The 2017 Video Music Awards Winners are…

As per usual this year’s MTV Video Music Awards had its fair share of controversies. Viewers at home were surprised when Julia Michaels’ performance of “Issues” was cut off for a preview. While Lorde who couldn’t sing a word due to a bad case of the flu, was able to perform an interpretive dance for the entire duration of “Homemade Dynamite.” 

If that wasn’t bad enough. Jared Leto later introduced a tribute for Linkin Park’s former frontman and friend, Chester Bennington, only to have it cut off for yet another preview. Katy Perry’s hosting skills proved she should stay faraway from standup comedy and hosting all together.  Not to mention her performance of “Swish Swish” was nothing exciting write about. It’s definitely time to move on from that song already.

What we’re really here for are the winners of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Check ’em out below.

Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Song of Summer
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Llif3”

Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist
Khalid

Best Collaboration
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

Best Pop
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

Best Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Best Dance
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”

Best Rock
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”

Best Fight Against the System (all of the following won)
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire”

Best Cinematography
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Best Direction
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Best Art Direction
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Best Visual Effects
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

Best Choreography
Kanye West – “Fade”

Best Editing
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

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