The best photos from the Instagram booth at the Grammys

Grammy Celeb Instagram Collage

All the star power without the awkwardness of an award ceremony.

The Grammys were just the start of music’s biggest night.

While the night of celebration ended for most of us once the award show’s credits rolled, the winners, nominees, and presenters had a whole night of interviews and parties ahead. Amidst all of the watercooler moments, there were several unscripted moments. Once off-stage, celebrities enjoyed having a moment or two to breathe and even goof off.

The Grammys, like the Golden Globes before it, gathered the stars for snapshots in a special Instagram booth. The Grammys went with a more subdued backdrop than the Golden Globes’ shimmering gold background, but at both shows, the stars got to shine no matter how much hardware they brought home.

Congrats Best Spoken Word Album ‘Diary Of A Mad Diva’ – Joan Rivers! #GRAMMYs

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The late Joan Rivers won her first Grammy this year, awarded posthumously.

GRAMMY winner Best Comedy Album @alfredyankovic :: Photo @dannybones64 📷 #GRAMMYs

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He might not have gotten to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show, but “Weird Al” Yankovic ended up with an even better reward for Mandatory Fun.

GRAMMY winners for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella @ptxofficial :: Photo @dannybones64 📷 #GRAMMYs

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Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix sure has come a long way from their start on The Sing-Off and YouTube.

#Sia exiting the stage just after her incredible performance 🙌 #GRAMMYs

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Not even the Grammys could catch a glimpse of Sia’s face after her performance with Kristen Wiig.

Four time GRAMMY winner tonight @samsmithworld :: Photo @dannybones64 📷 #GRAMMYs

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A man broke Sam Smith’s heart—and he won four Grammys because of it.

GRAMMY winners for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album @itstonybennett & @ladygaga :: Photo @dannybones64 📷 #GRAMMYs

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett collaborate once again.

#Repost @questlove! #GRAMMYs ・・・
My pal Paul, told me in the gym he used to be in a band #TheGrammys #Grammys15

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Sir Paul McCartney might have been caught off-guard when he danced to Ed Sheeran and ELO’s “Evil Woman,” but he enjoyed meeting up with Questlove backstage.

Royalty 👑 @beyonce :: Photo @dannybones64 📷 #GRAMMYs

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And finally, all hail the Queen.

Photos via thegrammys/Instagram | Remix by Jason Reed

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.