The MTV Video Music Award 2020 held on the 30th of August 2020 came with amazing awards.
Even with the pandemic rampaging the world, MTV still manage to hold the award in its usual month with glamour and glitz as it has become it’s custom.
The video music award was held virtually with performers in different locations at New York City to light up the show, as the organisers were able to get an exemption for performers coming from the hot zones of the pandemic.
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and BTS led the night, taking home four awards each after Gaga and Grande each entered with nine nominations.
Gaga also took home the first MTV Tricon Award, while The Weeknd won video of the year for “Blinding Lights.”
MTV also gave out new pandemic-era awards for best music video from home (to Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber) and best quarantine performance (to CNCO), along with a tribute to musical performances by medical workers.
Below is the list of nominees and winners in all categories:
Billie Eilish, “everything i wanted” Eminem ft. Juice WRLD, “Godzilla” Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good” Lady Gaga with 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 with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” (winner) Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage” Post Malone, “Circles” Roddy Ricch, “The Box”
Push Best New Artist Doja Cat (winner) Lewis Capaldi YUNGBLUD
BTS, “On” (winner) Halsey, “You should be sad” Jonas Brothers, “What a Man Gotta Do” Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions” Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” Taylor Swift, “Lover”
Best R&B Alicia Keys, “Underdog” Chloe x Halle, “Do It” H.E.R. ft. YG, “Slide” Khalid ft. Summer Walker, “Eleven” Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You” The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (winner)
DaBaby, “BOP” Eminem ft. Juice WRLD, “Godzilla” Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good” Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage” (winner) Roddy Ricch, “The Box” Travis Scott, “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”
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 Art Direction
A$AP Rocky, “Babushka Boi”: Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen Dua Lipa, “Physical”: Art Direction by Anna Colomé Nogú 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
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, “Stuck With U” Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys for Life)” Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid, “Beautiful People” Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good” Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj, “Tusa” Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me” (winner)
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
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
Everyday Heroes: Frontline Medical Workers honorees (winner) Jason “Tik Tok Doc” Campbell Dr. Elvis Francois and Dr. William Robinson, “Imagine” Jefferson University Hospital’s Swab Squad, “Level Up” Lori Marie Key, “Amazing Grace” Dr. Nate Wood, “Lean on Me”