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VMAs Winners 2017 – Full MTV Video Music Awards Winner List

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VMAs Winners 2017

By Shari Weiss |

VMAs Winners 2017

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Sunday’s 2017 VMAs will celebrate the biggest artists and honor the best music videos. Gossip Cop has a full list of the winners below!

Most of the categories for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards were announced in July. Kendrick Lamar scored eight nominations, more than any other performer. That includes the top category, Video of the Year, for “Humble.” Katy Perry, The Weeknd and DJ Khaled all tied for second place with five nominations each. The two men are among Lamar’s Video of the Year competition, along with Bruno Mars and Alessia Cara.

To embrace gender inclusivity and non-conformity, much like the MTV Movie Awards did earlier this year, the network has removed the Male Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories in favor of Artist of the Year. The nominees for the inaugural honor are Mars, Lamar, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Lorde. Notably, that’s four male contenders and only two female.

In another change, MTV has introduced a new category called Fight Against The System to reward music videos that “inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice.” The last category to be announced was Song of Summer, with the nominees only unveiled last week. Fans could vote online for a number of categories, but had to use Snapchat to cast a ballot for their Song of Summer choice. The winner will be revealed during the pre-show, which is also where viewers will learn the two finalists for Best New Artist, after which a Twitter vote will determine the final winner.

Winners of the 16 awards will take home Moonperson trophies, another progressive, gender-neutral change from the male-focused Moonman. Still, the iconic astronaut-inspired design remains the same. And one person who will definitely be walking away with one is Pink, who will receive the VMAs’ highest honor: The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Gossip Cop will be updating the full winners list as each award is announced during the ceremony, which is slated to start at 8 p.m. Eastern. In the meantime, check out all the categories below.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ed Sheeran
BEST POP VIDEO
Fifth Harmony feat. Gucci Mane, “Down”
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
BEST ROCK VIDEO
Twenty One Pilots, “Heavydirtysoul”
BEST DANCE VIDEO
Zedd and Alessia Cara, “Stay”
BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM *All Six Nominees Share Award*
Logic feat. Damian Lemar Hudson “Black Spiderman”
The Hamilton Mixtape, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean, “Light”
Alessia Cara, “Scars to Your Beautiful”
Taboo feat. Shailene Woodley, “Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend, “Surefire”
BEST SONG OF SUMMER
Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3”
BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
BEST EDITING
Young Thug, “Wyclef Jean”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West, “Fade”

 


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