British Invasion: One Direction Conquer 2014 American Music Awards

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Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of One Direction perform onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

Even though they're called the American Music Awards, you don't have to be an American to get one. 

British-Irish boy band One Direction nabbed three AMAs -- Artist of the Year, Favorite Band/Duo/Group, Favorite Album: Pop/Rock -- Sunday night in Los Angeles. 1D's dominance shouldn't have surprised anyone -- the AMAs are fan-voted, and since Directioners are extremely active online, their victory was all but assured before the night started. 

1D tied with Katy Perry for the most wins at the ABC awards show this year. She won Favorite Female Artist: Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist: Adult Contemporary and Single of the Year with "Dark Horse."

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On tour in Australia, Katy broadcast her thanks in via satellite. But the 1D boys were on hand to graciously accept their trophies, thank their fans and deliver a moonlit performance of their ballad "Night Changes." 

Harry Styles' ex was the other big winner at the 2014 AMAs. Taylor Swift won the first-ever Dick Clark Award of Excellence and delivered the evening's best performance with the TV debut of "Blank Space." And, as always, she danced her heart out to other people's performances. Check out all the Swift GIFs you need from the AMAs right here

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Weirdest moment of the evening? Selena Gomez making an (unintentional) visual reference to Human Centipede during her performance of her (unintentionally Woody Allen-referencing) new song "The Heart Wants What It Wants."