One Direction and Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was overheard backstage giving the One Direction guys advice and congratulating them on their win. It doesn't get better than getting tips from Mother Monster!
Aside from his performance of "Blood on the Leaves," Kanye West was mostly MIA from the whole show. But here's proof that he was there and posed for the cameras!
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke caught up after doing what was definitely the most exhausting performance of the night. The things they're probably talking about here we can't even imagine...
The trend of the night was not the mini top-knots on Miley's head...it was Miley sticking her tongue out. This pic captured the moment perfectly.
Drake and his posse hung out backstage at the show after Drizzy performed a two-song set about mid-way through the telecast.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
JF and JT celebrated Justin getting the Video Vanguard Award by posing backstage for pics. BFFs 4 lyf!
Not only did *NSYNC perform at the VMAs (for approximately 67 seconds), but they also posed for pics together! Just like the good ol' days! Framing this picture ASAP.
Need some help there, Justin? So many moonmen, so few hands.
Shailene Woodley and Vanessa Bayer
Shailene Woodley and Vanessa Bayer, who spoofs Miley Cyrus weekly on SNL, introduced Miley's performance on-stage. Looks like they became fast friends backstage, too!
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Paula Patton supported her man Robin Thicke backstage at the show. Not sure if this pic was taken before or after Miley Cyrus twerked on him but we seriously hope he washed those pants either way...