It was a strong night for Camila Cabello at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, who took home “moon persons” for both Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.
The awards were spread out fairly evenly among the artists, with Childish Gambino taking home three, while Cabello, The Carters and Cardi B all won a pair of awards each.
Nicki Minaj won Best Rap video for her single, “Chun Li,” while Ariana Grande took home the award for Best Pop video for “No Tears Left to Cry.” Post Malone won Song of the Year for “rockstar” with 21 Savage. A pair of awards were also handed out during the pre-show, one to Cardi B for Song of Summer for her single, “I Like It” with Bad Bunny & J Balvin, and one to Hayley Kiyoko for Push Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award during the show.
Towards the end of the show, MTV ran a short video tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died last week. During the presentation for Video of the Year, Madonna gave the Queen of Soul a tribute as well.
The show went without a host this year, which it also did in 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
See the full list of winners below, including some that were given out during the pre-show:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR — Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana” – Syco Music/Epic Records
VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE — Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records
BEST NEW ARTIST — Cardi B – Atlantic Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR — Camila Cabello – Syco Music/Epic Records
BEST COLLABORATION — Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero” – Epic Records/Nuyorican Productions
BEST DANCE — Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together” – Geffen Records
BEST ROCK — Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY — The Carters – “APES–” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Cinematography by Benoit Debie
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY — Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Choreography by Sherrie Silver
BEST DIRECTION — Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – mcDJ / RCA Records – Directed by Hiro Murai
BEST ART DIRECTION — The Carters – “APES–” – Roc Nation/Parkwood Entertainment – Art Direction by Jan Houlevigue
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS — Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars” – TDE/Aftermath/Interscope Records – Visual
BEST EDITING — N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon” – i am OTHER/Columbia Records – Editing by Taylor Ward
BEST LATIN – J Balvin, Willy William – “Mi Gente” – UMLE/Republic Records
SONG OF THE YEAR – Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – “rockstar” – Republic Records
BEST HIP HOP — Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li” – Young Money/Cash Money Records
BEST POP — Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry” – Republic Records
[Handed out during the pre-show]
SONG OF SUMMER — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR — Hayley Kiyoko – Atlantic Records