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: What Is the American Music Award Anyway?
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Worst: What Is the American Music Award Anyway?

How are these awards voted on again? Is anyone going to remind us? How can you spend a night giving "American Music Awards" to Australians (Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Brits (Sam Smith, One Direction)? Is the idea of a fan-voted anything even relevant anymore in the Internet age? Is this just more proof that the one place that One Direction really had a better year than Katy Perry was in the arena of rabid social media followings? Can't we just call this "Dick Clark Productions Presents a Night of Performances by Incredibly Famous People" and use all that acceptance speech time to get an Eric Church performance?

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