The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards descended on New York City's Madison Square Garden on August 28, and saw performances from Rihanna, Britney SpearsAriana Grande & Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas with Ty Dolla Sign and Beyoncé.

It was Rihanna's turn to accept her own Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award following four medley performances — she was introduced by longtime friend and collaborator Drake in a speech that's only sweet if RiRi reciprocates his public adoration (that billboard was a stunt, though...right?!).

But the two previous recipients were standouts on Sunday, too: MTV awarded Kanye a four-minute space to explain his side of the Taylor-telephone call saga and debut the strangely awesome video for The Life of Pablo's "Fade." Meanwhile, Beyonce put in a 15-minute Lemonade stage show that damn near stole the show, while breaking Madonna's record for most VMAs won ever – and "Formation" won Video of the Year.

Fifth Harmony also took home a Moonman with Ty Dolla Sign, for Best Collaboration on "Work From Home" and Song of the Summer for "All In My Head (Flex)." Check out all the winners below.

Video of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyonce, “Formation” - WINNER
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Kanye West, “Famous”

Best Female Video
Adele, "Hello"
Ariana Grande, "Into You"
Beyonce, "Hold Up" - WINNER
Rihanna, "Work"
Sia, "Cheap Thrills”

Best Male Video
Bryson Tiller, "Don't"
Calvin Harris, "This Is What You Came For" - WINNER
Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Kanye, "Famous"
The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Best New Artist
Bryson Tiller
Lukas Graham
Zara Larsson

Breakthrough Long Form Video
Beyonce, "Lemonade" - WINNER
Chris Brown, "Royalty"
Florence and the Machine, "The Odyssey"
Bieber, "Purpose"
Troye Sivan, "Blue Neighborhood Trilogy"

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” - WINNER
Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne, “Let Me Love You”
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “Work” (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake, “Hotline Bling” - WINNER

Desiigner, “Panda”
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Chance The Rapper featuring Saba, “Angels”
2 Chainz, “Watch Out”

Best Pop Video
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Alessia Cara, “Wild Things”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Rock Video
All Time Low, “Missing You”
Coldplay, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato, “Irresistible”
twenty one pilots, “Heathens” - WINNER
Panic! At The Disco, “Victorious”

Best Electronic Video
Calvin Harris & Disciples, “How Deep Is Your Love” - WINNER

99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy, “The Girl Is Mine”
Mike Posner, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Afrojack, “SummerThing!”
The Chainsmokers ft. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Production Designer: Jason Hougaard
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
Production Designer: Alexander Delgado
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane
David Bowie, “Blackstar” - WINNER
Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue
Adele, “Hello”
Production Designer: Colombe Raby

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell, “WTF (Where They From)”
Beyoncé, “Sorry”
FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X”
Florence + The Machine, “Delilah”

Best Direction
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER

Coldplay, “Up&Up”
Adele, “Hello”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Tame Impala, “The Less I Know The Better”

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé, “Formation” - WINNER

Adele, “Hello”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Alesso, “I Wanna Know”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Formation" - WINNER

Adele, “Hello”
Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $”
David Bowie, “Lazarus”
Ariana Grande, “Into You”

Best Visual Effects
Coldplay, “Up&Up” - WINNER

FKA Twigs, “M3LL155X”
Adele, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

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