updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 08/25/2014 AT 11:30 AM ET
With the barrage of coverage and the plethora of cameras at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, it was hard to miss anything. But no one’s eyes can be everywhere at once – and some of the evening’s best moments weren’t broadcast or photographed professionally, but snapped by the stars themselves.
So here’s our sampling of the best moments from the VMAs, courtesy of the social media accounts of all your favorite stars.
Nicki and Ariana
Jimmy and Miley
Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 25, 2014
Nicki and Katy
MTV (@MTV) August 25, 2014
The Ladies of Orange Is the New Black
Sam Smith and Beyoncé
You’re gonna wanna open this… pic.twitter.com/ZOtQglCJw8
SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) August 25, 2014