2014 MTV Video Music Awards – The Winners

2014 MTV Video Music Awards Winners
Nicki Minaj on the red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (Photo by Larry Busacca/2014 Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj apparently didn’t have time to zip up her dress, Katy Perry and Riff Raff did their best to pay tribute to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s denim attire from the 2001’s VMAs, Miley Cyrus showed a surprising amount of restraint, and Beyonce seemed to still be in love with Jay Z…all of these things you missed if you didn’t tune in to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2014.

Minaj was part of an opening act at the VMA’s, along with Jessie J and Ariana, which required a quick costume change. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to finish zipping up and she wound up holding the front of her outfit together which caused much speculation across the Twittersphere on whether or not there had been a wardrobe malfunction. The performance began with Ariana Grande singing some of “Break Free,” followed by Minaj performing “Anaconda” (without the snake that bit her back-up dancer during rehearsals). Then Jessie J arrived on stage to finish up with a collaborative performance of “Bang Bang.”

As for the grown-up version of Miley Cyrus who attended the show in place of the twerking, tongue out version, this new Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year and had a homeless teenager she met in a shelter last week take the stage to accept the award. Jesse spoke on behalf of the millions of runaways and homeless youth who are fighting for their lives on the streets. After the show Cyrus used her Facebook page to deliver a message about how to donate to help out.

2014 MTV Video Music Award Winners

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

BEST HIP HOP:

Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

BEST MALE:

Ed Sheeran – “Sing”

BEST FEMALE:

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

BEST POP:

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

BEST ROCK:

Lorde – “Royals”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH:

Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

BEST COLLABORATION:

BEYONCÉ ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

BEYONCÉ – “Pretty Hurts”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


BEYONCÉ – “Pretty Hurts”



BEST EDITING


Eminem – “Rap God”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Sia – “Chandelier”



BEST DIRECTION


DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”




BEST ART DIRECTION


Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS


OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”


BEST LYRIC VIDEO

5 Seconds of Summer – “Don’t Stop”


-By Rebecca Murray

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