while accepting the honor for Favorite Movie Actress. How sweet!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a party without a gatecrasher. The ladies of The Talk were accepting their award for Favorite Daytime Talk Team, and while Sara Gilbert was talking, a guy grabbed the mic from her. Rude! This wannabe Kanye West said something before Sharon Osbourne kicked him in the butt and off the stage. Sharon also flipped the bird at the guy, causing CBS to cut away to the audience.
With so many, it’s hard to pick which one was the best. What was your favorite moment of the People’s Choice Awards, HollywoodLifers? If you think you missed anything, check out the gallery of all the show’s highlights!