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2020 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees and Winners

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The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 30, 2020, in New York City. The awards were originally scheduled to be held at Barclays Center with “limited or no audience” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MTV eventually removed the indoor component of the ceremony at Barclays and announced that the awards would be conducted in an outdoor virtually format across New York City.

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande were the most nominated acts, with nine each. Gaga also took home the first MTV Tricon Award.

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MTV TRICON AWARD

Winner: Lady Gaga

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Winner: The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”
Eminem (featuring Juice WRLD) – “Godzilla”
Future (featuring Drake) – “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Winner: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted”
Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Post Malone – “Circles”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Lady Gaga
Justin Bieber
DaBaby
Megan Thee Stallion
Post Malone
The Weeknd

BEST GROUP

Winner: BTS
5 Seconds of Summer
Blackpink
Chloe x Halle
CNCO
Little Mix
Monsta X
Now United
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST

Winner: Doja Cat
Lewis Capaldi
Yungblud

BEST COLLABORATION

Winner: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”
Black Eyed Peas (featuring J Balvin) – “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)”
Future (featuring Drake) – “Life Is Good”
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
Karol G (featuring Nicki Minaj) – “Tusa”
Ed Sheeran (featuring Khalid) – “Beautiful People”

BEST POP

Winner: BTS – “On”
Justin Bieber (featuring Quavo) – “Intentions”
Halsey – “You Should Be Sad”
Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me”
Taylor Swift – “Lover”

BEST HIP HOP

Winner: Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Eminem (featuring Juice Wrld) – “Godzilla”
Future (featuring Drake) – “Life Is Good”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room”

BEST R&B

Winner: The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It”
H.E.R. (featuring YG) – “Slide”
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Khalid (featuring Summer Walker) – “Eleven”
Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You”

BEST K-POP

Winner: BTS – “On”
Exo – “Obsession”
(G)I-dle – “Oh My God”
Monsta X – “Someone’s Someone”
Red Velvet – “Psycho”
TXT – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”

BEST LATIN

Winner: Maluma (featuring J Balvin) – “Qué Pena”
Anuel AA (featuring Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G and J Balvin) – “China”
Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola”
J Balvin – “Amarillo”
Black Eyed Peas (featuring Ozuna and J. Rey Soul) – “Mamacita”
Karol G (featuring Nicki Minaj) – “Tusa”

BEST ROCK

Winner: Coldplay – “Orphans”
blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Evanescence – “Wasted on You”
Fall Out Boy (featuring Wyclef Jean) – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”
Green Day – “Oh Yeah!”
The Killers – “Caution”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Winner: Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
All Time Low – “Some Kind of Disaster”
Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time”
FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”
twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME

Winner: Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U”
5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower”
blink-182 – “Happy Days”
Drake – “Toosie Slide”
John Legend – “Bigger Love”
twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern”

BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE

Winner: CNCO – MTV Unplugged at Home
Chloe x Halle – “Do It” (from MTV Prom-Athon)
DJ D-Nice – Club MTV Presents: #DanceTogether
Lady Gaga – “Smile” (from One World: Together At Home)
John Legend – #TogetherAtHome Concert Series
Post Malone – “Nirvana Tribute”

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Winner: H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell”
Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”
Demi Lovato – “I Love Me”
Anderson Paak – “Lockdown”
Taylor Swift – “The Man”

BEST DIRECTION

Winner: Taylor Swift – “The Man” (Director: Taylor Swift)
Doja Cat – “Say So” (Director: Hannah Lux Davis)
Billie Eilish – “Xanny” (Director: Billie Eilish)
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” (Director: Nabil)
Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Director: Dave Meyers)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Director: Anton Tammi)
BEST ART DIRECTION
Winner: Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” (Art Director: Christian Stone)
A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” (Art Directors: A$AP Rocky, Nadia Lee Cohen and Brittany Porter)
Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” (Art Director: Tatiana Van Sauter)
Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Art Director: Anna Colomé Nogu)
Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Art Director: Laura Ellis Cricks)
Taylor Swift – “Lover” (Art Director: Kurt Gefke)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Winner: BTS – “On” (Choreographers: The Lab and Son Sung Deuk)
CNCO and Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” (Choreographer: Kyle Hanagami)
DaBaby – “Bop” (Choreographers: DaniLeigh and Cherry)
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” (Choreographer: Richy Jackson)
Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Choreographer: Charm La’Donna)
Normani – “Motivation” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” (Director of Photography: Michael Merriman)
5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” (Director of Photography: Kieran Fowler)
Camila Cabello (featuring DaBaby) – “My Oh My” (Director of Photography: Scott Cunningham)
Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)
Katy Perry – “Harleys in Hawaii” (Director of Photography: Arnau Valls)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Director of Photography: Oliver Millar)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: 1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson

BEST EDITING

Winner: Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” (Editors: Alexandre Moors and Nuno Xico)
James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” (Editor: Frank Lebon)
Halsey – “Graveyard” (Editors: Emille Aubry, Janne Vartia and Tim Montana)
Lizzo – “Good as Hell” (Editors: Russell Santos and Sofia Kerpan)
Rosalía – “A Palé” (Editor: Andre Jones)
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (Editors: Janne Vartia and Tim Montana)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Dua Lipa – “Physical” (Visual Effects: EIGHTY4 and Mathematic)
Billie Eilish – “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” (Visual Effects: Drive Studio)
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)
Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” (Visual Effects: Hoody FX)
Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)
Harry Styles – “Adore You” (Visual Effects: Mathematic)

SONG OF SUMMER

Winner: Blackpink – “How You Like That”
Cardi B (featuring Megan Thee Stallion) – “WAP”
Miley Cyrus – “Midnight Sky”
DaBaby (featuring Roddy Ricch) – “Rockstar”
DJ Khaled (featuring Drake) – “Popstar”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Jack Harlow – “Whats Poppin”
Lil Baby (featuring 42 Dugg) – “We Paid”
Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”
Megan Thee Stallion (featuring Beyoncé) – “Savage (Remix)”
Pop Smoke (featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch) – “The Woo”
Saint Jhn – “Roses”
Saweetie – “Tap In”
Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”
Taylor Swift – “Cardigan”
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

EVERYDAY HEROES: FRONTLINE MEDICAL WORKERS

Jason “Tik Tok Doc” Campbell
Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson – “Imagine”
Jefferson University Hospital’s Swab Squad – “Level Up”
Lori Marie Key – “Amazing Grace”
Dr. Nate Wood – “Lean on Me”

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