The awards season is in full swing, and one that pop culture fanatics can’t miss out on is definitely the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). With an impressive lineup, noteworthy stages and fresh category additions, this year’s edition was nothing short of spectacular.

Held on 26 August at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, the annual extravaganza played host to some of the biggest names in music, including global powerhouses Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish – who were also the most awarded trio of the night with three Moonman trophies each. 

In TL;DR fashion, other highlights of the ceremony include: Tay-Tay’s flashy opening stage of ‘Lover’ and ‘You Need To Come Down’, Lil Nas X’s signature ‘Old Town Road’ coupled with ‘Panini’ from his new EP, as well as Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s sizzling ‘Señorita’ duet. But perhaps the most heartbreaking moment was Miley Cyrus’ emotional performance of ‘Slide Away’, seemingly alluding to her recent split with former beau Liam Hemsworth.

The glory of the night definitely goes to Missy Elliot, who snatched the acclaimed Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for this year’s ceremony.

Check out the rest of the winners of the 2019 MTV VMAs: 

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD
Missy Elliott

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Taylor Swift – ‘You Need to Calm Down’

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande

SONG OF THE YEAR
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Old Town Road(Remix)’

BEST NEW ARTIST
Billie Eilish

BEST COLLABORATION
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – ‘Señorita’

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Billie Eilish

BEST POP
Jonas Brothers – ‘Sucker’

BEST HIP HOP
Cardi B – ‘Money’

BEST R&B
Normani ft. 6lack – ‘Waves’

BEST K-POP
BTS ft. Halsey – ‘Boy With Luv’

BEST LATIN
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – ‘Con Altura’

BEST DANCE
The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha – ‘Call You Mine’

BEST ROCK
Panic! At The Disco – ‘High Hopes’

VIDEO FOR GOOD
Taylor Swift – ‘You Need to Calm Down’

BEST DIRECTION
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Old Town Road(Remix)’

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – ‘ME!’
(Visual Effects by Loris Paillier and Lucas Salton for BUF VFX)

BEST EDITING
Billie Eilish – ‘Bad Guy”
(Editing by Billie Eilish)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Ariana Grande – ‘7 Rings’
(Art Direction by John Richoux)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – ‘Con Altura’
(Choreography by Charm La’Donna)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – ‘Señorita’
(Cinematography by Scott Cunningham)

BEST GROUP
BTS

BEST POWER ANTHEM
Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Hot Girl Summer’

SONG OF THE SUMMER
Ariana Grande & Social House – ‘Boyfriend’

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