How to watch the 2023 MTV VMAs in Australia

Nicki Minaj performing at 2022 MTV VMAs
Image source: Kevin Mazur via Getty // Nicki Minaj performs at the 2022 MTV VMAs

“I want my MTVVVVV!” Yep, you guessed it. The MTV Video Music Awards (A.K.A., one of the biggest award shows of the year) are this September.

The MTV VMAs are known for serving up top-tier live music performances from some of the best in the biz to an equally impressive audience of A-list stars. 

The VMAs are a notorious battleground for celeb showdowns and iconic pop culture moments, like Xtina’s infamous Eminem disses at the 2000 AND 2002 VMAs.

@tanaslaughter Christina Aguilera gives Eminem an award while they were in a feud, August 2002 #christinaaguilera #xtina #eminem #popculture #2000s ♬ som original - tana

And who could forget the Nicki vs Miley VMA moment circa 2015 (which is where the “yo Miley, what’s good?” meme was born)? Not to mention Beyoncé’s 2011 VMA pregnancy announcement or the whole ‘Kanye interrupting Taylor’ saga back in ‘09. Eesh.

Whether you’re in it for the performances, the drama, or you’re genuinely keen to know who won what – here’s how to watch the 2023 MTV VMAs in Australia and more:


2023 MTV VMA nominees & winners

Here are the 2023 MTV VMA nominees and winners for each awards category:

2023 MTV VMA nominees & winners

Video Of The Year

  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Doja Cat – “Attention” (Kemosabe Records / RCA Records)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers” (Columbia Records)
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” (Republic Records)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Geffen Records)
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Capitol Records)
  • SZA – “Kill Bill” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records)

Artist Of The Year

  • Taylor Swift (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Beyoncé (Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records)
  • Doja Cat (Kemosabe Records / RCA Records)
  • KAROL G (Interscope Records)
  • Nicki Minaj (Republic Records)
  • Shakira (Sony Music US Latin)

Song Of The Year

  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers” (Columbia Records)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Geffen Records)
  • Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” (Mavin Global Holdings Ltd/ Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope Records)
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Capitol Records)
  • Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit” (L-M Records / RCA Records)
  • SZA – “Kill Bill” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records Records)

Best New Artist

  • Ice Spice (10K Projects / Capitol Records) – WINNER
  • GloRilla (CMG / Interscope Records)
  • Kaliii (Atlantic Records)
  • Peso Pluma (Double P Records)
  • PinkPantheress (300 Entertainment)
  • Reneé Rapp (Interscope Records)

Push Performance Of The Year

  • August 2022: Saucy Santana – “Booty” (Arena Records / RCA Records
  • September 2022: Stephen Sanchez – “Until I Found You” (Mercury Records / Republic Records)
  • October 2022: JVKE – “golden hour” (AWAL)
  • November 2022: Flo Milli – “Conceited” ('94 Sounds / RCA Records)
  • December 2022: Reneé Rapp – “Colorado” (Interscope Records)
  • January 2023: Sam Ryder – “All The Way Over” (Elektra Entertainment)
  • February 2023: Armani White – “GOATED” (Def Jam)
  • March 2023: FLETCHER – “Becky's So Hot” (Capitol Records)
  • April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Sugar Rush Ride” (BIGHIT MUSIC / Republic Records) – WINNER
  • May 2023: Ice Spice – “Princess Diana” (Heavy On It / 10K Projects / Capitol Records)
  • June 2023: FLO – “Losing You” (Uptown/Republic Records)
  • July 2023: Lauren Spencer Smith – “That Part” (Island Records)

Best Collaboration

  • KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG” (Universal Music Latino) – WINNER
  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – “I'm Good (Blue)” (Warner Records)
  • Post Malone, Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)” (Mercury Records / Republic Records)
  • Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – “Gotta Move On” (Motown Records)
  • Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – “Creepin' (Remix)” (Boominati / Republic Records)
  • Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” (Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope Records)

Best Pop

  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Demi Lovato – “Swine” (Island Records)
  • Dua Lipa – “Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)” (Atlantic Records)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed” (Atlantic Records)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers” (Columbia Records)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Geffen Records)
  • P!NK – “TRUSTFALL” (RCA Records)

