The Winner’s Circle: MTV VMAS 2018

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From Cardi B’s baby fake-out (we’re only a little upset we didn’t actually see baby Kulture) to JLo’s greatest hits performance, the 2018 MTV VMAs were one for the books. Returning to Radio City Music Hall for the 12th time, this year’s award ceremony saw its usual ups and downs, but definitely starting off on the right foot with a killer performance by Shawn Mendes. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson made their red carpet...or should I say pink carpet debut, showing off that beautiful rock on her finger and being obnoxiously cute.

Childish Gambino swept the competition winning three awards for “This Is America,” Camila Cabello surprised us all winning two awards last night, and to no surprise to anyone, new mom Cardi B won one of the most coveted awards of the night, Best New Artist. From killer performances to the best and worst dressed of the night, if you missed this years VMAs...what were you doing?! If you missed the show last night check below for all the winners and see how your faves came out.

Video of the Year:

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]

  • WINNER: Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]

  • The Carters – “APES**T”

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • Drake – “God's Plan”

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Artist of the Year:

  • Ariana Grande

  • Bruno Mars

  • WINNER: Camila Cabello

  • Cardi B

  • Drake

  • Post Malone

Song of the Year:

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]

  • Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]

  • Drake – “God's Plan”

  • Dua Lipa – “New Rules”

  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

  • WINNER: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist:

  • Bazzi

  • WINNER: Cardi B

  • Chloe x Halle

  • Hayley Kiyoko

  • Lil Pump

  • Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:

  • Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]

  • The Carters – “APES**T”

  • WINNER: Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]

  • Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

  • N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video:

  • WINNER: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

  • Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]

  • Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”

  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

  • P!nk – “What About Us”

  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

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Best Hip Hop Video:

  • Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage]

  • The Carters – “APES**T”

  • Drake – “God's Plan”

  • J. Cole – “ATM”

  • Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake]

  • WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video:

  • WINNER: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora]

  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”

  • The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”

  • David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”

  • Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid]

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

Best Latin Video:

  • Daddy Yankee – “Dura”

  • WINNER: J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]

  • Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]

  • Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato]

  • Maluma – “Felices los 4”

  • Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video:

  • Fall Out Boy – “Champion”

  • Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”

  • WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”

  • Linkin Park – “One More Light”

  • Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”

  • Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

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Video With a Message:

  • WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”

  • Drake – “God’s Plan”

  • Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”

  • Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”

  • Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography:

  • Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

  • WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran]

  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

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Best Direction:

  • The Carters – “APES**T”

  • WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • Drake – “God's Plan”

  • Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

  • Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton]

  • Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction:

  • WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • J. Cole – “ATM”

  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

  • SZA – “The Weekend”

  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects:

  • Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

  • Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”

  • Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé]

  • WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”

  • Maroon 5 – “Wait”

  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography:

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]

  • Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]

  • The Carters – “APES**T”

  • WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”

  • Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

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Best Editing:

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]

  • The Carters – “APES**T”

  • Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

  • Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

  • WINNER: N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year:

  • July 2018 – Chloe x Halle

  • June 2018 – Sigrid

  • May 2018 – Lil Xan

  • WINNER: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko

  • March 2018 – Jessie Reyez

  • February 2018 – Tee Grizzley

  • January 2018 – Bishop Briggs

  • December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal

  • November 2017 – Why Don’t We

  • October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH

  • September 2017 – SZA

  • August 2017 – Kacy Hill

  • July 2017 – Khalid

  • June 2017 – Kyle

  • May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

Song of Summer:

  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – "One Kiss"

  • WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – "I Like It"

  • DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – "No Brainer"

  • Drake – "In My Feelings"

  • Ella Mai – "Boo'd Up"

  • Juice WRLD – "Lucid Dreams"

  • Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – "Girls Like You"

  • Post Malone – "Better Now"

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Congratulations to all of the winners!

@zepphhVMAs, MTV VMA 2018