The E! People’s Choice Awards took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Sunday night (Nov. 11). Some of the biggest stars in entertainment made appearances as Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and John Legend put on stellar performances. Minaj opened the show with Tyga to perform their hit “Dip” live for the first time. The rapper also took home the awards for female artist of 2018 and album of the year for Queen. Victoria Beckham was honored with the fashion icon award and slipped a Spice Girls reference into her speech, eliciting thunderous cheers from the audience.
What didn’t you catch on the E! broadcast? Check out the list of top 5 things you weren’t able to see on television during the People’s Choice Awards.
1. Terry Crews Takes Selfies During Commercial Breaks
Early on in the show, actor Terry Crews took a moment to go over and grab a selfie during a commercial break. He walked over to Isaiah Mustafa, who plays Luke Garroway on Freeform’s Shadowhunters series and is the iconic face of Old Spice commercials. The two grabbed a few selfies and it wasn’t long until Mustafa’s co-star, Harry Shum Jr. jumped in for one as well.
2. John Legend Warms Up & Waves to Fans
Minutes before the show was live again, it took six men to wheel out the baby grand piano that John Legend would perform on. They brought it out and had Legend warm up on it during the commercial break. When the video prior to his performance was rolling, he sat at the piano and waved back to fans with a huge grin on his face. Legend then performed a moving rendition of U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” which earned him a standing ovation.
3. RuPaul Alum Courtney Act Jams Out During Rita Ora’s Performance
Viewers at home may have not have seen just how much Courtney Act was grooving to Rita Ora’s performance. When Ora took the stage to perform her newest single “Let You Love Me,” Courtney Act was here for it. She had her entire table get up and dance, hands up and grooving to Ora’s upbeat pop song.
4. “Sicko Mode” Got the Fans Going
Although Travis Scott was not in attendance, his song “Sicko Mode” was played during one of the commercial breaks and really got the crowd up and moving. With the show reaching about the halfway mark, fans were energetic and letting loose during the breaks. Conveniently this also happened to be when Tyga got up from his table to leave and take a break. He probably isn’t Scott’s biggest fan due to their ongoing beef concerning his ex, Kylie Jenner.
5. Fans Stuck With Celebs After The Show
After the show ended and Darren Criss gave the final “Thank you everyone!” fans headed off the risers to exit. For some reason, the exits hadn’t been opened so fans ended up mixing onto the floor where the celebrities were seated. Confused looks where shot around by both the fans and celebrities who all wondered how to get out. Luckily after a few minutes, and potentially after a few selfies with some of the artists, everyone was able to leave the arena. On the bright side, fans were able to rub elbows with some of the most iconic figures in music, film, and television during this short hiccup.