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MTV Video Music Awards winners: Lady Gaga walks away with Artist Of The Year and more

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards are recognizing the biggest names in music via a first of its kind virtual ceremony on Sunday evening in New York City.

And Lady Gaga took to the stage to accept the awards for Best Collaboration and Song Of The Year for her hit Rain On Me with fellow pop princess Ariana Grande and the highly coveted Artist Of The Year gong.

‘Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you, MTV. This means the world. Ariana and I really connected through this song,’ began the 34-year-old singer in her first acceptance speech of the night.

Winner: Lady Gaga took to the stage to accept the award for Best Collaboration for her hit Rain On Me with fellow pop princess Ariana Grande

Winner: Lady Gaga took to the stage to accept the award for Best Collaboration for her hit Rain On Me with fellow pop princess Ariana Grande

Song Of The Year: Lady Gaga returned to the stage in a stunning green ball gown - and an even more bizarre facial covering that had tusks coming out of it - to accept the VMA for Song of the Year for her collaborative hit with Grande

Song Of The Year: Lady Gaga returned to the stage in a stunning green ball gown – and an even more bizarre facial covering that had tusks coming out of it – to accept the VMA for Song of the Year for her collaborative hit with Grande

Though Ariana was not by her side, Gaga took a moment to gush over her collaborator and the bond they fostered crafting the song and its out of this world music video. 

‘Me and Ariana are truly soul sisters. Girl, this is for us. We have both been through some together. We are willing to share it with each other I love you.’

‘When we were in the studio, we turned our tears that felt like and less rainfall into diamonds. I will treasure these diamonds with you forever, honey. I love you. I love you, little monsters. You rock. Thank you, MTV,’ she concluded, before walking off in her dangerously tall platform boots. 

Lady Gaga returned to the stage in a stunning green ball gown – and an even more bizarre facial covering that had tusks coming out of it – to accept the VMA for Song of the Year for her collaborative hit with Grande.

Thankful: 'Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you, MTV. This means the world. Ariana and I really connected through this song,' began the 34-year-old singer in her acceptance speech

Thankful: ‘Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you, MTV. This means the world. Ariana and I really connected through this song,’ began the 34-year-old singer in her acceptance speech

Gushing: Though Ariana was not by her side, Gaga took a moment to gush over her collaborator and the bond they fostered crafting the song and its out of this world music video

Gushing: Though Ariana was not by her side, Gaga took a moment to gush over her collaborator and the bond they fostered crafting the song and its out of this world music video

Studio time: 'When we were in the studio, we turned our tears that felt like and less rainfall into diamonds. I will treasure these diamonds with you forever, honey. I love you. I love you, little monsters. You rock. Thank you, MTV,' she concluded, before walking off in her dangerously tall platform boots

Studio time: ‘When we were in the studio, we turned our tears that felt like and less rainfall into diamonds. I will treasure these diamonds with you forever, honey. I love you. I love you, little monsters. You rock. Thank you, MTV,’ she concluded, before walking off in her dangerously tall platform boots

Despite having already given a gracious acceptance speech earlier in the show, the Born This Way singer took a moment to tell a personal anecdote to the those tuning in.

‘I remember when I wrote the lyrics for the chorus and I sang them for my producer and collaborator and the lyrics were “I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive. Rain on me.” I remember thinking I had cried so many tears that it felt like unfathomable downpour for my eyes but even without monitoring, you don’t have to drown — even with that much rain, you don’t have to drown, even though it feels like you are. You can swim. If there’s a strong current and the waves keep crashing over you, you’ll keep swimming and you’ll reach the center of the ocean where it’s calm, still, and peaceful,’ said a visibly emotional Gaga.

She admitted that winning the VMA for Song Of The Year has been her ‘favorite’ to win because ‘[her] heart is as a songwriter.’

Soul sister: 'Me and Ariana are truly soul sisters. Girl, this is for us. We have both been through some together. We are willing to share it with each other I love you,' said Gaga

Soul sister: ‘Me and Ariana are truly soul sisters. Girl, this is for us. We have both been through some together. We are willing to share it with each other I love you,’ said Gaga

Double take: Despite having already given a gracious acceptance speech earlier in the show, the Born This Way singer took a moment to tell a personal anecdote to the those tuning in

Double take: Despite having already given a gracious acceptance speech earlier in the show, the Born This Way singer took a moment to tell a personal anecdote to the those tuning in

Favorite: She admitted that winning the VMA for Song Of The Year has been her 'favorite' to win because '[her] heart is as a songwriter'

Favorite: She admitted that winning the VMA for Song Of The Year has been her ‘favorite’ to win because ‘[her] heart is as a songwriter’

Taylor Swift won the VMA for Best Direction for the music video for her single The Man, which was the 30-year-old star’s directorial debut.

