Britney Spears at the VMA’s

The MTV Video Music Awards have always been a big part of Britney’s career – flash back to the the infamous kiss with Madonna, the yellow boa constrictor and her painful-to-watch comeback performance last year.

This  year, the pop princess was back, but in a good way. While Britney didn’t perform, she managed to pull it together enough to show up looking more like the Brit Brit we knew back when her career was hot, and less like a Hollywood star on the verge of a meltdown.

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While Britney didn’t do a musical performance, she did a skit with “Superbad” star Jonah Hill and read a few times from the teleprompter.

Despite her limited role during the show, she managed to snag three awards: best female video, best pop video and video of the year for “Piece of Me.”