American Music Awards Best Moments

American Music Awards 2016: Drake and Nina Dobrev's Degrassi Reunion, Plus 13 Other Key Moments

“Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through” was more than just our mantra as we headed into the three-hour (!) broadcast of Sunday’s American Music Awards.

It’s also a line in the theme song from the long-running Canadian soap Degrassi, which experienced an unexpected reunion at the AMAs when Nina Dobrev presented an award to Drake, her former co-star on the teen drama.

“Me and Nina were on Degrassi together,” Drake said, flashing the same smile that made Ashley, Ellie, etc. weak in the knees all those years ago. “We’ve come a long way, you know? … Congratulations on all your success.”

But “Jimmy” and “Mia”‘s surprise meet-up was just one of the events that made TVLine’s list of the evening’s most memorable moments. They weren’t all good moments — did any of those political jokes land? — but at the very least, they’re all worth discussing.

Browse our gallery of the best (and worst) moments from the 2016 American Music Awards — including Selena Gomez’s hella emotional speech — then drop a comment below with your thoughts — as well as any moments you’d add from your list.