These Are the 2020 MTV VMA Winners

Lady Gaga and BTS scored big, followed by The Weeknd.

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MTV‘s annual Video Music Awards presentation took an unusual tact for 2020: moving the high-profile program outdoors in the name of social distancing. The show was no less explosive, however, with a bevy of celebrity appearances and performances mostly held at New York’s Skyline Drive-In.

Lady Gaga was the night’s biggest winner, taking home four prizes across the nearly two-dozen categories, also boosting Ariana Grande on the strength of their “Rain On Me” collaboration. The Weeknd notched a pair of awards for his “Blinding Lights,” taking time during an award speech to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Elsewhere, Taylor Swift joined via video call to accept her nod for directing Folklore standout “The Man” while Maluma hit the stage to celebrate his J Balvin feature, “Qué Pena,” scooping the Best Latin award. Meanwhile, BTS grabbed a quartet of Moon Men statues and celebrated with a virtual reality performance of “Dynamite.”

Below, view the night’s big winners and review MTV’s recent pre-VMA inclusivity-minded art exhibition.

Artist of the Year

Lady Gaga
DaBaby
Justin Bieber
Megan Thee Stallion
Post Malone
The Weeknd

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Post Malone – “Circles”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Video of the Year

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

Best New Artist

Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Lewis Capaldi
Roddy Ricch
Tate McRae
Yungblud

Best Collaboration

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Best Group

BTS
5 Seconds of Summer
The 1975
BLACKPINK
Chloe x Halle
CNCO
Little Mix
MONSTA X
Now United
Twenty One Pilots

Best Hip-Hop

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
DaBaby – “BOP”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

Best R&B

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It”
H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide”
Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven”
Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

Best Pop

BTS – “On”
Halsey – “You should be sad”
Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift – “Lover”

Best Rock

Coldplay – “Orphans”
Blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Evanescence – “Wasted On You”
Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”
Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”
The Killers – “Caution”

Best Alternative

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster”
FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”
Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”
twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

Best Latin

Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Qué Pena”
Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China”
Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA”
J Balvin – “Amarillo”
Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa”

Best K-Pop

BTS – “On”
(G)I-DLE – “Oh My God”
EXO – “Obsession”
Monsta X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE”
Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”
Red Velvet – “Psycho”

Video for Good

H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown”
Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”
Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”
Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

Best Quarantine Performance

CNCO – Unplugged At Home
Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether
John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series
Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home
Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute

Best Music Video From Home

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”
blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Drake – “Toosie Slide”
John Legend – “Bigger Love”
twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

Best Direction

Taylor Swift – “The Man” (Director: Taylor Swift)
Billie Eilish – “xanny” (Director: Billie Eilish)
Doja Cat – “Say So” (Director: Hannah Lux Davis)
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” (Director: Nabil)
Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Director: Dave Meyers)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Director: Anton Tammi)

Best Art Direction

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” (Art Director: Christian Stone)
A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” (Art Director: A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen)
Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Art Director: Anna Colomé Nogu ́)
Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Art Director: Laura Ellis Cricks)
Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” (Art Director: Tatiana Van Sauter)
Taylor Swift – “Lover” (Art Director: Ethan Tobman)

Best Cinematography

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” (Cinematographer: Thomas Kloss)
5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” (Cinematographer: Kieran Fowler)
Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” (Cinematographer: Dave Meyers)
Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” (Cinematographer: Christopher Probst)
Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” (Cinematographer: Arnau Valls)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Cinematographer: Oliver Millar)

Best Visual Effects

Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Visual Effects: EIGHTY4)
Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” (Visual Effects: Drive Studios)
Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” (Visual Effects: Hoody FX)
Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Visual Effects: Mathematic)
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)
Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” (Visual Effects: ARTJAIL, FRENDER, SCISSOR FILMS)

Best Editing

Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” (Editors: Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico)
Halsey – “Graveyard” (Editors: Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana)
James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” (Editor: Frank Lebon)
Lizzo – “Good As Hell” (Editors: Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan)
ROSALÍA – “A Palé” (Editor: Andre Jones)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Editors: Janne Vartia & Tim Montana)

Best Choreography

BTS – “On” (Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun)
CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” (Choreography by Kyle Hanagami)
DaBaby – “BOP” (Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry)
Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Choreography by Charm La’Donna)
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” (Choreography by Richy Jackson)
Normani – “Motivation” (Choreography by Sean Bankhead)

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