The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were handed out on Sunday night and leading the way was Beyoncé with four awards. While three of them were awarded off air, including Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for “Pretty Hurts,” the multi-hyphenate, who was also the only multi-winner of the night, was given a 15-minute slot to perform a medley from her most recent album. Said medley coincided with her being given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for the excellence of her videography, an honor that has also been won by Britney Spears, LL Cool J, and Janet Jackson. Other winners on the night included Miley Cyrus for Video of the Year, Fifth Harmony surprisingly taking home Artist to Watch over 5 Seconds of Summer, and Lorde earning Best Rock Video for debut “Royals”.
A full list of winners from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards can be found below.
What do you think about this year’s VMA winners? Were there any notable surprises from the ceremony this year? Who would you like to see take home the Video Vanguard Award for 2015?
Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell Williams – “Sing”
Best Female Video: Katy Perry featuring Juicy J – “Dark Horse”
Artist to Watch: Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin’ On”
Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Best Rock Video: Lorde – “Royals”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake featuring Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
MTV Clubland Award: Zedd featuring Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Best Collaboration: Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z – “Drunk in Love”
Best Direction: DJ Snake and Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”
Best Choreography: Sia – “Chandelier”
Best Visual Effects: OK Go – “The Writing’s on the Wall”
Best Art Direction: Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
Best Editing: Eminem – “Rap God”
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Best Video with a Social Message: Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer – “Don’t Stop”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyonce