One of the highlights of any award show — from the Grammys to VMAs — is the moments between the performances and presentations, both scripted and unscripted, that resonate with an audience and make us laugh, cry, and react with compassion, outrage, and relief. It’s those moments that define the best award shows and which are talked about long after the performances are forgotten and the trophies have found their way to the stars’ mantles (or bathroom counters).
The 2018 Grammys definitely contained their share of highlights, many of which directly involved the efforts of jovial host James Corden. Of course, many of the performances were memorable as well; from Childish Gambino bringing out the viral star “NBA National Anthem kid” to Cardi B’s unbridled joy while performing the “Finesse” Remix with Bruno Mars, the stars made their own magical moments amid the hilarious and inspiring skits, sketches, and asides that made the show one of the best in a good long while.
Below are some of our favorite moments and highlights from the show.