The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held last night on 24th August 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. It was the 31st annual ceremony of MTV Video Music Awards. American singer Beyoncé and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea led the nominees with eight nominations while rapper Eminem followed them with seven. After the show Beyonce took home four awards during the show – the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Best Collaboration for “Drunk in Love” with Jay Z, Best Video with a Social Message for “Pretty Hurts,” and Best Cinematography for “Pretty Hurts.” Singer Taylor Swift hit the stage to performe “Shake It Off”, her new pop single. All eyes were on Miley Cyrus when she did not even take the stage after being announced as the winner of “Video of the Year” award for her song “Wrecking Ball”. Instead, the young pop star sent a 22-year-old homeless man in her place. Talk about a shocker!

Here is the complete list of winners:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” – WINNER

BEST MALE VIDEO:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing” – WINNER
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Lorde – “Royals”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse” – WINNER

BEST POP VIDEO:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem” – WINNER
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK VIDEO:
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Lorde – “Royals” – WINNER
Linkin Park – “Until It’s Gone”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO:
Eminem – “Bezerk”
Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – WINNER
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH:
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
5 Seconds of Summer -”She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Schoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On” – WINNER

BEST COLLABORATION:
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love” – WINNER
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night” – WINNER
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Martin Garrix – “Animal”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. SIA – “Battle Cry“
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts” – WINNER
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

BEST LYRIC VIDEO
5 Seconds of Summer – “Don’t Stop” – WINNER
Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — “Problem”
Demi Lovato (featuring Cher Lloyd) — “Really Don’t Care”
Austin Mahone (featuring Pitbull) — “Mmm Yeah”
Katy Perry — “Birthday”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars – “City of Angels”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts” – WINNER
Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Gesaffelstein – “Hate or Glory”
Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

BEST EDITING
Eminem – “Rap God” – WINNER
MGMT – “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -”Stay the Night”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia – “Chandelier” – WINNER
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Michael Jackson f/Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Jason Derulo f/2Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
KIESZA – “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What” – WINNER
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Iggy Azaleaft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor” – WINNER
Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall” – WINNER
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Who were the best dressed and worst dressed celebrities? Check out the gallery below…

 

Absolute winner of the night, music star Beyoncé Knowles looked stunning in Zuhair Murad gown while posing after show with her awards. The burgundy silk gown featured sheer beaded long sleeves and side panels, and is from the Zuhair Murad fall/winter 2014 collection. Later on she was joined on stage by her husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy after accepting the the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. While walking the red carpet before the ceremony, she sizzled in Nicolas Jebran Couture long-sleeve sequined gown which accentuated her bootylicious curves.

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American singer Taylor Swift also shined on the red carpet at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood. The 24-year-old rocked Mary Katrantzou blue long-sleeved bodysuit from their resort 2015 collection and accessorized with Elie Saab sandals.

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American singer Miley Cyrus looked edgy and chic as always. She bared her midriff dressed in Alexandre Vauthier black leather top and pants from their Fall 2014 Couture collection.

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All eyes weer on Jennifer Lopez when she stepped out to the red carpet shimmering as a fashion diva. She was wearing Charbel Zoe figure hugging dress with cut out details and high slit. The 45-year-old singer accessorized with Jimmy Choo shoes, Thalé Blanc clutch bag and Norman Silverman jewelry.

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 American reality star Kim Kardashian was also on the red carpet as we expected. The 33-year-old was joined by her younger sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner. She was wearing Balmain beaded mini dress from their Resort 2015 collection and accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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Pop star Katy Perry walked the red carpet trying to imitate Britney Spears and she was joined by rapper Riff Raff. The 29-year-old singer wore Atelier Versace dress that was a replica of Britney Spears‘ jean dress from the 2001 American Music Awards.

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British singer Rita Ora was sizzling in red while walking the red carpet. The 23-year-old was wearing Donna Karan Atelier red gown with plunge neckline and open back.

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British model Jourdan Dunn walked the red carpet baring her midriff dressed in Balmain black crop top and maxi skirt from their Resort 2015 collection. She showed off her new sharp short bob hairstyle.

Jourdan Dunn arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood 24.8.2014

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Images: CelebMafia; Bellazon

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