Adam Sandler joked he wanted his wife to ''show'' how much she loved him after the People's Choice Awards.

The 'Blended' actor's spouse Jackie - with who he has daughters Sadie, eight, and six-year-old Sunny - was in the audience at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater as he picked up the Favourite Comedic Movie Actor and he used his acceptance speech to garner laughs as he dedicate the prize to her.

Adam - who picked up the award for the fifth year in a row - said: ''This means a lot - I didn't have a chance to write an speech and I feel terrible... But to my wife, I love you and I hope you show that tonight.''

Elsewhere, Robert Downey Jr. and Iggy Azealia also picked up laughs from the audience with their acceptance speeches.

The 'Iron Man 3' star was named Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor and quoted a comment his two-year-old son Exton made to wife Susan in his speech.

He told the audience: ''I love you and I want to eat you up.''

Iggy - who also performed 'Beg For It' during the show - accepted the prize for Favourite Hip Hop Artist from Dax Shepard and explained she was late to the award for staying up late watching his show.

She then added: ''You look much, much, much better in person.'' Um, oh... I'm joking.''

Kevin Hart took to the stage with three selfie sticks while presenting the first award of the evening with 'Wedding Ringer' co-stars Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

He quipped: ''Everybody wants a piece of K. Hart so I'm giving it to them.''

Though he stayed at home to care for two-year-old son Jack, Chris Pratt also made the audience laugh as he appeared in a pre-recorded opening sketch with wife Anna Faris.

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star and his spouse - who co-hosted the evening with 'Mom' co-star Allison Janney - were seen relaxing at ''home'' as Anna said: ''Hey, Hun? You know how I'm doing that People's Choice Awards thing.''

Chris, studying a script, replied: ''Yeah I turned that down.''

His wife then moved a huge stack of scripts so she could sit next to her in-demand husband and replied: ''Oh, well, I didn't. Um, listen. I would really appreciate it if you could make a teeny little appearance.''