People's Choice Awards 2016
Former Glee actress Jane Lynch hosted the People's Choice Awards 2016Kevin Winter/Getty Images

It was certainly an eventful evening at the People's Choice Awards 2016. Former Glee star Jane Lynch, who hosted the ceremony, kicked off the night with an amusing rendition of Walk The Moon's hit single Shut Up And Dance before launching into various other choreographies.

Once the evening was underway, the lucky winners were announced while the audience were treated to appearances from a host of celebrities.

Held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 6 January 2016, the awards saw Furious 7 win the coveted favourite movie gong, while Magic Mike XXL star Channing Tatum was named favourite actor, and the Minion's Sandra Bullock awarded favourite actress.

Other proud winners included daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres who took home the favourite humanitarian award, while teen Maddie Ziegler won the seriously popular accolade.

IBTimes UK takes a look back at the other highlights from the People's Choice Awards 2016:

Sharon Osbourne takes on stage-crasher

It should have been a proud moment for the hosts of The Talk but their moment of glory in the spotlight after winning favourite daytime TV hosting team was rudely interrupted by a man who invaded the stage.

The stage-crasher, identifying himself as Zacari Nicasio, ran up to the microphone just as Sara Gilbert was accepting the award and proceeded to promote his new album. However, her co-host Sharon Osbourne was far from pleased and kicked Nicasio twice while barking: "Get the f**k off my stage."

Steve Harvey gaff mocked in spoof

It was only matter of time before Steve Harvey was ridiculed at an awards ceremony and Jane Lynch took the first honour. Similar to Harvey wrongly announcing Miss Colombia as Miss Universe in December 2015, Lynch announced The Odd Couple star Thomas Lennon as the winner of an award before jokingly claiming to have said the wrong name. She quipped: "Listen, it's my fault, I didn't bother to come to dress rehearsal and man, I just read the card wrong."

Vin Diesel gives emotional tribute to Paul Walker

It was a successful night for action movie Furious 7, which won two awards during the evening, but also an incredibly emotional one for the film's lead star Vin Diesel. The actor fought back the tears as he accepted one of the awards and gave a tribute to the movie's late star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013.

Diesel told the audience: "When we didn't want to come back to filming when the tragedy was too heavy, it was the love of everyone combined that saw us through to the end," before singing a rendition of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's See You Again, which features on the film's soundtrack.

Britney Spears doesn't turn up

Fans had been hoping to see Spears on-stage at the awards but the Work Bitch singer was a no-show after falling ill. Apologising for her absence and accepting her award via social media, Spears told her Instagram followers: "I wish I could have been at the People's Choice Awards tonight but I started feeling sick.

"Thank you so much for voting for me for Favorite Social Media Celebrity! This is dedicated to my fans, the Britney Army – without you this would not be possible. I love that I can share my world with you and that you are so supportive of me. Remember to be kind online and spread love."

Shawn Mendes performs with Camila Cabello

Making for the perfect pop pairing, Mendes and Fifth Harmony's Cabello shared the stage to perform I Know What You Did Last Summer, which they co-wrote. The performance began with an acoustic solo from Mendes of his hit single Stitches before Cabello joined him for the duet.

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