This year’s glittering MTV Video Music Awards 2015 (owned by Viacom) at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on August 30 ended with Taylor Swift bagging the most number of awards. But that wasn’t the only thing going on at the show, read on for the full list of winners and the surprise announcements of the night.
- Taylor Swift – Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for ‘Blank Space,’ Video of the Year for ‘Bad Blood,’ and Best Collaboration
- Kayne West – Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
- Big Sean ft. Kanye West, John Legend – Video with a Social Message for ‘One Man Can Change The World’
- Fall Out Boy – Best Rock Video Award for Uma Thurman
- Fetty Wap – Artist to Watch for the song ‘Trap Queen’
- Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars – Best Male Video Award for Uptown Funk
- Nicki Minaj – Best Hip-Hop Video Award for Anaconda
- 5 Seconds of Summer – Song of Summer for She’s Kinda Hot
- Kendrick Lamar – Best Direction for ‘Alright’
- Snoop Dogg – Best Art Direction for ‘So Many Pros’
- OK Go – Best Choreography for ‘I Won’t Let You Down’
- Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – Best Cinematography for ‘Never Catch Me’
- Beyonce – Best Editing for ‘7/11’
- Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber – Best Visual Effects for ‘Where Are U Now’
Katy Perry was conspicuously absent at this year’s show while Justin Bieber put on a show-stopping Cirque du Soleil style comeback performance of ‘Where Are U Now’ and new single ‘What Do You Mean?’ (he returns to the VMA stage after two years) and ended up crying in his hands at the end of it, overwhelmed by his own act!
Host Miley Cyrus kept the audience entertained with her apparel (or the lack of it), a quick flash of her breast, a performance of her new song on smoking weed and announced a new album called Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (crazy name huh!).
Oh and Kayne West announced he would be running for U.S. President in 2020! Between West’s announcement and Bieber’s stage show and waterworks, will the next MTV Video Music Awards be Flying Lotus able to match up? We can only hope.