The 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS were held last night (8/28) at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in NEW YORK CITY.

RIHANNA kicked things off, and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports she, “turned the 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS into her own personal showcase. To accept the night’s biggest honor, the MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD, the pop singer didn’t showcase her hits in a 15-minute retrospective the way previous winners JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and BEYONCÉ have. Instead, RIHANNA appeared throughout the show, dedicated five-minute segments to the many different personas that define her chameleon approach to pop hitmaking.”

Check her out here.

MTV Tweeted many pictures and short videos throughout the evening. See them here.

The winners:

Video of the Year:

  • BEYONCÉ – “Formation”

Best Female Video:

  • BEYONCÉ – “Hold Up”

Best Male Video:

  • CALVIN HARRIS ft. RIHANNA – “This Is What You Came For”

Best Collaboration: 

  • FIFTH HARMONY ft. TY DOLLA $IGN – “Work From Home”

Best Hip Hop Video: 

  • DRAKE – “Hotline Bling”

Best Pop Video: 

  • BEYONCÉ – “Formation”

Best Rock Video: 

  • TWENTY ONE PILOTS – “Heathens”

Best Electronic Video: 

  • CALVIN HARRIS & DISCIPLES – “How Deep Is Your Love”

Breakthrough Long Form Video:

  • BEYONCÉ – Lemonade

Best New Artist: 

  • DNCE

Song of Summer Presented By Verizon:

  • FIFTH HARMONY ft. FETTY WAP – “All In My Head (Flex)”

Best Art Direction: 

  • DAVID BOWIE – “Blackstar”

Best Choreography: 

  • BEYONCÉ – “Formation”

Best Direction: 

  • BEYONCÉ – “Formation”

Best Cinematography:

  • BEYONCÉ – “Formation”

Best Editing:

  • BEYONCÉ – “Formation”

Best Visual Effects:

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