MTV VMA’s Performances: Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Usher & More

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MTV’s VMA Awards went down last night at The Forum in California and saw some of the biggest stars take to the stage to entertain the crowd including a 15 minute medley from Beyonce as well as killer performances from Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Usher & more! Peep after the jump for some of the footage as well as the list of winners on the night.

2014 MTV VMAs Full Winners List:

Video Of The Year
Miley Cyrus — “Wrecking Ball”

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran — “Sing” (Ft. Pharrell Williams)

Best Female Video
Katy Perry — “Dark Horse” (Ft. Juicy J)

Artist to Watch
Fifth Harmony — “Miss Movin’ On”

Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande — “Problem” (Ft. Iggy Azalea)

Best Rock Video
Lorde — “Royals”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake — “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Ft. Majid Jordan)

MTV Clubland Award
Zedd — “Stay the Night” (Ft. Hayley Williams)

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé — “Drunk in Love” (Ft. Jay-Z)

Best Choreography
Sia — “Chandelier” (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts” (Directors of Photography: Darren Lew and Jackson Hunt)

Best Video with a Social Message
Beyoncé — “Pretty Hurts”

Best Lyric Video
5 Seconds of Summer — “Don’t Stop”

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)

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

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