Gala MTV Video Music Awards a avut loc duminică seară, într-un format special, în mai multe spaţii deschise din New York, unde au cântat live BTS, The Black Eyed Peas, DaBaby, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Maluma cu CNCO şi Lady Gaga cu Ariana Grande.

Gazda ceremoniei pe care MTV a dedicat-o actorului Chadwick Boseman, care a murit pe 28 august, a fost Kate Palmer, cunoscută pentru rolul din „Hustlers”.

The Weeknd a câştigat cel mai important trofeu al serii, „Video of the Year”, pentru „Blinding Lights”, piesă pe care a interpretat-o în deschiderea galei.

Lady Gaga a fost desemnată câştigătoare la patru categorii: „Artist of the Year”, „Song of the Year” (pentru „Rain On Me”), „Best Collaboration” şi „Best Cinematography”. Ea a primit şi Tricon Award.

Între câştigători s-au numărat grupul k-pop BTS („Best Pop”, „Best K-pop”, „Best Group” şi „Best Choreography”), Taylor Swift („Best Direction”), Doja Cat („Best New Artist”), Megan Thee Stallion („Best Hip-hop”), Coldplay („Best Rock”) şi Blackpink („Song of the Summer”).

Pentru ediţia de aul acesta organizatorii au introdus două categorii: „Best Music Video from Home”, câştigată de Ariana Grande şi Justin Bieber pentru „Stuck With U”, şi „Best Quarantine Performance”, câştigată de CNCO.

Lista câştigătorilor

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”

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST: Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Roddy Ricch, Tate McRae, YUNGBLUD

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”

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”

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” – Republic Records

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 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 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 DIRECTION: Taylor Swift – “The Man”, Billie Eilish – “xanny”, Doja Cat – “Say So”, Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”, Harry Styles – “Adore You”, The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

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 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” – SM Entertainment

BEST GROUP: BTS, 5 Seconds of Summer, The 1975, BLACKPINK, Chloe x Halle, CNCO, Little Mix, MONSTA X, Now United, twenty one pilots

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”, 5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me”, Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My”, Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”, Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii”, The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

BEST ART DIRECTION: Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”, A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi”, Dua Lipa – “Physical”, Harry Styles – “Adore You”, Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend”, Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Dua Lipa – “Physical”, Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell”, Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”, Harry Styles – “Adore You”, Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”, Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: BTS – “On”, CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo”, DaBaby – “BOP”, Dua Lipa – “Physical”, Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”, Normani – “Motivation”

BEST EDITING: Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter”, Halsey – “Graveyard”, James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow”, Lizzo – “Good As Hell”, ROSALÍA – “A Palé”, The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

SONG OF THE SUMMER: BLACKPINK  “How You Like That”, Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”, DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “Rockstar”, DJ Khaled ft. Drake “Popstar”, Doja Cat – “Say So”, Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”, Harry Styles –“Watermelon Sugar”, Jack Harlow – “Whats Poppin”, Lil Baby ft. 42 Dugg – “We Paid”, Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”, Miley Cyrus – “Midnight Sky”, Pop Smoke ft. 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch – “The Woo”, SAINt JHN – “Roses”, Saweetie – “Tap In”, Taylor Swift – “cardigan”, The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”.

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