‘Guys, this is amazing. This is the first video I’ve ever directed on my own and I just — I’m so grateful for this. I want to take an opportunity to say thank you for the team who believed in me as a first-time director and made this video with me. My dp, my A.D., my editor, et Ethan, Joe, bill and his team for turning me into a guy which was very thrilling,’ began Swift, who delivered her acceptance speech via webcam.

‘I also want to thank Two women that I’d worked with convinced me that I was up to the challenge of directing on my own and those women were my producers on this video, Rebecca Skinner and Jill harden.  

Best Direction: Taylor Swift won the VMA for Best Direction for the music video for her single The Man, which was the 30-year-old star's directorial debut

Best Direction: Taylor Swift won the VMA for Best Direction for the music video for her single The Man, which was the 30-year-old star’s directorial debut

The Man: 'Guys, this is amazing. This is the first video I've ever directed on my own and I just -- I'm so grateful for this. I want to take an opportunity to say thank you for the team who believed in me as a first-time director and made this video with me. My dp, my A.D., my editor, et Ethan, Joe, bill and his team for turning me into a guy which was very thrilling,' began Swift, who delivered her acceptance speech via webcam

The Man: ‘Guys, this is amazing. This is the first video I’ve ever directed on my own and I just — I’m so grateful for this. I want to take an opportunity to say thank you for the team who believed in me as a first-time director and made this video with me. My dp, my A.D., my editor, et Ethan, Joe, bill and his team for turning me into a guy which was very thrilling,’ began Swift, who delivered her acceptance speech via webcam

An honor: I was told this was an industry voted award so I want to say thank you to everyone in the industry who voted for this video. I also really want to thank the fans because you are the only reason the industry cares about anything that I do and everything that you have done this summer, I'm so blown away and taken aback by your generosity to me. Thank you for everything. I hope I get to see you soon,' she concluded

An honor: I was told this was an industry voted award so I want to say thank you to everyone in the industry who voted for this video. I also really want to thank the fans because you are the only reason the industry cares about anything that I do and everything that you have done this summer, I’m so blown away and taken aback by your generosity to me. Thank you for everything. I hope I get to see you soon,’ she concluded

‘Thank you for that. I was told this was an industry voted award so I want to say thank you to everyone in the industry who voted for this video. I also really want to thank the fans because you are the only reason the industry cares about anything that I do and everything that you have done this summer, I’m so blown away and taken aback by your generosity to me. Thank you for everything. I hope I get to see you soon,’ she concluded. 

BTS snagged the VMA for Best Pop video for their hit track On and all seven group members, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, took the time to thank their devout fan Army via a remote appearance at the award show.

‘Wow, thank you so much for Best Pop at the Video Music Awards. We are truly honored. To the army. It means so much to us. Truly. Our new single “Dynamite.” We hope everyone in the world can see the positive energy. We want to comfort you and cheer you in these times. Let’s sing of joy and comfort. This is for you!’ said the beloved septet.

The Weeknd’s highly conceptualized music video for his club banger Blinding Lights earned him the VMA for Best R&B and the 30-year-old singer, unlike many of the other nominees/winners, accepted the honor at the show’s filming venue in NYC. 

‘Thank you, VMAs and MTV. I want to thank Lamar Taylor and Anton Tammi for the video. It’s hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment, admitted the hitmaker. 

‘So I’m just going to say justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor. Thank you.’

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards WINNERS

 VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Eminem (featuring Juice WRLD) – “Godzilla”

Future (featuring Drake) – “Life Is Good”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” 

Impressive: Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have nine nods each

Impressive: Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have nine nods each

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

DaBaby

Lady Gaga – WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion

Post Malone

The Weeknd 

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat

Yungblud

BEST COLLABORATION

Black Eyed Peas (featuring J Balvin) – “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)”

Future (featuring Drake) – “Life Is Good”

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”

Karol G (featuring Nicki Minaj) – “Tusa”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” – WINNER

Ed Sheeran (featuring Khalid) – “Beautiful People” 

BEST HIP HOP

DaBaby – “Bop”

Eminem (featuring Juice Wrld) – “Godzilla”

Future (featuring Drake) – “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” 

Nods: Future and Drake in their video for Life Is Good

Nods: Future and Drake in their video for Life Is Good

BEST K-POP

BTS – “On”

Exo – “Obsession”

(G)I-dle – “Oh My God”

Monsta X – “Someone’s Someone”

Red Velvet – “Psycho”

TXT – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” 

BEST ROCK

blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Coldplay – “Orphans”

Evanescence – “Wasted on You”

Fall Out Boy (featuring Wyclef Jean) – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”

Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”

The Killers – “Caution” 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”

blink-182 – “Happy Days”

