MTV VMAs 2014: The Complete List Of Winners
Thirty years ago, in 1984, the very first MTV Video Music Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Actor/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and actress-singer Bette Midler co-hosted, Madonna gave her infamous “writhing around in a wedding dress” performance of “Like A Virgin,” The Cars won Video Of The Year for “You Might Think” and David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper won Best Male Video (“China Girl”) and Best Female Video (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”), respectively.
A lot has changed in that time, and he 31st annual VMAs was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, just south of Los Angeles. Beyonce and Iggy Azalea were tied for the most nominations, with eight apiece, while Bey received the Video Vanguard Awards (an honor bestowed upon David Bowie, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester at that very first ceremony in 1984).
Below, is the full list of winners from the 2014 MTV VMAs, where you can see who all took home a Moonman after the latest installment of MTV’s annual music blowout.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
BEST MALE VIDEO: Ed Sheeran, “Sing”
BEST POP VIDEO: Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”
MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Beyonce
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Drake feat. Majid Jordan, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
BEST ROCK VIDEO: Lorde, “Royals”
ARTIST TO WATCH: Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin’ On”
BEST LYRIC VIDEO: 5 Seconds Of Summer, “Don’t Stop”
MTV CLUBLAND AWARD: Zedd feat. Hayley Williams, “Stay The Night”
BEST COLLABORATION: Beyonce feat. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
BEST DIRECTION: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What” (director: DANIELS)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Sia, “Chandelier” (choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: OK Go, “The Writing’s On The Wall”
BEST ART DIRECTION: Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”
BEST EDITING: Eminem, “Rap God”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Beyonce, “Pretty Hurts”
BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Beyonce, “Pretty Hurts”
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