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The Complete Winner’s List For The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Taylor Swift And Nicki Minaj performing at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
  – Taylor Swift And Nicki Minaj performing at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

No matter if we are talking about Nicki Minaj calling out Miley Cyrus on stage, Justin Bieber crying during his premiere performance of “What Do You Mean”, or Kanye West running for president, there is plenty to talk about on this year’s VMAs! Keep an eye out for more VMA related posts, but let’s get them started with the basic. Below is a complete winner’s list from the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

 

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Kanye West

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BEST MALE VIDEO

  • Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
  • Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”
  • The Weeknd — “Earned It”
  • Nick Jonas — “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

  • Beyoncé — “7/11”
  • Taylor Swift — “Blank Space”
  • Nicki Minaj — “Anaconda”
  • Sia — “Elastic Heart”
  • Ellie Goulding — “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  • Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”
  • Nicki Minaj — “Anaconda”
  • Kendrick Lamar — “Alright”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth — “See You Again”
  • Big Sean ft. E-40 — “IDFWU”

BEST POP VIDEO

  • Beyoncé — “7/11”
  • Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift — “Blank Space”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”

Maroon 5 — “Sugar”

BEST ROCK VIDEO

  • Hozier — “Take Me to Church”
  • Fall Out Boy — “Uma Thurman”
  • Florence + the Machine — “Ship to Wreck”
  • Walk the Moon — “Shut Up and Dance”
  • Arctic Monkeys — “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

ARTIST TO WATCH

  • Fetty Wap — “Trap Queen”
  • Vance Joy — “Riptide”
  • George Ezra — “Budapest”
  • James Bay — “Hold Back The River”
  • FKA Twigs — “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood”
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk”
  • Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth — “See You Again”
  • Ariana Grande & The Weeknd — “Love Me Harder”
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj — “Bang Bang”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

  • Jennifer Hudson — “I Still Love You”
  • Colbie Caillat — “Try”
  • Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend — “One Man Can Change the World”
  • Rihanna — “American Oxygen”
  • Wale — “The White Shoes”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Beyoncé — “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
  • OK Go — “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
  • Chet Faker — “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
  • Ed Sheeran — “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
  • Ed Sheeran — “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
  • FKA Twigs — “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
  • Alt-J — “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars — “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
  • Kendrick Lamar — “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
  • Hozier — “Take Me to Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
  • Childish Gambino — “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING

  • Beyoncé — “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
  • Ed Sheeran — “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
  • A$AP Rocky — “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
  • Skrillex & Diplo — “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
  • FKA Twigs — “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
  • Childish Gambino — “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
  • Skrillex & Diplo — “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
  • Tyler, the Creator — “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

 

  • Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
  • Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jack White, Jeff Peterson)
  • The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
  • Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)