If there’s one thing we know about Darren Criss, it’s that he’s a fantastic awards show host, so we were sure he’d do a bang-up job as the master of ceremonies at the Teen Choice Awards on August 11. Criss didn’t disappoint: The Glee favorite had great chemistry with co-host Lucy Hale, Criss and the cast of the hit FOX show paid an emotional tribute to late star Cory Monteith, and he also gave fans a silly behind-the-scenes peek of the show via Instagram. Check out Criss’ photo and video scrapbook of the big night below, and see him rub elbows with Demi Lovato, the guys from One Direction and even that pesky Oscar winner Sandra Bullock.
The day before the ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheater in L.A., Criss got a “little too excited” and jumped the gun. Oh, Darren.
Criss, who is a part of McKinley High's New Directions glee club on the FOX hit, points out a typo on one of the dressing rooms backstage: “Guys, you spelled ‘New’ wrong.”
Being an awards show host is hard work! Criss unwinds with a tram ride around Universal Studios.
The Glee star has a lovely chat with Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez—until Sandra Bullock decides to butt in.
It’s game time! Darren reviews his itinerary before the show. Or should we say, “itinerario.”
Awww! Criss cuddles up to his co-host Lucy Hale for an adorable prom photo.
Criss chills backstage while One Direction performs their Teen Choice Award-winning song, “Best Song Ever.”
After a long night of hosting, it’s time for a nap! (Also, apparently “Harry Styles just twerked.”)