LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — It was a big night for Beyonce at MTV's 2014 Video Music Awards and while the pop diva took home 4 moon man trophies, she failed to win Video of the Year or Female Video of the Year.
Held at the Forum in Los Angeles on Sunday, the award show marked its 31st year with standout 16 minute performance by Beyonce that culminated with a visit on stage by her husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy, who seemed excited by the tumult.
Miley Cyrus won the Video of the Year for her "Wrecking Ball", and who, in a stark turnaround from last year's lurid dance with a stuffed bear, sent a homeless man on stage to collect trophy on "behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youths in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now."
"The music industry will make over $7 billion this year, and outside these doors are 54,000 human beings who have no place to call home. If you want to make a powerful change in the world right now, please join us and go to Miley's Facebook page. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, but a dream you dream together is reality," the photogenic man, identified as Jesse, added.
Nikki Minaj appeared to suffer a wardrobe malfunction during her performance of "Anaconda", but managed to avert disaster with a clutch clutch, keeping her torso covered. The wardrobe malfunction wasn't the only challenge Minaj and her dancers had to overcome for the awards and one of the backup dancers was bitten during rehearsal by a snake that was going to be used in the performance. The dancer managed to recover in time for the show but the snake, alas, got cut from the act.
And of course, the VMAs also included a moment of silence for Michael Brown, the young man whose shooting by police in Ferguson Missouri sparked a week long violent protest.
The full list of winners at the 2014 VMAs
Video of the Year
Miley Cyrus — "Wrecking Ball"
Best Male Video
Ed Sheeran (featuring Pharrell Williams) — "Sing"
Best Female Video
Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — "Dark Horse"
Artist to Watch
Fifth Harmony — "Miss Movin' On"
Best Pop Video
Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea) — "Problem"
Best Rock Video
Lorde — "Royals"
Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake (featuring Majid Jordan) — "Hold On, We're Going Home"
MTV Clubland Award
Zedd (featuring Hayley Williams) — "Stay the Night"
Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Drunk in Love"
DJ Snake and Lil Jon — "Turn Down for What" (Directors: DANIELS)
Sia — "Chandelier" (Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)"
Best Visual Effects
OK Go — "The Writing's on the Wall" (Visual Effects: 1stAveMachine)
Best Art Direction
Arcade Fire — "Reflektor" (Art Director: Anastasia Masaro)
Eminem — "Rap God" (Editor: Ken Mowe)
Beyoncé — "Pretty Hurts" (Directors of Photography: Darren Lew and Jackson Hunt)
Best Video with a Social Message
Beyoncé — "Pretty Hurts"
Best Lyric Video
5 Seconds of Summer — "Don't Stop"
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award