The 2017 American Music Awards were definitely not boring. The show started in 1973 after Dick Clark decided there needed to be an awards show that wasn’t stuffy. He also wanted the awards to be voted on by fans and not secret ballot. The 45th year of the show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, whose mother, Diana Ross, was being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Throughout Tracee’ entire opening monologue, Diana stood and cheered her on– kind of like a stage mom at a beauty pageant, but much cooler.
Of course, some of our favorite moments happened behind the scenes on Instagram.
10 Best Instagram Photos from the American Music Awards:
1. Keith Urban, Pink, Nicole Kidman
Do you think Keith just walked over to Pink and sat down? Or do you think she grabbed him and made him sit down? She looks surprised by the whole thing.
OKay, how cute is this trio? The way River is holding her big sister’s hand is almost as sweet as the way she’s holding her mom’s hand.
Pink isn’t wrong. And can you believe these two have never performed together before?
4. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
I love when Keith does these videos. Nicole just poses and gives peace signs.
5. Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross
This is kind of amazing when you think about it. Tracee even wore a shirt her mom wore during the 1981 AMAs.
6. Justin Hartley and Kathryn Hahn
We think Justin is having fun.
7. DJ Khaled’s son Asahd
I’ve been on more than one carpet in my lifetime and this baby already has me beat. And he’s a baby!
8. Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
Remember when they dated and were on the Disney Channel?!
9. Kevin O’Leary and wife Linda
Looks like Mr. Wonderful is all smiles when he’s not on “Shark Tank.”
10. Mark Cuban
Mark is a cool dad.