Beyoncé cleans up at MTV Video Music Awards 2016

Beyoncé cleans up at MTV Video Music Awards 2016

Beyoncé swept the board at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016 on Sunday night (August 28th). Her Formation video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, won six awards including Video of the Year and Best Pop Video, and four Professional awards including Best Direction and Best Choreography. She wasn't finished there, also winning Best Female Video with the video for Hold Up - co-directed by Jonas Akerlund and Beyoncé - and a special 'Breakthrough Longform Video' award for her Lemonade visual album. 

After that, there were only a few Moonmen left for anyone else, but two Emil Nava videos for Calvin Harris also won awards: This Is What You Came For, featuring Rihanna, won Best Male Video; and How Deep Is Your Love, featuring Disciples, won Best Electronic Video. Likewise with two Director X videos: Drake's Hotline Bling, and Fifth Harmony ft Ty Dolla $ign's Work From Home.

In the Professional categories, David Bowie's Blackstar video, directed by Johan Renck, won Best Production Design, while Coldplay's Up & Up, directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, won Best VFX.

MTV VMA WINNERS

Video of the Year

Beyonce "Formation" (director: Melina Matsoukas)

Best Female Video

Beyoncé “Hold Up" (director: Jonas Akerlund, Beyonce Knowles Carter)

Best Male Video

Calvin Harris f/ Rihanna "This Is What You Came For" (director: Emil Nava)

Best Hip Hop Video

Drake "Hotline Bling" (director: Director X)

Best Pop Video

Beyonce "Formation" (director: Melina Matsoukas)

Best Rock Video

Twenty One Pilots "Heathens" (director: Andrew Donoho)

Best New Artist

DNCE

Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris & Disciples "How Deep Is Your Love" (director: Emil Nava)

Best Collaboration Video

Fifth Harmony f/ Ty Dolla $ign "Work From Home" (director: Director X)

Breakthrough Long Form Video

Beyonce "Lemonade"

MTV VMA PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST ART DIRECTION

David Bowie “Blackstar" Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé “Formation" Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia

BEST DIRECTION

Beyoncé “Formation" Director: Melina Matsoukas

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyoncé “Formation" Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé “Formation" Editor: Jeff Selis

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Coldplay “Up&Up" VFX Editor: Vania Heymann

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