Carrie Underwood by Adam Larkey/ABC Carrie Underwood by Adam Larkey/ABC

Two people who once hung on Ryan Seacrest's every word were big winners at Sunday's American Music Awards. Chris Daughtry's band took home pop-rock album, breakthrough-artist and adult-contemporary honors, while Carrie Underwood also scored a hat trick, winning the female country artist, country album ( Some Hearts) and T-Mobile text-voted awards. Alas, backstage, the AP reports, Daughtry pulled a Clarkson by saying that American Idol "didn't make me who I am. It just gave me a chance to show everybody else who I am." You stick to that story, friend.

Double winners included Justin Timberlake (male pop-rock artist, soul/R&B album) and T.I. (rap/hip-hop album and male artist). Props are also due host Jimmy Kimmel, who, due to the WGA strike, had to ad-lib his way through the proceedings. Alas, someone was around to write that country version of "Irreplaceable" and whatever that was that Celine Dion sang.