MTV Awards: Beyonce Dominates At MVA 2016

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Sunday night, Music Superstar Beyonce topped and dazzled this year’s MTV awards at Madison Square Garden in New York on.

With 11 nominations, Beyounce was the most nominated artist at the MVA with “Hello” superstar Adele as second with 8 nominations.

The Hip pop singer showed off in her winged dress, alongside daughter Blue Ivy, on the red carpet.

She performed her hit song lemonade before making a return on stage to collect her Moonman for “Hold Up” and seven other statuettes.

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Beyoncé is now tied with Madonna and Taylor Swift for the most wins in the Best Female Video category — each of them now have three (Bey previously won for “Crazy In Love” and “Naughty Girl”).

She kept it short but sweet, giving a warm “thank you” to director Jonas Åkerlund, to MTV, and to her legions of adoring fans.

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She also won awards in Breakthrough Long Form Video, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

She has now won 24 MTV awards, altogether, a record by any artiste.

On a night when women ruled, Britney Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time in a decade, and Rihanna performed four times to mark her lifetime achievement award.

But Beyonce dominated proceedings, bringing the house down at New York’s Madison Square Garden, stringing together five of her “Lemonade” album tracks about betrayal, revenge and female empowerment in a song and dance routine that brought a long standing ovation.

Beyonce with daughter Blue arriving for the MTV awards
VMA organizers had announced only three hours before Sunday’s show began that Beyonce would perform. The singer arrived on the red carpet accompanied by the mothers of three African-American men who have died at the hands of U.S. police in the past two years.

Her politically charged “Formation” beat Adele’s 2015 comeback single “Hello,” Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Kanye West’s sleeping nude celebrity look-alikes in “Famous” for video of the year.

She also won best female video and prizes for choreography, editing, and long form video in the awards that are voted on by fans.

Where Beyonce was angry and bold, Spears, 34, dressed in a sparkly gold leotard and matching over the knee boots was slinky retro pop. It was the “Toxic” singer’s first time on the VMA stage since her humiliating 2007 performance when her personal and professional life was falling apart, and follows the release of a new album last week.

Rihanna, 28, sang 13 of the biggest hits in her 13-year career, including “Rude Girl,” “Diamonds” and “Only Girl in the World.” She was presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award by Canadian rapper Drake – with whom she has often been romantically linked.

“She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old. She’s one of my best friends in the world. All my adult life, I’ve looked up to her even though she’s younger than me,” said Drake.

Fifth Harmony, the five-girl group that won TV talent show “The X Factor,” took home 2 “Moonman” awards.

Kanye West, who has often hijacked the live VMA show, presented a new video for his single “Fade.” West preceded the video with a rambling, improvised speech that touched on poverty, his wife Kim Kardashian, his long-running feud with Taylor Swift, and violence in black neighborhoods.

“We are undeniably the influencers, the thought leaders,” he said, before screening what he called a “piece of my art.”

Many of pop music’s biggest names, including Justin Bieber, Britain’s Adele and Taylor Swift were absent on Sunday.

Below is the list of nomineess and winners:

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Winner: Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Kanye West – “Famous”

 

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Adele – “Hello”

Winner: Beyoncé – “Hold Up”

Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
BEST MALE VIDEO

Winner: Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Kanye West – “Famous”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
BEST COLLABORATION

Winner: Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Rihanna ft. Drake – “Work” (short version)
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Winner: Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”

Chance The Rapper ft. Saba – “Angels”

2 Chainz – “Watch Out”
BEST POP VIDEO

Winner: Beyoncé – “Formation”

Adele – “Hello”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

Ariana Grande – “Into You”

 

SONG OF SUMMER

Winner: Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap — “All In My Head”

Drake — “One Dance”

Justin Timberlake — “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber — “Cold Water”

Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna — “This Is What You Came For”

Sia — “Cheap Thrills”

The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey — “Closer”

Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign — “Bacon”

Kent Jones — “Don’t Mind”

Selena Gomez — “Kill ‘Em With Kindness”
BEST ROCK VIDEO

Winner: 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

Winner: 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

Winner: Beyoncé – Lemonade

Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey

Justin Bieber – PURPOSE: The Movement

Chris Brown – Royalty

Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy
BEST NEW ARTIST

Winner: DNCE

Bryson Tiller

Desiigner

Zara Larsson

Lukas Graham

 

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION

Winner: David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue)

Beyoncé – “Hold Up” (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard)

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado)

Drake – “Hotline Bling” (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane)

Adele – “Hello” (Production Designer: Colombe Raby)

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Winner: Beyoncé – “Formation” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia)

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)

Beyoncé – “Sorry” (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyoncé Knowles Carter)

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (Choreographers: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy and FKA twigs)

Florence + The Machine – “Delilah” (Choreographer: Holly Blakey)
BEST DIRECTION

Winner: Beyoncé – “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

Coldplay – “Up&Up” (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia)

Adele – “Hello” (Director: Xavier Dolan)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Director: Johan Renck)

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” (Director: Canada)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: Beyoncé – “Formation” (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed)

Adele – “Hello” (Cinematographer: André Turpin)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg)

Alesso – “I Wanna Know” (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings)

Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer)

 

BEST EDITING

Winner: Beyoncé – “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Adele – “Hello” (Editor: Xavier Dolan)

Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)

David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Editor: Johan Söderberg)

Ariana Grande – “Into You” (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Coldplay – “Up&Up” (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann)

FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” (VFX Editors: Lewis Saunders and Electric Theatre Collective)

Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (VFX Editor: Jonathan Box, MPC)

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller)

Zayn – “PILLOWTALK” (VFX Editor: David Smith)
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