Following last night’s star-studded 2016 MTV EMAs in Rotterdam, we wanted to share a round-up of the best and most exciting celebrity photos and videos shared on Instagram.
Through the night, Instagram gave fans an access-all-areas glimpse into all the action – from performers getting ready in the dressing room, to celebrities revealing moments backstage, to nominees posing on the red carpet and award winners celebrating throughout the night.
Highlights of the night included Shawn Mendes scooping Best Male and celebrating on Instagram, host Bebe Rexha messing about backstage and Green Day making a comeback and sharing their red-carpet look.
Celebrities also took to Instagram Stories throughout the evening, documenting the event for fans across the world to see. From Tinie Tempah cracking open some bubbly en route to the awards, to supermodel Jourdan Dunn capturing her entire getting ready process before hitting the red carpet, to AfroJack and DNCE revealing exciting moments backstage and at the afterparty.
Here’s a selection of the best Instagram Stories, photos and videos below.
Nina Dobrev dancing in a special effects Instagram booth
Charli XCX posing backstage at the awards
Zara Larsson posing on the red carpet, performing and sharing a moment backstage thanking fans for all their support and helping her win Best New Artist
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Guys!!!!! I'm so incredibly thankful for being the best new artist and best international at the EMA. I love you endlessly. Tonight is a great night. I feel like I've got the sun in my chest, and it's all because of you. Thank you, every single one of you, for giving me so many reasons to love what I do. Now I'm bout to get litty in this biiihhhh. ❤️
Host Bebe Rexha describing the event as the ‘biggest night of her life’ as she prepares to take the stage
Bebe also performed at the event, capturing a moment on Instagram and messes around backstage
Shawn Mendes shared a funny moment behind the scenes as he tries to maintain a straight face and celebrates his win on Instagram
Drake turned to Instagram to reveal he won Best Hip Hop, although he couldn’t attend the event in person
Little Mix also couldn’t be there, but took to Instagram to thank fans for helping them win Best UK and Ireland act
Ariana Grande didn’t attend the event but also shared her thanks and celebrations after winning Best US act
Coldplay posted a video thanking fans after winning Best Rock
Green Day shared a red carpet moment on Instagram before they took to the stage to perform
Tinie Tempah shared a number of Instagram photos from his journey en route to the show, to chilling backstage with celebrities including Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith showed off his chosen outfit for the awards as he posed on the red carpet
Martin Garrix celebrated his two awards on Instagram and thanks fans for all their support
DNCE also turned to Instagram to celebrate their win and captured a moment as they performed on stage
Winnie Harlow relaxes in the dressing room before attending the awards
Anne-Marie shared bathroom snap before she opened the MTV EMA red carpet