MTV VMAs 2022 winners list: who won Video Music Awards - including Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Lizzo

Artists Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow received the most nominations, with seven apiece

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Lizzo were among the artists honoured last night at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The annual awards ceremony saw the biggest names in music come to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey including Bad Bunny, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nicki Minaj.

Artists Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, and Jack Harlow received the most nominations, with seven apiece, whilst Doja Cat and Harry Styles had six and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran picked up five.

Fans were delighted by performances from Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Lizzo and Maneskin, whose set was heavily censored.

The award show even featured a cameo appearance from actor and singer Johnny Depp.

Here’s everything you need to know about who won at the MTV VMAs.

Taylor Swift accepts an award onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs (Pic: Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global)

Who won at the MTV VMAs?

Taylor Swift picked up the award for video of the year.

Swift’s win broke two records, with her being the only artist ever to win video of the year three times and the first artist to win the award for a video they directed.

In her acceptance speech she announced the relasee date for her upcoming album would be October 21 and reflected that “for the first time in VMA history, four of the directors nominated in the video of the year category are women”.

Swift also went on to win the best longform video for “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” which starred Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink.

Other wins of the night went to Harry Styles who won album of the year for “Harry’s House” and Lizzo, who won the VMA for “video for good” for “About Damn Time” whilst artist of the year went to Bad Bunny.

What happened with Johnny Depp?

Depp surprised viewers with a cameo appearance opening the awards ceremony.

His face was digitally projected onto MTV’s Moon Man Mascot.

The actor announced that he “needed the work” and in another appearance told the audience he was available for “birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, anything you need... anything” and declaring “Oh, I’m also a dentist.”

The event marks Depp’s latest public appearance after winning his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Lizzo performs onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs (Pic: Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global)

The full list of MTV VMA winners:

Video of the year

Doja Cat – “Woman” – Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” – OVO/Republic

Ed Sheeran – “Shivers” – Atlantic Records

Harry Styles – “As It Was” – Columbia Records

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY” – Columbia Records

Olivia Rodrigo – “brutal” – Geffen Records

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) – Republic Records

Best New Artist

Baby Keem

WINNER: Dove Cameron

Gayle

Latto

Måneskin

Seventeen

Best Rock

Foo Fighters - Love Dies Young

Jack White - Taking Me Back

Muse - Won’t Stand Down

WINNER: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Black Summer

Shinedown - Planet Zero

Three Days Grace - So Called Life

Artist of the Year

WINNER: Bad Bunny

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Song of Summer

Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone - Me Porto Bonito

Beyonce - Break My Soul

Kane Brown - Grand

Doja Cat - Vegas

Future featuring Drake and Tems - Wait for U

WINNER: Jack Harlow - First Class

Steve Lacy - Bad Habit

Latto and Mariah Carey featuring DJ Khaled - Big Energy (Remix)

Lizzo - About Damn Time

Post Malone featuring Doja Cat - I Like You (A Happier Song)

Marshmello and Khalid - Numb

Nicki Minaj - Super Freaky Girl

Charlie Puth featuring Jungkook of BTS Left and Right

Rosalía - Bizcochito

Harry Styles - Late Night Talking

Nicky Youre and dazy - Sunroof

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem & Snoop Dogg - From the D 2 the LBC

Future Featuring Drake & Tems - Wait for U

Kendrick Lamar - N95

Latto - Big Energy

WINNER: Nicki Minaj Featuring Lil Baby - Do We Have a Problem?

Pusha T - Diet Coke

Best Latin

WINNER: Anitta - Envolver

Bad Bunny - Tití Me Preguntó

Becky G & Karol G - Mamiii

Daddy Yankee - REMIX

Farruko - Pepas

J Balvin & Skrillex - In da Getto

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5

Latto - P*ssy

WINNER: Lizzo - About Damn Time

Rina Sawayama - This Hell

Stromae - Fils de joie

Best K-Pop

BTS - Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)

Itzy - Loco

WINNER: Lisa - Lalisa

Seventeen - Hot

Stray Kids - Maniac

Twice - The Feels

Album of the Year

Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti

Billie Eilish - Happier than Ever

Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Adele - 30

WINNER: Harry Styles - Harry’s House

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Foo Fighters - Studio 666

Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed

Madonna - Madame X

Olivia Rodrigo - Driving Home 2 U

WINNER: Taylor Swift - All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Collaboration

Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug - Way 2 Sexy

Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

WINNER: Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie

Post Malone & The Weeknd - One Right Now

Rosalía Featuring The Weeknd - La Fama

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber - Stay

Push Performance of the Year

September 2021: Griff - One Night

October 2021: Remi Wolf - Sexy Villain

November 2021: Nessa Barrett - I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead

WINNER: December 2021: Seventeen - Rock With You

January 2021: Mae Muller - Better Days

February 2022: Gayle - ABCDEFU

March 2022: Shenseea - R U That

April 2022: Omar Apollo - Tamagotchi

May 2022: Wet Leg - Chaise Longue

June 2022: Muni Long - Baby Boo

July 2022: Doechii - Persuasive

Best Metaverse Performance

WINNER: Blackpink the Virtual - PUBG

BTS - Minecraft

Charli XCX - Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience - Wave

Rift Tour Featuring Ariana Grande - Fortnite

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience - Roblox

Best Alternative

Avril Lavigne Featuring Blackbear - Love It When You Hate Me

Imagine Dragons & J.I.D - Enemy

Machine Gun Kelly Featuring Willow - Emo Girl

WINNER: Måneskin - I Wanna Be Your Slave

Panic! at the Disco - Viva las Vengeance

Twenty One Pilots - Saturday

Willow & Avril Lavigne Featuring Travis Barker - Grow

Song of the Year

Adele - Easy on Me

WINNER: Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat - Woman

Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Lizzo - About Damn Time

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber - Stay

Best Pop

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat - Woman

Ed Sheeran - Shivers

WINNER: Harry Styles - As It Was

Lizzo - About Damn Time

Olivia Rodrigo - Traitor

Best R&B

Alicia Keys - City of Gods (Part II)

Chlöe - Have Mercy

H.E.R. - For Anyone

Normani Featuring Cardi B - Wild Side

Summer Walker, SZA & Cardi B - No Love (Extended Version)

WINNER: The Weeknd - Out Of Time

Best Group

Blackpink

WINNER: BTS

City Girls

Foo Fighters

Imagine Dragons

Måneskin

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Silk Sonic

Cinematography

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “family ties”

Camila Cabello ft. Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam”

WINNER: Harry Styles – “As It Was”

Kendrick Lamar – “N95”

Normani ft. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Direction

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Ed Sheeran - Shivers

Harry Styles - As It Was

Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

WINNER: Taylor Swift - All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Art Direction

Adele - Oh My God

Doja Cat - Get Into It (Yuh)

Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug - Way 2 Sexy

Kacey Musgraves - Simple Times

WINNER: Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever

Coldplay & BTS - My Universe

Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5

WINNER: Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber - Stay

Best Choreography

BTS - Permission to Dance

WINNER: Doja Cat - Woman

FKA twigs Featuring The Weeknd - Tears in the Club

Harry Styles - As It Was

Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Normani Featuring Cardi B - Wild Side

Best Editing

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties

Doja Cat - Get Into It (Yuh)

Olivia Rodrigo - Brutal

WINNER: Rosalía - Saoko

Taylor Swift - All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

The Weeknd - Take My Breath