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2016 MTV Video Music Awards: Full list of Winners

MTV Video Music AwardThe 2016 MTV Video Music Awards took place at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on August 28, 2016, with Beyonce and Fifth Harmony emerging as big winners.

Rihanna accepts her Video Vanguard Award from Drake

Rihanna accepts her Video Vanguard Award from Drake

Beyoncé led the night with 11 nominations for videos from her visual album “Lemonade,” and she won seven of them, including video of the year for “Formation”. Girl group Fifth Harmony won for song of the summer with “All in My Head (Flex).

The VMAs began with Rihanna performing a medley of her hits. Ariana Grande also performed with Nicki Minaj. Also includes Britney Spears‘ first VMA appearance in more than 10 years. Beyonce performed as well, and Kanye West offered a four-minute, sometimes hard-to-follow introduction to a world-premiere video.

Here is a list of the top Winners.

2016 MTV VMA Winners

Category Winners
Video of the Year Beyoncé — “Formation”
Best Male Video Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
Best Female Video Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
Best New Artist DNCE
Best Pop Video Beyoncé — “Formation”
Best Rock Video Twenty One Pilots — “Heathens”
Best Hip-Hop Video Drake — “Hotline Bling”
Best Electronic Video Calvin Harris and Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”
Best Collaboration Video Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Work from Home”
Breakthrough Long Form Video Beyoncé — Lemonade
Best Direction Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
Best Choreography Beyoncé — “Formation” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)
Best Visual Effects Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)
Best Art Direction David Bowie — “Blackstar” (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)
Best Editing Beyoncé — “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
Best Cinematography Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)
Song of Summer Fifth Harmony (featuring Fetty Wap) — “All in My Head (Flex)”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Rihanna

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