The Weeknd won the Best Video award on a night marked by social distancing with performances throughout New York
Lady Gaga was the main protagonist of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) awards ceremony not only for the five awards she took home, including the artist of the year, but also for the striking and original masks that the New Yorker wore in each of her multiple appearances throughout a night of social distancing.
The first one that attracted attention was a large pink mask with wires and metal mesh, but later it impacted even more with a black one that covered practically the entire face and that in the frontal area had a small screen of lights that changed color, and more afternoon with a leather one decorated with long horns on the sides and metal spikes.
Those were just three of the many he used to collect his the five awards he was awarded at a ceremony held in New York clearly marked by the coronavirus pandemic, in which many of the acceptance speeches were prerecorded, and also part of the performances.
Throughout the gala, which at times moved to different neighborhoods in New York, such as Manhattan , Brooklyn or The Bronx , for live performances in the open air although with hardly any audience present, Gaga was named artist of the year, and he won three awards for Rain on Me , his project with Ariana Grande : best collaboration, song of the year, and best photography.
In addition, he won the first Tricon award given at the VMAs, which recognizes the talent of an artist in three or more different disciplines. “Everyone who knows me knows that I have a mission to bring joy through culture, dance, music,” Gaga said during the ceremony.
The Weeknd, best video of the year
For its part, The Weeknd took home the most coveted award of the night, best video of the year, for Blinding Lights , which also earned it the award for best R&B video.
The Canadian, however, showed a very serious demeanor receiving the awards, and reflected the wave of protests that are being experienced in the United States over racial injustice. “Once again, it's hard to celebrate. Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor, ” she said both times she came out to receive her The Weeknd award, which referenced two of the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers this year. they have shaken American society.