It wouldn’t be an awards show in 2017 if celebrity presenters didn’t get political, and early on in the evening, Paris Jackson, while introducing The Weeknd, became the first to do so. “We could really use this kind of excitement at a protest pipeline, guys,” she said as she walked onstage to rounds of applause. “Hashtag NoDAPL.” In December, Jackson got a tattoo in solidarity with Standing Rock.
Paris Jackson. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images