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2018 MTV VMAs Recap: A List Of Everyone Who Took Home An Award

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Article By: Ashia Skye

After an entertaining and impactful intro by Cardi B, the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards took place last night. With performances from the likes of Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, and more, the show was defintely nothing less than packed with talent, and even more talent sat in the audience watching to see who would win which award.

The nominees for each award category included the hottest artists in the industry going head to head against their peers to see who would take home the award. Though the nominees included the best of the best, only one could take home the moonman for each category. Check out the full list of nominees and winners below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records

Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records

Camila Cabello f. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records (WINNER*)

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records

Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande – Republic Records

Bruno Mars – Atlantic Records

Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records (WINNER)*

Cardi B – Atlantic Records

Drake – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records

Post Malone – Republic Records

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records

Camila Cabello f. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records

Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records

Dua Lipa – “New Rules” – Warner Bros. Records

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records

Post Malone f. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records (WINNER)*

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bazzi – iamcosmic/Atlantic Records

Cardi B – Atlantic Records (WINNER)*

Chloe x Halle – Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records

Lil Pump – Warner Bros. Records

Lil Uzi Vert – Atlantic Records

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Bebe Rexha f. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” – Warner Bros. Records

Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez f. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”  (WINNER)*

Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records

 

BEST POP

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records (WINNER)*

Camila Cabello f. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records

Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry” – Island Records

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records

P!nk – “What About Us” – RCA Records

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records

 

BEST HIP HOP

Cardi B f. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” – KSR/Atlantic Records

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment

Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Record

J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records

Migos f. Drake – “Walk It Talk It” – Quality Control/Capitol Records

Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records (WINNER)*

 

BEST LATIN

Daddy Yankee – “Dura” – El Cartel Records/UMLE

J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records (WINNER)*

Jennifer Lopez f. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa” – UMLE/Republic/Island/Universal Music Latino

Maluma – “Felices los 4” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin

Shakira f. Maluma – “Chantaje” – Sony Music Entertainment US Latin

 

BEST DANCE

Avicii f. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records (WINNER)*

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss” – Columbia Records

The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me” – Disruptor Records/Columbia Records

David Guetta & Sia – “Flames” – Atlantic Records

Marshmello f. Khalid – “Silence” – RCA Records/Ultra Records

Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)” – Interscope Records

 

VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records (WINNER*)

DeJ Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated” – Columbia Records

Drake – ‘God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records

Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records

Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper” – Island Records

Logic f. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” – Def Jam Recordings

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains” – Def Jam Recordings – Cinematography by Pau Castejón

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham

The Carters – “APESHIT” –  Cinematography by Benoit Debie (WINNER)*

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Cinematography by Larkin Seiple

Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Frank Mobilio & Patrick Meller

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Cinematography by Jonathan Sela

 

BEST DIRECTION

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Directed by Ricky Saix

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Directed by Hiro Murai (WINNER)*

Drake – “God’s Plan” – YMCMB/Cash Money/Republic Records – Directed by Karena Evans

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – Atlantic Records – Directed by Jason Koenig

Justin Timberlake f. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something” – RCA Records – Directed by Arturo Perez Jr.

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood” – Island Records – Directed by Jay Martin

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue (WINNER)*

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Art Direction by Jason Kisvarday

J. Cole – “ATM” – Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope Records – Art Direction by Miles Mullin

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Art Direction by Pepper Nguyen

SZA – “The Weekend” – TDE/RCA Records – Art Direction by SZA and Solange

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Art Direction by Brett Hess

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Vidal and Loris Paillier for Buf

Avicii f. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records – Visual Effects by KPP

Eminem f. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water” – Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects Supervisor Rich Lee for Drive Studios

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier for BUF Paris (WINNER)*

Maroon 5 – “Wait” – 222/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by TIMBER

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Choreography by Phil Tayag & Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello f. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge and Sara Bivens

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Jaquel Knight

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – Choreography by Sherrie Silver (WINNER)*

Dua Lipa – “IDGAF” – Warner Bros. Records – Choreography by Marion Motin

Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” – RCA Records – Choreography by Marty Kudelka, AJ Harpold, Tracy Phillips, and Ivan Koumaev

 

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)” – Atlantic Records – Editing by Jacquelyn London

The Carters – “APESHIT” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Taylor Ward and Sam Ostrove

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Editing by Ernie Gilbert

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” – Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Records – Editing by Deji Laray

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – Editing by Taylor Ward (WINNER)*

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do” – Big Machine Records – Editing by Chancler Haynes for Cosmo

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