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2017 MTV Video Music Awards: Full Winners List

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations.

2017 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards took place on August 27, and a robust roster of A-list musicians and emerging talent battled for top honors. The ceremony, which took place at The Forum in Inglewood, California, faced an uphill battle getting eyeballs (it was on at the same time as the “Game of Thrones” finale, after all), but honored some of the best collaborations between musicians and visual artists. Kendrick Lamar had the most nominations of the evening, with eight nods, and took home the evening’s top honor, Best Video for “Humble.” The full list of winners is below.

Song of Summer

Lil Uzi Vert — “XO Tour Llif3”

Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (featuring Justin Bieber) — “Despacito (Remix)”
Shawn Mendes — “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) — “Down”
Camila Cabello (featuring Quavo) — “OMG”
DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — “Wild Thoughts”
Demi Lovato — “Sorry Not Sorry”

Best Choreography

Kanye West — “Fade” (Choreographers: Teyana Taylor and Guapo)

Ariana Grande (featuring Nicki Minaj) — “Side to Side” (Choreographers: Brian and Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Choreographer: Dave Meyers)
Sia — “The Greatest” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) — “Down” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)

Best Cinematography

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Director of Photography: Scott Cunningham)

Imagine Dragons — “Thunder” (Director of Photography: Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran — “Castle on the Hill” (Director of Photography: Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow (featuring Run the Jewels) — “Nobody Speak” (Director of Photography: David Proctor)
Halsey — “Now or Never” (Director of Photography: Kristof Brandl)

Best Visual Effects

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Visual Effects: Jonah Hall of Timber)

A Tribe Called Quest — “Dis Generation” (Visual Effects: Brandon Hirzel of Bemo)
KYLE (featuring Lil Yachty) — “iSpy” (Visual Effects: Max Colt and Tomash Kuzmytskyi of GloriaFX)
Katy Perry (featuring Skip Marley) — “Chained to the Rhythm” (Visual Effects: MIRADA)
Harry Styles — “Sign of the Times” (Visual Effects: Cédric Nivoliez of ONE MORE)

Best Editing

Young Thug — “Wyclef Jean” (Editors: Ryan Staake and Eric Degliomini)

Future — “Mask Off” (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Lorde — “Green Light” (Editor: Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers (featuring Halsey) — “Closer” (Editor: Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd — “Reminder” (Editor: Red Barbaza)

Best Direction

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Directors: Dave Meyers and The Little Homies)

Katy Perry (featuring Skip Marley) — “Chained to the Rhythm” (Director: Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars — “24K Magic” (Directors: Cameron Duddy and Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful” (Director: Aaron A)
The Weeknd — “Reminder” (Director: Glenn Michael)

Best Art Direction

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.” (Art Director: Spencer Graves)

Bruno Mars — “24K Magic” (Art Director: Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry (featuring Migos) — “Bon Appétit” (Art Director: Natalie Groce)
DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — “Wild Thoughts” (Art Director: Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd — “Reminder” (Art Directors: Lamar C Taylor and KID. STUDIO)

Best Pop

Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) – “Down”

Shawn Mendes — “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
Harry Styles — “Sign of the Times”
Katy Perry (featuring Skip Marley) – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus — “Malibu”

Best Dance

Zedd and Alessia Cara — “Stay”

Kygo and Selena Gomez — “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris — “My Way”
Major Lazer (featuring Justin Bieber and MØ) — “Cold Water”
Afrojack (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) — “Gone”

Best Collaboration

Zayn and Taylor Swift — “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

Charlie Puth (featuring Selena Gomez) — “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. (featuring Lil Yachty) — “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers (featuring Halsey) — “Closer”
Calvin Harris (featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean) — “Feels”

Best Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.”

Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper — “Same Drugs”
DJ Khaled (featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne) — “I’m the One”
D.R.A.M. (featuring Lil Yachty) — “Broccoli”
Migos (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) — “Bad and Boujee”

Artist of the Year

Ed Sheeran

Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ariana Grande
Lorde
The Weeknd

Best New Artist

Khalid

Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Best Fight Against the System 

All of the nominees won, including:
Logic (featuring Damian Lemar Hudson) – “Black Spiderman”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean — “Light”
Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful”
Taboo (featuring Shailene Woodley) – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend — “Surefire”

Video of the Year

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.”

Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara — “Scars to Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller) — “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd — “Reminder”

Best Rock

Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”

Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young and Menace”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

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