1. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj make amends. Swift and Minaj showed there was no "Bad Blood" between them (the two had a Twitter fight when MTV announced the VMA nominees) by performing a three-song medley together, opening the show. Unlike last year, Minaj's performance went off without any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.

Related: Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj 

2. Nicki Minaj uses her acceptance speech to call out Miley Cyrus. When Nicki Minaj accepted her award for Best Hip-Hop Music Video, she managed to thank her pastor and challenge Cyrus to a fight all in under 30 seconds. It turns out Minaj didn't like what Cyrus had to say about her in a recent interview with the New York Times (Cyrus called Minaj "not too polite" and "not too kind") and used the moment to call her out on it. 

Related: The best dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015

Related: The worst dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015

3. Justin Bieber flies. Justin Bieber's comeback continued with a high energy performance of his songs "Where Are U Now" and his newly released single "What Do You Mean?" At one point during his performance, he actually flew. The MTV VMAs: where miracles happen.

Related: How Justin Bieber made a comeback

4. Miley Cyrus changes outfits 10 times. The best part of Cyrus hosting the VMAs was hands-down her crazy outfits, including one that was literally a colorfully-striped square. (We rounded them all up here so you can see them all in their fabulous glory.)

Related: Every single one of Miley Cyrus's MTV Video Music Awards 2015 outfits

5. Taylor Swift honors Kanye West. Swift certainly had a busy night making amends. While presenting West with the 2015 Vanguard Award, she made light of the time he snatched the mic out of her hand and told him his album was the very first thing she bought on iTunes when she was 12. Though West gets a lot of hate in the media, the crowd was on his side, literally chanting his name. And of course, Kanye being Kanye, he stood there and let them for far longer than necessary. And then gave a 10-minute speech ending with him announcing that he was running for president in 2020.

6. Miley Cyrus drops her new album and it's free for everyone. The night's host closed down the show with her own performance declaring over and over again how she "didn't give a f---k" and how much she liked smoking pot. And she did it all with some of her favorite drag queen and transgender dancers backing her up. Then, she announced that her new album, "Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz" was out now 100 percent for free at mileycyrusandherdeadpetz.com. She really did keep viewers guessing up until the very end.

Winners List

Best Rock Video
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

Best Pop Video
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

Song of the Summer
5 Seconds of Summer – “She’s Kinda Hot”
Fifth Harmony – “Worth It”
Major Lazer – “Lean On”
OMI – “Cheerleader”
Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”
David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj – “Hey Mama”
Fetty Wap – “My Way”
Jack U ft. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”
Silento – “Watch Me”
Demi Lovato – “Cool For the Summer”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky – “Good For You”

Best Male Video
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

Best Hip Hop Video
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “I Don’t F–k With You”

Best Female Video
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Video with a Social Message
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

Artist to Watch
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

Video of the Year
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”