The 2016 Teen Choice Awards were the place to be on July 31, and we’ve got all your best show moments and highlights in photos right here. So check out Ne-Yo’s powerful anti-gun violence performance, Justin Timberlake getting a big award from Kobe Bryant and so much more!
Near the end of the show, the most powerful and heartbreaking moment came when Jessica Alba, 35, appeared with nine young relatives of victims of gun violence. Ne-Yo sang the classic Marvin Gaye hit “What’s Going On” which comes as such a poignant message and was meant to uplift and give hope for the future. He then was joined by Jessica and the courageous teens who called for an end to the senseless gun violence that took their loved ones.
A big moment in the evening came when Kobe Bryant, 37, showed up to present Justin Timberlake, 35, with the Decade Award for his amazing solo career. It was a favor returned as JT presented the retired L.A. Laker with the Icon Award back on July 13 at the ESPYs so these two are sure having an awards show summer together! Justin’s speech had the teens in the audience on their feet with excitement to have the pop God in their presence!
There were so many amazing performances, with the likes of Flo Rida, 36, Charlie Puth, 24 and Jason Derulo, 28, thrilling the audience with songs that brought the audience to their feet and got the crowd really moving. Flo totally got the show off to the most amazing start EVER with a medley of three of his biggest hits, including “My House, “Good Feeling” and “Right Round,” before debuting his brand new song “Zillionaire,” which absolutely brought down the house. Charlie killed it with his hit “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” as the teen girls in the audience sang along, loving every minute of it, and Jason closed out the show with a rousing rendition of “Want To Want Me.”
Other awesome moments happened when hottie Chris Evans, 35, won for Choice Movie Actor in a Fantasy or Drama, and Captain America himself showed up to pick up his award and was a little bit in shock. He told the audience that he’d, “always wanted” one of the show’s signature surfboard trophies and was so stoked to be holding onto it.
The adorable cast of Pretty Little Liars picked up the surfboard for Choice TV Drama, and Ashley Benson, 26, thanked the audience on behalf of the rest of the ladies, so thrilled that going into their seventh season they’re still at the top of the game with their Freeform show. The ladies looked SO beautiful!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the 2016 Teen Choice Awards? Did all of your favorite stars show up?