The People’s Choice Awards 2014 kicked off Hollywood’s awards season Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The fan-voted awards show honored some of the best in TV, music and film. Sandra Bullock and Justin Timberlake led the show with multiple wins.
The event, held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, boasted some cool moments before, after and during the show from the winners and presenters. Here they are:
1. Jennifer Hudson Soars as ‘Favorite Humanitarian’
LL Cool J presented Jennifer Hudson with the Favorite Humanitarian Award for her Julian D. King Gift Foundation. The foundation is named in honor of her slain nephew. Hudson’s foundation provides support for children to help them become productive adults, according to the foundation website.
“It also feels good to see positivity acknowledged,” Hudson said.
The Chicago- born singer discussed the ongoing gun violence in the city that affected her personally when three members of her family died by gunfire in 2o08.
Hudson hopes to help expose children to a different way of life. “There’s more to life than the block you live on,” she said.
Hudson shared the emotional moment with her longtime fiancé, David Otunga and her sister, Julia. She posted a photo on Instagram of all three holding the trophy.
2. Justin Timberlake Wins and Goes to Taco Bell to Celebrate
Justin Timberlake kicked off 2014 with three People’s Choice Awards wins. He won Favorite Male Artist, Favorite R&B Artist and Favorite Album for “The 20/20 Experience.”
3. Ladies of Talk: Ellen and Queen Latifah Represent for the ‘People’
There were major wins for two ladies of daytime talk. Ellen DeGeneres won Favorite Daytime TV Host, helping her cement her place as the most-awarded female in People’s Choice Award history, at 14 total. Queen Latifah won for the first season of her talk show.
DeGeneres talked about one special viewer of her show.
“As a matter of fact, just yesterday I was talking to this lovely African-American woman and she told me she was single and she works 80 hours a week to get by and she looked forward to coming home every night and watching me.”
“And that woman’s name is Oprah Winfrey. I think I am doing something right.”
Latifah, 43, debuted a sleek new bob haircut before the show. “Many thanks to my glam squad,” the Favorite New Talk Show Host winner said on Instagram. Her talk show was recently renewed for a second season.
4. Actor Trifecta: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan & Miles Teller
Zac Efron made his official debut since his jaw injury and he brought along his pals Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. The three actors made for an epic “Young Male Hollywood” trifecta.
The gentlemen will be starring in the movie “That Awkward Moment,” opening at the end of the month. They introduced the award for Best Comedic Movie.
Check out a photo of the guys practicing before they went on stage on Instagram.
Zac and Michael then posted a selfie on Twitter of their having dinner after show. Let’s hope Miles wasn’t too far behind.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) January 9, 2014
5. Sandra Bullock’s Huge Night
Sandra Bullock was one of the fan favorites at the show. Bullock, 49, took home the most awards of the night, including Favorite Movie Actress. “This looks like I spend lonely Friday nights just voting for myself,” Bullock joked of her numerous wins.
The cutest moment happened when Bullock thanked her son Louis, 3, for his support. “Thanks for letting me come out tonight,” Bullock said.
“Sweetie, it’s because people work a lot harder than mommy did to make her look good,” she said to her son about her big wins.