Kendrick Lamar was the big winner at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, winning in six categories, while Ed Sheeran was named Artist of the Year. 

The promo for Lamar's Humble won the award for Video of the Year with the track also winning the Best Hip Hop gong. 

In the technical categories, Humble also won the awards for Best Cinematography, Direction, Art Direction and Visual Effects. Lamar had led the MTV Video Music Awards shortlist with eight nominations.

Other winners at the Katy Perry-hosted show at the Los Angeles Forum included Zayn and Taylor Swift (Best Collaboration for I Don't Wanna Live Forever from Fifty Shades Darker), Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane (Best Pop for Down) and Pink, who was honoured with the Video Vanguard award.

The awards paid tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell following their tragic deaths earlier this year. Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto led the tribute to the two singers.

This was the first year in MTV history that the awards were gender neutral and the show also marked the debut of a new category, Best Fight Against the System, which honours socially conscious music and artists.

Susan Bro, whose activist daughter Heather Heyer was killed during the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month, presented awards to all the Fight Against the System nominees on the night.

Presenting the Best Pop Video award, Michael Jackson's daughter Paris used her time onstage to denounce white supremacists and Nazis. 

Paris Jackson onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards

"As a nation - with 'liberty' as our slogan - we have zero tolerance for their violence, their hatred, and their discrimination," she told the audience. "We must resist."

The show also saw the world premiere of Taylor Swift's video for her comeback single, Look What You Made Me Do.

The Winners:
Video of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, Humble 

Artist of the Year
Ed Sheeran 

Best New Artist

Best Pop
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane, Down 

Ed Sheeran onstage at the awards

Best Hip Hop
Kendrick Lamar, Humble 

Song of the Summer
Lil Uzi Vert, XO Tour Llif3

Best Collaboration
Zayn and Taylor Swift, I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker

Best Dance
Zedd and Alessia Cara, Stay 

Fifth Harmony - Winners and performers on the night

Best Rock
Twenty One Pilots, Heavydirtysoul 

Best Fight Against the System 
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson, Black SpiderMan
The Hamilton Mixtape, Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) 
Big Sean, Light
Alessia Cara, Scars to Your Beautiful
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley, Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL 
John Legend, Surefire

Best Cinematography
Kendrick Lamar, Humble (Scott Cunningham)

Best Direction
Kendrick Lamar, Humble (Dave Meyers and the little homies)

Man of the night Kendrick Lamar in action

Best Art Direction
Kendrick Lamar, Humble (Spencer Graves)

Best Visual Effects
Kendrick Lamar, Humble (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)

Best Choreography
Kanye West, Fade (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek 'Bentley' Watkins)

Best Editing
Young Thug, Wyclef Jean (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)