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Worst: Britney Spears montage
The VMAs have always been Britney Spears’ playland and a cash cow for the network. To cobble together her many signature moments from the show and her videos would be daunting. It’d be like trying to pick Twizzlers versus Junior Mints for the movie and walking to back to your seat with every damn box from the display.
The task was too much for choreographers, who worked to honor Spears with moves from her famous videos. But there wasn’t enough time: the dancers swirled from bit and bob without much thoroughfare. And Britney’s robotic acceptance speech to her Video Vanguard award was under the uncomfortable threat of Lady Gaga/Jo Calderone’s insatiable requirement to steal the spotlight.