MTV Video Music Awards 2016 – Breakdown

MTV Video Music Awards 2016 – Breakdown

The MTV Video Music Awards has been a yearly tradition by the MTV to give honour and appreciation for people in the music industry. This awarding ceremony was always something the music artists and fans like me look forward to each year.
The MTV Video Music Awards 2016 were held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan last August 28. The ceremony awards have been attended by a lot of music royalties.

The MTV Video Music Awards 2016 was hosted by a lot of artists but the pre-show was hosted by DJ Khaled and CharlamagneTha Good and Lizzo.

Nominees and Winners
Here we are at the brick of the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 and here are the nominees.

Best Hip-Hop Video
This category was presented by no other than Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Winner: Drake- Hotline Bling
Nominees: 2 Chainz- Watch Out
Chance the Rapper (feat. Saba)- Angels
Desiigner- Panda
Bryson Tyler- Don’t

Best Male Video

Halsey Wows

Best Dressed Actress of the Night

This category was presented by the famous Alicia Keys.

Winner: Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) – This Is What You Came For

Nominees: Drake- Hotline Bling
Bryson Tyler- Don’t
The Weekend- Can’t Feel My Face
Kanye West- Famous

Best Collaboration Video

This category was presented by Jaden Smith and Shameik Moore.Winner: Fifth Harmony (feat. Ty Dolla Sign) – Work From Home

Nominees: Beyonce (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – Freedom
Ariana Grande (feat. Lil Wayne) – Let Me Love You
Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) – This Is What You Came For
Rihanna (feat. Drake) – Work


Best Female Videobeyonce

This category was presented by the Olympic Gymnasts Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez. Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman.

Winner: Beyonce – Hold Up

Nominees: Adele -Hello
Ariana Grande- Into You
Rihanna (feat. Drake) -Work
Sia -Cheap Thrills


Best New Artist

This category was presented by the winning group, the Fifth Harmony.

Winner: DNCE
Nominees: Desiigner
Zara Larsson
Luke Graham
Bryson Tiller

Video of the Year

This category was presented by the comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Winner: Beyonce – Formation

Nominees: Adele- Hello
Drake- Hotline Bling
Justin Bieber- Sorry
Kanye West- Famous


Best Pop Video

Winner: Beyonce -Formation

Nominees: Adele- Hello
Justin Bieber- Sorry
Alessia Cara- Wild Things
Ariana Grande- Into You

Best Rock Video

Winner: Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Nominees: All Time Low -Missing You
Coldplay- Adventure of a Lifetime
Fall Out Boy (feat. Demi Lovato)- Irresistible
Panic at the Disco- Victorious

Best Electronic Video

Winner: Calvin Harris and Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love


Nominees: 99 Souls (feat. Destiny’s Child and Brandy) – The Girl Is Mine
Afrojack- SummerThing
The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya) – Don’t Let Me Down
Mike Posner – I Took a Pill in Ibiza

Breakthrough Long Form Video

Winner: Lemonade

Nominees: Justin Bieber –Purpose: The Movement
Chris Brown- Royalty
Florence + The Machine – The Odyssey
Troye Sivan- Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy

The following professional categories are presented by BebeRexha and Tove Lo.

Best Direction

Winner: Beyonce – Formation (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

Nominees: Adele – Hello (Director: Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie – Lazarus (Director: Jonan Renck)
Coldplay -Up & Up (Directors: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia
Tame Impala – The Less I Know the Better (Director: Canada)
Best Choreography

Winner: Beyonce- Formation (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell and Beyonce Knowles Carter)

Nominees: Beyonce – Sorry (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell and Beyonce Knowles Carter)
Missy Elliot (feat. Pharell)- WTF (Where They From) (Choreographer: Hi-Hat
FKA Twigs – M3LL155X (Choreographers: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kendrick Sandy and FKA Twigs)
Florence + The Machine – Delilah (Choreographer: Holly Blakey


Best Visual Effects

Winner: Coldplay – Up & Up (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)

Nominees: Adele- Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (Visual Effects: Jonathan Box and MPC
FKA Twigs– M3LL155X (Visual Effects: Lewis Saunders and JihoonYoo)
The Weekend – Can’t Feel My Face (Visual Effects: Louis Mackal and T.J. Burke)
Zayn- Pillowtalk (Visual Effects: David Smith

Best Art Direction

Winner: David Bowie- Blackstar (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)

Nominees: Adele – Hello (Art Director: Colombe Raby)
Beyonce – Hold Up (Art Director: Jason Hougaard)
Drake- Hotline Bling (Art Director: Jeremy MacFarlane)
Fergie- M.I.L.F. (Art Director: Alexander Delgado)

Best Editing

Winner: Beyonce- Formation (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Nominees: Adele- Hello (Editor: Xavier Dolan)
David Bowie- Lazarus (Editor: Johan Soderberg
Fergie- M.I.L.F. (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs)
Ariana Grande – Into You (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis)

Best Cinematography

Winner: Beyonce – Formation (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)

Nominees: Adele- Hello (Director of Photography: Andre Turpin)
Alesso- I Wanna Know (Director of Photography: Corey Jennings)
David Bowie- Lazarus (Director of Photography:Crille Forsberg)
Ariana Grande – Into You (Director of Photography: Paul Laufer)

Song of Summer
Winner: Fifth Harmony (feat. Fetty Wap) – All In My Head (Flex)
Nominees: The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)- Closer
Drake (feat. Kyla and Wizkid) – One Dance
Selena Gomez- Kill EmWith Kindness
Calvin Harris (feat. Rihanna) – This is What You Came For
Nick Jonas (feat. Ty Dolla Sign- Bacon)
Kent Jones- Don’t Mind
Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber and MO) – Cold Water
Sia- Cheap Thrills
Justin Timberlake- Can’t Stop the Feeling

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

This category was presented by Drake who also at the same time expresses his love and appreciation to the winner: Rihanna.


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