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MAIN Arrow to Pop Culture Pop Culture Arrow to MTV VMA Awards2017 MTV Video Music Awards

2017 mtv vmasMusic fans around the world watched another exciting ceremony honoring the top music videos of the past year -- when the annual MTV Video Music Awards aired live on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 8PM ET on (where else?) MTV.

New this year? After a stint at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the MTV VMAs returned to the West Coast when it aired live from the Forum in Inglewood.

2017 marked the 34th anniversary of the VMA's which traditionally airs in Canada (mtv.ca), Australia (mtv.com.au) the UK (mtv.co.uk) and in more than 150 countries internationally for a music celebration of global proportions.

Nominees (see below) were announced on July 25th. Leading the pack this year was Kendrick Lamar who earned he most nominations with eight, followed by Katy Perry and the Weeknd both with five nods apiece.

Opening this year's ceremony was leadi nominee Kendrick Lamar. Performing live on the big night was Miley Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, 30 Seconds To Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, DNCE, Rod Stewart, Alesia Cara, and Kyle.

Making their first VMA performances this year were Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Khalid, Logic, and Gucci Mane.

And, in last minute surprise move, Taylor Swift premiered her new music video "Look What You Made Me Do" Also giving a special performance on awards night was Pink, the recipient of the 2017 Video Vanguard Award.


A star-studded list of presenters also included Kesha, DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha, Ludacris, Pete Wentz, The Chainsmokers, Remy Ma, Jack Antonoff, Alessandria Ambrosio, Paris Jackson, Hailey Baldwin, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish, Pete Davidson, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Munn, Yara Shahidi and Millie Bobby Brown.

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of nominees and the ultimate winners as they were announced at the 2017 MTV VMAs.


Sean Cosgrave is a frequent editorial contributor to Chiff.com.


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MTV Video Music Awards - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with a complete history of the awards, hyperlinks to lists of winners by year dating back to 1984, and related resources.




2017 MTV VMA Nominees & * Winners

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”  
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”  

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 
* Ed Sheeran
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar 
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
* Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA  
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION 
* Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez  – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”  
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”   

BEST POP 
* Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”  
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP HOP 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”  
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE 
* Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way” 
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” 

BEST ROCK 
* Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” 
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” 
Fall Out Boy – “Young and Menace” 
Green Day – “Bang Bang” 
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM 
* Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” 
* The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” 
* Big Sean – “Light” 
* Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
* John Legend – “Surefire” 

SONG OF THE SUMMER
* ‘XO Tour Llif3’ – Lil Uzi Vert
‘Despacito (Remix)’ – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
‘Down’ – Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane
'OMG’ – Camila Cabello featuring Quavo
‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Sorry Not Sorry’ – Demi Lovato
‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ – Shawn Mendes
‘Wild Thoughts’ – DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” 
Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” 
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” 
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars to Your Beautiful” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST ART DIRECTION 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” 
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” 
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 
* Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” 
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” 
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained to the Rhythm” 
Harry Styles – “Sign of the Times” 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 
* Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side to Side” 
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 
Sia – “The Greatest” 
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING 
* Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Future – “Mask Off”
Lorde – “Green Light” 
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder” 

 

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