One Direction Won Three Awards At The AMAs... So Why Do They Look So Sad?

One Direction cleaned up at the American Music Awards on Sunday. They were honoured with the awards for favourite pop/rock duo or group and pop/rock album, as well as being named artist of the year.

Zayn Malik, who recently fended off accusations of substance abuse, was back in the spotlight with his bandmates to accept the gongs.

One Direction triumphed at the AMA Awrds

It didn't take long for new scandal to surface though, as details came to light regarding the split of long-time manager Paul Higgins. His departure is thought to be as a result of a bust-up with Malik, which began when he failed to join his bandmates in promoting their new album.

The star's excuse was that he had a "tummy bug".

Is Zayn's gastric distress what's making the boys look so glum?

Those po-faces certainly couldn't be related to the huge success of their latest track, Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30.

Perhaps they were disappointed by the absence of fellow triple-award winner Katy Perry, who was off touring in Australia. The singer won trophies for single of the year, favourite adult contemporary artist and favourite female pop/rock artist.

Not even a smirk...

The quintet nabbed 3 prizes at MTV's EMAs earlier this month, for best pop, best live and best fans. They could be down in the dumps because they were hoping to improve on that score?

Regardless of whatever is making them so grumpy, the boys did well. Check out the full list of winners here:

Single of the Year - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – "Dark Horse"

Artist of the Year - One Direction

New Artist of the Year - 5 Seconds of Summer

Dick Clark Award for Excellence - Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist - Sam Smith

Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist - Katy Perry

Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - One Direction

Favorite Pop/Rock Album - One Direction

Favorite Male Country Artist - Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Country Artist - Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group - Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Country Album - Brantley Gilbert

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Iggy Azalea

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Iggy Azalea

Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist - John Legend

Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist - Beyoncé

Favorite Soul/R&B Album - Beyoncé

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist - Imagine Dragons

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist - Katy Perry

Favorite Latin Artist - Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist - Casting Crowns

Favorite Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist - Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack - Frozen

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