The People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, Jan. 6 was the first big award ceremony of this year. It was held at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and hosted by “Glee” star Jane Lynch who sang and danced and poked fun at fellow comedian and host Steve Harvey, reported CNN on Thursday. Some interesting things happened at the ceremony in addition to honoring the year’s pop-culture favorites from movies, TV, music, gaming and social media.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a 20-year-old aspiring musician made it to the stage and interrupted the women of “The Talk.” Zacari Nicasio took the microphone away from Sara Gilbert, producer and co-host of the CBS daytime talk show. Sheryl Underwood shooed him off the stage while Sharon Osbourne kicked him twice so Gilbert could finish her acceptance speech for the favorite daytime TV hosting team award.
Nicasio said he does this often. He indicated that he also crashed Kris Jenner’s 60th birthday party. He says he is trying to make a name for himself and that he went to the People’s Choice Awards “to tell everybody who I was.” Nicasio was handcuffed backstage, but he wasn’t charged. Later, he said he is demanding an apology from the co-hosts of “The Talk.”
The wrong man was featured as the winner of the favorite social media star. When the winner, Buzzfeed’s Matt Bellassai was announced, an excited fan sitting in front of him was the one who was accidentally shown on camera.
On her way to accept the dramatic movie actress award for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dakota Johnson experienced a wardrobe malfunction when presenter Leslie Mann gave her a congratulatory hug. Johnson joked about the situation by saying, “Well, it’s not like nobody here hasn’t already seen my boobs.”
All three of Shonda Rhimes’ shows were in competition for favorite network TV drama. “Grey’s Anatomy” won over “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Scandal.” “Empire” and “Gotham” were also in that same category. Interestingly, the women of Rhimes’ shows were also in another category together. Ellen Pompeo from “Grey’s Anatomy” won the favorite dramatic TV actress award over Kerry Washington in “Scandal” and Viola Davis in “How to Get Away with Murder.
Taraji P. Henson from “Empire” was also in that category.
Sandra Bullock and Vin Diesel gave emotional speeches. Bullock accepted the award for favorite movie actress. She took time out to talk about her son and admiration for fellow nominees. Diesel, who took home two trophies for “Furious 7,” got teary-eyed remembering his late co-star Paul Walker.
Johhny Depp wasn’t seated in the audience, but the actor showed up when his name was called as the winner for the favorite dramatic movie actor. It turns out the “Black Mass” star was hiding backstage. Ellen DeGeneres won two awards; one for daytime TV host and the Humanitarian Award. She broke her own record by having won a total of 17 People’s Choice Awards.