August 26, 2014
Beyoncé dominates MTV VMAs
Beyoncé swept the board at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014.
The 32-year-old singer was honoured at the annual event Sunday night with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and also collected the gongs for Best Video with a Social Message and Best Cinematography for 'Pretty Hurts', while she and Jay Z picked up the Best Collaboration prize for Drunk in Love.
After performing a medley covering the entirety of her recent self-titled album, Beyoncé shared a kiss with her husband and was also joined by their daughter, Blue Ivy, as she collected her lifetime achievement award.
As her family presented her with the Video Vanguard prize, the singer's two-year-old girl showed her approval as she shouted: "Yay, mommy!"
Elsewhere, Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year prize for Wrecking Ball, while Drake and Majid Jordan's hit Hold On (We're Going Home) earned them the Best Hip-Hop Video award.
The ceremony started with a stellar performance from Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj as they sang their hit Bang Bang, while the Anaconda singer also almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction later in the show.
MTV Video Music Awards 2014 full list of winners
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyoncé
Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Majid Jordan - Hold On (We're Going Home)'
Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran feat. Pharrell Williams - Sing
Best Female Video: Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse
Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Best Rock Video: Lorde - Royals
Best Collaboration: Beyoncé feat. Jay Z Drunk In Love
Best Video with a Social Message: Beyoncé - Pretty Hurts
MTV Clubland Award: Zedd feat. Hayley Williams - Stay the Night
Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop
Best Choreography: Sia - Chandelier
Artist to Watch Presented by Taco Bell: Fifth Harmony - Miss MovinOn
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé - Pretty Hurts
Best Editing: Eminem - Rap God (Editor: Ken Mowe)
Best Direction: DJ Snake and Lil Jon - Turn Down for What (Directors: DANIELS)
Best Art Direction: Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor' (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro)
Best Visual Effects: OK Go - The Writing's on the Wall (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine)