VMAs 2018: Complete List of Winners and Nominees


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Nicki Minaj accepts award onstage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV

Updated at 11:52 p.m. ET

Camila Cabello! Cardi! J. Lo! MTV celebrated the biggest names in music at the 2018 Video Music Awards.

Rapper Cardi B led the pack with 10 nominations, while married couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z, nominated under their last name, The Carters, scored eight noms. Childish Gambino (real name Donald Glover) and Drake both had seven opportunities to take home a Moon Person statue, while Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande were not far behind with six and five nominations, respectively.

See the full list of winners below!

Video of the Year
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
WINNER: Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
The Carters – “APES—T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
WINNER: Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Song of the Year
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
WINNER: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “Rockstar”

Best New Artist
Bazzi
WINNER: Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
The Carters – “APES—T”
WINNER: Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

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Ariana Grande accepts the award for Best Hip Hop Video onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for MTV

Best Pop Video
WINNER: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug — “Havana”
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Cardi B ft. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
The Carters – “APES—T”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos ft. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video
WINNER: Avicii ft. Rita Ora — “Lonely Together”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
WINNER: J Balvinft. Willy William – “Mi Gente”
Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi – “Dinero”
Luis Fonsi ft. Demi Lovato – “Échame La Culpa”
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira ft. Maluma – “Chantaje”

Best Rock Video
Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”
WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Linkin Park – “One More Light”
Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”

Best Cinematography
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
WINNER: The Carters – “APES—T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran – “River”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction
The Carters – “APES—T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton – “Say Something”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction
WINNER: The Carters – “APES—T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
SZA – “The Weekend”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Eminem ft. Beyoncé – “Walk On Water”
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars”
Maroon 5 – “Wait”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
The Carters – “APES—T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
The Carters– “APES—T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
WINNER: N.E.R.D ft. Rihanna – “Lemon”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year
July 2018 – Chloe x Halle
June 2018 – Sigrid
May 2018 – Lil Xan
WINNER: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal
November 2017 – Why Don’t We
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH
September 2017 – SZA
August 2017 – Kacy Hill
July 2017 – Khalid
June 2017 – Kyle
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

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