The 2017 VMAs Winners List To Help You Keep Track Of All Those Trophies

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Between the performances and outfits, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the real point of an award show — you know, to give out awards. While the MTV Video Music Awards are known for stunts like bringing live snakes on stage, settling epic feuds, and performing unexpected duets, there are still trophies that get handed out. And the 2017 VMAs winners are arguably the year's best in music, at least according to the fan votes, so you'll want to see who takes home a newly renamed Moon Person trophy during the ceremony.

In a move toward inclusion, MTV renamed their famous Moonman trophies to the gender-less Moon Person. Not only that, but they did away with gendered categories — like Best Female Video and Best Male Video. It's an awesome effort by the network to level the playing field. Instead of judging musicians by their gender, they're simply celebrating what they bring to the table as an artist.

On top of that, MTV also added a new category to the mix: Best Fight Against The System, which spotlights videos that spread a message. The nominees range from "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)" from The Hamilton Mixtape to Alessia Cara's "Scars To Your Beautiful," focused on body image.

OK, enough build-up. Who took home the actual trophies? Keep reading to find out. (Winners will be bolded in the list below as they get announced throughout the ceremony.)

Video Of The Year

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Artist Of The Year

  • Bruno Mars
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ariana Grande
  • The Weeknd
  • Lorde

Best New Artist (Presented By Taco Bell)

  • Khalid
  • Kodak Black
  • SZA
  • Young M.A
  • Julia Michaels
  • Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration

  • Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
  • D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
  • Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
  • Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Best Pop Video

  • Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
  • Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
  • Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
  • Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
  • Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
  • Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
  • Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
  • D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
  • Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

Best Dance Video

  • Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
  • Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
  • Calvin Harris – “My Way”
  • Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
  • Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

Best Rock Video

  • Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
  • Green Day – “Bang Bang”
  • Foo Fighters – “Run”

Best Fight Against The System*

  • Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ)
  • The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration)
  • Big Sean – “Light” (Race)
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image)
  • Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment)
  • John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate)

*MTV honored all Best Fight Against The System nominees with a touching speech from Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro.

Best Cinematography

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Scott Cunningham)
  • Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (Matthew Wise)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Steve Annis)
  • DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (David Proctor)
  • Halsey – “Now or Never” (Kristof Brandl)

Best Direction

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
  • Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Mathew Cullen)
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
  • Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Aaron A)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Glenn Michael)

Best Art Direction

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Spencer Graves)
  • Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Alex Delgado)
  • Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Natalie Groce)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Damian Fyffe)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

Best Visual Effects

  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
  • A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
  • KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
  • Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Company: MIRADA)
  • Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

Best Choreography

  • Kanye West – “Fade” (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
  • Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers)
  • Sia – “The Greatest” (Ryan Heffington)
  • Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Sean Bankhead)

Best Editing

  • Future – “Mask Off” (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
  • Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
  • Lorde – “Green Light” (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Jennifer Kennedy)
  • The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Red Barbaza)

Song Of The Summer

  • Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Despacito (Remix)”
  • Lil Uzi Vert — “XO Tour Llif3”
  • Shawn Mendes — “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
  • Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) — “Down”
  • Camila Cabello (featuring Quavo) — “OMG”
  • DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — “Wild Thoughts”
  • Demi Lovato — “Sorry Not Sorry”