2016 MTV VMAs winners: Here's the complete list of who took home the biggest awards


The year's most contentious and turnt up award show, the MTV Video Music Awards, is finally here. Starting at 9 p.m. Eastern, MTV will be handing out their coveted moonmen trophies for the best music videos of the year in all genres.

Going into the show, Beyoncé leads with 11 nominations for her phenomenal Lemonade. She has a 12th as a part of Destiny's Child, who are nominated in the best electronic video category for their feature in 99 Souls' "The Girl Is Mine" video. Adele has the second-most nominations with eight, though her record-breaking "Hello" has the most nominations for any one song, with seven.

A voting academy and fans chose the winners in all the categories, save the six "professional categories" celebrating technical achievements, such as best art direction and best cinematography.

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Below is the full list of nominees, with the winners noted and bolded.

Video of the year:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best female video:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best male video:

• Drake — "Hotline Bling"

Best hip-hop video:

• Drake — "Hotline Bling" (WINNER)

Best pop video:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best rock video:

• All Time Low — "Missing You"

Best new artist:

• Bryson Tiller

Best electronic video:

• 99 Souls featuring Destiny's Child and Brandy — "The Girl Is Mine"

Best collaboration video:

• Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne — "Let Me Love You"

Breakthrough long-form video:

• Beyoncé — "Lemonade" (WINNER)

Best art direction:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best choreography:

• Beyoncé — "Formation" (WINNER)

Best direction:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best cinematography:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best editing:

• Adele — "Hello"

Best visual effects:

• Adele — "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"

Song of the summer:

• Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – "This Is What You Came For"

This post is breaking and will be updated throughout the night.

Aug. 29, 2016, 9:08 a.m.: This post has been updated.