Heading into the event, Ari and Gaga were tied with nine nominations each, followed by Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, who both had six. Check out the link below to find out who won (Spoiler alert: Gaga got a lot.)
Before the show officially began, Palmer revealed the telecast would be dedicated to Chadwick Boseman, who passed away over the weekend after a battle with colon cancer. The network also released a separate video paying tribute to his legacy (above).
"We need to take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion are a true inspiration for all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered," said Palmer. "We dedicate tonight's show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He is a true hero, not just on screen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."
During Palmer's opening monologue, she also took a moment to praise to the Black Lives Matter movement, telling viewers that the most recent events in Kenosha, Wisconsin are "yet another devastating reminder that we can't stop, that we can never tolerate police brutality or any injustice."
"2020 has undoubtedly been a rough year for everybody, and I'm not just talking about my edges," she joked. "In fact, when something goes wrong, I just say '2020.' As rough as it's been, there have been moments of inspiration."
"With the Black Lives Matter movement, we've seen our generation step up, take to the streets and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough. What we just witnessed in Kenosha, Wisconsin is yet another devastating reminder that we can't stop, that we can never tolerate police brutality or any injustice. We must continue the fight to end systemic racism. The leaders of that movement are you, us, the people watching tonight. It's our time to be the change we wanna see."
After hitting the "red carpet" in a space helmet, Lady Gaga walked out on stage to accept the first award of the night -- for Best Collaboration -- in a pink gas mask, long silver hair and a dress that certainly played tricks on the eyes. But it wouldn't be her only look of the evening, by a long shot.
She popped up again to pick up her Best Song Moon Person in a different mask, this one with horns coming out of her mouth, while rocking a gorgeous green gown. Following her performance, which included quite a few outfit changes of its own, she came out on stage again for Artist of the Year in a silver bodysuit, oversized feather jacket and matching sparkly mask.
While picking up her Tricon Award, she donned an aluminum dress with the biggest shoulders we've ever seen and silver antlers. Check out all her outfits in the gallery above.
See what Twitter had to say about her fashion below -- giving her special praise for putting the emphasis on masks during the pandemic.
miley cyrus got criticized for riding a wrecking ball 7 years ago and today she was praised for it ,it has been normalised, bangerz paved the way for female acts to be able to sexually express themselves without getting attacked...miley fucking cyrus did pave the way
The boys of BTS gave their first TV performance of their new, English-only single "Dynamite."
Looking sharp in three-piece suits, the guys showed off their always impressive footwork while dancing in front of a green-screen showing them in Times Square and in front of both the New York skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
Like everything they do, the performance quickly blew up Twitter and will likely be the most watched one of the night.
After months in quarantine, Lady Gaga finally got to perform some music from her new album, "Chromatica."
From behind a mask, she rocked out to "9-1-1" with some killer choreography and backup dancers, before an off-camera outfit change for "Rain on Me." Grande popped out midway through the number with her own black and purple outfit and her own team of dancers. The fact both of them delivered vocals while wearing masks set Twitter on fire.
Cue another outfit change, before Gaga then took to a brain-shaped piano to sing "Stupid Love," before her full band and dancers brought it home.