The Full 2016 VMAs Winners List, So You Can Find Out Just How Many Awards Beyonce Won
The year's craziest award show is here again. In 2015, the VMAs brought us Miley Cyrus hosting, Miley Cyrus wearing insane outfits, Kanye West announcing he would run for President of the United States, and Miley Cyrus dropping an entire new album right at the end of the show. But 2016 is perhaps even more exciting. We've got a performance from Britney Spears, Rihanna's Video Vanguard set, and yet another appearance from West. But as exciting as all of the performances and unexpected moments are, this is an award show, so the 2016 VMAs winners list is pretty important, too.
This year, Beyoncé lead the noms with a total of 11 videos all from her visual album, Lemonade. In fact, Lemonade as a whole is up for the inaugural Breakthrough Long Form Video award. Second to Beyoncé, (in nominations, not in talent) is Adele with eight nominations, mostly for her video for "Hello."
The other nominations include many songs you've probably been hearing constantly all year like Calvin Harris and Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For," Drake's "Hotline Bling," and Rihanna's "Work." Then there's this year's most scandalous video nominee, "Famous" by Kanye West."
So, did you favorites come out on top? Check out our full list of winners and see. (Winners will be bolded as awards are announced.)
Best New Artist
Bryson TillerDesiignerDNCELukas GrahamZara Larsson
Song Of Summer
Sia - "Cheap Thrills"Selena Gomez - "Kill Em With Kindness"The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey - "Closer"Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna - "This Is What You Came For"Fifth Harmony Feat. Fetty Wap - "All In My Head (Flex)"Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & Mø - "Cold Water"Nick Jonas Feat. Ty Dolla $ign - "Bacon"Kent Jones - "Don't Mind"Justin Timberlake - "Can't Stop The Feeling!"Drake Feat. Kyla & Wizkid - "One Dance"
Video Of The Year
Adele - "Hello"Beyoncé - "Formation"Drake - "Hotline Bling"Justin Bieber - "Sorry"Kanye West - "Famous"
Best Female Video
Adele - "Hello"Ariana Grande - "Into You"Beyoncé - "Hold Up"Rihanna Feat. Drake - "Work"Sia - "Cheap Thrills"
Best Male Video
Bryson Tiller - "Don't"Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna - "This Is What You Came For"Drake - "Hotline Bling"Kanye West - "Famous"The Weeknd - "Can't Feel My Face"
Best Hip Hop Video
2 Chainz - "Watch Out"Bryson Tiller - "Don't"Chance The Rapper - "Angels"Desiigner - "Panda"Drake - "Hotline Bling"
Best Pop Video
Adele - "Hello"Alessia Cara - "Wild Things"Ariana Grande - "Into You"Beyoncé - "Formation"Justin Bieber - "Sorry"
Best Rock Video
All Time Low - "Missing You"Coldplay - "Adventure Of A Lifetime"Fall Out Boy Feat. Demi Lovato - "Irresistible"Panic! At The Disco - "Victorious"Twenty One Pilots - "Heathens"
Best Electronic Video
99 Souls Feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy - "The Girl Is Mine"Afrojack Feat. Mike Taylor - "Summerthing!"Calvin Harris & Disciples - "How Deep Is Your Love"Mike Posner - "I Took A Pill In Ibiza"The Chainsmokers Feat. Daya - "Don't Let Me Down"
Best Collaboration Video
Ariana Grande Feat. Lil Wayne - "Let Me Love You"Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Freedom"Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna - "This Is What You Came For"Fifth Harmony Feat. Ty Dolla $ign - "Work From Home"Rihanna Feat. Drake - "Work"
Breakthrough Long Form Video
Beyoncé - LemonadeChris Brown - RoyaltyFlorence + The Machine - The OdysseyJustin Bieber - Purpose: The MovementTroye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy
Best Art Direction
Adele - "Hello" (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)Beyoncé - "Hold Up" (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)David Bowie - "Blackstar" (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)Drake - "Hotline Bling" (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)Fergie - "M.I.L.F.$" (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)
Beyoncé - "Formation" (Choreographer: Chris Grant, Jaquel Knight, Dana Foglia)Beyoncé - "Sorry" (Choreographer: Chris Grant, Jaquel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)FKA Twigs - "M3LL155X" (Choreographer: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy, FKA Twigs)Florence + The Machine - "Delilah" (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)Missy Elliott Faet. Pharrell - "WTF (Where They From)" (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
Adele - "Hello" (Director: Javier Dolan)Beyoncé - "Formation" (Director: Melina Matsoukas)Coldplay - "Up&Up" (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)David Bowie - "Lazarus" (Director: Johan Renck)Tama Impala - "The Less I Know The Better" (Director: Canada)
Adele - "Hello" (Cinematographer: André Turpin)Alesso - "I Wanna Know" (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)Ariana Grande - "Into You" (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)Beyoncé - "Formation" (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)David Bowie - "Lazarus" (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)
Adele - "Hello" (Editor: Xavier Dolan)Ariana Grande - "Into You" (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)Beyoncé - "Formation" (Editor: Jeff Selis)David Bowie - "Lazarus" (Editor: Johan Söderberg)Fergie - "M.I.L.F.$" (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
Best Visual Effects
Adele - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" (VFX Editor: Jonathan Box, MPC)Coldplay - "Up&UP" (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann, Gloria F X)FKA Twigs - "M3LL155X" (VFX Editor: Lewis Saunders, Electric Theatre Collective)The Weeknd - "Can't Feel My Face" (VFX Editor: Louis MacKall, T.J. Burke)Zayn - "Pillowtalk" (VFX Editor: David Smith)