Beyonce and Rihanna Top List of 2016 MTV VMA Winners

Rihanna VMA Winners
This year’s MTV VMAs was definitely the year of the black woman, from Rihanna being honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Beyonce showing up and killing it with a fierce performance, to Teyana Taylor’ surprise body of work.

Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album Lemonade won eight Moonmen, including “Video of the Year” for “Formation,” at this year’s ceremony- but that’s not what stopped the show. Queen Bey showed up on the red carpet with her little princess, Blue Ivy, in tow, as well as a huge squad that consisted of the Mothers of the Movement, as well as a whole slew of the young women who appeared in Lemonade.

Rihanna was honored with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, but Drake almost stole her shine by giving her the most loving intro we’ve heard in a long time. So much so that a lot of fans thought he was about to pop the question right then and there.

Teyana Taylor stole the entire show without even performing in person. She’s the star of Kanye’s new music video, the steamy and surreal video for “Fade,” along with her fiancée, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert- and after last night she’s also the new crowned queen of amazing bodies.

Take a look at the full list of winners (which is basically all Beyonce and Rihanna) below:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas

MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD
Rihanna

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “Hold Up”
Director: Jonas Åkerlund, Beyoncé Knowles Carter

BEST MALE VIDEO
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”
Director: Emil Nava

BEST COLLABORATION
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Work From Home”
Director: Director X

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Director: Director X

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Director: Melina Matsoukas

BEST ROCK VIDEO
twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
Director: Andrew Donoho

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
Director: Emil Nava

BREAKTHROUGH LONG-FORM VIDEO
Beyoncé – Lemonade

BEST NEW ARTIST Presented by Taco Bell®
DNCE

SONG OF SUMMER Presented by Verizon
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap – “All In My Head (Flex)”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES
Presented by Orbit® Gum

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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