2014 MTV VMA winners

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 7.26.48 AMOne of the coolest events in the awards season calendar is the MTV Video Music Awards. The show is always a celeb fest and never shy of its controversial moments – Miley the twerkster, Kanye and his “Immaletyoufinish” and Beyonce showing off her baby bump/ quashing divorce rumours. I usually stay up for most of the awards, but after a busy weekend, I just couldn’t bring myself to pull an all-nighter. The beauty of online is that there will be clips popping up on the old YouTube during the course of the day, so I’ll wait for those to surface. In the mean time, here are the winners from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards:

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyonce

Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”

Artist to Watch: Fifth Harmony, “Miss Movin’ On”

Best Rock Video: Lorde, “Royals”

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake ft. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell, “Sing”

Best Female Video: Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer, “Don’t Stop”

Best Collaboration: Beyonce ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”

MTV Clubland Award: Zedd ft. Hayley Williams, “Stay the Night”

Best Video With a Social Message: Beyonce, “Pretty Hurts”

Best Cinematography: Beyonce, “Pretty Hurts”

Best Editing: Eminem, “Rap God”

Best Choreography: Sia, “Chandelier”

Best Direction: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down For What”

Best Art Direction: Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”

Best Visual Effects: OK Go, “The Writing’s On the Wall”

If you’re in Africa, catch the VMAs on MTV tonight at 21:00, CAT.