The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are an annual award show that recognizes the best music videos of the year. The VMAs are presented by the cable television channel MTV and are typically held in late August or early September. The show is known for its flashy, over-the-top production values and its emphasis on popular music and celebrity. The VMAs feature live performances by popular musicians, and the winners are selected by a combination of music industry professionals and fan voting. The awards are presented in a variety of categories, including Best Video of the Year, Best Male Video, and Best Female Video. The VMAs are also known for their controversial moments, such as Madonna’s performance in 1984 and Lady Gaga’s meat dress in 2010.