Lady Gaga, the artist with the most nominations at the 2020 MTV VMAs, took home the Best Artist, Best Pop Song, Best Collaboration, and Cinematography awards in addition to her first-ever TriCon Award, honoring her work in acting and fashion.
As remember, Gaga, who left her remark on the night through her unique style with specially designed masks, was nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Pop Song, Best Cinematography, Best Video Effects, and Best Choreography and Artist of the Year.
Gaga accepted her award in person, appeared in her seven different outfits, and wore different face masks with each outfit. Creating a mask fashion, the artist also used her acceptance speech to give people hope in these painful days. She said:
“I want to share this award with everybody at home tonight. Everybody at home, that is their own form of a TriCon. I wish for you to think right now of three things that define who you are, and take a moment to reward yourself for your bravery. This has not been an easy year for a lot of people. But what I see in the world is a massive triumph of courage.”
After stating she failed over and over again as an actress and as a musician when she was young, called out to the people with big dreams:
“I also hope that people at home that have big dreams, I hope they see me here today accepting this award and hope they know how grateful I am. And I want you to know that you can do this, too. Just ’cause we’re separated right now, and culture might feel less alive in some ways, I know a renaissance is coming. And the wrath of pop culture will inspire you. And the rage of art will empower you as it responds to hardship with its generosity and love. That is what I believe.”
At the end of her speech, Lady Gaga urged the audiences to wear a mask, which a sign of respect to other people and community:
“I want nothing more than to be your artist in 2020. It’s a total privilege. I love you. Stay safe, speak your mind, and I might sound like a broken record, but wear a mask: It’s a sign of respect. Thank you.”
See below to find Lady Gaga’s acceptance speech.