9.The seating chart takes months to figure out. Celebs get to request who they want to sit by, but the camera crew makes the final decision.
10.Kanye West famously protesting Taylor Swift's Best Female Video win wasn't the first dramatic public display of dissatisfaction at the VMAs. In 2000, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford rushed the stage and climbed the scaffolding after losing Best Rock Video to Limp Bizkit.
11.Award winners have also used the VMAs stage as a place of protest. While accepting the Best Hip-Hop Video award in 1999, the Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock protested the violence and sexual assault that took place a few weeks prior at Woodstock '99.
12.And while accepting the Best New Artist award in 1997, Fiona Apple famously ranted against celebrity culture by declaring, "This world is bullshit."
13.Contrary to popular belief, the yellow Burmese python Britney Spears used in her 2001 performance of "I'm a Slave 4 U" wasn't named "Banana."
14.Last-minute tickets for the show on Sunday will cost you over $400 on StubHub.
15.The only people to win Video of the Year more than once are Eminem and Rihanna.
16.Finally, there are 27 awards categories that have been discontinued.