With Nicki Minaj blasting Miley Cyrus, Cyrus' surprise new album, Kanye West's poignant Video Vanguard Award speech and the return of (a high-flying) Justin Bieber dominating the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, it's easy to forget that the show actually hands out awards throughout the night. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé led all nominees going into the evening, but who walked away with the coveted Moonman statue? Here's the full rundown of the evening's winners.
Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Best Male Video: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"
Best Video With a Social Message: Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend, "One Man Can Change the World"
Song of the Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer, "She's Kinda Hot"
Best Collaboration: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar, "Alright" (Colin Tilley & the Little Homies)
Best Choreography: OK Go, "I Won’t Let You Down" (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Never Catch Me" (Larkin Sieple)
Best Art Direction: Snoop Dogg, "So Many Pros" (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)
Best Editing: Beyoncé, "7/11" (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, "Where Are U Now" (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"