American Music Awards 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

The verdict on Taylor Swift, One Direction, 5SOS and everything from Pitbull's "Fireball" to Waka Flocka Flame

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Worst: One Direction's Corny Performance
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Worst: One Direction's Corny Performance

A note to the five fine English gentlemen who dominated the AMAs: We know the girls are going to scream whether you look serious or forlorn or pained as you sing, but you won three awards — more than anyone else at the show — you've gotta do better than sticking your band in a cornfield and standing stock-straight at your microphones under the fakest full moon since Teen Wolf. And a related note to the AMAs: We got zero audience reaction shots during One D's performance of "Night Changes." Remember when the VMAs cut to Justin Timberlake as soon as Madonna made out with Britney Spears? One shot of Taylor Swift during this dull moment would have gone far. 

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