The 2016 VMA’s List Of Winners

The VMA’s are over, Rihanna sang us through the entire night, Beyoncé snatched the night as always and Britney…performed better than 2007.

There were very few shock wins throughout the night as Beyoncé walked home with basically every award, Fifth Harmony deservingly won their first VMA for their summer smash, David Bowie posthumously won and Rihanna finally got a Video Vangaurd award!

Video of the Year

  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Beyoncé — “Formation” – OUR PICK! – Winner!
  • Justin Bieber — “Sorry”
  • Drake — “Hotline Bling”
  • Kanye West — “Famous”

Best Male Video

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

Best Female Video

  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Beyoncé — “Hold Up” – Winner!
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You”
  • Rihanna (featuring Drake) — “Work” – OUR PICK!
  • Sia — “Cheap Thrills”

Best New Artist

  • Desiigner
  • DNCE – OUR PICK! – Winner!
  • Lukas Graham
  • Zara Larsson
  • Bryson Tiller

Best Pop Video

  • Adele — “Hello”
  • Beyoncé — “Formation”– OUR PICK! – Winner!
  • Justin Bieber — “Sorry”
  • Alessia Cara — “Wild Things”
  • Ariana Grande — “Into You”

Best Rock Video

  • All Time Low — “Missing You”
  • Coldplay — “Adventure of a Lifetime” – OUR PICK!
  • Fall Out Boy (featuring Demi Lovato) — “Irresistible”
  • Panic! at the Disco — “Victorious”
  • Twenty One Pilots — “Heathens” – Winner!

Best Hip-Hop Video

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

Best Electronic Video

  • 99 Souls (featuring Destiny’s Child and Brandy) — “The Girl Is Mine”
  • Afrojack — “SummerThing!”
  • The Chainsmokers (featuring Daya) — “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • Calvin Harris and Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love” – Winner!
  • Mike Posner — “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” – OUR PICK!

Best Collaboration Video

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

Breakthrough Long Form Video

  • Beyoncé — Lemonade – OUR PICK! – Winner!
  • Justin Bieber — Purpose: The Movement
  • Chris Brown — Royalty
  • Florence + The Machine — The Odyssey
  • Troye Sivan — Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

Best Direction

  • Adele — “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan) – OUR PICK!
  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas) – Winner!
  • 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 Choreography

  • Beyoncé — “Formation” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia) – OUR PICK! – Winner!
  • Beyoncé — “Sorry” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell & Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
  • Missy Elliott (featuring Pharrell) — “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)
  • FKA Twigs — M3LL155X (Choreographer: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy and FKA Twigs)
  • Florence + The Machine — “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)

Best Visual Effects

  • Adele — “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (Visual Effects: Jonathan Box and MPC)
  • Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX) – Winner!
  • FKA Twigs — M3LL155X (Visual Effects: Lewis Saunders and Jihoon Yoo)
  • The Weeknd — “Can’t Feel My Face” (Visual Effects: Louis Mackall and T.J. Burke)
  • Zayn — “Pillowtalk” (Visual Effects: David Smith) – OUR PICK!

Best Art Direction

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

Best Editing

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

Best Cinematography

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

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

  • Rihanna
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