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Every time we think award season is officially over, we turn around and there’s another Country Music Award ceremony – we’re not complaining, though. Wednesday night, the annual CMT Music Awards were held in Nashville. Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow and Dancing With the Stars host Erin Andrews hosted the star-studded evening of country celebration, powerhouse performances, and Carrie Underwood being dubbed the Queen of Country.

Here are the top five moments from the night:

1. Carrie Underwood Kills It

Carried Underwood gave birth just a few months ago in February and hasn’t appeared on a red carpet since. Fans were prepared to give Underwood some leeway on her usually hot and sexy red carpet ensembles – but we didn’t have to. Underwood stepped on the carpet looking better than ever (thanks to that extra momma glow) and then she strutted in the arena and took home three awards, including Collaborative Video of the Year for her song “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert.

2. Brittany Snow And The Belltones

It’d be almost weird if this didn’t happen – Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow who co-hosted the evening took to the stage to give the fans what they want - some aca-awesome music. We’re happy she kicked off the night by pointing out the obvious – Snow can sing too, y’all!

3. Kristen Bell Interjects

Last year’s CMT host Kristen Bell took the opportunity to shed some light on the do’s and don’t’s of hosting this particular award show – and Bell answered the question that we’ve all been thinking. How is it physically possible to host an award show while staring into the eyes of country’s hunkiest rockstars?

Bell advised Andrews and Snow, “Don’t look Luke Bryan in the eyes, it’s a beautiful lagoon and you’ll drown in it.” Also, “You’re going to want to call Darius Rucker Hootie…don’t.”

4. Joe Dirt…No Thanks

We thought this moviee was laid to bed a while ago, but fans were surprised to see David Spade take the stage to reprise his role from 14 years ago from Joe Dirt. And by the looks on the hostesses'  faces, they felt the same sentiments as we did: “This is not good.”

At least when Dirt exited the stage, Keith Urban entered.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Cowboy Hat

Tom Arnold and Arnold Schwarzenegger reunited on the CMT stage last night in another movie reprisal stunt. (Why has this happened twice tonight?) Reviving their roles from the 1994 action film, True Lies, the two actors took the stage at Bridgestone Arena to present rhe Video of the Year award to recurring winner of the night, Carrie Underwood. Arnold, who announced this week that he’s expecting his second child, accompanied the former California governor in a small skit with hosts Andrews and Snow.

Schwarzenegger performed as a ‘Guuber’ driver who was giving Snow and Andrews a lift to the award show, but stopped by to pick up Arnold who was sporting a full beard. 

What were your favorite highlights of the night? 

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In true Broadway fashion, this year's Tony Awards were stock full of amazing performances from the night's nominees. From the beautiful twirling gowns in the cast of The King And I's performance, to the dramatic pirate fashion worn by the Finding Neverland cast, the performances were truly a sight to behold.

Hosts, Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth, started the night out strong with a memorable opening number.

The cast of Something Rotten treated the audience to an absolutely hilarious performance (make sure to watch this one where you're able to laugh out loud.)

The performance from The King and I cast pulled at the heartstrings of anyone who was ever a high school theater kid.

Only the cast of On The Town could pull off sailor suits so well.

Vanessa Hudgens truly proved that she's more than just a Disney channel star in her performance with the cast of Gigi.

Warning: watching the On The Twentieth Century performance will give you the sudden urge to raid their wardrobe department for all the fantastic gowns.

Fun Home definitely wins for the most emotional performance of the night. Make sure to keep a handkerchief on hand while watching this one.

Chita Rivera proved that she definitely has still got it during her performance with the cast of This Visit

The performance by the cast of American in Paris definitely had some of the most beautiful footwork of the night.

Kelsey Grammer as Captain Hook is one of the most perfect casting choices we've ever seen. He absolutely crushes it during his performance with the Finding Neverland cast.

The performance from the It Shoulda Been You cast was one of the stand outs of the night with killer vocals and a fantastic ending.

