Monday, August 29, 2016

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2016 list of winners

Winners of the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 were announced during the ceremonies that was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, August 28. Beyoncé's groundbreaking visual album "Lemonade" won eight Moonmen, including Video of the Year for "Formation."

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Beyonce attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

Beyoncé was also one of the performers and she surprised with a jaw-dropping "Lemonade" medley that recreated the stunning imagery of the visual album.

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.

The following is a complete list of VMAs 2016 winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

Rihanna

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

BEST MALE VIDEO

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Director: Emil Nava

BEST COLLABORATION

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

Director: Director X

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Director: Director X

BEST POP VIDEO

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Director: Melina Matsoukas

BEST ROCK VIDEO

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”

Director: Andrew Donoho

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO

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

Director: Emil Nava

BREAKTHROUGH LONG-FORM VIDEO

Beyoncé – Lemonade

BEST NEW ARTIST

DNCE

SONG OF SUMMER

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

 

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

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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