The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) is an annual awards show that celebrates the best music videos and artists in the music industry. The VMAs are presented by MTV, a popular cable and satellite television channel that focuses on music and youth culture. The awards show has a long history and has become known for its memorable performances, celebrity appearances, and sometimes controversial moments.
Key aspects of the MTV Video Music Awards include
Categories The VMAs feature various award categories, including Video of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Pop Video, Best Rock Video, and many others. These categories honor music videos and artists across different genres.
Performances The VMAs are famous for their live musical performances. Many iconic moments in music history have taken place on the VMA stage, with artists often using the opportunity to showcase their creativity and stage presence.
Red Carpet Like other major awards shows, the VMAs have a red carpet event where celebrities arrive in fashionable attire and are interviewed by the media. Fashion statements made on the VMAs red carpet have often been discussed in the media.
Moon Person Trophy The VMA trophy has gone through various designs over the years but is most commonly represented by a Moon Person holding an astronaut’s flag. It has become an iconic symbol of the awards show.
Voting Fans can often vote for their favorite artists and music videos in certain categories, allowing them to have a say in the outcome of the awards.
Hosts Each year, the VMAs typically have a host who guides the show and provides comedic commentary. These hosts are often comedians, musicians, or actors.
Controversy The VMAs have seen their fair share of controversial moments over the years. These can include unexpected on-stage incidents, provocative performances, and heated acceptance speeches.
The MTV Video Music Awards have been a significant event in the music industry since their inception in the early 1980s. They continue to showcase the creativity and innovation of music videos and provide a platform for artists to make bold statements and entertain their fans.
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Taylor Swift took home the top honors this year, winning 9 of the 11 categories she was nominated for, including Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year for her song Anti-Hero.
The clip from the Ukrainian director Tanya Muinho won in one of the three nominations – “Best art direction”. Video art director Spencer Graves won the award for Moinho’s Attention video for Doja Cat. In addition, Muinho’s work competed in the main category “Video of the Year”, but this award was taken by Taylor Swift.
In 2021, the music video of rapper Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me by Your Name), directed by Muinho, won three nominations: “Video of the Year”, “Best Direction” and “Best Visual Effects”.
Among the nominees for the award was the video Crushed by the band Imagine Dragons, shot in the Mykolaiv region in Ukraine, it claimed victory in the “Video for Good” category. Crushed is a joint project of Imagine Dragons and the United24 platform, whose ambassadors are musicians (direction “Medical assistance”).
List of MTV Video Music Awards 2023 winners
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
Artist of the year — Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
Album of the Year: Taylor Swift – Midnights
Best New Artist: Ice Spice
Best Performance of the Year: TOMORROW X TOGETHER – Sugar Rush Ride
Best Collaboration: KAROL G, Shakira – TQG
Best Pop Artist: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
Best Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl
Best R&B Artist: SZA — Shirt
Best Rock Artist: Måneskin — THE LONELIEST
Best Latin Artist: Anitta – Funk Rave
Best Afrobeats: Rema & Selena Gomez – Calm Down
Best K-Pop Artist: Stray Kids – S-Class
Band of the Year: BLACKPINK
Best song of the summer: — Jung Kook ft. Latto Seven
Best Alternative: Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – Candy Necklace
Best Choreography: BLACKPINK – Pink Venom
Best Cinematography: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
Best Visual Effects: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
Best Director: Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero
Best Art Direction: Doja Cat — Attention
Best editing: Olivia Rodrigo – vampire