It's not that big a deal to commiserate with a rival after beating them to an award - in fact, if anything, it's good sportsmanship and the sign of a sound person.
When it's Harry Styles commiserating with Lorde, however, that throws the cat amongst the pigeons somewhat.
The former 1D man has a history with a certain Taylor Swift, who so happens to be bosom buddies with Lorde - so when he went out of his way to give the latter a kiss on his way to the stage to pick up his ARUA for Best International Artist, it has more significance than it might normally do.
At this point, we can expect a Styles/Lorde collaboration any day. Heck, we can expect a Styles/Swift collaboration. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
HE KISSED LORDE HELLOOYLGK pic.twitter.com/uTX5c3rFcQ
— whew mahitha loves harry styles (@figstyles) November 28, 2017