Lady Gaga dominated the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) show on August 30, with a series of visually arresting outfits, masked performances and four award wins, including artist of the year. View this post on Instagram I was wearing face shields before it was a thing #VMAs A post shared by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Aug 30, 2020 at 4:53pm PDT Gaga, who went into the show sharing a leading nine nominations with Ariana Grande, stormed the ceremony with multiple costume changes ranging from an exotic bird to a bright green ball gown – all accompanied by exaggerated custom-made face masks and muzzles . “I was wearing face shields before it was a thing,” Gaga said on Twitter during the show. 10 Hollywood celebrities who faced financial problems – video The VMAs marked the first major US awards show to take place during the coronavirus pandemic. It was filmed without a live audience and with most of the performances recorded in advance because of health guidelines. View this post on Instagram ⚔️ #VMAs A post shared by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Aug 30, 2020 at 8:39pm PDT Host Keke Palmer opened the televised ceremony by dedicating it to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who died on Friday (August 28) at the age of 43. Gaga was also given a new lifetime achievement trophy, called the Tricon Award. “This has not been an easy year for a lot of people,” she said. “Stay safe, speak your minds, and I might sound like a broken record, but wear a mask.” Ghost detector? Gold skull? 9 celebrities with bizarre spending habits In the fan-voted show, Gaga and Grande took home VMAs for song of the year and best collaboration for Rain On Me . Of course, even during a pandemic, Gaga’s Covid-couture is exactly what you’d expect from the quirky pop star. Check out Gaga’s full Chromatica medley performance, including a duet with Ariana Grande, below. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .