Missy Elliott Will Receive MTV Video Vanguard Award And the MTV Video Vanguard Award goes to, Missy Elliott! That’s right, it’s been announced that Missy Elliott will receive the Video Vanguard Award at this years MTV Video Music Awards. Missy will also perform at the ceremony that will be held on August 26. Do you think it’s about time Missy received this award? When is the last time you watched music videos?