MTV Video Music Awards Winners of 2022

By Kaden Scharnow

The MTV VMA’s (Video Music Awards) is an awards show hosted annually by MTV. This year it was hosted Sunday August 28th, 5:00 p.m at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Every year a celebrity makes their way to the venue to deliver the awards. For instance, popular rapper artists Nicki Minaj, L.L Cool J, and Jack Harlow were this year’s hosts. The show is also known for its iconic celebrity performances. They’ve hosted popular singers such as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, or Billie Eilish. So without further ado, here are the nominees and winners of the VMA’s 2022.

The Nominations for best KPOP song:

-”LALISA” by Lisa

-MANIC by STRAY KIDS

– HOT by Seventeen

-LOCO by ITZY

-The Feels by TWICE

-Yet To Come by BTS

The Nominations for best music group:

-Silk Sonic

-Imagine Dragons

-BLACKPINK

-Foo Fighters

-City Girls 

-Måneskin

BTS

-Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Nominations for best music video:

All Too Well – Taylor Swift

Woman – Doja Cat

Brutal – Olivia Rodigro

As It Was – Harry Styles

Way 2 Sexy – Drake, Future, Young Thug

Shivers – Ed Sheeran

Micheal Jackson Video Vanguard

Awarded to Nicki Minaj

The Nominations for Best New Artist:

-Baby Keem

-Seventeen

-Måneskin

-Dove Cameron

-GAYLE

-Latto

The Nominations for Best Artist:

-LIZZO

-LIL NAS X

-Bad Bunny

-Drake

-Harry Styles

-Ed Sheeran

Nominations for Song of the Year

-Happier Than Ever by Billie Eilish

-Easy On Me by Adele

-Woman by Doja Cat

-Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) by Dua Lipa and Elton John

-STAY by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber

-About Damn Time by Lizzo

Nominations for Best Push Performance

-Rock With You – SEVENTEEN

-One Night – Griff

-Sexy Villain – Remi Wolf

-I hope ur miserable until ur dead – Nessa Barrett

-Better Days – Mae Miller

-Abcdefu – GAYLE

-R U That – Shenseea

-Tamagotchi – Omar Apollo

-Chaise Longue – Wet Leg

-Baby Boo – Muni Long

-Persuasive – Doechii

Nominees for Best Collaboration

LIL Nas X and Jack Harlow – INDUSTRY BABY

Drake, Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

Dua Lipa and Elton John -Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) 

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – STAY

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

Post Malone and the WEEKND – One Right Now

ROSALIA and the WEEKND – La Fama

Nominees for best Pop Song 

Harry Styles – As It Was

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Lizzo – About Damn Time

Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor

Doja Cat – Woman


Nominees for Best Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby – Do We Have a Problem?

Eminem and Snoop Dog – From the D2 the LBC

-Future, Drake and Tems – Wait for U

-Kendrick Lamar – N95

-Latto – Big Energy

-Pusha T – Diet Coke

Nominees for Best Rock

-Red Hot Chili Peppers -Black Summer

-Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young

-Jack White – Taking Me Back

-Muse – WONT STAND DOWN

-Shinedown – Planet Zero

-Three Days Grace – So Called Life

Nominees for Best Alternative Rock

-Maneskin – I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

-Avril Lavigne and Blackbear – Love it When You Hate Me

-Imagine Dragons and JID – Enemy

-Machine Gun Kelly and Willow – emo girl

-Panic! At the Disco – Viva las Vengeance

-twenty one pilots – saturday

-Willow, Avril Lavigne and Travis Baker – G R O W

Nominees for Best Latin

-Anitta – Evolver

-Bad Bunny -Titi Me Pregunto

-Becky G, Karol G – MAMIII

-Daddy Yankee – Remix

-Farruko – Peppas

-J Balvin and Skrillex -In Da Getto

Nominees for Best R&B

-The Weeknd – Out of Time

-Alicia Keys – City of Gods

-Chloe – Have Mercy

-H.E.R – For Anyone

-Normani and Card B – Wild Side

-SZA and Cardi B – Summer Walker

Nominations for Song of the Summer

Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”

Beyoncé – “Break My Soul”

Charlie Puth (featuring Jungkook) – “Left and Right”

Doja Cat – “Vegas”

Future (featuring Drake and Tems) – “Wait for U”

Harry Styles – “Late Night Talking”

Jack Harlow – “First Class”

Kane Brown – “Grand”

Latto and Mariah Carey (featuring DJ Khaled) – “Big Energy (Remix)”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

Marshmello and Khalid – “Numb”

Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Nicky Youre and dazy – “Sunroof”

Post Malone (featuring Doja Cat) – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”

Rosalía – “Bizcochito”

Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Foo Fighters – Studio 666

Kacey Musgraves – Star-Crossed

Madonna – Madame X

Taylor Swift – All Too Well: The Short Film

Olivia Rodrigo – Driving Home 2 U

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Latto – “Pussy”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

Rina Sawayama – “This Hell”

Stromae – “Fils de Joie”

 Best Metaverse Performance

Blackpink the Virtual (PUBG)

BTS (Minecraft)

Charli XCX (Roblox)

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience (Wave)

Rift Tour (featuring Ariana Grande) (Fortnite)

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience (Roblox)

Best Choreography

BTS – “Permission to Dance” (Choreographers: Big Hit Music Performance Directing Team)

Doja Cat – “Woman” (Choreographer: “Fullout Cortland” [Cortland Brown])

FKA Twigs (featuring The Weeknd) – “Tears in the Club” (Choreographers: Sean Bankhead and Zoï Tatopoulos)

Harry Styles – “As It Was” (Choreographer: Yoann Bourgeois)

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)

Normani (featuring Cardi B) – “Wild Side” (Choreographer: Sean Bankhead)

Best Editing

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties” (Editor: Neal Farmer)

Doja Cat – “Get Into It (Yuh)” (Editor: Mike Diva)

Olivia Rodrigo – “Brutal” (Editor: Alyssa Oh from Rock Paper Scissors)

Rosalía – “Saoko” (Editors: Valentin Petit and Jon Echeveste)

Taylor Swift – All Too Well: The Short Film (Editor: Ted Guard)

The Weeknd – “Take My Breath” (Editor: Nick Rondeau)

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties” (Director of Photography: Bruce Cole)

Camila Cabello (featuring Ed Sheeran) – “Bam Bam” (Director of Photography: David Bolen)

Harry Styles – “As It Was” (Director of Photography: Nikita Kuzmenko)

Kendrick Lamar – “N95” (Director of Photography: Adam Newport-Berra)

Normani (featuring Cardi B) – “Wild Side” (Director of Photography: Nikita Kuzmenko)

Taylor Swift – All Too Well: The Short Film (Director of Photography: Rina Yang

Best Visual Effects

Billle Eilish – “Happier Than Ever” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Studios)

Coldplay and BTS – “My Universe”- (Visual Effects: AMGI, BUF, Ingenuity, Rodeo FX and Territory Studio)

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” (Visual Effects: Deep Voodoo)

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – “Industry Baby” (Visual Effects: Cameo FX)

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie” (Visual Effects: Mário Dubec at UPP)

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – “Stay” (Visual Effects: Digital Axis)

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