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2015 MTV Video Music Awards Full List of Winners

Taylor Swift wins big at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards taking home four trophies including Video of the Year for “Bad Blood.”

In the awards night held at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. Monday August 31, 2015, Taylor sweeps most of the major awards of the night. Aside from Video of the Year, Swift also won the Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for “Blank Space” and Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for “Bad Blood.”

The show hosted by Miley Cyrus who figured in different outfit changes was opened by the performance of Nicki Minaj. Other artists who performed include The Weeknd, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Twenty One Pilots, A$AP Rocky and Pharell Williams.

Miley surprises the audience with her closing performance emerging from a LED screen projecting extreme close ups of her glitter and sprinkle-smeared mouth, and was followed close behind by a brigade of drag queens in fluorescent unitards reminiscent of “H.R. Pufnstuf.”

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson Vanguard Awardee Kanye West accepted the award in his 13-minute speech which he reflected on his life and work, artistry and consumer culture, not to mention his at times tenuous relationship with award shows. Upon receiving the award from Taylor Swift, West expressed regret at crashing the stage during the 2009 “MTV Video Music Awards,” but remained defiant in his defense of artists. Then he declared his intention to run for President in 2020.

Here’s the complete list of winners in the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

BEST POP VIDEO
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”

ARTIST TO WATCH presented by Taco Bell®
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”

SONG OF SUMMER presented by Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
5 Seconds of Summer — “She’s Kinda Hot”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION
Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

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