"From the driving sounds of Imagine Dragons to the inventive new vibe of Lorde, this has been an amazing new vibe for rock." After those lines, delivered by Nina Dobrev through clenched teeth, the Best Rock Video portion of this year's VMAs proceeded with Trey Songz making a joke about doing Dobrev in the ass, saying "Black Eyes" instead of "Black Keys," and interrupting the big reveal to wish his grandmother a happy 70th birthday. Then Imagine Dragons, Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park, and the Eyes/Keys lost Best Rock Video to "Royals," which, impending monogenre aside, is not a rock song by any modern definition. Due to the lack of a podium, Lorde then asked, "Is there, like, a specific place I'm supposed to be looking?" After some confusion, she delivered an abbreviated acceptance speech into the wrong camera.