The 10 Best Moments of the 2016 AMA Awards
And 2016, that's the wrap. Tonight, the AMA Awards officially ended the 2016 award season and it ended with a bang. Here are the 10 best moments from tonights show.
1. GIGI HADID IMPERSONATED MELANIA TRUMP
2016 has been a big year, but not as big as the last few weeks with US politics taking over everything else. This year's AMA awards was hosted by Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah and during their opening monologue, Gigi imitated the soon-to-be first lady, Melania Trump. She did receive a lot of backlash, but let's all relax people, take a chill pill and enjoy the humour!
2. LADY GAGA ROCKED OUT TO BRUNO MARS
We haven't seen Gaga at the AMA's since 2013 when she rode in on a horse. The night welcomed her with open arms as she actually walked down the red carpet. Bruno Mars opened the show with '24K Magic' which Gaga couldn't help but dance to. Watch out Taylor Swift, looks like we have a new award show awkward dancer on our hands.
3. FIFTH HARMONY WON BEST COLLABORATION AND BEST HAIR FLICK
It's one thing to win an award that hasn't been awarded by a girl group in 10 years, but to win hair flick of the year by Giphy, that's a whole other story. Work it girls!
4. ZAYN WINS BEST NEW ARTIST AND SHADES 1D
Cue the popcorn, is there going to be another Zayn vs 1D twitter war? When Zayn won 2016's best new artist, he couldn't help but shade his former bandmates by saying "this one just has my name on it right?" But everyone calm down for a second, it may have been awkward but there was a handshake between Zayn and Niall (if you look carefully enough)
5. ZIGI SMOOCH
When your girlfriend is the host and your boyfriend just won an award, and together you're a power couple, what else is there to do?
6. ARIANA AND NICKI PERFORM SIDE TO SIDE
How on earth could they top their VMA soul cycle performance we thought? Somehow it was possible. Going for a sexy jungle girl vibe this time, we got all the feels.
7. TAYLOR SWIFT'S SURPRISE APPEARANCE
Earlier this year, Taylor Swift face planted whilst listening to Drake when she was running on the treadmill in the Apple commercial. Tonight, Drake sent it right back.
8. SELENA GOMEZ RETURNS TO THE SPOTLIGHT
It's been a long 13 weeks since we've seen Selena Gomez. Taking time off after her tour to "work on herself" she returned by picking up 'Favourite Female Artist'. Giving the most moving speech of the evening, she said that she had everything but was broken inside. After her win, there was an outpour of support from celebrities like Lady Gaga to fans for one of our favourite pop stars.
9. LADY GAGA'S VOCAL CHORDS
It was a big night for many of the stars, Gaga included. Between dancing and having a jolly good time, Gaga took to the stage to perform her single, "Million Reasons". It was a nail-biting, barefoot goose-bump worthy performance to say the least. Those chords girl wooo!
10. ARIANA GRANDE WINS ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND HER NONNA CAN'T STOP SMILING
After beating Drake, Selena, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and the Biebs, Ariana took home the biggest award of the night. But was more exciting than the pop diva taking home artist of the year was her Nonna's reaction to her win. #Bless.
And that's the top 10 moments from the 2016 AMA awards. See you next year!