By: Peter Huynh
VMAs 2015 had ended successfully with unforgettable moments for artists and audiences. The show aired last Sunday August 30th, and was hosted by Miley Cyrus. Here is the list of all winners:
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 – “Black Space”
Best Hip Hop Video: Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Best Pop Video: Taylor Swift – “Black Space”
Best Rock Video: Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurnman”
Artist to Watch: 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 the Summer: Five Seconds of Summer – “She’s Kinda Hot”
Best Art Direction: Snoop Dog – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
Best Choreography: OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down”
Best Cinematography: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Best Editing: Beyonce – “7/11” (Beyonce, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Miley Cyrus put on quite a great show that many critics thought the show leaned too much on the host, not music or the winning categories. Miley made the wards show looks like a fashion show with her unique style. With all the unlikely costumes, she got all of the attention and the spotlight. The audiences seemed like the fact “Miley being herself” on the stage.
Another moment that had a lot of attentions from the public and press is the moment when Nicki Minaj dissed Miley Cyrus on live TV. Many people think this is scripted and fake. However, Nicki Minaj is an artist with big personality so anything is possible.
Nothing is really outstanding this year in terms of extraordinary performances and moments. But it was an entertaining alternative thing to watch on a Sunday night with family and friends.