2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on Aug 22 2015 - 8:00am by KatieJoy

Winners

The MTV 2015 Video Music Awards took over the town on Sunday August 30. The night featured performances from Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, and The Weeknd; with Miley Cyrus making her flashy return as the host. However, it was Taylor Swift who walked home with the most awards, winning four out of the eleven categories. Winners included:

Video of the year

WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Beyoncé, 7/11

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Kendrick Lamar, Alright

Best Male Video

WINNER: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Kendrick Lamar, Alright

The Weeknd, Earned It

Nick Jonas, Chains

Best Female Video

WINNER: Taylor Swift, Blank Space

Beyoncé, 7/11

Nicki Minaj, Anaconda

Sia, Elastic Heart

Ellie Goulding, Love Me Like You Do

Best Pop Video

WINNER: Taylor Swift, Blank Space

Beyoncé, 7/11

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Maroon 5, Sugar

Best Rock Video

WINNER: Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman

Hozier, Take Me To Church

Florence + the Machine, Ship To Wreck

Walk the Moon, Shut Up and Dance

Arctic Monkeys, Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

Best Hip-Hop Video

WINNER: Nicki MinajAnaconda

Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Kendrick Lamar, Alright

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Big Sean ft. E-40, IDFWU

Artist to Watch

WINNER: Fetty Wap, Trap Queen

Vance Joy, Riptide

George Ezra, Budapest

James Bay, Hold Back The River

FKA Twigs, Pendulum

Best Video with a Social Message

WINNER: Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend, One Man Can Change the World

Jennifer Hudson, I Still Love You

Colbie Caillat, Try

Rihanna, American Oxygen

Wale, The White Shoes

Best Collaboration

WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, Bad Blood

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, See You Again

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, Love Me Harder

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Bang Bang

Song of Summer

WINNER: 5 Seconds of Summer, She’s Kind Hot

Silento, Watch Me

OMI, Cheerleader

Major Lazer, Lean On

Fetty Wap, My Way

The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face

David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Hey Mama

Taylor Swift, Bad Blood

Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky, Good For You

Demi Lovato, Cool For Summer

Fifth Harmony, Worth It

Skrillex & Diplo ft. J. Bieber, Where Are U Now

BEST ART DIRECTION

WINNER: Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)

Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

WINNER: OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)

Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)

Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)

Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING

WINNER: Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER: Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)

Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

Video Vanguard Award

WINNER: Kanye West