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MTV VMAs 2020: Highlights and Complete List of Winners

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) were held as a principally virtual event on Sunday, with certain performances before a restricted crowd at locations in New York City. The 2020 MTV VMAs may have looked a little changed for the current year, however, the nominees and winners are still similarly as deserving the commendation.

Broadcasting live on MTV and simulcast on The CW and different ViacomCBS brands, the 37th annual ceremony was hosted by Keke Palmer with performances by Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and others. Shot in the different districts of New York City, the ceremony was a praise to the city and its strength.

Going into Sunday night’s show, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga stood out with nine nominations each, one of which was their shared Video of the Year nod for their song “Rain On Me.”

Lady Gaga cleared MTV Video Music Awards 2020, by winning five top honors, generally for her “Rain on Me” with Ariana Grande. Other than Gaga, The Weeknd brought a home video of the year and best R&B for “Blinding Lights”. K-pop band BTS additionally managed to snatch four awards. In conclusion, the VMAs honored actor Chadwick Boseman who passed on of cancer on Friday.

The two pop icons demonstrated difficult to beat, with various successes under their particular belts. Also, Gaga made VMAs history by bringing home the first-ever Tricon Award.

Other notable winners incorporate The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and BTS.

In light of the pandemic, celebs didn’t accumulate at the Barclays Center in New York City, as was initially arranged. Rather, the artists joined from their particular centers the nation over, with Keke Palmer leading point as a hostess with the most-est.

BTS scored various trophies including Best Pop, Best K-pop, and Best Group while Megan Thee Stallion won for Best Hip Hop and H.E.R. won Video For Good. Taylor Swift took a Moon Person home for directing her video for her song “The Man” and Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter” won for Best Art Direction and Best Editing. What’s more, in a category that is appropriate for the times, CNCO’s “Unplugged At Home” won for Best Quarantine Performance.

Aside from winning, The Weeknd likewise paid tribute Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor, the two Black individuals who were shot by police officers. He said, “It’s really hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment, so I’m just going to say: justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor.”

BTS additionally performed on “Dynamite”. The pre-taped performance exhibited the best of their signature moves and choreography. Doja Cat even performed at the event.

The VMAs also paid a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Miley Cyrus gave a sparkling performance on “Midnight Sky” during the MTV Video Music Awards.

Travis Barker presented an In Memoriam tribute during the MTV Video Music Awards. DaBaby additionally performed during the MTV Video Music Awards.

The night was ended by The Black Eyed Peas, who finished their act on the note, “Black Lives Matter”.

Complete list of MTV VMAs 2020 winners

Video of the Year

WINNER: The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

Push Best New Artist

WINNER: Doja Cat
Lewis Capaldi
YUNGBLUD

Best Hip-Hop

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
DaBaby – “BOP”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

Video for Good

WINNER: H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”
Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”
Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”
Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

Tricon Award

Lady Gaga

Artist of the Year

WINNER: Lady Gaga
DaBaby
Justin Bieber
Megan Thee Stallion
Post Malone
The Weeknd

Best R&B

WINNER: The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It”
H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide”
Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven”
Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

Best Pop

WINNER: BTS – “On”
Halsey – “You should be sad”
Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift – “Lover”

Best Music Video From Home

WINNER: Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”
blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Drake – “Toosie Slide”
John Legend – “Bigger Love”
twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

Song of the Year

WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Post Malone – “Circles”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Best Latin

WINNER: Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena”
Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China”
Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA”
J Balvin – “Amarillo”
Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Best Collaboration

WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Song of Summer

WINNER: BLACKPINK -“How You Like That”
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion -“WAP”
DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch -“Rockstar”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake -“Popstar”
Doja Cat -“Say So”
Dua Lipa -“Break My Heart”
Harry Styles -“Watermelon Sugar”
Jack Harlow -“Whats Poppin”
Lil Baby feat. 42 Dugg -“We Paid”
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé -“Savage (Remix)”
Miley Cyrus -“Midnight Sky”
Pop Smoke feat. 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch -“The Woo”
SAINt JHN -“Roses”
Saweetie -“Tap In”
Taylor Swift – “cardigan”
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Best K-Pop

WINNER: BTS – “On”
(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God”
EXO – “Obsession”
Monsta X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE”
Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”
Red Velvet – “Psycho”

Best Alternative

WINNER: Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster”
FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”
Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”
twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

Best Group

WINNER: BTS
5 Seconds of Summer
The 1975
Blackpink
Chloe x Halle
CNCO
Little Mix
Monsta X
Now United
twenty one pilots

Best Rock

WINNER: Coldplay – “Orphans”
blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Evanescence – “Wasted On You”
Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”
Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”
The Killers – “Caution”

Best Quarantine Performance

WINNER: CNCO – Unplugged At Home
Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether
John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series
Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home
Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

Everyday Heroes

WINNER: All
Dr. Nate Wood – “Lean On Me”
Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson – “Imagine”
Jason “Tik Tok Doc” Campbell
Jefferson University Hospital’s Swab Squad
Lori Marie Key – “Amazing Grace”

Best Cinematography

WINNER: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss
5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Cinematography by Dave Meyers
Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Cinematography by Arnau Valls
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

Best Art Direction

WINNER: Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Art Direction by Christian Stone
A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́
Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
Taylor Swift – “Lover”– Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

Best Visual Effects

WINNER: Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4
Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Visual Effects by Drive Studios
Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Visual Effects by Hoody FX
Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Visual Effects by Mathematic
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”– Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

Best Direction

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “The Man”
Billie Eilish – “xanny”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
Harry Styles – “Adore You”
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Best Choreography

WINNER: BTS – “On” – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun
CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo”– Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
DaBaby – “BOP”– Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
Dua Lipa – “Physical”– Choreography by Charm La’Donna
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Choreography by Richy Jackson
Normani – “Motivation” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

Best Editing

WINNER: Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico
Halsey – “Graveyard” – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Edited by Frank Lebon
Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
ROSALÍA – “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana

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