2017 MTV Video Music Awards

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2017 MTV Video Music Awards
Mtv-vma-2017-logo.png
Date August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)
Venue The Forum,
(Inglewood, California)
Country United States
Hosted by Katy Perry
Most awards Kendrick Lamar (6)
Most nominations Kendrick Lamar (8)
Website www.mtv.com/vma/
Television/radio coverage
Network MTV, MTV2, VH1, MTV Classic, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo TV, Spike & TV Land
Runtime 185 minutes

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were held on August 27, 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California,[1] honoring music videos released between June 25, 2016 and June 23, 2017. It was hosted by Katy Perry,[2][3] the 34th annual award show aired live from the venue for the second time in its history. The music video for Taylor Swift's song "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered during the broadcast. Lil Yachty co-hosted the pre-show with Terrence J, Charlamagne Tha God, and MTV News' Gaby Wilson.[4] It was broadcast across various Viacom networks and their related apps.

Compared to the previous year, viewership was down from 6.5 million to 5.68 million viewers, making it the lowest viewed show since 1994. A combination of having to compete with the season finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, which drew over 12.07 million viewers, and the ability to now stream the award show online is said to account for the drop in viewership.[5][6]

Performances[edit]

List of musical performances
Artist(s) Song(s)
Pre-show
Cardi B "Bodak Yellow"
Bleachers "Don't Take the Money"
Khalid "Location"
"Young Dumb & Broke"
Main show
Kendrick Lamar "DNA"
"Humble"
Ed Sheeran
Lil Uzi Vert
"Shape of You"
"XO Tour Llif3"
Julia Michaels "Issues"
Shawn Mendes "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
Lorde "Homemade Dynamite"
Fifth Harmony
Gucci Mane
"Angel"
"Down"
Miley Cyrus "Younger Now"
Demi Lovato "Sorry Not Sorry"
Pink Medley
"Get the Party Started"
"Raise Your Glass"
"So What"
"Fuckin' Perfect"
"Just Give Me a Reason"
"Don't Let Me Get Me"
"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
"What About Us"
Kyle "iSpy"
James Arthur "Say You Won't Let Go"
Alessia Cara "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Logic
Khalid
Alessia Cara
"1-800-273-8255"
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Travis Scott
"Walk on Water"
"Butterfly Effect"
Rod Stewart
DNCE
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Katy Perry
Nicki Minaj
"Swish Swish"
After-show (only web)
Demi Lovato "Cool for the Summer"

Source:[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Appearances[edit]

Pre-show[edit]

  • Gaby Wilson — announced the winners of Best Choreography and Song of the Summer

Main show[edit]

Source:[13]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The list of nominations was revealed on July 25, 2017, for the nominations, MTV continued to eliminate gender-specific awards categories, as they did at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. MTV also announced the "Moonman" statue would be renamed a "Moon Person",[14] the Best Female and Best Male Video awards were replaced with one category, Artist of the Year. Kendrick Lamar leads the list of nominees with eight categories, while Katy Perry, The Weeknd, and DJ Khaled received the second most nods with five.[15] Nominees for Song of the Summer category were announced on August 22, 2017.[16] Winners are listed in bold.[17]

Video of the Year[edit]

Kendrick Lamar — "Humble"

Artist of the Year[edit]

Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist[edit]

Khalid

Best Collaboration[edit]

Zayn and Taylor Swift — "I Don't Wanna Live Forever"

Best Pop[edit]

Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) — "Down"

Best Hip Hop[edit]

Kendrick Lamar — "Humble"

Best Dance[edit]

Zedd and Alessia Cara — "Stay"

Best Rock[edit]

Twenty One Pilots — "Heavydirtysoul"

Best Fight Against the System[edit]

Best Cinematography[edit]

Kendrick Lamar — "Humble." (Director of Photography: Scott Cunningham)

Best Direction[edit]

Kendrick Lamar — "Humble." (Directors: Dave Meyers and The Little Homies)

Best Art Direction[edit]

Kendrick Lamar — "Humble." (Art Director: Spencer Graves)

Best Visual Effects[edit]

Kendrick Lamar — "Humble." (Visual Effects: Jonah Hall of Timber)

Best Choreography[edit]

Kanye West — "Fade" (Choreographers: Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Matthew Pasterisa, Jae Blaze and Derek Watkins)

Best Editing[edit]

Young Thug — "Wyclef Jean" (Editors: Ryan Staake and Eric Degliomini)

Song of the Summer[edit]

Lil Uzi Vert — "XO Tour Llif3"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geffen, Sasha (April 20, 2017). "Here's When You Can Watch The 2017 VMAs This Summer". MTV News. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Fekadu, Mesfin (July 25, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar is leader of MTV VMAs with 8 nominations". Associated Press. Retrieved July 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Katy Perry Is Ready To Be Your 'Moonwoman' As Host Of The 2017 VMAs". MTV News. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/3029686/mtv-vmas-2017-everything-need-to-know/
  5. ^ "Viewership down for MTV's Video Music Awards". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 
  6. ^ "The 2017 VMAs Drew Lowest Ratings in MTV History". Complex. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 
  7. ^ "VMAs: Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran to Perform". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Video Music Awards Performers". MTV. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/s/status/899693982619377665
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/s/status/900432787349438464
  11. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/3032003/demi-lovato-dnce-rod-stewart-perform--s/
  12. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/3032195/alessia-cara-kyle-perform--s/
  13. ^ https://www.gossipcop.com/vmas-presenters-list-2017-stars-presenting-mtv-video-music-awards-celebrities/
  14. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "MTV Changing VMA Moonman to Gender-Neutral Award". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "VMAs: Kendrick Lamar Tops Nominations as MTV Continues to Eliminate Gendered Categories". The Hollywood Reporter. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017. 
  16. ^ Roth, Madeline (August 22, 2017). "Demi, Camila, 5H, and More Will Battle It Out for the VMA Song of the Summer Award". MTV. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 
  17. ^ MTV Press (August 27, 2017). "2017 "VMA" Winners and Performances". Retrieved August 27, 2017. 

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