2016 MTV VMAs

The 2016 MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards) held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City On Sunday. Beyonce was the clear winner of the night as she carted away six gongs including the female video of the year award.

The singer also went on to perform many songs from her album Lemonade which the Time insists saved the MTV VMAs broadcast from being a complete bore. Rihanna received the Video Vanguard of the Year Award.

2016 MTV VMAs

We are simply here for the winners of the night though and the 2016 MTV VMAs winners are:

2016 MTV VMAs VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Winner: Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
  • Adele – ‘Hello’
  • Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
  • Kanye West – ‘Famous’

2016 MTV VMAs BEST FEMALE VIDEO

  • Winner: Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’ 
  • Adele – ‘Hello’
  • Sia – ‘Cheap Thrills’
  • Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’
  • Rihanna ft. Drake – ‘Work’ (short version)

2016 MTV VMAs BEST MALE VIDEO

  • Winner: Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
  • Bryson Tiller – ‘Don’t’
  • Kanye West – ‘Famous’
  • The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Winner: Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Work From Home’
  • Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Freedom’
  • Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – ‘Let Me Love You’
  • Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Rihanna ft. Drake – ‘Work’ (short version)

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Winner: Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’
  • Desiigner – ‘Panda’
  • Bryson Tiller – ‘Don’t’
  • Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – ‘Angels’
  • 2 Chainz – ‘Watch Out’

BEST POP VIDEO

  • Winner: Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
  • Adele – ‘Hello’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Sorry’
  • Alessia Cara – ‘Wild Things’
  • Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’

2016 MTV VMAs

SONG OF SUMMER

  • Winner: Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap — ‘All In My Head’
  • Drake — ‘One Dance’
  • Justin Timberlake — ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’
  • Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber — ‘Cold Water’
  • Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna — ‘This Is What You Came For’
  • Sia — ‘Cheap Thrills’
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey — ‘Closer’
  • Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign — ‘Bacon’
  • Kent Jones — ‘Don’t Mind’
  • Selena Gomez — ‘Kill ‘Em With Kindness’

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BEST ROCK VIDEO

  • Winner: Twenty one Pilots – ‘Heathens’
  • All Time Low – ‘Missing You’
  • Coldplay – ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’
  • Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – ‘Irresistible’
  • Panic! At The Disco – ‘Victorious’

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

  • Winner: Calvin Harris & Disciples – ‘How Deep Is Your Love’
  • 99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – ‘The Girl Is Mine’
  • Mike Posner – ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’
  • Afrojack – ‘SummerThing!’
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – ‘Don’t Let Me Down’

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO

2016 MTV VMAs

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

BEST NEW ARTIST

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Winner: David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’ (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)
  • Beyoncé – ‘Hold Up’ (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)
  • Fergie – ‘M.I.L.F. $’ (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)
  • Drake – ‘Hotline Bling’ (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)
  • Adele – ‘Hello’ (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Winner: Beyoncé – ‘Formation’ (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)
  • Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – ‘WTF (Where They From)’ (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
  • Beyoncé – ‘Sorry’ (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
  • FKA Twigs – ‘M3LL155X’ (Choreographers: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy and FKA twigs)
  • Florence + The Machine – ‘Delilah’ (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

BEST DIRECTION

  • Winner: Beyoncé – ‘Formation’ (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
  • Coldplay – ‘Up&Up’ (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)
  • Adele – ‘Hello’ (Director: Xavier Dolan)
  • David Bowie – ‘Lazarus’ (Director: Johan Renck)
  • Tame Impala – ‘The Less I Know The Better’ (Director: Canada)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Winner: Beyoncé – ‘Formation’ (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)
  • Adele – ‘Hello’ (Cinematographer: André Turpin)
  • David Bowie – ‘Lazarus’ (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)
  • Alesso – ‘I Wanna Know’ (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)
  • Ariana Grande – ‘Into You’ (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)

2016 MTV VMAs

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BEST EDITING

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

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Winner: Coldplay – ‘Up&Up’ (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)
  • FKA Twigs – ‘M3LL155X’ (VFX Editors: Lewis Saunders and Electric Theatre Collective)
  • Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ (VFX Editor: Jonathan Box, MPC)
  • The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)
  • Zayn – ‘PILLOWTALK’ (VFX Editor: David Smith)

The MTV VMAs is traditionally presented by the cable channel to honour the best in the music video medium and was originally conceived as an alternative to Grammy Awards. The VMAs ceremonies which began decades ago; precisely 1984, are either held in New York City or Los Angeles. Although the ceremony has been hosted in other cities like Miami and Las Vega.

While Beyoncé won eight awards, including Video of the Year 2016 for “Formation” and became the most awarded artist in VMA history with 24 moonmen, surpassing Madonna’s previous record of 20, the telecast saw a drop in audience for the third year in a row.

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