Best Hip-Hop

  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Diddy ft. Bryson Tiller, Ashanti, Yung Miami – “Gotta Move On” (Motown Records)
  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “STAYING ALIVE” (We The Best / Epic Records)
  • GloRilla & Cardi B – “Tomorrow 2” (CMG / Interscope Records)
  • Lil Uzi Vert – “Just Wanna Rock” (Atlantic Records / Generation Now)
  • Lil Wayne ft. Swizz Beatz & DMX – “Kant Nobody” (Young Money Records)
  • Metro Boomin ft Future – “Superhero (Heroes and Villains)” (Boominati / Republic Records)

Best R&B

  • SZA – “Shirt” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records) – WINNER
  • Alicia Keys ft. Lucky Daye – “Stay” (RCA Records)
  • Chlöe ft. Chris Brown – “How Does It Feel” (Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia)
  • Metro Boomin with The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and Diddy – “Creepin' (Remix)” (Boominati / Republic Records)
  • Toosii – “Favorite Song” (South Coast Music Group / Capitol Records)
  • Yung Bleu & Nicki Minaj – “Love In The Way” (Empire Distribution)

Best Alternative

  • Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace” (Interscope Records) – WINNER
  • blink-182 – “EDGING” (Columbia Records)
  • boygenius – “the film” (Interscope Records)
  • Fall Out Boy – “Hold Me Like A Grudge” (Fueled By Ramen)
  • Paramore – “This Is Why” (Atlantic Records)
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Stuck” (Concord Records / Concord)

Best Rock

  • Måneskin – “THE LONELIEST” (Arista Records) – WINNER
  • Foo Fighters – “The Teacher” (RCA Records)
  • Linkin Park – “Lost (Original Version)” (Warner Records)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Tippa My Tongue” (Warner Records)
  • Metallica – “Lux Æterna” (Blackened Recordings)
  • Muse – “You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween” (Warner Records)

Best Latin

  • Anitta – “Funk Rave” (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Bad Bunny – “WHERE SHE GOES” (Rimas Entertainment)
  • Eslabon Armado, Peso Pluma – “Ella Baila Sola” (DEL Records, Inc. / Prajin Parlay, Inc. Grupo Frontera Bad Bunny – “un x100to” – Rimas Entertainment)
  • KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG” (Universal Music Latino)
  • ROSALÍA – “DESPECHÁ” (Columbia Records)
  • Shakira – “Acróstico” (Sony Music US Latin)

Best K-Pop

  • Stray Kids – “S-Class” (JYP / Republic) – WINNER
  • aespa – “Girls” (SM ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd.)
  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (YG Entertainment / Interscope Records)
  • FIFTY FIFTY – “Cupid” (ATTRAKT / Warner Records)
  • SEVENTEEN – “Super” (HYBE / Geffen Records)
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Sugar Rush Ride” (BIGHIT MUSIC / Republic Records)

Best Afrobeats

  • Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” (Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope Records) – WINNER
  • Ayra Starr – “Rush” (Mavin Global Holdings)
  • Burna Boy – “It's Plenty” (Atlantic Records / Spaceship Entertainment Ltd)
  • Davido ft. Musa Keys – “UNAVAILABLE” (Sony Music U.K. / RCA Records)
  • Fireboy DML & Asake – ”Bandana” (Empire Distribution)
  • Libianca – “People” (Sony Music U.K. / RCA Records)
  • Wizkid ft Ayra Starr– “2 Sugar” (Starboy / RCA Records)

Video For Good

  • Dove Cameron – “Breakfast” (Columbia Records) – WINNER
  • Alicia Keys – If I Ain't Got You (Orchestral) (NETFLIX)
  • Bad Bunny – “El Apagón - Aquí Vive Gente” (Rimas Entertainment)
  • Demi Lovato – “Swine” (Island Records)
  • Imagine Dragons – “Crushed” (KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records)
  • Maluma – “La Reina” (Sony Music US Latin)

Best Direction

  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records - Directed by Taylor Swift) – WINNER
  • Doja Cat - “Attention” (Kemosabe Records / RCA Records - Directed by Tanu Muiño)
  • Drake – “Falling Back” (OVO/Republic Records - Director X (Julien Christian Lutz)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out” (pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records - Directed by Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar)
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” (300 Entertainment - Directed by Colin Tilley)
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Capitol Records - Directed by Floria Sigismondi)
  • SZA – “Kill Bill” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records - Directed by Christian Breslauer)

