From Kesha’s sudden blessing (“TiK ToK,” in 2019?!) to Taylor Swift’s budding friendship with Billy Porter, there was loads to like about Sunday’s American Music Awards. There was additionally… plenty of different stuff.
Heading into Sunday’s Ciara-hosted ceremony, Publish Malone led the pack with seven nominations, whereas Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish adopted carefully behind with six nods every. Ultimately, although, it was Swift who emerged victorious as probably the most adorned winner in AMAs historical past. However we’re probably not right here to speak in regards to the “awards,” are we?
No, our record of stand-out moments from this 12 months’s AMAs consists of issues like Taran Killam’s slack-jawed response to listening to a Kesha throwback, in addition to Lil Nas X’s simple Goofy Film cosplay — all of the whereas questioning who had the misfortune of being seated behind Porter, a person who by no means met a tall hat he didn’t like.
Talking of hats, we’d additionally prefer to tip ours to the wave of nostalgia that swept this 12 months’s AMAs, with iconic names like Toni Braxton, Inexperienced Day, Ozzy Osbourne and Shania Twain taking the stage… and taking us method again.
(Aspect notice: Chances are you’ll marvel why a number of main performances are M.I.A. from this gallery, and that’s as a result of we lined them individually. Behold, our protection of Taylor Swift‘s best hits medley, Selena Gomez‘s depressing-then-uplifting opener, Lizzo‘s highly effective energy ballad, Billie Eilish‘s fiery AMAs debut and Osbourne‘s return to the dwelling stage.)
Browse our gallery of the 2019 American Music Awards’ greatest, worst and weirdest moments — you’ll be able to click on right here for direct entry — then drop a remark with your personal additions to the record beneath.