MTV VMAs 2018: From Ariana Grande to Childish Gambino and Camila Cabello, the complete winners list

This year's MTV gala saw one of the most memorable performances - Jennifer Lopez took to the stage for the first time since 2001 - and the usual brigade of red carpet icons.


                            MTV VMAs 2018: From Ariana Grande to Childish Gambino and Camila Cabello, the complete winners list

The who's who of Hollywood and the music industry gathered at New York City's Radio City Music Hall for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which was underway on Monday, August 20. Considered as a rather relaxed and fun event of the awards season, this year's gala saw one of the most memorable performances - Jennifer Lopez took to the stage for the first time since 2001 - and the usual brigade of red carpet icons.

Unlike other popular award ceremonies, MTV might have tweaked the format a bit, moving forth minus a host for the VMAs, but the host of A-listers and star-studded presenters was just enough to ensure that the show didn't lack on star power.  From Stranger Things’ actress Millie Bobby Brown to (our latest obsession) Tiffany Haddish, the fan-favorites were in plenty, adding glitz and glamor to the event that honors some of the best musical talents.     

What makes it even better? The pop stars, singers, and the army of artists who made it big at the Video Music Awards this time around. While Havana hitmaker Camila Cabello picked up two trophies, Childish Gambino took home awards for Best Direction and Best Choreography. Here's a look at the complete list of the winners from the night:

Camila Cabello accepts the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.
Camila Cabello accepts the award for Video of the Year onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.

Video of the Year: Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]

Artist of the Year: Camila Cabello

Song of the Year: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist: Cardi B

Best Collaboration: Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]

Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora]

Best Latin Video: J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]

Best Rock Video: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”

Video With a Message: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Cinematography: The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Direction: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Art Direction: The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Visual Effects: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”

Best Choreography: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Editing: N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Push Artist of the Year: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko

Song of Summer: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – "I Like It" 

Michael Jackson Vanguard Award: Jennifer Lopez 

Jennifer Lopez performs at the VMAs
Jennifer Lopez performs at the VMAs