As usual the MTV Video Music Awards were a hot mess (save Justin Timberlake’s amazing 15 minute performance). I guess every former child star now needs to show that they are no longer a child star and should be taken seriously because they can now simulate sex moves.
In any event, there are some decent videos that did get some recognition and since you can’t see videos on the former Music Television channel here are the videos that should be watched and enjoyed for their artistry. No simulated sex moves in any of these performances.
BEST ART DIRECTION
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”