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MTV VMAs 2016: The Complete Winners List

The full rundown of who won what on one of the industry’s biggest nights

MTV VMA Winner List

See the full winners list for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

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With all the memorable performances during the Video Music Awards, it’s easy to overlook that MTV gives out actual awards during the show. Rihanna received the Video Vanguard Award, but Beyonce and Adele lead the nominee pack. Here’s the full rundown of the evening’s winners:

Song of the Summer

Fifth Harmony (featuring Fetty Wap) — “All in My Head (Flex)”
The Chainsmokers (featuring Halsey) — “Closer”
Drake (featuring Kyla and Wizkid) — “One Dance”
Selena Gomez — “Kill Em with Kindness”
Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
Nick Jonas (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Bacon”
Kent Jones — “Don’t Mind”
Major Lazer (featuring Justin Bieber and MØ) — “Cold Water”
Sia — “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake — “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake — “Hotline Bling”
2 Chainz — “Watch Out”
Chance the Rapper (featuring Saba) — “Angels”
Desiigner — “Panda”
Bryson Tiller — “Don’t”

Best Pop Video

Beyoncé – “Formation”
Adele – “Hello”
Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Best Rock Video

twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
All Time Low – “Missing You”
Coldplay – “Adventure of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato – “Irresistible”
Panic! At The Disco – “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy – “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
Afrojack – “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – “Don’t Let Me Down”

Breakthrough Long Form Video

Beyoncé – Lemonade
Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement
Chris Brown – Royalty
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best Male Video

Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Bryson Tiller — “Don’t”
The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face”
Kanye West — “Famous”

Best Female Video

Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
Adele — “Hello”
Ariana Grande — “Into You”
Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work”
Sia — “Cheap Thrills”

Best Collaboration Video

Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Work from Home”
Beyoncé (featuring Kendrick Lamar) — “Freedom”
Ariana Grande (featuring Lil Wayne) — “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work”

Best New Artist

DNCE
Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Lukas Graham
Bryson Tiller

Best Art Direction

David Bowie — “Blackstar” (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)
Adele — “Hello” (Art Director: Colombe Raby)
Beyoncé — “Hold Up” (Art Director: Jason Hougaard)
Drake — “Hotline Bling” (Art Director: Jeremy MacFarlane)
Fergie — “M.I.L.F. $” (Art Director: Alexander Delgado)

Best Direction

Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
Adele — “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)
Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Directors: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia)
Tame Impala — “The Less I Know the Better” (Director: Canada)

Best Editing

Beyoncé — “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
Adele — “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)
Fergie — “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
Ariana Grande — “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

Best Cinematography

Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)
Adele — “Hello” (Director of Photography: André Turpin)
Alesso — “I Wanna Know” (Director of Photography: Corey Jennings)
David Bowie — “Lazarus” (Director of Photography: Crille Forsberg)
Ariana Grande — “Into You” (Director of Photography: Paul Laufer)

Best Choreography

Beyoncé – “Formation”

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” 
Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

Best Visual Effects

Coldplay – “Up&Up”
FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X”
Adele – “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”

Video of the Year

Beyoncé — “Formation”
Adele — “Hello”
Justin Bieber — “Sorry”
Drake — “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West — “Famous”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Rihanna

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