Beyonce was the talk of the town at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Not only did the star pick up 8 of a potential 11 gongs throughout the evening (alongside the coveted Video Of The Year Award for Formation), Bey also performed one heck of an epic medley from her LEMONADE LP, at times almost recreating some of the visual’s most-iconic scenes.

Other winners on the night included a posthumous award for David Bowie (Best Art Direction on Blackstar), DNCE (Best New Artist) and Drake (Best Hip Hop Video for Hotline Bling). Meanwhile Rihanna delivered a trio of mini performances throughout the show as the latest recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vangaurd Award. Adele, who started the evening with 8 nominations (7 for Hello) failed to collect any major award (though I’m sure with a record-breaking album and world tour, she’s probably not THAT annoyed).

Catch all the winners and performances below:


Video of the Year: Beyoncé — “Formation”
Best Male Video: Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — “This Is What You Came For”
Best Female Video: Beyoncé — “Hold Up”
Best New Artist: DNCE
Best Pop Video: Beyoncé — “Formation”
Best Rock Video: Twenty One Pilots — “Heathens”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake — “Hotline Bling”
Best Electronic Video: Calvin Harris and Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”
Best Collaboration Video: Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — “Work from Home”
Breakthrough Long Form Video: Beyoncé — Lemonade
Best Direction: Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)
Best Choreography: Beyoncé — “Formation” (Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)
Best Visual Effects: Coldplay — “Up&Up” (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)
Best Art Direction: David Bowie — “Blackstar” (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)
Best Editing: Beyoncé — “Formation” (Editor: Jeff Selis)
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé — “Formation” (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)
Song of Summer: Fifth Harmony (featuring Fetty Wap) — “All in My Head (Flex)”
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Rihanna


Rihanna – Medley: Part 1 (Don’t Stop the Music / Only Girl (In the World) / We Found Love / Where Have You Been)

Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Side to Side

Future – F*ck Up Some Commas

Rihanna – Medley: Part 2 (Rude Boy / What’s My Name? / Work)

Nick Jonas & Ty Dolla $ign – Bacon

Beyoncé – Lemonade’s Medley (Pray You Catch Me / Hold Up / Sorry / Don’t Hurt Yourself / Formation)

Britney Spears & G-Eazy – Make Me… / Me Myself & I

Rihanna – Medley: Part 3 (Needed Me / Pour It Up / Bitch Better Have My Money)

The Chainsmokers & Halsey – Closer

Rihanna – Medley: Part 4 (Stay / Diamonds / Love On the Brain)