2012 MTV Video Music Awards Winners List & Highlights!

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The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards aired last night without any hitches, but it was tame by comparisons to previous VMAs…Rihanna did grope herself, but it was no Britney Spears snake act! Some of the shows highlights include Rihanna opening the show with ‘Cockiness’ featuring A$AP Rocky and then transitioning into ‘We Found Love.’ P!nk flew high in the sky for “Blow Me (One Last Kiss).”  Frank Ocean got intimate with  “Thinking Of You,” Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj debuted “Girl on Fire” along with Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas(I love Gabby but the other ladies get no love…so sad!!). And Taylor Swift closed the show with her new hit single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and went crowd diving!

The “2012 VMA” award winners are:  

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:  
Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris
Title:  “We Found Love”

BEST NEW ARTIST
One Direction
Title: “What Makes You Beautiful”

BEST MALE VIDEO  
Chris Brown
Title: “Turn Up the Music”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Nicki Minaj
Title: “Starships”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Drake featuring Lil Wayne
Title: “HYFR”

BEST POP VIDEO
One Direction
Title: “What Makes You Beautiful”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Coldplay
Title: “Paradise”

BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC VIDEO                
Calvin Harris
Title: “Feel So Close”

BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Demi Lovato
Title: “Skyscraper”

MOST SHARE-WORTHY VIDEO (Presented by Bing)
One Direction
Title: “What Makes You Beautiful”

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:    

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY  
Chris Brown
Title: “Turn Up the Music”
Choreography by Anwar “Flii” Burton

BEST EDITING   
Beyonce
Title: “Countdown”
Editing by Alexander Hammer & Jeremiah Shuff

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS    
Skrillex
Title: “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Visual Effects by Deka Bros & Tony T. Datis

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
M.I.A.
Title: “Bad Girls”
Cinematography by André Chemetoff

BEST ART DIRECTION
Katy Perry
Title: “Wide Awake”
Art-Direction by Benji Bamps

BEST DIRECTION       
M.I.A.
Title: “Bad Girls”
Direction by Romain Gavras

Photos from MTV

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