Harry Styles accepts VMA win virtually due to Madison Square Garden clash: ‘I’m about to go onstage just down the road’

Harry took home the prestigious Album of the Year gong (Picture: MTV/ BACKGRID/Getty)

nabbed one of the biggest awards during this year’s MTV VMA ceremony, however, he couldn’t accept the honour in person as he was performing at Madison Square Garden.

The As It Was hitmaker, 28, was forced to make a virtual appearance after scooping album of the year for his critically acclaimed Harry’s House.

Styles became the first British winner of the night and fought off competition from the likes of , and Drake for the accolade.

Thank you so so much for this award,’ he said during his speech.

‘I know this is a fan voted award (and) I wouldn’t be holding this if it wasn’t for you. I hope you’re having a great night.’

He continued: ‘I’m sorry I can’t be with you there tonight, I’m about to go onstage just down the road. But I hope you’re having a wonderful evening, and thank you so much.

Harry accepted his win virtually (Picture: Getty)
The Late Night Talking star is currently touring in the US (Picture: Kevin Mazur)

Sounds fair enough!

The former One Direction musician is currently embarking on his Love On Tour tour across the United States, and he’s set to perform for 10 nights at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.

And despite being , it looks like he’s having the time of his life so far.

We’re going to be seeing a lot more of the heartthrob in the next few months as he’s starring in the upcoming British drama My Policeman, where he plays a young officer in the 1950’s forced to hide his sexuality.

Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance (Picture: Getty)

He’s also featuring in the psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling, alongside Florence Pugh, which is set for release in September.

Other memorable moments of the night included Taylor Swift’s bombshell announcement of her 10th studio album.

Elsewhere, Johnny Depp made a surprise comeback and joked about ‘needing the work’ as his face was projected onto the head of a moonperson, while Nicki Minaj later performed a medley of some of her biggest hits.

Jack Harlow and Lil Nas X, Blackpink, and BTS also left with trophies.

MTV VMAs 2022 winners list

Artist of the Year

Bad Bunny WINNER

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Song of the Year

Adele – Easy on Me

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever WINNER

Doja Cat – Woman

Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Lizzo –  About Damn Time

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

Album of the Year

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Global Icon Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Video Vanguard Award

Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best New Artist, Presented by Extra Gum

Baby Keem

Dove Cameron WINNER

Gayle

Latto

Seventeen

Måneskin

Push Performance of the Year

September 2021: Griff – One Night

October 2021: Remi Wolf – Sexy Villain

November 2021: Nessa Barrett – I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead

December 2021: Seventeen – Rock With You WINNER

January 2021: Mae Muller – Better Days

February 2022: Gayle – abcdefu

March 2022: Sheneesa – R U That

April 2022: Omar Apollo – Tamagotchi

May 2022: Wet Leg – Chaise Longue

June 2022: Muni Long – Baby Boo

July 2022: Doechii – Persuasive

Best Collaboration

Drake featuring Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

Elton John and Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

Post Malone and The Weeknd – One Right Now

Rosalía featuring The Weeknd – La Fama

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

Best Pop

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Doja Cat – Woman

Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Harry Styles – As It Was WINNER

Lizzo – About Damn Time

Olivia Rodrigo – Traitor

Best Hip-Hop

Eminem and Snoop Dogg – From the D 2 the LBC

Future featuring Drake and Tems – Wait for U

Kendrick Lamar – N95

Latto – Big Energy

Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Baby – Do We Have a Problem? WINNER

Pusha T – Diet Coke

Best Rock

Foo Fighters – Love Dies Young

Jack White – Taking Me Back

Muse – Won’t Stand Down

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Black Summer WINNER

Shinedown – Planet Zero

Three Days Grace – So Called Life

Best Alternative

Avril Lavigne featuring Blackbear – Love It When You Hate Me

Imagine Dragons and JID – Enemy

Machine Gun Kelly featuring Willow – Emo Girl

Måneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave WINNER

Panic! At the Disco – Viva las Vengeance

Twenty One Pilots – Saturday

Willow and Avril Lavigne featuring Travis Barker – Grow

Best Latin

Anitta – Envolver WINNER

Bad Bunny – Tití Me Preguntó

Becky G and Karol G – Mamiii

Daddy Yankee – REMIX

Farruko – Pepas

J Balvin and Skrillex – In da Getto

Best R&B

Alicia Keys – City of Gods (Part II)

Chlöe – Have Mercy

HER – For Anyone

Normani featuring Cardi B – Wild Side

Summer Walker, SZA and Cardi B – No Love (Extended Version)

The Weeknd – Out Of Time WINNER

Best K-Pop

BTS – Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)

Itzy – Loco

Lisa – LALISA WINNER

Seventeen – Hot

Stray Kids – Maniac

Twice – The Feels

Video for Good

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Latto – P*ssy

Lizzo – About Damn Time WINNER

Rina Sawayama – This Hell

Stromae – Fils de joie

Best Metaverse Performance

Blackpink the Virtual – PUB WINNER

GBTS – Minecraft

Charli XCX – Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience – Wave

Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande – Fortnite

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience – Roblox

Best Longform Video

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

Foo Fighters – Studio 666

Kacey Musgraves – Star-Crossed

Madonna – Madame X

Olivia Rodrigo – Driving Home 2 U

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) WINNER

Best Cinematography

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Camila Cabello ft Ed Sheeran – Bam Bam

Harry Styles – As It Was WINNER

Kendrick Lamar – N95

Normani ft Cardi B – Wild Side

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Best Direction

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Harry Styles – As It Was

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) WINNER

Best Art Direction

Adele – Oh My God

Doja Cat – Get Into It (Yuh)

Drake featuring Future and Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy

Kacey Musgraves – Simple Times

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

Best Visual Effects

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Coldplay and BTS – My Universe

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Part 5

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby WINNER

Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – Sweetest Pie

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber – Stay

Best Choreography

BTS – Permission to Dance

Doja Cat – Woman WINNER

FKA twigs featuring The Weeknd – Tears in the Club

Harry Styles – As It Was

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow – Industry Baby

Normani featuring Cardi B – Wild Side

Best Editing

Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Doja Cat – Get Into It (Yuh)

Olivia Rodrigo – Brutal

Rosalía – Saoko WINNER

Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

The Weeknd – Take My Breath

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