Lady Gaga owns MTV VMAs with five wins, statement face-masks

"I was wearing face shields before it was a thing," Lady Gaga said on Twitter during the show.

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Lady Gaga owns MTV VMAs with five wins, statement face-masks
Lady Gaga at MTV VMAs 2020 | Reuters

Lady Gaga ruled at the MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday with five wins, most for her hit with Ariana Grande Rain on Me, which the duo performed live at the ceremony.

With a series of visually arresting outfits, masked performances and five wins, including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Cinematography with Ariana Grande and a new lifetime achievement trophy, Lady Gaga, dominated the show and stormed the ceremony with multiple costume changes ranging from an exotic bird to a bright green ball gown - all accompanied by exaggerated custom-made face masks and muzzles.

"I was wearing face shields before it was a thing," Gaga said on Twitter during the show.

While accepting her Tricon Award, Gaga, who was dressed in a metallic outfit teamed with a matching, unique face mask, the 34-year-old said, "This has not been an easy year for a lot of people." 

"Stay safe, speak your minds, and I might sound like a broken record but wear a mask," she added.

Statement Face-Masks

Lady Gaga's appearances have always been special, iconic and wild. This time too, the star ruled the awards ceremony with her garments and statement face-masks.

She wore a bubble-inspired face mask on the red carpet and a face covering featuring literal horns while accepting the Song of The Year award. Gaga also rocked onstage in a wild pink mask with ventilation and another one that seemingly featured a red LED light. 

MTV VMA 2020 

The VMAs marked the first major U.S. awards show to take place during the coronavirus pandemic. It was filmed without a live audience and with most of the performances recorded in advance because of health guidelines.

Host Keke Palmer opened the ceremony by dedicating it to "Black Panther" actor Chadwick Boseman, who died on Friday at the age of 43.

The VMAs also recognized essential workers at the frontlines of the outbreak, and handed out trophies to Grande, Justin Bieber and Latin American boy band CNCO for music recorded during coronavirus lockdowns.

K-Pop sensation BTS made their debut performance at the VMAs, singing their new single "Dynamite," and the seven member boy band won all four of the awards they were nominated for - best group, pop group, K-pop artist and choreography.

(WIth inputs from Reuters)

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