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2016 MTV Video Music Awards Winners!

August 29, 2016

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Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade” won eight Moonmen, including “Video of the Year” for “Formation,” at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards,” which aired live last night from New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. The global megastar surprised the audience with a jaw-dropping “Lemonade” medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album. 

Beyoncé arriving at the VMAsBeyoncé arriving at the VMAsCourtesy of MTV

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winner Rihanna dazzled with a career-spanning four-act performance – including an electrifying opening dance medley and a trio of stirring ballads to close – before accepting the VMAs highest honor with a heartfelt tribute by Drake. Britney Spears made a triumphant return to the VMA stage with a soaring performance of her G-Eazy collaboration “Make Me…”

WINNERS

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

  • Rihanna

Drake presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardDrake presenting Rihanna with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard AwardCourtesy of MTV

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

  • Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

BEST MALE VIDEO

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Drake – “Hotline Bling”

BEST POP VIDEO

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

  • Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG-FORM VIDEO

  • Beyoncé – Lemonade

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • DNCE

SONG OF SUMMER

  • Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)”

Fifth Harmony on the white carpetFifth Harmony on the white carpetCourtesy of MTV

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • David Bowie – “Blackstar”
  • Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

BEST DIRECTION

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Director: Melina Matsoukas

Beyoncé's Formation video scored 6 Moonmans!Beyoncé's Formation video scored 6 Moonmans!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

BEST EDITING

  • Beyoncé – “Formation”
  • Editor: Jeff Selis

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Coldplay – “Up&Up”
  • VFX Editor: Vania Heymann
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