2012 MTV Video Music Awards

Sep 07, 2012

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards was a blast, with performances from Rihanna, Pink and Taylor Swift. The event was hosted by Kevin Hart, who was as funny as ever.

Rihanna opened the award show with an awesome mash-up performance.  Later that evening she also won Video of the Year.

Boy band One Direction was on hand to perform and win the award for Most Shareworthy Video and Best Pop Video. The brits even beat out Canada’s Carly Rae Jepson to claim the title of Best New Artist.

Taylor Swift, who did not win any awards, closed the evening with a performance of her new hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

List of Winners

Video of the Year: Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Best New Artist: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, "Starships"

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, featuring Lil' Wayne, "HYFR"

Best Male Video: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

Best Pop Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best Rock Video: Coldplay, "Paradise"

Best Video With a Message: Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"

Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"

Most Shareworthy Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best Choreography: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"           

Best Editing: Beyonce, "Countdown"         

Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"                

Best Cinematography: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"       

Best Direction: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"


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