Missed the PMAs? Check Out the Night's Best Moments
THE GUYS OF MAROON 5 WERE SEXY, SEXY BEASTS
And you thought their music video for “Animals” was – how do we put this gently? – steamy: The band’s performance of their hit single (you know, the one that includes lines like, “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight/Hunt you down, eat you alive”) was exactly as wild as we were dreaming of, which is our way of saying that howled and it made us feel things.
AND WE'RE STILL SQUEALING OVER 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
There are a lot of things we like about rockers 5 Seconds of Summer, including their cover of “What I Like About You.” We could tell you how great their PMAs performance was, but we figure your ears are still ringing from the collective screams of millions of teen girls around the world.
CHLOË GRACE MORETZ DIDN'T LET HER SPRAIN STOP HER
We’ve all suffered for fashion – hello, Spanx – but we’ll never complain again after watching Moretz accept PMAs honors for Next Generation Star in heels with a sprained knee. “Usually in show business, they say, ‘Break a leg,’” she said as she took the mic. “For me, it’d be more befitting to say, ‘Sprain a knee,’ because I can barely walk right now. So, sorry for my graceful entrance!”
JON HAMM MADE EVERYONE LAUGH
We were almost too distracted by good looks to fully hear his TV Performance of the Year acceptance speech, but good thing we held it together: “Mostly I want to thank you all for welcoming me and all of us here at the first class lounge at LAX,” joked the Mad Men star of the decked-out Beverly Hilton. “I have some flight updates: The 7:30 to SFO is on-time, and the two redeyes to JFK have been delayed … also, the Wi-Fi password is ‘pomegranate.’”
GWEN STEFANI DID DATE NIGHT RIGHT
Dinner and a movie just won’t do for , who capped off her Thursday date night alongside husband Gavin Rossdale with some new bling (a PMAs trophy for Style Icon of the Year) plus a show-stopping performance of her single “Spark the Fire,” with The Voice co-mentor Pharrell Williams.
MINDY KALING & CHRIS MESSINA MADE US BLUSH
The Mindy Project lovebirds accepted the PMA for TV Couple of the Year, and happily put their on-screen chemistry on display in the almost-kiss to end all almost-kisses.
GIRL POWER RULED
With major honorees like , , and Kate Upton, we knew the PMAs would be the ultimate ladies’ night – and we were inspired. “Sexy to me means someone who is confident and happy, and that’s the person I always strive to be,” Sexiest Woman honoree Upton said while accepting honors. Added Hudson in her empowering acceptance speech for Role Model of the Year: “The joy of living authentically and fearlessly is the life that I would like to live.”