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VMAS: WINNERS, PERFORMERS AND MORE

Kendrick LamarEd Sheeran and Khalid were among the big winners at the 2017 MTV VMAs hosted by Katy Perry. 

The evening saw Taylor Swift debut her cinematic new video, as well as performances by, among others, Lamar, Sheeran with Lil Uzi Vert, Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Lorde, Julia Michaels, Fifith Harmony with Gucci Mane, Rod Stewart & DNCE, James Arthur, host Perry with Nicki Minaj, Thirty Seconds to Mars (who also paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington), Video Vanguard recipient P!nk (who offered a medley of hits and a thoughtful speech) and Logic (with Cara, Khalid and a host of suicide-attempt survivors), whose performance of "1-800-273-8255" brought the audience to its feet.

Logic and presenter Paris Jackson made the most overt political statements about equality, but much of the evening was marked by references to the divided political landscape, notably when Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a progressive pastor and descendant of Robert E. Lee, decried racism as America's "original sin" and brought out Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, who died protesting right-wing extremists in Charlottesville; the latter enjoined the audience to carry on the fight for equality and announced th launch of the Heather Heyer Foundation.

Your complete list of winners here:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”  [WINNER]
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara, “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd, “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran  [WINNER]
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
**Presented by Taco Bell**
Khalid  [WINNER]
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION

Charlie Puth f/Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft/Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers f/Halsey, “Closer”
Calvin Harris f/Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean, “Feels”
ZAYN & Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”  [WINNER]

BEST POP
Shawn Mendes, “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape Of You”
Harry Styles, “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony f/Gucci Mane, “Down”  [WINNER]
Katy Perry f/Skip Marley, “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus, “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”  [WINNER]
Big Sean, “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper, “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. f/Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos f/Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled f/Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One"

BEST DANCE
Zedd & Alessia Cara, “Stay”  [WINNER]
Kygo x Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris, “My Way”
Major Lazer f/Justin Bieber & MØ, “Cold Water”
Afrojack f/Ty Dolla $ign, “Gone”

BEST ROCK
Coldplay, “A Head Full Of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy, “Young And Menace”
twenty one pilots, “Heavydirtysoul”  [WINNER]
Green Day, “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters, “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic f/Damian Lemar Hudson, “Black SpiderMan”  [WINNER]
The Hamilton Mixtape, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”  [WINNER]
Big Sean, “Light”  [WINNER]
Alessia Cara, “Scars To Your Beautiful”  [WINNER]
Taboo f/Shailene Woodley, “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”  [WINNER]
John Legend, “Surefire”  [WINNER]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Cinematographer: Scott Cunningham)  [WINNER]
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder” (Cinematographer: Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran, “Castle On The Hill” (Cinematographer: Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow f/Run The Jewels, “Nobody Speak” (Cinematographer: David Procter)
Halsey, “Now Or Never” (Cinematographer: Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Directors: Dave Meyers, The Little Homies)  [WINNER]
Katy Perry f/Skip Marley, “Chained To The Rhythm” (Director: Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” (Directors: Cameron Duddy, Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara, “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Director: Aaron A)
The Weeknd, “Reminder” (Director: Glenn Michael)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Production Designer: Spencer Graves)  [WINNER]
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” (Production Designer: Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry f/Migos, “Bon Appetit” (Production Designer: Natalie Groce)
DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts” (Production Designer: Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd, “Reminder” (Production Designers: Lamar C Taylor, Christo Anesti)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)  [WINNER]
A Tribe Called Quest, “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE f/Lil Yachty, “iSpy” (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry f/Skip Marley, “Chained To The Rhythm” (Company: MIRADA)
Harry Styles, “Sign Of The Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West, “Fade” (Choreographers: Teyana Taylor & Guapo)  [WINNER]
Ariana Grande f/Nicki Minaj, “Side To Side” (Choreographers: Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.” (Choreographer: Dave Meyers)
Sia, “The Greatest” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony f/Gucci Mane, “Down” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)

BEST EDITING
Future, “Mask Off” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug, “Wyclef Jean” (Editors: Ryan Staake, Eric Degliomini)  [WINNER]
Lorde, “Green Light” (Editor: Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers f/Halsey, “Closer” (Editor: Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd, “Reminder” (Editor: Red Barbaza)

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