The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Did you watch?

Last night was the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards. Did you tune in? The laidback night was packed with amazing performances by Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora and Beyoncé.

While many of our faves walked home big winners, hands down the stars of the night were the Carter family as Jay Z and Blue Ivy presented Beyoncéwith the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Our favorite moment would probably have to be watching Blue Ivy jam to her mama’s epic 15-minute performance that included tunes from her entire new album.

Other highlights included Nicki Minaj’s unfortunate wardrobe malfunction and Miley Cyrus surprising us by allowing Jesse, a young homeless man, to share his story on stage while Miley (spoiler alert!) accepted her Video of the Year award.

Didn't catch all of the action? We’ve compiled a list of the big winners (and who we wanted to see walk home with a Moonman). Read on for the scoop.

Video of the Year

Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball (Winner)

Beyoncéft. Jay-Z, “Drunk In Love”

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Pharrell Williams, Happy (GLs pick)

Sia, “Chandelier”

Best Hip Hop Video

Drake ft. Majid Jordan, "Hold On (We're Going Home)" (Winner and GLs pick)

Childish Gambino, “3005”

Eminem, “Berzerk”

Kanye West, “Young Skinhead”

Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”

Best Female Video

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, Dark Horse (Winner)

Ariana Grande ft. Izzy Azalea, Problem (GLs pick)

Beyoncé, "Partition"

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, "Fancy"

Lorde, "Royals"

Best Rock Video

Lorde, Royals (Winner and GLs pick)

Arctic Monkeys, “Do I Wanna Know?”

The Black Keys, “Fever”

Imagine Dragons, “Demons”

Linkin Park, “Until It’s Gone”

Artist to Watch

Fifth Harmony, Miss Movin On (Winner and GLs pick)

5 Seconds of Summer, “She Looks So Perfect”

Charli XCX, “Boom Clap”

Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

School Boy Q, “Man of the Year"

Best Male Video

Ed Sheeran, “Sing (Winner)

Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”

John Legend, “All Of Me”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Sam Smith, Stay With Me (GLs pick)

Best Pop Video

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, Problem (Winner (GLs pick)

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up”

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”

Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, Drunk In Love> (Winner and GL’s pick)

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea, “Problem”

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga, “Loyal”

Eminem ft. Rihanna, “The Monster”

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Pitbull ft. Kesha, “Timber”

Best Song With A Social Message

Beyoncé, Pretty Hurts (Winner and GLs pick)

Angel Haze ft Sia, “Battle Cry”

Avicii, “Hey Brother”

David Guetta ft. Mikky Ekko, “One Voice”

J.Cole ft. TLC, “Crooked Smile"

Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”

Best Choreography

Sia, Chandelier (Winner and GLs pick)

Beyoncé, “Partition”

Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”

Kiesza, “Hideaway”

Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”

Usher, “Good Kisser”

Did you catch the 2014 VMAs? Who did you wanna see win? Share in the comments below.


by Irina Randrianarivelo | 2/1/2016