Best: Sia Wiigs Out
On a night when every performer, presenter and attendee seemed obsessed with themselves, Sia remained firmly committed to being invisible, letting her music speak for itself. In a total removal of ego, she never appeared in the onscreen graphics showing each category's nominees (the box reserved for her smiling face simply showed a blond wig) and performed her entire Record of the Year-nominated "Chandelier" with her back to the audience as Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old dancer who appeared the song's video, pranced and cavorted with an identically outfitted Kristen Wiig. The anxious, desperate, visceral choreography said it all. Wiig beautifully portrayed the intense desperation of a party girl attempting to escape her demons as Ziegler jerked and swooped by her side, showing her an alternate reality — and love. The SNL vet, a surprise addition to Sia's performance, was remarkably limber, emotional and free. There was plenty of skin onstage last night, but Sia managed to execute the only truly naked — and perfect — performance.