The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé’s show-stopping finale, Charli XCX’s killer run through “Boom Clap” on the pre-show, and Sam Smith’s impressive take on “Stay With Me” (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video Of The Year speech to a runaway kid who spoke about the plight of the homeless. But mostly the parts that weren’t forgettable were just uncomfortable. These VMAs were the most awkward awards ceremony in recent memory. Click ahead to see why.