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VMAs 2015 winners list: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj among MTV Video Music Award honorees

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The MTV VMAs took over Los Angeles on Sunday night with expected performances from Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Demi Lovato. Miley Cyrus made a flashy return to the awards show to host the event, and Kanye West picked up the network’s highest honor, the Video Vanguard Award.

Oh yeah, they also gave out a bunch of awards. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Ed Sheeran led the nominees going into the night, and here’s a list of winners, which will be updated throughout the night.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

BEST ROCK VIDEO:

WINNER: Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”

Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”

Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”

Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

BEST POP VIDEO

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

BEST MALE VIDEO

WINNER: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

WINNER: Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”

Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”

Colbie Caillat – “Try”

Rihanna – “American Oxygen”

Wale – “The White Shoes”

ARTIST TO WATCH

WINNER: Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Vance Joy – “Riptide”

George Ezra – “Budapest”

James Bay – “Hold Back The River”

FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Sia – “Elastic Heart”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST COLLABORATION

WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

BEST ART DIRECTION

WINNER: Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)

Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

WINNER: OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)

Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars and Cameron Duddy)

Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty, Conal Thomson)

Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING

WINNER: Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER: Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)

Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

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