music • 28 Aug, 2017
MTV Video Music Awards 2017’s Winners And Losers
It’s Outré Outfit Time As Kendrick Lamar And Ed Sheeran Take Home The Big Awards
You know the drill. There’s a red carpet up ahead, so put on your most outré outfit and get hundreds of cameras clicking. This time around, for the MTV Video Music Awards, it was the turn of Jared Leto who looked like a superhero who lost his powers. Although, credit still goes out to him for his teary Chester Bennington tribute speech.
Lorde, nominated for Video of the Year, looked like a baby bird that fell out of her tree in a ball gown by Monique Lhuillier. And, never one to dress down, Nicki Minaj came through in a bubblegum pink latex body sock so tight it must have taken her team two hours to squeeze her into it — though that leaves us confused as to how she achieved the mid-show costume change. And then there was Ed Sheeran who surprised no one by dressing like his mum forgot to wash his clothes for him (while picking up Artist of the Year).
Katy Perry, who graduated to event host, was the grandest of all in a white gown as angular as her new hair cut. Weirdly, Cardi B looked like she was wearing the same dress, but hers had gotten damaged at the dry cleaners. Luckily Heidi Klum was on hand to distract everyone by wearing the absolute minimum. And even the Chainsmokers paid a visit, before their September show in Saigon.
Perry, who dressed rather conservatively (especially compared to Miley Cyrus in 2015), cringingly compèred a night that kicked off with Kendrick dropping a medley of his already-classic anthems from latest album ‘DAMN’ — while taking home the Video of the Year Award for ‘Humble’. Taylor Swift’s MV for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ that we teased last week finally premiered in full, and the best pop video deservedly went to Fifth Harmony for their track ‘Down’ because it features rejuvenated rap genius Gucci Mane.
Check some of the red carpet catastrophes and the full list of winners below.
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MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
Video of the Year: Kendrick Lamar “Humble”
Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran
Best New Artist: Khalid
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Pink
Best Pop Video: Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) “Down”
Best Choreography: Kanye West “Fade”
Song of the Summer: Lil Uzi Vert “XO Tour Llif3”
Best Dance Video: Zedd and Alessia Cara “Stay”
Best Collaboration: Zayn and Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
Best Hip Hop Video: Kendrick Lamar “Humble”
Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar “Humble”
Best Art Direction: Kendrick Lamar “Humble”
Best Visual Effects: Kendrick Lamar”Humble”
Best Fight Against the System (awarded to all nominees): Logic “Black SpiderMan”, The Hamilton Mixtape “Immigrants”, Big Sean “Light”, Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”, Taboo “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” and John Legend “Surefire”
Words by David Kaye