VMAS 2016: Recap & Winners List

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 28th in New York at Madison Square Garden.

The show featured performances from Rihanna, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, Future, Nick Jonas & Ty Dolla $ign, Future, Beyonce, The Chainsmokers & Halsey and Britney Spears & G-Eazy.

Rihanna was honoured at the ceremony with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, presented to her by Drake. 

Beyonce received the most awards of the evening wining eight from her eleven nominations, bringing her to a record number of 24 VMAs.

See the full list of winners below.

Video of the Year

Beyonce – Formation

Best Male Video

Calvin Harris (ft Rihanna) – This Is What You Came For

Best Female Video

Beyonce – Hold Up

Best New Artist


Best Pop Video

Beyonce – Formation

Best Rock Video

Twenty-One Pilots – Heathens

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake – Hotline Bling

Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love

Best Collaboration Video

Fifth Harmony (ft Ty Dolla $ign) – Work From Home

Breakthrough Long Form Video

Beyonce – Lemonade

Best Direction

Beyonce – Formation (Director Melina Matsoukas)

Best Choreography

Beyonce – Formation (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)

Best Visual Effects

Coldplay – Up&Up

Best Art Direction

David Bowie – Blackstar

Best Editing

Beyonce – Formation (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Best Cinematography

Beyonce – Formation

Song of Summer

Fifth Harmony (ft Fetty Wap) – All In My Head (Flex)