Everyone's favorite Jersey Boys closed out the show in a pretty fantastic way. It's no wonder why the show has been one of the longest running ones on Broadway.

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An animated celebration of this year’s best and brightest Broadway plays and musicals came to life again on the Tony Awards stage Sunday night in NYC. Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming at the prestigious Radio City Music Hall, this year’s favorite performances including The Elephant Man, Fun Home and An American in Paris took home several honors and awards throughout the evening.

Although choosing the top moments from the night is a difficult task to take on, we’ve recapped our five favorites from the 2015 Tony Awards.

1. Bradley Cooper Jokes

If you were thinking it, Chenoweth and Cumming said it. Before The Elephant Man star took the stage to present the award for Best Actress to Helen Mirren, he was poked fun at by the ribbing hosts. 


“I’m so excited to introduce our first presenter because he’s someone I’ve slept with,” said Chenoweth. “Me too!” Cumming replied.

Chenoweth glared at Cumming and said, “No, I just wanted to get the rumor out!”

2. Fun Home/Phone Home

This punny joke might have not taken off the way Chenoweth and Cumming had hoped.

Kristen Chenoweth, whose physical height played along perfectly with the attempted joke, took the stage in an E.T. costume, paying homage to the infamous “Phone home” line from the Spielberg film – the small skit attempted to be the visual for the multiple awarded Fun Home Broadway play.

3. Awkward Acceptance

Ruthie Ann Miles took home the Tony award for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in The King and I. After confessing to the audience, “This feels like I’m being punked,” Miles continued the rest of her speech by reading directly off her iPhone – thoughtfully prepared but uncomfortable to watch. She also added in, “Please recycle.”

After a substantial amount of rambling, the evening’s dancing troupe took the stage as a cue for Miles to wrap it up.

4. Seinfeld on Stage

Fan favorites Larry David and Jason Alexander took the stage to poke fun at themselves for getting severely snubbed at this year’s Tony Awards. Their comedy, Fish in the Dark, went without recognition which ended up paying off for this comedic skit.

“The true measure of a man is not to be nominated and still show up to read a list of names of those who are nominated,” Alexander shared. David replied, “That’s a big man; That’s a big, big man.”

“You say ‘big man’; others might say ‘loser,’” quipped back Alexander.

David wrote and starred in the play, which opened March 5 of this year, and the play had threads of invoking anti-Semitism throughout.

“If by ‘loser,’ you’re referring to a man who’s greeted eight times a week by 1,000 people that stand as one, applauding until their hands are raw, cheering until their voices are spent, whispering, ‘He’s so much better looking in person,’ and laughing until their faces are contorted in an anguished mask,” David continued, “that can best be described as sort of Bell’s palsy.”

5. Helen Mirren on Stage

The last highlight of the evening actually goes to one of the beginning moments of the award ceremony. The first award of the evening was honoring leading actress in a play. Helen Mirren took home the honor and kicked off the night with an elegant acceptance speech and perhaps, one of the best dresses of the night.

Winning for her portrayal as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, she graciously said, “This is an unbelievable honor. I am so thrilled.” 

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The annual Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out Sunday and some notable winners of the night included various honors for the Amazon series, Transparent.

There were a number of surprising winners of the night including a couple awards that went home with AMC’s Better Call Saul. Check out the list of winners below!

Winners of the 2015 Critics’ Choice TV Awards

Best Drama Series: The Americans (FX)

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire (FOX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lorraine Toussaint, Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Sam Elliott, Justified (FX)

Best Comedy Series: Silicon Valley (HBO)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon)

Best Animated Series: Archer (FX)

Best Talk Show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Best Movie Made for Television: Bessie (HBO)

Best Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Best Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: David Oyelowo, Nightingale (HBO)

Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)

Best Reality Series: Shark Tank (ABC)

Best Reality Competition Series: Face Off (SyFy)

Best Reality Series Host: Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)

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