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Full List of Winners: MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2015


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MANILA, Philippines - The full list of winners for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) is officially announced Sunday, August 30 (Monday in Manila time) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A total of 16 awards were handed out with Kanye West bagged home the most coveted Vanguard Award.

TAYLOR SWIFT at the 2015 MTV VMAs
TAYLOR SWIFT at the 2015 MTV VMAs. Photo: Getty Image

The Video Vanguard Award, also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, is given to musicians who have made a profound effect on the MTV culture, honoring an artist's body of work.

Meanwhile, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift garnered the most number of nominations, 10, mostly for her "Bad Blood" video, which is nominated for Video of the Year. Ed Sheeran followed with six and also nominated for Video of the Year award for his "Thinking Out Loud" cover.

Who took home their very own Moonman at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards? Here's the full list of winners - updated live throughout the show.

1. 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?”


2. 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”

3. SONG OF THE SUMMER
  • Winner: 5 Seconds of Summer 
  • Fifth Harmony – “Worth It”
  • Major Lazer – “Lean On”
  • OMI – “Cheerleader”
  • Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”
  • David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj – “Hey Mama'
  • Fetty Wap – “My Way” – #MyWayVMA
  • Jack U ft. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”
  • Silento – “Watch Me”
  • Demi Lovato – “Cool For the Summer”
  • The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
  • Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky – “Good For You”

4. 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”

5. 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 – “I Don’t F–k With You”


6. BEST FEMALE VIDEO
  • Winner: Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
  • Beyoncé – “7/11″
  • Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
  • Sia – “Elastic Heart”
  • Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”


7. 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”

8. ARTIST TO WATCH
  • Winner: Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
  • Vance Joy – “Riptide”
  • George Ezra – “Budapest”
  • James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
  • FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

9. 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”


10. 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”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

11. BEST ART DIRECTION
  • Winner: Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
  • Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jack White, Jeff Peterson)
  • The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
  • Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

12. 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)

13. 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)

14. 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 and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
  • Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

15. 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)

16. BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Winner: Skrillex & Diplo “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
  • 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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