Drake – “Toosie Slide”

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – WINNER

John Legend – “Bigger Love”

twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell”

H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”

Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”

Anderson Paak – “Lockdown”

Taylor Swift – “The Man”

Inspirational: Demi Lovato in the video for I Love Me

Inspirational: Demi Lovato in the video for I Love Me 

BEST ART DIRECTION

A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” (Art Directors: A$AP Rocky, Nadia Lee Cohen and Brittany Porter) Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” (Art Director: Christian Stone)

Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” (Art Director: Tatiana Van Sauter)

Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Art Director: Anna Colomé Nogu)

Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Art Director: Laura Ellis Cricks)

Taylor Swift – “Lover” (Art Director: Kurt Gefke)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” (Director of Photography: Kieran Fowler)

Camila Cabello (featuring DaBaby) – “My Oh My” (Director of Photography: Scott Cunningham)

Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” (Director of Photography: Michael Merriman)

Katy Perry – “Harleys in Hawaii” (Director of Photography: Arnau Valls)

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Director of Photography: Oliver Millar)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” (Visual Effects: Drive Studio)

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)

Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Visual Effects: EIGHTY4 and Mathematic)

Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” (Visual Effects: Hoody FX)

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)

Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Visual Effects: Mathematic)

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

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 SONG OF THE YEAR

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” – WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Post Malone – “Circles”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

BEST GROUP

5 Seconds of Summer

Blackpink

BTS

Chloe x Halle

CNCO

Little Mix

Monsta X

Now United

The 1975

Twenty One Pilots

BEST POP

Justin Bieber (featuring Quavo) – “Intentions”

BTS – “On” – WINNER

Halsey – “You Should Be Sad”

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”

Taylor Swift – “Lover” 

She's The Man: Taylor Swift dressed up as a man for her video

She’s The Man: Taylor Swift dressed up as a man for her video 

BEST R&B

Chloe x Halle – “Do It”

H.E.R. (featuring YG) – “Slide”

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”

Khalid (featuring Summer Walker) – “Eleven”

Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – WINNER

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA (featuring Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G and J Balvin) – “China”

Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”

J Balvin – “Amarillo”

Black Eyed Peas (featuring Ozuna and J. Rey Soul) – “Mamacita”

Karol G (featuring Nicki Minaj) – “Tusa”

Maluma (featuring J Balvin) – “Qué Pena” – WINNER

BEST ALTERNATIVE

The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”

All Time Low – “Some Kind of Disaster”

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”

FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”

twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

Best kiss? Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox in his promo

Best kiss? Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox in his promo

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

Chloe x Halle – “Do It” (from MTV Prom-Athon)

CNCO – MTV Unplugged at Home

DJ D-Nice – Club MTV Presents: #DanceTogether

Lady Gaga – “Smile” (from One World: Together At Home)

John Legend – #TogetherAtHome Concert Series

Post Malone – “Nirvana Tribute” 

BEST DIRECTION

Doja Cat – “Say So” (Director: Hannah Lux Davis)

Billie Eilish – “Xanny” (Director: Billie Eilish)

Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” (Director: Nabil)

Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Director: Dave Meyers)

Taylor Swift – “The Man” (Director: Taylor Swift) – WINNER

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Director: Anton Tammi) 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – “On” (Choreographers: The Lab and Son Sung Deuk)

CNCO and Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” (Choreographer: Kyle Hanagami)

DaBaby – “Bop” (Choreographers: DaniLeigh and Cherry)

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” (Choreographer: Richy Jackson)

Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Choreographer: Charm La’Donna)

Normani – “Motivation” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead) 

BEST EDITING

James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” (Editor: Frank Lebon)

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” (Editors: Alexandre Moors and Nuno Xico)

Halsey – “Graveyard” (Editors: Emille Aubry, Janne Vartia and Tim Montana)

Lizzo – “Good as Hell” (Editors: Russell Santos and Sofia Kerpan)

Rosalía – “A Palé” (Editor: Andre Jones)

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Editors: Janne Vartia and Tim Montana) 

SONG OF SUMMER

Blackpink – “How You Like That”

Cardi B (featuring Megan Thee Stallion) – “WAP”

Miley Cyrus – “Midnight Sky”

DaBaby (featuring Roddy Rich) – “Rockstar”

DJ Khaled (featuring Drake) – “Popstar”

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Jack Harlow – “Whats Poppin”

Lil Baby (featuring 42 Dugg) – “We Paid”

Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”

Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé) – “Savage (Remix)”

Pop Smoke (featuring 50 Cent & Roddy Rich) – “The Woo”

Saint Jhn – “Roses” Saweetie – “Tap In”

Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”

Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” 

X-Rated: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in their WAP video

X-Rated: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in their WAP video

 

 

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