American Music Awards 2016
Co-hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah speak onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on 20 November 2016 Kevin Winter/Getty

The American Music Awards 2016 is being held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, to honour the best in music. With 13 nods, Drake dominated the nominations that were announced in October.

Event highlights

The star-studded evening was hosted by Jay Pharoah and Gigi Hadid. Dressed in a Roberto Cavalli sheer white lace gown, accessorised with a silver choker, the American fashion model looked radiant as she kick-started the evening on the red carpet.

She later changed into a fiery red Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high slit and multiple cuts and made references to the political situation in the US relating to the country's presidential election. "Don't worry guys tonight we do not have to deal with the electoral college, so ... " she started her gig, with Pharoah adding "Tonight, it's all about the music."

Hadid's Melania Trump impression and Pharoah's comic take on politics was the highlight of the evening. "Green day is performing and a white guy is the president, it's the 1990s all over again!" said the stand-up comedian. "I love my husband, President Barack Obama, and our children, Sasha and Malia," Gigi added while scrunching up her face like the future first lady of the US. Her act attracted mixed reviews from fans.

And the winners are...

Selena Gomez, who made her first public appearance since her legit trip to rehab, won the favourite female artist – pop/rock award. Ariana Grande wowed fans with her emotional speech after winning the artist of the year award. She said she was "trying not to cry" while accepting her award.

Here is the complete list of winners at the AMAs 2016:

Artist of the Year
Selena Gomez (winner)
Justin Bieber
Ariana Grande
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Un-Leased by T-Mobile
Zayn (winner)

Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Shawn Mendes

Collaboration of the Year
Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $Ign "Work From Home" (winner)

The Chainsmokers featuring Daya "Don't Let Me Down"
Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance"
Rihanna Featuring Drake "Work"
Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend "Like I'm Gonna Lose You"

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber "Sorry"(winner)
Desiigner "Panda"
Rihanna Featuring Drake "Work"

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Selena Gomez (winner)

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
Twenty One Pilots (winner)
The Chainsmokers

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber "Purpose" Adele "25" Drake "Views"

Favorite Song- Pop/Rock
Adele "Hello"
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance"

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line (winner)
Zac Brown Band
Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan "Kill The Lights"
Chris Stapleton "Traveller"
Carrie Underwood "Storyteller"(winner)

Favorite Song – Country
Tim Mcgraw "Humble And Kind" (winner)
Florida Georgia Line "H.O.L.Y"
Thomas Rhett "Die A Happy Man"

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake (winner)
Fetty Wap

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake "Views" (winner)
Drake & Future "What A Time To Be Alive"
Fetty Wap "Fetty Wap"

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Desiigner "Panda"
Drake "Hotline Bling"(winner)
Fetty Wap "679"

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown(winner)
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Janet Jackson
Rihanna (winner)

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé "Lemonade"
Rihanna "Anti"(winner)
Bryson Tiller "T R A P S O U L"

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance"
Rihanna Featuring Drake "Work"(winner)
Bryson Tiller "Don't"

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Twenty One Pilots (winner)
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias(winner)
Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United(winner)
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (Edm)
The Chainsmokers (winner)
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain (winner)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The AlbumTour of the Year

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé (winner)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band