Nicki Minaj presenting at 2015 AMA's

Highlights From The 2015 AMA’s In GIF: Full List of Winners, Losers And Cute Nonna’s

Another awards show has come and gone, leaving us with plenty of killer performances and GIF-able moments. Typically, we spent most of the afternoon procrastinating by compiling some of our favourite parts from this year’s American Music Awards to bring to you, our rundown of what went down.

it all kicked off with J-Lo absolutely blowing everyone away with her opening dance routine to a mashup of 2015’s biggest hits. Somehow Lopez managed to survive with only minor whiplash.

J Lo AMA Opening Dance Mash Up

One Direction were undoubtably the group to watch at this years AMA’s, taking home the ‘Artist Of The Year’ award and beating out other fan favourites like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

AMA's Harry Styles

But what attracted the most attention to the group was the questionable 70’s inspired suit that group member Harry Styles wore. Many took to social media to draw comparisons between ‘Harry’s style’ and something the Beatles would have worn.

AMAs Harry Styles Suit Beatles

Other winners from the night include ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift for ‘Song of the Year’, Ed Sheeran for ‘Best Pop Male Artist’ and Ariana Grande for ‘Best Female Pop Artist’.

As for the performances, Ariana Grande graced the stage in a cabaret style dress, singing her new single ‘Focus’ and hitting those high notes effortlessly. Demi Lovato also made the cut, belting out her album’s title track ‘Confident’ with two backup dancers by her side.

In a more sombre tone, Celine Dion performed a tribute to those who lost their lives during the Paris shootings with a rousing cover of Edith Piaf’s ‘Hymne a L’Amour’, leaving not a single dry eye in the room. It was epic.

AMAs Celine Dion

No awards show would be complete without an iconic acceptance speech from the Queen of rap herself, Nicki Minaj, who provided some of the more inspiring and laughable moments of the night.

Thanking ‘Queen B’ when she accepted her award for Best hip-hop/rap artist, Minaj delighted her faithful Barbz with some heartfelt words. She also won Best Rap Album.

Justin Bieber closed the show with a medley of some of his biggest hits from his new album ‘Purpose’, performing ‘What Do You Mean’, ‘Where Are U Now?’ and finishing it off with ‘Sorry’ whilst rain fell from the roof, drenching Biebs and his dancers.

AMA's Bieber

However the moment just didn’t live up to his robot dance earlier in the night:

Finally, social media was ablaze with tweets being sent out rapidly about this years awards show newcomer – none other than Ariana Grande’s Nonna! Awwwww.

AMA Nonna

The singers grandmother was caught being photographed with some of the biggest names in music all night, she even managed to get #NonnaGrande trending on Twitter.

Here’s the full list of winners from the 2015 AMA’s

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Bryan
  • Ariana Grande
  • Maroon 5
  • Nicki Minaj
  • One Direction — WINNER
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor
  • The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

  • Fetty Wap
  • Sam Hunt — WINNER
  • Tove Lo
  • Walk The Moon
  • The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
  • Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
  • Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift “Blank Space” — WINNER
  • The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR UN-LEASHED BY T-MOBILE

  • Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
  • Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
  • Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
  • Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now” — WINNER
  • Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Nick Jonas
  • Ed Sheeran — WINNER
  • Sam Smith

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Ariana Grande — WINNER
  • Taylor Swift
  • Meghan Trainor

FAVOURITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

  • Maroon 5
  • One Direction — WINNER
  • Walk The Moon

FAVOURITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

  • Ed Sheeran x
  • Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
  • Taylor Swift 1989 — WINNER

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan — WINNER
  • Sam Hunt

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood — WINNER

FAVOURITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Florida Georgia Line — WINNER
  • Little Big Town

FAVOURITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

  • Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt
  • Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes — WINNER
  • Sam Hunt Montevallo

FAVOURITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Nicki Minaj — WINNER

FAVOURITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
  • Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
  • Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint — WINNER

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown
  • Trey Songz
  • The Weeknd — WINNER

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Mary J.  Blige
  • Rihanna — WINNER

FAVOURITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Chris Brown X
  • D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
  • The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness — WINNER

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

  • Fall Out Boy — WINNER
  • Hozier
  • Walk The Moon

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Taylor Swift — WINNER
  • Meghan Trainor

FAVOURITE ARTIST – LATIN

  • Enrique Iglesias — WINNER
  • Ricky Martin
  • Romeo Santos

FAVOURITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Casting Crowns — WINNER
  • Hillsong United
  • MercyMe

FAVOURITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • Calvin Harris — WINNER
  • David Guetta
  • Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
  • Pitch Perfect 2 — WINNER

Header image via The AMA’s on Twitter.