MTV VMA 2020: Complete List of Winners & Nominees

MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMA) 2020 happened last night on August 30, 2020, in New York City. As usual, there were many BIG winners and many great live performances throughout the event. Keke Palmer hosted the event. VMA 2020 was dedicated to the memory of actor Chadwick Boseman, the actor of Black Panther movie, who passed away a couple of days earlier due to cancer.

Some of the live acts that lit up the night were Machine Gun Kelly, Lewis Capaldi, Jack Harlow, The Weeknd, DaBaby, Miley Cyrus, BTS, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, Doja Cat, Tyga, and the host Keke Palmer herself.

The biggest winners of the MTV VMA 2020 were Lady Gaga with 5 trophies, Ariana Grande with 4, BTS with 3, The Weeknd with 2, and Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, and Megan Thee Stallion with 1 each.

MTV VMA 2020 List of Winners and Nominees

Video of the Year

  • Billie Eilish, “Everything I Wanted”
  • Eminem feat. Juice WRLD, “Godzilla
  • Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
  • Taylor Swift, “The Man”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – WINNER

Artist of the Year

  • DaBaby
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga – WINNER
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Post Malone
  • The Weeknd

Song of the Year

  • Billie Eilish, “Everything I Wanted”
  • Doja Cat, “Say So”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” – WINNER
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
  • Post Malone, “Circles”
  • Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Best Collaboration

  • Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, “Stuck with U”
  • Black Eyed Peas feat. J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid, “Beautiful People”
  • Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Karol G feat. Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” – WINNER

Push Best New Artist

  • Doja Cat – WINNER
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Tate McRae
  • Yungblud

Best Pop

  • BTS, “On” – WINNER
  • Halsey, “You Should Be Sad”
  • Jonas Brothers, “What a Man Gotta Do”
  • Justin Bieber feat. Quavo, “Intentions”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”
  • Taylor Swift, “Lover”

Best Hip-Hop

  • DaBaby, “Bop”
  • Eminem feat. Juice WRLD, “Godzilla”
  • Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage” – WINNER
  • Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
  • Travis Scott, “Highest in the Room”

Best Rock

  • Blink-182, “Happy Days”
  • Coldplay, “Orphans” – WINNER
  • Evanescence, “Wasted On You”
  • Fall Out Boy feat. Wyclef Jean, “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)”
  • Green Day, “Oh Yeah!”
  • The Killers, “Caution”

Best Alternative

  • The 1975, “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
  • All Time Low, “Some Kind Of Disaster”
  • Finneas, “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night”
  • Lana Del Rey, “Doin’ Time”
  • Machine Gun Kelly, “Bloody Valentine” – WINNER
  • Twenty One Pilots, “Level of Concern”

Best Latin

  • Anuel AA feat. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin, “China”
  • Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
  • Black Eyed Peas feat. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul, “Mamacita”
  • J Balvin, “Amarillo”
  • Karol G feat. Nicki Minaj, “Tusa”
  • Maluma feat. J Balvin, “Qué Pena” – WINNER

Best R&B

  • Alicia Keys, “Underdog”
  • Chloe x Halle, “Do It”
  • H.E.R. feat. YG, “Slide”
  • Khalid feat. Summer Walker, “Eleven”
  • Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – WINNER

Best K-Pop

  • (G)I-DLE, “Oh My God”
  • BTS, “On” – WINNER
  • EXO, “Obsession”
  • Monsta X, “Someone’s Someone”
  • Tomorrow X Together, “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)”
  • Red Velvet, “Psycho”

Best Group

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

‘Video for Good’

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

Best Music Video from Home

  • 5 Seconds of Summer, “Wildflower”
  • Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber, “Stuck with U” – WINNER
  • Blink-182, “Happy Days”
  • Drake, “Toosie Slide”
  • John Legend, “Bigger Love”
  • Twenty One Pilots, “Level of Concern”

Best Quarantine Performance

  • Chloe & Halle, “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon
  • CNCO, Unplugged At Home – WINNER
  • DJ D-Nice, Club MTV presents #DanceTogether
  • John Legend, #togetherathome Concert Series
  • Lady Gaga, “Smile” from One World: Together At Home
  • Post Malone, Nirvana Tribute

Best Direction

  • Billie Eilish, “Xanny” – Directed by Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat, “Say So” – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
  • Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now” – Directed by Nabil
  • Harry Styles, “Adore You” – Directed by Dave Meyers
  • Taylor Swift, “The Man” – Directed by Taylor Swift – WINNER
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – Directed by Anton Tammi

Best Cinematography

  • 5 Seconds of Summer, “Old Me” – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler
  • Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby, “My Oh My” – Cinematography by Dave Meyers
  • Billie Eilish, “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
  • Katy Perry, “Harleys In Hawaii” – Cinematography by Arnau Valls
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss – WINNER
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – Cinematography by Oliver Millar

Best Art Direction

  • A$AP Rocky, “Babushka Boi” – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen
  • Dua Lipa, “Physical” – Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogu ́
  • Harry Styles, “Adore You” – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks
  • Miley Cyrus, “Mother’s Daughter” – Art Direction by Christian Stone – WINNER
  • Selena Gomez, “Boyfriend” – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
  • Taylor Swift, “Lover” – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

Best Visual Effects

  • Billie Eilish, “All the Good Girls Go to Hell” – Visual Effects by Drive Studios
  • Demi Lovato, “I Love Me” – Visual Effects by Hoody FX
  • Dua Lipa, “Physical” – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4 – WINNER
  • Harry Styles, “Adore You” – Visual Effects by Mathematic
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios
  • Travis Scott, “Highest in the Room” – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER

Best Choreography

  • BTS, “On” – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun – WINNER
  • CNCO & Natti Natasha, “Honey Boo” – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami
  • DaBaby, “Bop” – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry
  • Dua Lipa, “Physical” – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” – Choreography by Richy Jackson
  • Normani, “Motivation” – Choreography by Sean Bankhead

Best Editing

  • Halsey, “Graveyard” – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
  • James Blake, “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Edited by Frank Lebon
  • Lizzo, “Good As Hell” – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan
  • Miley Cyrus, “Mother’s Daughter” – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico – WINNER
  • Rosalía, “A Palé” – Edited by Andre Jones
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
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