Even before all the glitz and glamor of the 2014 People’s Choice Awards officially kicked off, the red carpet — hosted by Dave Karger, SuChin Pak and Tim Gunn — provided an entire award shows worth of entertaining moments. Here are a few of the must-see moments you may have missed on this year’s red carpet extravaganza!
1. Lucy Hale is surprised with a Favorite Cable TV Actress Award!
How can anyone not be absolutely charmed by Lucy Hale’s genuine reaction to receiving her People’s Choice Award? Our two favorite Lucy Hale reactions: “It’s real and it has my name on it!” and “Do I get to take it with me?”
2. Ian Somerhalder accepts his Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Award on the red carpet.
The 2014 People’s Choice Awards was certainly a night for Ian Somerhalder to remember. Before the ceremony kicked off, The Vampire Diaries star graciously accepted the award for Favorite Sci-Fi Fantasy TV Actor and attributed the success of his popular CW program to alchemy. Hmm… perhaps Ian Somerhalder really is a vampire.
3. Happy belated birthday to The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus.
Not only did Reedus accept the Favorite Cable TV Drama award on behalf of his zombie thwarting co-stars, but he also got a surprise birthday cupcake with a “Daryl Dixon approved” blue motorcycle on top. Delicious and practical.
4. Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings: Two hosts with the most!
We knew we’d be in for an amazing hosting performance after we watched these 2 Hilarious Girls improv with one another on the red carpet. Find out what made Behrs say, “If Jennifer Lawrence can do it anyone can do it. She can do no wrong in my book.”
5. Naya Rivera and Lea Michele win the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Gal Pals!
Rivera debuted her new lighter hair while accepting the award for Favorite TV Gal Pals. Plus, the Glee star dishes about her favorite type of music to sing in the shower.
6. Nina Dobrev is most starstruck by actress…
Well, we’ll let the stunning actress tell you herself!
Bonus (1/13/14): We finally have the official video of Originals star Joseph Morgan accepting the award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series. Watch below!
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