With tons of star power on hand and some of the world’s greatest athletes, comedian and actor Joel McHale hosts the 2015 ESPY Awards live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Named for sports and entertainment titan ESPN, McHale leads the way for a number of high-profile presenters and athletes hoping to pick up at least one of the 32 awards.
The network has fans from around the globe vote on who they want to win such categories as Best Play, Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Team, Best Comeback Athlete, and more.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on all the winners and reaction on social media from fans and other top athletes. We’ll keep a running update of the night’s events so check back regularly.
For a full list of the awards and nominees, visit here.
The show begins at 8 p.m. ET and will be aired by ABC.
[Update 7:08 p.m]-And Ronda Rousey beats out Floyd Mayweather for Best Fighter
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 15, 2015
And Rousey's not the only world class fighter in the house, with the WWE's Bella Twins all set for the night.
— Elektra (@Bellatwinarmys) July 15, 2015
[Update 7:11 p.m.]-The hairstylist for Team USA's Carli Lloyd is clearly proud of her work.
— lanna☪ (@lovehazza29) July 15, 2015
Plus the newest member of the Miami Heat Justise Winslow looks like he's ready to rub elbows with sports' biggest names.
— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 15, 2015
[Update 7:28 p.m.]-Texans defensive end J.J. Watt's taking bets on the red carpet!
— BarDown (@BarDown) July 15, 2015
[Update 7:36 p.m.]-Charlotte Hornets first-round pick Frank Kaminsky is once again rocking his tank-lined suit.
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) July 15, 2015
Plus tweeters seem to be picking up on awkward vibes between Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre.
That whole Brett Farve and Aaron Rodgers thing was really awkward #ESPYS
— Mikey Seymour (@mikey_seymour) July 15, 2015
[Update 7:45 p.m.]-There's a lot of deserving love right now on social media about Devon and Leah Still, who will receiver the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award tonight.
Stuart Scott, Lauren Hill, and Leah Still and her Dad Devon Still are fighters. Even though two are gone. They fought cancer. #courage
— Rachel Lynn (@Rachelmusicfan) July 15, 2015
Not sure what everyone's talking about with Rodgers and Favre. He nearly fell off the stage but Favre was gracious enough to give Rodgers the Best NFL Player award.
— Josh Hill (@jdavhill) July 15, 2015
[Update 7:53 p.m.]-And just before show time, we learn who will present Caitlyn Jenner her award tonight.
— Nick Price (@NickPriceKU) July 15, 2015
[Update 7:56 p.m.] Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry getting rave reviews from Twitter!
Halle Berry must have drank some unicorn blood, she hasn't aged a day #ESPYS
— Ethan House (@BarryOHouse661) July 15, 2015
— LaWanda (@lawanda50) July 15, 2015
[Update 8:02] While the awe-inspiring opening montage starts the show, lets recap the award winner so far. Ronda Rousey won Best Fighter, Aaron Rodgers took home Best NFL Player, Victor Espinoza won Best Jockey, and Stephen Curry took home Best NBA Player
And Caitlyn Jenner's daughters Kylie and Kendall are there to support her.
— Page Six (@PageSix) July 16, 2015
[Update 8:09 p.m.] Joel McHale ripping everyone from Mayweather-Pacquiao, to Espinoza, to what athletes wear to their depositions.
And maybe the best entrance in any awards show ever.
— Americas Best Racing (@ABRLive) July 16, 2015
This #ESPYs opening monologue by Joel McHale is unbelievable. Incisive. Brilliant. On-point. He's never being asked back.
— Michael Bayer (@mbayer1248) July 16, 2015
[Update 8:17 p.m.] Peyton Manning wins Best Recordbreaking Performance.
[Update 8:25 p.m.] In a bit of a surprise, Mo'ne Davis beats out Odell Beckham Jr. and Jordan Spieth for Best Breakthrough Athlete.
[Update 8:37] Here's a recap video of McHale's "30 for 30" skit that figures to be a hilarious running gag all night.
— Nightline (@Nightline) July 16, 2015
[Update 8:38 p.m.] After a touching video tribute and story, former Notre Dame women's basketball player and servicewoman Danielle Green recieves the Pat Tillman Service Award.
Emotions are running high after Green's inspiring speech.
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) July 16, 2015
[Update 8:49 p.m.] Alex Rodriguez and Ken Jeong issue gut-busting "apology" skit, with A-Rod apologizing for everything from Greek's debt crisis, to California's drought, and even Jeong's new ABC show.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2015
— The Daily Dot (@dailydot) July 16, 2015
[Update 8:53 p.m.] LeBron James wins Best Championship Performance for his stupendous work in the NBA postseason.
But fans aren't taking too kindly to A-Rod's apology sketch.
Why in the actual hell would ABC even give Alex Rodriguez a platform to stand on?
— Ty Vaughn (@MrTyVaughn) July 16, 2015
[Update 9:06 p.m.] A stirring tribute to Lauren Hill, the winner of Best Moment.
What a great tribute to Lauren Hill. Be proud, Cincinnati. #ESPYS
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 16, 2015
— Trey Miller (@TreyOnAir) July 16, 2015
[Update 9:17 p.m.] Rousey wins her second award of the night, Best Female Athlete.
[Update 9:28] Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wins Best Comeback Athlete, and bros it up with his brothers.
Bro Jump Alert!
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) July 16, 2015
[Update 9:41 p.m.] Leah and Devon Still's battle against cancer is inspiring Twitter users everywhere.
— Jilly (@JillDawsonJ) July 16, 2015
— Dawn Neufeld (@DawnNeufeld) July 16, 2015
— Real Housewives (@Real_Housewives) July 16, 2015
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) July 16, 2015
[Update 9:53 p.m.] Bengals lineman Devon Still brought the house down with his speech about his daugther Leah while accepting the Jimmy V. award. Leah wasn't present but left a video message for the audience that thanks everyone for helping her "beat up cancer."
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 16, 2015
[Update 9:57 p.m.] Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wins Best Play for his eyepopping catch last season.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2015
[Update 10:09 p.m.] Former Yankees shortshop Derek Jeter receives the Icon Award from Oscar-winner and Boston Red Sox fan Ben Affleck.
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) July 16, 2015
[Update 10:16 p.m.] The most anticpated moment of the night, Abby Wambach takes the stage to present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner.
[Update 10:23 p.m.] A quick update on the winners: Ole Miss won Best Upset, Marcus Mariota won Best Male College Athlete, Ryan Dungey took home Best Male Action Sports Athlete, and Kelly Clark won Best Female Action Sports Athlete. With so many awards not all of them can be televised.
[Update 10:34 p.m.] Caitlyn Jenner takes the stage and starts off with a joke after a rousing and moving montage of her journey and transition.
— Letti (@Letti4U) July 16, 2015
— Chelsea Real (@The_Real_Chelse) July 16, 2015
— Evens, like Odds (@Linds213) July 16, 2015
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) July 16, 2015
[Update 10:50 p.m.] Steph Curry once again beats out LeBron James for Best Male Athlete, but the real question is: Where's Riley?!
[Update 10:58 p.m.] The U.S. Women's soccer team claims the Best Team award for winning the 2015 World Cup.
— ESPN (@espn) July 16, 2015
And that's a wrap! Hope you enjoyed the show!