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MTV Video Music Awards – Winners List

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The 2012 MTV Music Video Awards kicked off Thursday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

This was the first year at the venue, which left the likes of Billboard to say, “The most shocking aspect of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards? That would be the lack of shocking moments.”

Tonight’s performers included: One Direction, Green Day, Frank Ocean, Pink, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. And look out for Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, Demi Lovato, Ke$ha, The Wanted, the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team and host Kevin Hart.

Robert Pattinson was on hand to introduce a teaser of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2.”

Popular Video

A police officer saw a young black couple drive by and pulled them over. What he did next left them stunned:

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A police officer saw a young black couple drive by and pulled them over. What he did next left them stunned:

Kristen Stewart, however, was not in attendance — she’s currently in Canada with Robert’s t-shirt.

Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” – WINNER!
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music” – WINNER!
Usher, “Climax”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR” – WINNER!
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships” – WINNER!
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise” – WINNER!
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” – WINNER!
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love” – WINNER!
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close” – WINNER!
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper” – WINNER!
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”piness,” Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki remix) (“Project X”)

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