Politics, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran have been large winners on the MTV VMAs

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Like with its expanded and inclusive Film And TV Awards, MTV has determined to take its Video Music Awards in a extra progressive course this 12 months, eradicating gendered classes, including within the politically minded Greatest Combat In opposition to The System Award, and changing the outdated Moonman trophy with a gender-neutral Moon Individual. Earlier than the present began MTV began to make this level about progressiveness clear by asserting that a number of transgender members of the navy can be in attendance—a transparent dig at Donald Trump’s ban on transgender folks serving within the navy.

The present itself was the type of large spectacle you’d anticipate from the VMAs, with a fiery Kendrick Lamar and a actually fiery swordsman kicking issues off earlier than host Katy Perry took the stage, and from there everyone did their greatest to earnestly hammer in a reasonably omnipresent political message about how issues are dangerous and we should always all work collectively to make them higher. Additionally, Lorde had the flu, so her complete efficiency was simply her silently dancing to her personal tune. It was bizarre, but additionally type of cool.

The complete checklist of winners is under.

MTV Video Music Awards 2017 Winners

Greatest Pop Video

Fifth Concord, “Down”

Greatest Dance Video

Alessia Cara and Zedd, “Keep”

Greatest Tune Of The Summer time

Lil Uzi Vert, “XO Tour Llif3″

Greatest Choreography

Kanye West (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze, and Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins), “Fade”

Greatest Collaboration

Taylor Swift and Zayn, “I Don’t Need To Stay Eternally”

Greatest Hip-Hop Video

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”

Greatest Combat In opposition to The System (tie)

Logic, “Black SpiderMan”

The Hamilton Mixtape, “Immigrants (We Get The Job Accomplished)“

Large Sean, “Gentle”

Alessia Cara, “Scars To Your Stunning”

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley, “Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”

John Legend, “Surefire”

Video Of The Yr

Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”

Artist Of The Yr

Ed Sheeran

Greatest New Artist

Khalid

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