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The big winner: Miley Cyrus took home the award for Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs for her provocative 2013 anthem "Wrecking Ball."

In a powerful contrast to last year's twerking antics, Cyrus used her victory to call attention to a growing problem in America: Youth homelessness.

Here's the full list of this year's winners:

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: Beyoncé

Video of the Year: Miley Cyrus for "Wrecking Ball"

Artist to Watch: Fifth Harmony for "Miss Movin' On"

Best Rock Video: Lorde for "Royals"

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake ft. Majid Jordan for "Hold On (We're Going Home)"

Best Pop Video: Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea for "Problem"

Best Male Video: Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell for "Sing"

Best Female Video: Katy Perry ft. Juicy J for "Dark Horse"

Best Lyric Video: 5 Seconds of Summer for "Don't Stop"