Beyonce Wins Big At MTV VMAs, Slays With Killer Set

Posted on Sun Aug 28th, 2016 8:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff

The MTV Video Music Awards were held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden tonight, and from A-list performers to some big wins, it was quite a show!

Beyonce had a career-best 11 nods for her visual album Lemonade, and she won a handful of awards, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Breakthrough Long Form Video, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Direction. Whew! Bey also gave one heck of a show, performing “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and of course, “Formation.” Be sure to watch her performance in the video above — it’s insane!

Justin Bieber and Kanye West didn’t win any of the awards they were nominated for, but Calvin Harris scored a pair of trophies for “How Deep Is Your Love” and “This Is What You Came For,” and Rihanna walked away with the highly-coveted Video Vanguard Award, and performed several tracks throughout the show. After working the red carpet, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj all gave killer performances.

Click thru to see the complete winners list!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Hello”
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Formation”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Kanye West – “Famous”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele – “Hello”
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”
Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)

BEST MALE VIDEO
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
***WINNER Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Kanye West – “Famous”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
***WINNER Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
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
Adele – “Hello”
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Formation”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
***WINNER twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
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
Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
***WINNER Beyoncé – Lemonade
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bryson Tiller
***WINNER DNCE
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham

SONG OF SUMMER
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Drake ft. Kyla Wizkid – “One Dance”
***WINNER Fifth Harmony ft. Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)”
Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”
Kent Jones – “Don’t Mind”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber MØ– “Cold Water”
Nick Jonas ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Bacon”
Selena Gomez – “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
***WINNER David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Adele – “Hello”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Formation”
Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

BEST DIRECTION
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Formation”
Coldplay – “UpUp”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Tame Impala – “The Less I Know the Better”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Alesso – “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST EDITING
***WINNER Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie – “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
***WINNER Coldplay – “UpUp”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Adele – “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

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