While Billie Eilish swept the main categories at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the award for Best Music Video went to Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus's Old Town Road, directed by Calmatic.
Bad Blood wins VOTY, Alright wins Best Direction at 2015 MTV VMAs
At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, held in Los Angeles last night (August 30), Taylor Swift's cameo-studded video for Bad Blood, directed by Joseph Kahn, won Video Of The Year - with Joseph and several co-stars joining the singer on stage to collect the award (above).
Kahn's video for Bad Blood won two awards, as did his video for Swift's Blank Space at last night's VMAs, hosted by Miley Cyrus, where the highlight was Kanye West declaring his intention to run for the US Presidency in 2020 during a 13 minute long speech when he picked up his honorary Video Vanguard award.
In the VMAs' technical categories, Colin Tilley and Little Homies won Best Direction for the video for Kendrick Lamar's Alright. Also there were wins for Larkin Sieple in Best Cinematography (for Flying Lotus's Never Catch Me ft Kendrick Lamar), François Rousselet and Jason Fijal in Best Art Direction (for Snoop Dogg's Too Many Pros), and Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Jonathan Wing in Best Editing for Beyoncé's 7/11.
2015 MTV Video Music Awards winners list
BEST ROCK VIDEO: Fall Out Boy 'Uma Thurman'
BEST POP VIDEO: Taylor Swift 'Blank Space' (Dir: Joseph Kahn)
SONG OF THE SUMMER: 5 Seconds of Summer 'She's Kinda Hot'
BEST MALE VIDEO: Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk' (Dir: Cameron Duddy, Bruno Mars)
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda (Dir: Colin Tilley)
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Taylor Swift 'Blank Space' (Dir: Joseph Kahn)
VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend 'One Man Can Change the World'
ARTIST TO WATCH: Fetty Wap 'Trap Queen'
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar 'Bad Blood' (Dir: Joseph Kahn)
BEST COLLABORATION: Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar 'Bad Blood' (Dir: Joseph Kahn)
BEST ART DIRECTION: Snoop Dogg 'So Many Pros (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: OK Go ' I Won't Let You Down (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar ' Never Catch Me (Larkin Sieple)
BEST DIRECTION: Kendrick Lamar ' Alright (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
BEST EDITING: Beyoncé ' 7/11 (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Skrillex & Diplo Where Are U Now with Justin Bieber (Brewer, Gloria FX, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
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