Best Cinematography

  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records - Cinematography by Rina Yang) – WINNER
  • Adele – “I Drink Wine” (Columbia Records - Cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra)
  • Ed Sheeran – “Eyes Closed” (Atlantic Records - Cinematography by Natasha Baier)
  • Janelle Monae – “Lipstick Lover” (Atlantic Records - Cinematography by Allison Anderson)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out” (pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records 0 Cinematography by Adam Newport-Berra)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Flowers” (Columbia Records - Cinematography by Marcell Rev)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Geffen Records - Cinematography by Russ Fraser)

Best Visual Effects

  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records - Visual Effects by Parliament) – WINNER
  • Fall Out Boy – “Love From The Other Side” (Fueled By Ramen - Visual Effects by Thomas Bailey and Josh Shaffner)
  • Harry Styles – “Music For A Sushi Restaurant” (Columbia Records - Visual Effects by Chelsea Delfino and Black Kite Studios)
  • Melanie Martinez – “VOID” (Atlantic Records - Visual Effects by Carbon)
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl” (Republic Records - Visual Effects by Max Colt and Sergio Mashevskyi)
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Capitol Records - Visual Effects by Max Colt / FRENDER)

Best Choreography

  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (YG Entertainment / Interscope Records - Choreography by Kiel Tutin, Sienna Lalau, Lee Jung (YGX), Taryn Cheng (YGX) – WINNER
  • Dua Lipa – “Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album)” (Atlantic Records - Choreography by Charm LaDonna)
  • Jonas Brothers – “Waffle House” (Republic Records - Choreography by Jerry Reece)
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” (300 Entertainment - Choreography by Sean Bankhead)
  • Panic! At The Disco – “Middle Of A Breakup” (Fueled By Ramen - Choreography by Monika Felice Smith)
  • Sam Smith, Kim Petras – “Unholy” (Capitol Records - Choreography by (LA)HORDE - Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel)

Best Art Direction

  • Doja Cat – “Attention” (Kemosabe Records / RCA Records - Art Direction by Spencer Graves) – WINNER
  • boygenius – “the film” (Interscope Records - Art Direction by Jen Dunlap)
  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (YG Entertainment / Interscope Records - Art Direction by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT)
  • Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – “Candy Necklace” (Interscope Records - Art Direction by Brandon Mendez)
  • Megan Thee Stallion – “Her” (300 Entertainment - Art Direction by Niko Philipides)
  • SZA – “Shirt” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records - Art Direction by Kate Bunch)

Best Editing

  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Geffen Records - Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel) – WINNER
  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom” (YG Entertainment / Interscope Records - Editing by Seo Hyun Seung (GIGANT)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Rich Spirit” (pgLang / Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records - Edited by Grason Caldwell)
  • Miley Cyrus – “River” (Columbia Records - Edited by Brandan Walter)
  • SZA – “Kill Bill” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records - Edited by Luis Caraza Peimbert)
  • Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” (Republic Records - Edited by Chancler Haynes)

Show of the Summer

  • Taylor Swift (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Drake (OVO / Republic Records)
  • Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)
  • Karol G (Interscope Records)

Group of the Year

  • BLACKPINK (YG Entertainment / Interscope Records) – WINNER
  • FIFTY FIFTY (ATTRAKT / Warner Records)
  • FLO (Uptown Records/Republic Records)
  • Jonas Brothers (Republic Records)
  • Måneskin (Arista Records)
  • NewJeans (ADOR/Geffen Records)
  • SEVENTEEN (HYBE / Geffen Records)
  • TOMORROW x TOGETHER (BIGHIT MUSIC / Republic Records)

Song of the Summer

  • Jung Kook ft. Latto – “Seven” (BIGHIT MUSIC / Geffen Records) – WINNER
  • Beyoncé – “Cuff It” (Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records)
  • Billie Eilish – “What Was I Made For? (From The Motion Picture ‘Barbie’)” – (Darkroom / Interscope Records)
  • Doechii ft. Kodak Black – “What It Is (Block Boy)” – (Top Dawg Entertainment / Capitol Records)
  • Doja Cat – “Paint the Town Red” (Kemosabe Records / RCA Records)
  • Dua Lipa – “Dance the Night (From the Barbie Album)” – (Atlantic Records / Warner Records)
  • FIFTY FIFTY – “Cupid” (ATTRAKT / Warner Records)
  • Gunna – “fukumean” (Young Stoner Life Records / 300 Entertainment)
  • Luke Combs – “Fast Car” (Columbia Nashville)
  • Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – “Barbie World (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album]” – (10k Projects / Capitol Records / Dolo Entertainment / Atlantic Records)
  • Olivia Rodrigo – “vampire” (Geffen Records)
  • SZA – “Kill Bill” (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records)
  • Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice – “Karma” (Republic Records)
  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER and Jonas Brothers – “Do It Like That” (BIGHIT MUSIC / IMPERIAL / Republic Records)
  • Troye Sivan – “Rush” (Capitol Records)
  • Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma – “La Bebe (Remix)” – (Warner Music Latina)

