List Of Winners At MTV’s VMA Awards

Last night, MTV continued their quest to return to relevance with the Video Music Awards. The night was honestly one of the weirdest shows I’ve ever witnessed, from Key and Peele’s unfunny hosting performance, to Jay Pharoah’s strange interviews; from Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Winner Rihanna performing four different medleys and crushing every single one, be it dramatic or dance-inducing to Kanye West rambling for five minutes, ranging from heartfelt to self-aggrandizing; and peaking with everyone’s favorite Moron Jaden Smith looking confused throughout. That was my favorite part.

As for the awards themselves, they were pretty well deserved across the board. Beyoncé deservingly swept most categories for the masterpiece that was Lemonade, a fact that should have been made obvious when the VMAs announced that they would allow her to perform THE ENTIRE ALBUM during the show. The late David Bowie won a couple of awards for his heartwrenching Lazarus. More populist artists Calvin Harris and Fifth Harmony won two awards each, both deserved (maybe). And Drake won Best Hip Hop Video for Hotline Bling, which he didn’t accept because he was “stuck in traffic,” which I thought was a joke before, and I swear to God this happened, he showed up late to accept his award. Either it was a piece of Kanye-level performance art, or the rapper was actually stuck in traffic, which is a more fascinating fact than any award I can tell you.

My one regret is that no love was spared for Adele’s haunting Hello, directed by one of the best in Hollywood right now (no, seriously), but I understand that an experience like Lemonade is once in a lifetime. And the world was treated to a new Kanye West music video which, like Famous, I considered reviewing before realizing it was like reviewing Un Chien Andalou-there’s absolutely no point, it’s too absurd. Anyway, you can check out the list below, and if you don’t, you may as well call Becky with the Good Site.

MTV Video Music Awards 2016

Video of the Year

  • Beyoncé — “Formation”
  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Drake — “Hotline Bling”
  • Justin Bieber — “Sorry”
  • Kanye West — “Famous”

 Best Male Video

  • Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
  • Drake — “Hotline Bling”
  • Bryson Tiller — “Don’t”
  • The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”
  • Kanye West — “Famous”

Best Female Video

  • Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You”
  • Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work”
  • Sia — “Cheap Thrills” 

Best New Artist

  • DNCE
  • Desiigner
  • Zara Larsson
  • Lukas Graham
  • Bryson Tiller

Best Pop Video

  • Beyoncé — “Formation”
  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Justin Bieber — “Sorry”
  • Alessia Cara — “Wild Things”
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You”

Best Rock Video

  • Twenty One Pilots — “Heathens”
  • All Time Low — “Missing You”
  • Coldplay — “Adventure of a Lifetime”
  • Fall Out Boy (featuring Demi Lovato) — “Irresistible”
  • Panic! at the Disco — “Victorious”

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Drake — “Hotline Bling”
  • 2 Chainz — “Watch Out”
  • Chance the Rapper (featuring Saba) — “Angels”
  • Desiigner — “Panda”
  • Bryson Tiller — “Don’t”

Best Electronic Video

  • Calvin Harris and Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”
  • 99 Souls (featuring Destiny’s Child and Brandy) — “The Girl Is Mine”
  • Afrojack — “SummerThing!”
  • The Chainsmokers (featuring Daya) — “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • Mike Posner — “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”

Best Collaboration Video

  • Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Work from Home”
  • Beyoncé (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Freedom”
  • Ariana Grande (featuring Lil Wayne) — “Let Me Love You”
  • Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
  • Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work”

Breakthrough Long Form Video

  • Beyoncé — Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber — Purpose: The Movement
  • Chris Brown — Royalty
  • Florence + The Machine — The Odyssey
  • Troye Sivan — Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best Direction

  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
  • Adele — “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)
  • David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)
  • Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Directors: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia)
  • Tame Impala — “The Less I Know the Better” (Director: Canada)

Best Choreography

  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)
  • Beyoncé — “Sorry” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell & Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
  • Missy Elliott (featuring Pharrell) — “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
  • FKA Twigs — M3LL155X (Choreographer: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy and FKA Twigs)
  • Florence + The Machine — “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

Best Visual Effects

  • Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)
  • Adele — “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (Visual Effects: Jonathan Box and MPC)
  • FKA Twigs — M3LL155X (Visual Effects: Lewis Saunders and Jihoon Yoo)
  • The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face” (Visual Effects: Louis Mackall and T.J. Burke)
  • Zayn — “Pillowtalk” (Visual Effects: David Smith)

Best Art Direction

  • David Bowie — “Blackstar” (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)
  • Adele — “Hello” (Art Director: Colombe Raby)
  • Beyoncé — “Hold Up” (Art Director: Jason Hougaard)
  • Drake — “Hotline Bling” (Art Director: Jeremy MacFarlane)
  • Fergie — “I.L.F. $” (Art Director: Alexander Delgado)

Best Editing

  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
  • Adele — “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
  • David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)
  • Fergie — “I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

Best Cinematography

  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)
  • Adele — “Hello” (Director of Photography: André Turpin)
  • Alesso — “I Wanna Know” (Director of Photography: Corey Jennings)
  • David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Director of Photography: Crille Forsberg)
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You” (Director of Photography: Paul Laufer)

Song of Summer

  • Fifth Harmony (featuring Fetty Wap) — “All in My Head (Flex)”
  • The Chainsmokers (featuring Halsey) — “Closer”
  • Drake (featuring Kyla and Wizkid) — “One Dance”
  • Selena Gomez — “Kill Em with Kindness”
  • Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
  • Nick Jonas (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Bacon”
  • Kent Jones — “Don’t Mind”
  • Major Lazer (featuring Justin Bieber and MØ) — “Cold Water”
  • Sia — “Cheap Thrills”
  • Justin Timberlake — “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

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