Best: "Bad Blood" Wins Video of the Year
For all the tabloid/TMZ/Twitter/Tay drama that this song alludes to (and represents as per MTV's current angry girls narrative), "Bad Blood" was still handily the best video nominated for Video of the Year. Though its goofy action-comedy Tarantino vibes don't have the poignant imagery of Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" or the scrappy D.I.Y. inventiveness of Beyoncé's "7/11," it's basically a Hollywood blockbuster that delivered — almost to the tune of half a billion views. It's funny, entertaining, visually striking, full of enough ideas and looks to fill a real film, a budget that most artists won't (or can't) approach, inventive gadgets and doo-dads, inspired editing and an explosion.