The AMAs went down last night whch is an award show best described as what would happen if the Oscars hooked up with a high school pep rally but invited the Grammys and also Garth Brooks. So: yes, it was great.
Taylor Swift performed "Blank Space" and acted (act-ing!) along to "Blank Space," Lorde re-affirmed why she's our saviour and life hero, Harry Styles wore a feather in his cap (and sang with his band under giant fake moon), and there were no less than one million performances.
Did anything "controversial" happen? Absolutely not, minus Iggy Azalea winning best rap/hip-hop album over Drake (and Eminem, but who cares about him), and maybe TI telling us that he didn't think women could own hip-hop until he heard Iggy, which is just . . . huh? (I mean, seriously: REALLY?) But sure! Taylor Swift also cried at Selena Gomez's performance of "The Heart Wants What It Wants" — which is obviously about Justin Bieber, worst human alive — and Diana Ross showed up and looked #FLAWLESS.
"Anne, this is the worst award show recap ever," you are probably thinking. You're not wrong. But considering the AMAs are basically the pre-cursor for the good stuff, we don't have a whole lot to work with right now. However: soon, we'll have the Golden Globes. Then the Grammys, then the People's Choice, and then the Oscars (I may have gotten the order mixed up, but let's just go with it), and what I'm saying with, "In less than two months, we'll have award shows we really care about."
And while I will ALWAYS care about what Lorde does, no one introduced to us the wonder of Adele Dazeem, and that's the AMAs' biggest crime. Anyway, here's the full list of winners:
Artist of the Year: One Direction
Dick Clark Award for Excellence: Taylor Swift
New Artist of the Year: 5 Seconds of Summer
Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Sam Smith
Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favourite Pop/Rock Band/Group: One Direction
Favourite Pop/Rock Album: One Direction, Midnight Memories
Favourite Country Male Artist: Luke Bryan
Favourite Country Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favourite Country Band/Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favourite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Favourite Soul/R&B Male Artist: John Legend
Favourite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Beyonce
Favourite Soul/R&B Album: Beyonce, Beyonce
Favourite Alternative Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist: Katy Perry
Favourite Latin Artist: Enrique Iglasias
Favourite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: Casting Crowns
Favourite Electronic Dance Music Artist: Calvin Harris
Favourite Soundtrack: Frozen
Single of the Year: Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, "Dark Horse"
And that's all she wrote.
[photo via E!]