It was a tricky battle, however America voted for Taylor Swift because the 2023 Video of the 12 months winner on the MTV Video Music Awards.
“OK, that is unbelievable,” Swift, 33, mentioned after receiving her fourth Moonperson on Tuesday, September 12. “The truth that this can be a fan-voted award means a lot to me based mostly on the recollections we’ve made collectively just lately.”
Swift, who gained for “Anti-Hero,” gave her loyal followers a shout-out for turning out in droves on her Eras Tour the previous few months. “It actually felt like the journey of a lifetime,” she mentioned of the sold-out live shows. (She additionally took house trophies for Finest Pop, Track of the 12 months and Finest Path earlier within the evening.)
“All I’ve to say tonight is thanks. I’m blown away,” Swift concluded. “Thanks a lot.”
The Video of the 12 months recipient beat out a slew of A-list expertise to take house the Moonperson trophy.
Swift’s “Anti-Hero” needed to compete with Doja Cat for “Consideration,” Miley Cyrus with “Flowers” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire.” VMAs emcee Nicki Minaj earned a nod within the class for “Tremendous Freaky Woman” as did SZA for “Kill Invoice” and Sam Smith and Kim Petras for his or her collab on “Unholy.”
Forward of Tuesday’s dwell occasion, many followers believed that Swift, 33, would steal the present — and the coveted award — after beforehand breaking data on the 2022 occasion.
Swift was the primary artist to win Video of the 12 months thrice after she acquired the 2022 title for “All Too Nicely (10 Minute Model) (Taylor’s Model)” off her album Pink (Taylor’s Model).
“Earlier than this, I had directed and written my music movies, however I had by no means directed a brief movie earlier than. … We put our total hearts into this attempting to make one thing that is likely to be worthy of the love that you simply, the followers have proven this music,” Swift mentioned in August 2022 whereas accepting the award for Breakthrough Lengthy Kind Video for a similar music. “Thanks for this lovely indication that we did one thing proper.”
She proceeded to gush over her followers when she took the stage for the 2022 Video of the 12 months honor. “You guys, I’m simply so happy with what we made, and I do know with each second of this second that we wouldn’t have been in a position to make this brief movie if it weren’t for you, the followers,” an overwhelmed Swift mentioned. “As a result of I wouldn’t be capable to rerecord my albums if it weren’t for you.”
This 12 months, Swift led the best way on the VMAs with 11 whole nominations. Fellow Video of the 12 months nominee SZA, 33, earned eight nods this 12 months adopted carefully by Doja Cat, 27, Cyrus, 30, Minaj, 40, and Rodrigo, 20, with six nominations every and Petras and Smith, each 31, with 5 nods apiece.