Album of the Year

  • Taylor Swift – Midnights (Republic Records) – WINNER
  • Beyoncé – Renaissance (Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records)
  • Drake & 21 Savage – Her Loss (OVO / Republic Records)
  • Metro Boomin – Heroes & Villains (Boominati / Republic Records)
  • Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation (Columbia Records)
  • SZA – SOS (Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA Records)

FAQs about the MTV VMAS

What are the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)?

First started in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards (A.K.A. the VMAs) is an annual award show held by MTV to honour the best music videos of the year. Think of it as the Grammy’s for music videos!

There are a range of different awards categories, including ‘Video Of The Year’, ‘Artist Of The Year’ and ‘Song of The Year’, to name just a few.

Who hosted the 2023 VMAs?

This year Saweetie hosted the VMA's pre-show - alongside Nessa, Dometi Pongo and Kevan Kenney.

Who's presenting at the 2023 VMAs?

Presenting at the 2023 MTV VMAs was Bebe Rexha, Charli D’Amelio, Coco Jones, Dixie D’Amelio, Emily Ratajkowski, French Montana, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Jared Leto, Madelyn Cline, Rita Ora and Sabrina Carpenter.

Who's performing at the 2023 VMAs?

This year there was a long list of artists who performed at the VMAs - including: A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Anitta, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Demi Lovato, Diddy, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Future, Kaliii, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, NLE Choppa, Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, Reneé Rapp, Sabrina Carpenter, Shakira, Stray Kids, Swae Lee, The Warning, Tomorrow x Together.

When were the 2023 VMAs?

This year, the MTV VMAs took place on Tuesday, the 12th of September, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, at 8pm their time. For us Aussies, that’s Wednesday, the 13th of September 2023, at 10 am (AEST).

How can I watch the MTV VMAs in Australia?

This year you can watch the MTV VMAs from Australia via Paramount+.

Previously, Aussies were able to tune into the VMAs via Foxtel - however, as of the 1st of August, 2023, the MTV channel is no longer available on Foxtel Now or Foxtel iQ (alongside the Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon channels).

How can I watch the MTV VMAs from outside of Australia?

If you’re currently overseas and want to watch the MTV VMAs via your Australian Paramount+ subscription, you might not be able to access the platform due to overseas streaming restrictions. One way to get around this is by using a VPN tool.

A VPN (a virtual private network) essentially tricks your device into thinking it’s in your home country and, thus, lets you access Australian streaming services while overseas. And don’t worry – if you think it sounds too good to be true, VPNs are totally legal.

One popular VPN option is ExpressVPN, which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee plus 3 months free when you subscribe for a year.


Streaming the MTV VMAs in High Definition (HD)

Tuning into the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards online? For a better viewing experience, you might want to stream the VMAs in High Definition (HD). But before you do, first make sure that your internet plan can handle HD streaming so you don’t wind up eating through all your data. Capeesh?

Is your current internet plan not quite up to scratch? Hit up our free broadband comparison tool to compare internet options today and potentially make the switch to a better deal.

Here are some options below:

Compare Broadband Plans

Mozo may receive payment if you click to the website of one of the products below currently available via our partner, WhistleOut. They do not compare the entire market, but you can see more options by clicking on the View Full Results link in the table.
Last updated 21 July 2024

Mozo provides general product information. We don't consider your personal objectives, financial situation or needs and we aren't recommending any specific product to you. You should make your own decision after reading the PDS or offer documentation, or seeking independent advice.

While we pride ourselves on covering a wide range of products, we don't cover every product in the market. If you decide to apply for a product through our website, you will be dealing directly with the provider of that product and not with Mozo.

On the hunt for a better internet deal? Start comparing broadband deals today here at Mozo.