2016 MMVAs: The Winners

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The 2016 MMVAs went down in Toronto on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016. The outdoor spectacle was hosted by supermodel Gigi Hadid and featured performances by British Columbian pop band Hedley, British roots specialist James Bay, teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes, U.S. rapper Desiigner, Toronto alt-rock outfit July Talk, Calgary synth pop duo Tegan & Sara, Brampton sweetheart Alessia Cara, U.S. R&B group Fifth Harmony, pop superstar Shawn Hook with U.S. newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, American rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and U.S. pop machine Nick Jonas. In keeping with MMVA tradition, the red carpet arrivals sported some flashy vehicles. Tegan and Sara pulled up in a double-decker London-style bus, Marianas Trench in a golf cart, Nick Jonas in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible, and Fifth Harmony on an Inkas Sentry APC assault vehicle. Drake was the big winner taking home four awards. Find a complete list of nominees below with the winners bolded in red. But first we need some choice animated gifs. Find more photos and videos at the MMVAs website.

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Video of the Year

Alessia Cara, “Here,” Directed by Aaron A.
Belly f. The Weeknd, “Might Not,” Directed by Belly and Shomi Patwary
Drake, “Hotline Bling,” Directed by Director X
Grimes, “Flesh Without Blood,” Directed by Claire Boucher
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” Directed by Ryan Pallotta

Best Post Production

Kaytranada, “Lite Spots,” Directed by Martin C. Pariseau
Majid Jordan, “Every Step Every Way,” Directed by Common Good
Naturally Born Strangers, “Jameson Ave,” Directed by RT!
PUP, “Dark Days,” Directed by Jeremy Chandler
Purity Ring, “Heartsigh,” Directed by Cecil Frena and Alex Fischer

Best EDM/Dance Video

DVBBS, “White Clouds,” Directed by Daniel AM Rosenberg
Grandtheft, “Quit This City,” Directed by John ‘JP’ Poliquin
Keys N Krates f. Katy B, “Save Me,” Directed by Adam Beck
Thugli, “Sic Em,” Directed by slavelabour.co
Zeds Dead f. Memorecks, “Collapse 2.0,” Directed by Kyle Davison

Best Director

Drake, “Hotline Bling,” Directed by Director X
Grimes, “Flesh Without Blood,” Directed by Claire Boucher
Majid Jordan, “Something About You,” Directed by Common Good
Kalle Mattson, “Avalanche,” Philip Sportel
Young Empires, “The Gates,” Amos LeBlanc

Best Pop Video

Alessia Cara, “Here,” Directed by Aaron A.
Coleman Hell, “2 Heads,” Directed by Coleman Hell and Ben Knechtel
Hedley, “Lose Control,” Directed by Lisa Mann
Shawn Hook, “Relapse,” Directed by Alon Isocianu
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” Directed by Ryan Pallotta

Best Rock/Alternative Video

City and Colour, “Wasted Love,” Directed by Director X
Metric, “The Shade,” Directed by Lauren Graham
Monster Truck, “Don’t Tell Me How To Live,” Directed by Davin Black
The Sheepdogs, “I’m Gonne Be Myself,” Directed by Sean Cartwright
The Strumbellas, “Spirits,” Directed by Daniel AM Rosenberg

Best Hip Hop Video

Belly f. The Weeknd, “Might Not,” Directed by Belly and Shomi Patwary
Drake, “Hotline Bling,” Directed by Director X
Jazz Cartier, “The Valley/Dead or Alive,” Directed by Kyle Sanderson
John River, “Get Down,” Directed by Abstrakte
SonReal, “Whoa Nilly,” Directed by Peter Huang

Best MuchFact Video

Belly f. The Weeknd, “Might Not,” Directed by Belly and Shomi Patwary
Humans, “Water Water,” Directed by Peter Ricq
Majid Jordan f. Drake, “My Love,” Directed by Common Good
SonReal, “Whoa Nilly,” Directed by Peter Huang
Young Empires, “The Gates,” Directed by Amos LeBlanc

iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year

Adele, “Hello”
James Bay, “Let It Go”
Nick Jonas, “Close”
Rihanna, “Work”
Selena Gomez, “Hands To Myself”
Sia, “Cheap Thrills”
Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
ZAYN, “Pillowtalk”
Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”
Kanye West, “Only One”

Most Buzzworthy Canadian

Alessia Cara, “Here”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean?”
Shawn Mendes, “Stitches”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group

Adele, “Hello”
Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home”
Hailee Steinfeld, “Rock Bottom”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown”
Nick Jonas, “Close”
Rihanna, “Work”
Selena Gomez, “Hands To Myself”
Sia, “Cheap Thrills”
Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
ZAYN, “Pillowtalk”

Best New Canadian Artist

Alessia Cara, “Here”
Coleman Hell, “2 Heads”
Dan Talevski, “Knock Me Off My Feet”
Jazz Cartier, “When It’s Over”
Ria Mae, “Clothes Off”

iHeartRadio International Duo or Group

Coldplay, “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Disclosure, “Magnets”
Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home”
Jack U, “Where Are U Now”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown”
Major Lazer, “Powerful”
One Direction, “Drag Me Down”
Tame Impala, “Let It Happen”
The Chainsmokers, “Roses”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

iHeartRadio Canadian Single of the Year

Alessia Cara, “Here”
Coleman Hell, “2 Heads”
Justin Bieber, “Sorry”
Shawn Mendes, “Stitches”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Fan Fave Artist Or Group

Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean?”
Shawn Mendes, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
WILDCARD – Alessia Cara, “Here”

Fan Fave Video

Alessia Cara, “Here,” Directed by Aaron A.
Drake, “Hotline Bling,” Directed by Director X
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” Directed by Ryan Pallotta
Grimes, “Flesh Without Blood,” Directed by Claire Boucher
WILDCARD – Hedley, “Lose Control,” Directed by Lisa Mann

Fan Fave International Artist Or Group

Adele, “Hello”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown”
Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
ZAYN, “Pillowtalk”
WILDCARD – Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home”

Fan Fave Vine Musician

Ruth B.
Marks Records
Jeffrey Miller
Rajiv Dhall
WILDCARD – Kenzie Nimmo

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