All The Videos That Won At The 2019 MTV VMA’s

The 36th Annual MTV Video Music Awards were held yesterday at New Jersey’s Prudential Center in New York. The action-filled night featured a host of performances, but also the introduction of five new categories. While the awards encompass more than just videos, we’re sticking to the core of the what the VMA’s are about presenting you all the winning videos from the ceremony.

The new additions to the year included Best Kpop Video, Best Group, Best Power Anthem, Song of The Summer and Video For Good, which replaced “Video With A Message”. Going into the night Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande were the most nominated with 10 entries, meanwhile rising star Billie Eilish followed by just one and 2019 phenomenon Lil Nas X received 8. So who came out victorious?

Video Of The Year

Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down

Other Nominees:
21 Savage, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X

Best Pop Video

Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”

Other Nominees:
5 Seconds of Summer, Cardi B / Bruno Mars, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B: “Money”

Other Nominees:
2 Chainz, 21 Savage, DJ Khaled, Lil Nas X, Travis Scott ft. Drake

Best R&B Video

Normani: “Waves” [ft. 6LACK]

Other Nominees:
Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Alicia Keys, Ella Mai

Best K-Pop Video

BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]

Other Nominees:

Best Latin Video

ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho]

Other Nominees:
Anuel AA / Karol G, Bad Bunny / Drake, benny blanco / Tainy / Selena Gomez / J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Maluma

Best Dance Video

The Chainsmokers: “Call You Mine” [ft. Bebe Rexha]

Other Nominees:
Clean Bandit/Demi Lovato, DJ Snake/Selena Gomez/Ozuna/Cardi B, David Guetta / Bebe Rexha / J Balvin, Marshmello / Bastille, Silk City / Dua Lipa

Best Rock Video

Panic! At the Disco: “High Hopes”

Other Nominees:
The 1975, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Lenny Kravitz, twenty one pilots

Video for Good

Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Other Nominees:
Halsey, The Killers, Jamie N Commons / Skylar Grey/ Gallant,
John Legend, Lil Dicky

Best Video Direction

Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus] (dir. Calmatic)

Other Nominees:
Billie Eilish: “bad Guy” (dir. Dave Meyers)
FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (dir. Andrew Thomas Huang)
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (dir. Hannah Lux Davis)
LSD: “No New Friends” (dir. Dano Cerny)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down” (dir. Drew Kirsch and Taylor Swift)

Best Visual Effects

Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie] (visual effects: Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)

Other Nominees:
Billie Eilish: “when the party’s over”
(visual effects: Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)
FKA twigs: “Cellophane”
(visual effects: Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)
Ariana Grande: “God is a woman”
(visual effects: Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)
DJ Khaled: “Just Us” [ft. SZA]
(visual effects: Sergii Mashevskyi)
LSD: “No New Friends”
(visual effects: Ethan Chancer)

Best Video Editing

Billie Eilish: “bad guy” (editing: Billie Eilish)

Other Nominees:
Anderson .Paak: “Tints” [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
(editing: Elias Talbot)
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”
(editing: Calmatic)
Ariana Grande: “7 rings”
(editing: Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)
Solange: “Almeda”
(editing: Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”
(editing: Jarrett Fijal)

Best Art Direction

Ariana Grande: “7 rings” (art direction: John Richoux)

Other Nominees:
BTS: “Boy With Luv” [ft. Halsey]
(art direction: JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
(art direction: Itaru Dela Vegas)
Shawn Mendes / Camila Cabello: “Señorita”
(art direction: Tatiana Van Sauter)
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”
(art direction: Brittany Porter)
Kanye West / Lil Pump: “I Love It” [ft. Adele Givens]
(art direction: Tino Schaedler)

Best Choreography

ROSALÍA / J Balvin: “Con Altura” [ft. El Guincho] (choreography: Charm La’Donna)

Other Nominees:
Anderson .Paak: “Tints” [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
(cinematography: Elias Talbot)
Billie Eilish: “hostage”
(cinematography: Pau Castejon)
Ariana Grande: “thank u, next”
(cinematography: Christopher Probst)
Solange: “Almeda”
(cinematography: Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)
Taylor Swift: “ME!” [ft. Brendon Urie]
(cinematography: Starr Whitesides)





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