Like most award shows, the 2014 American Music Awards provided expensive, revealing dresses and the type of upsets that create plenty of social media fodder.
There was also the requisite tearful performance courtesy of Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. What’s an award show if at least one of the stars doesn’t turn on the waterworks? Without the stars who broke down at award shows it’s possible the Internet would crash under the weight of our cynicism. Check out a few celebs who tugged at the heart strings while getting honored.