WORST: The Flimsy Tribute to Robin Williams
For approximately 15 seconds, the VMAs broke form for an uncomfortable tribute to Robin Williams. A snippet of Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" played. A random mix of publicity photos and candid-ish shots crossed the screen. All in all, it was 15 seconds that could have just as easily shown producers saying, "We really should do something to honor one of the most influential actors and comedians of the last 40 years, but what?"