VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

By Stereogum / August 24, 2014

Tonight, MTV’s Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki Minaj’s backup dancer was bit by an anaconda, Iggy Azalea fell off the stage, and Suge Knight got shot! So we can only hope things go more smoothly when the festivities are underway. There are some prominent questions: Will Beyoncé be doing a medley of Beyoncé songs as part of her Video Vanguard Award reception? Who will win Video Of The Year, and where would that vid have ranked in our Countdown of Video Of The Year winners? And most importantly: Will Weird Al perform? We’ll be watching those storylines, keeping track of all the night’s winners, and compiling videos and GIFs from the big event, right here.

VIDEOS

Charli XCX

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and Jessie J

Taylor Swift

Sam Smith

Usher & Nicki Minaj

Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora

Beyoncé

GIFS

Nicki Minaj Anaconda VMAs
Nicki Minaj Anaconda VMAs
Taylor Swift VMAs
Texting Away
Lorde Confused
Lorde Wins
Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea
Usher and Nicki Minaj
Blue Ivy
Beyonce

VINES

WINNERS LIST

Best Lyric Video
5 Seconds Of Summer – “Don’t Stop”

Best Female Video
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” (Feat. Juicy J)

Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran – “Sing”

Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande – “Problem” (Feat. Iggy Azalea)

Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”

Best Rock Video
Lorde – “Royals”

Artist To Watch
Fifth Harmony

Video Of The Year
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Beyoncé

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love” (Feat. Jay Z)

MTV Clubland Award
Zedd – “Stay The Night” (Feat. Hayley Williams)

Best Video With A Social Message
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Choreography
Sia – “Chandelier”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Editing
Eminem – “Rap God”

Best Direction
DJ Snake & Lil John – “Turn Down For What”

Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”

Best Visual Effects
OK Go – “The Writing’s On The Wall”

BEYONCÉ FANS LITERALLY DYING