It was a night of great music, funny acceptance speeches – and some poignant moments, too

By Tim Nudd
Updated December 19, 2014 08:30 AM
Credit: Kevin Mazur/PMA2014/WireImage; Kevin Winter/PMA2014/Getty

Sexy, silly and scintillating.

The first-ever PEOPLE Magazine Awards had it all on Thursday night, from show-stopping musical performances to amusing and empowering acceptance speeches.

We’ve collected some of our favorite highlights in the video above.

From a hobbled Chloë Grace Moretz to a hilarious Jon Hamm, there was no shortage of one-liners on stage. And Kate Hudson and Kate Upton, meanwhile, both went with more inspirational speeches.

Throw in Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina’s hot moment, and it was certainly an inaugural PMAs to remember.