2016 People's Choice Awards: Behind the scenes

2016 People's Choice Awards: Behind the scenes

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Text: Adibah Isa

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Glam squads, winners, losers (whoops — nominees we mean) and all the drama involved in an awards show — here's what went down behind the scenes at the 2016 People's Choice Awards

1. With cameras on the stars, it's a must to get their makeup and hair on point. Natalie Dormer and Julianne Hough know that the struggle is real, while Lucy Hale's hair and makeup artist shows off her work. But sometimes, what's really important is grabbing a bite, like what Quantico star and our #WomanCrushWednesday Priyanka Chopra showed.

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juleshoughZip me in baby! Ready to present with my #pinkladies tonight at the People's choice awards! Who's watching?!

kristin_essHow do you secure a short bob in a super-textured-romantic-Victorian-inspired-braidy-updo in torrential downpour? Pin & pray.

priyankachopraRed carpet prep!!! Yummmmmm! #PCAs tonight #BurgersAreTheBest

2. Car selfies and last minute calls with a reliable partner are a great way to keep nerves in check.
Whether it's Sia's breakout dancer Maddie Ziegler and her mother rallying support or Pretty Little Liars' stars Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell sneaking in a little face-to-face action, a friend in need is a friend indeed.

itsashbenzoFaceTime w the wife before the awards @shaym #peopleschoice

dancemommelissa31On our way to #PCA's with @maddieziegler. Wish her luck!!

3.  Red carpet and show activities: Selfie duty for stars and their mates, and a chance to show your devil-may-care attitude.
Even though the cameras might be on you, it's always best to get one of your own — Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell had her selfie game ready. As for internet personality Nash Grier, the red carpet was just a way for him to sit back and relax. The cast of Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars also get cosy during the show, which was hosted by Jane Lynch.


nashgrierOn the red carpet like

hellojerrikaHello from the #PeoplesChoiceAwards! (With a bonus photo bomb from Marcia Gay Harden!!) 

sleepinthegardnI mean. Is there any doubt as to which one of us is the prettiest liar? #peopleschoiceaward

janelynchofficialAngel from HEAVEN. Am I right?

4. The winners took all.
Congratulations abound to Dakota Johnson for winning Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress, although she unfortunately experienced a wardrobe malfunction while accepting her award. The Big Bang Theory won two: Favourite TV show and Network TV comedy. Chris Hemsworth took home the Favourite Movie Action Actor award.

@peopleschoice yes


@peopleschoice | Chris Hemsworth

5. It's a wrap!
Even the prettiest of hairdos need some down time. Lucy Hale unveils her messed up waves, which looks like a mop of effortless post-beach twirls.

  lucyhaleWhat happens when you take a crown braid out after 6 hours. @kristin_ess ok really to bed now.