VMA winners: Camila Cabello takes home top award for 2018

Cardi B opens the awards with mock breastfeeding skit  

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Tuesday 21 August 2018 14:46
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VMAs 2018: Camila Cabello wins big while Madonna pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

The star-studded 2018 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are officially over and all of the Moonman trophies have been given out.

With a myriad of presenters throughout the evening, the ceremony didn't pass without some unexpected moments.

Cardi B opened the official show by appearing to breastfeed a baby, only to unfurl the towel and reveal a Moonman trophy.

Logic and Ryan Tedder gave a powerful candlelit performance in protest of the US border crisis, with a stage full of people symbolising immigrants wearing "We Are All Human" t-shirts.

Other celebrities took to the stage including Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Jimmy Kimmel and Madonna - whose tribute to Aretha Franklin raised a lot of eyebrows. She went on to present Camila Cabello with the Video of the Year award.

As the lights set on the Radio City Music Hall stage and the after-parties begin, we've rounded up all of tonight's winners.

Push Artist of the Year

Chloe x Halle

Sigrid

Jessie Reyez

Hayley Kiyoko (Winner)

Lil Xan

Video of the Year

Ariana Grande – "No Tears Left to Cry"

Bruno Mars ft Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello ft Young Thug – "Havana" (Winner)

The Carters – "APES**T"

Childish Gambino – "This Is America"

Drake – "God's Plan"

Artist of the Year

Ariana Grande

Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello (Winner)

Cardi B

Drake

Post Malone

Song of the Year

Bruno Mars ft Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)"

Camila Cabello ft Young Thug – "Havana"

Drake – "God's Plan"

Dua Lipa – "New Rules"

Ed Sheeran – "Perfect"

Post Malone ft 21 Savage – "Rockstar" (Winner)

Best New Artist

Bazzi

Cardi B (Winner)

Chloe x Halle

​Hayley Kiyoko

Lil Pump

Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration

Bebe Rexha ft Florida Georgia Line – "Meant to Be"

Bruno Mars ft Cardi B – "Finesse (Remix)"

The Carters – "APES**T"

Jennifer Lopez ft DJ Khaled & Cardi B – "Dinero" (Winner)

Jennifer Lopez was awarded the Vanguard award (Getty)

Logic ft Alessia Cara & Khalid – "1-800-273-8255"

N.E.R.D & Rihanna – "Lemon"

Best Cinematography

Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

The Carters – “APES**T” (Winner)

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Eminem ft Ed Sheeran – “River”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction

The Carters – “APES**T” (Winner)

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

J. Cole – “ATM”

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

SZA – “The Weekend”

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Pop

Ariana Grande – "No Tears Left to Cry" (Winner)

Camila Cabello ft Young Thug – "Havana"

Demi Lovato – "Sorry Not Sorry"

Ed Sheeran – "Perfect"

Pink – "What About Us"

Shawn Mendes – "In My Blood"

Best Hip-Hop

Cardi B ft 21 Savage – "Bartier Cardi"

The Carters – "APES**T"

Drake – "God's Plan"

J Cole – "ATM"

Migos ft Drake – "Walk It Talk It"

Nicki Minaj – "Chun-Li" (Winner)

Best Latin

Daddy Yankee – "Dura"

J Balvin, Willy William – "Mi Gente" (Winner)

Jennifer Lopez ft DJ Khaled & Cardi B – "Dinero"

Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – "Échame La Culpa"

Maluma – "Felices los 4"

Shakira ft Maluma – "Chantaje"

Best Dance

Avicii ft Rita Ora – "Lonely Together" (Winner)

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – "One Kiss"

The Chainsmokers – "Everybody Hates Me"

David Guetta & Sia – "Flames"

Marshmello ft Khalid – "Silence"

Zedd & Liam Payne – "Get Low (Street Video)"

Best Rock

Fall Out Boy – "Champion"

Foo Fighters – "The Sky Is a Neighborhood"

Imagine Dragons – "Whatever It Takes" (Winner)

Linkin Park – "One More Light"

Panic! at the Disco – "Say Amen (Saturday Night)"

Thirty Seconds to Mars – "Walk on Water"

Video with a Message

Childish Gambino – "This Is America" (Winner)

Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – "Liberated"

Drake – 'God's Plan"

Janelle Monáe – "PYNK"

Jessie Reyez – "Gatekeeper"

Logic ft Alessia Cara & Khalid – "1-800-273-8255"

Logic protests President Trump during the VMAs (Getty)

Song of summer

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – "I Like It" (Winner)

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – "One Kiss"

DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo – "No Brainer"

Drake – "In My Feelings"

Ella Mai – "Boo'd Up"

Juice WRLD – "Lucid Dreams"

Maroon 5 ft Cardi B – "Girls Like You"

Post Malone – "Better Now

Best Editing

Bruno Mars ft Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”

N.E.R.D ft Rihanna – “Lemon” (Winner)

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”

Eminem ft Beyonce – “Walk On Water”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” (Winner)

Maroon 5 – “Wait”

Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Direction

The Carters – “APES**T”

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” (Winner)

Drake – “God's Plan”

Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”

Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton – “Say Something”

Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

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