MTV VMAs 2020: Best Editing award goes to Miley Cyrus's 'Mother's Daughter', Internet bows to 'the queen'
The MTV Video Music Awards lived up to its hype and gave us a spectacular show which was broadcast from multiple open-air locations. As far as live audiences go, the show had kept its options open, to have either “limited” or “no” audience at the sites where performances took place on Sunday, August 30. The award ceremony was hosted by actress, singer and talk show personality Keke Palmer. Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga led the nominations with nine nominations each — winning Best Collaboration and Song Of The Year for 'Rain On Me'.
The Best Editing award went to Miley Cyrus's ‘Mother's Daughter’ (Editors: Alexandre Moors and Nuno Xico). The song is from her EP 'She Is Coming' and the video features women from different walks of life. From Miley's mom, Tish Cyrus, to rising models and activists — the video featured them all. As reported by Harpers Bazaar, the singer had posted the profiles and powerful messages of her cast on Instagram before the video's release.
Twitter reacted to the news as well. One fan wrote: "The queen is taking home the VMA's for Best Editing and Best Art Direction for Mother's Daugther !!! Congratulations to @MileyCyrus!! @AdamLeber @livrudensky"
Another commented, "The official music video for “Mother’s Daughter” won Best Art Direction & Best Editing at tonight’s #VMAs! Miley has now won 3 VMA’s! Congrats @MileyCyrus!"
"So excited Mother’s Daughter x @MileyCyrus won best art direction and best editing!," said another fan.
So excited Mother’s Daughter x @MileyCyrus won best art direction and best editing! 🙌🏻😭— Liv (@liiivtaylor) August 31, 2020
"I'm so f**king proud of you @mileycyrus not only you looked sickening but you delivered an incredible and iconic performance and won 2 vma's for the feminist anthem mother's daughter you just won the whole night as you deserve what a queen," commented another.
i'm so fucking proud of you @mileycyrus not only you looked sickening but you delivered an incredible and iconic performance and won 2 vma's for the feminist anthem mother's daughter you just won the whole night as you deserve what a queen💖💖💖— ღ midnight sky (@milesholy) August 31, 2020
Another fan said, "OMFG, period. Mother's daughter was so ahead of his time."
OMFG, period. Mother's daughter was so ahead of his time.— Alejandro A (@zachxyel) August 31, 2020
One stated, "Congrats @MileyCyrus and the team behind the masterpiece that is Mother's Daughter!"
The other nominees in the category included James Blake – ‘Can't Believe the Way We Flow’ (Editor: Frank Lebon), Halsey – ‘Graveyard’ (Editors: Emille Aubry, Janne Vartia and Tim Montana), Lizzo – ‘Good as Hell’ (Editors: Russell Santos and Sofia Kerpan), Rosalía – ‘A Palé’ (Editor: Andre Jones) and The Weeknd – ‘Blinding Lights’ (Editors: Janne Vartia and Tim Montana).
Last year, Billie Eilish won the award for ‘Bad Guy’. Interestingly, Beyoncé and Eilish are the only performers to have won in this category for their work, the former won it for co-editing 7/11 in 2015. Other performers have been nominated for their co-editing work are George Michael (‘Freedom! '90’), Jared Leto (‘Hurricane’) and Ryan Lewis (‘Can't Hold Us’). The biggest winners are Jarrett Fijal and Ken Mowe with three wins each. Jim Haygood, Eric Zumbrunnen and Robert Duffy follow with two wins each. Fijal is the most nominated with eight nominations, followed by Duffy with seven. The performer whose videos have won the most awards is Beyoncé. Her videos have also received the most nominations with five.
Some of the big performances of the night included artistes Black Eyed Peas, BTS, CNCO, Doja Cat and Miley Cyrus among others.