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MTV VMAs Winners List

Courtesy MTVHere are the winners for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California:

Miley Cyrus -- "Wrecking Ball"

Drake ft. Majid Jordan -- "Hold On (We're Going Home)"
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell -- "Sing"
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J -- "Dark Horse"
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea -- "Problem"
Lorde -- “Royals”
Fifth Harmony -- "Miss Movin On"
Beyoncé ft. Jay Z -- "Drunk in Love"

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -- "Stay the Night"

Beyoncé -- “Pretty Hurts”

5 Seconds of Summer -- "Don't Stop"
Beyoncé -- "Pretty Hurts"

Eminem -- "Rap God"

Sia -- "Chandelier"

DJ Snake & Lil Jon -- "Turn Down for What"

Arcade Fire -- "Reflektor"

OK Go -- "The Writing's on the Wall"

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Rihanna Takes Video of the Year at 2012 MTV VMAs

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Going into Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards, expectations were high, as viewers wondered if the network could top last year's extravaganza, featuring Beyonce's pregnancy announcement, Lady Gaga in drag, and Adele blowing the roof off the joint.  In the end, it proved an impossible task; the 2012 VMAs didn't even come close -- but it wasn't for lack of trying. 

There were big stars, over-the-top performances and crazy outfits, but things seemed to fall a bit flat.  Even this year's red carpet pregnancy announcement -- rapper Wiz Khalifa announcing that his fiancee Amber Rose was expecting -- just didn't have quite the same impact as Beyonce's big reveal.

The big winners were One Direction, who scooped three trophies: one during the pre-show for Most Shareworthy Video, and then two more during the show: Best Pop Video and Best New Artist.  It was an unsurprising turn of events, since most of the awards were fan-voted.

The British boy band also made their VMA debut performing their hit "One Thing" -- during that performance, Katy Perry was seen putting her head on her BFF Rihanna's shoulder and singing along dreamily into her ear.

Speaking of Rihanna, she grabbed the coveted Video of the Year trophy for "We Found Love," fighting off stiff competition from the likes of Perry and Gotye. 

Shouting out to her fans, who she calls the Rihanna Navy, the singer said, "It's Navy or die!  It's me and y'all 'til we go!"

Rihanna also opened the show with a remix of her song "Cockiness (Love It)" featuring rapper A$AP Rocky.  She started the performance sitting in a giant throne in the shape of a snake's head, which had green lasers shooting out of its eyes.  Then Rihanna left her throne and waded into the audience, segueing into "We Found Love" as the crowd completely surrounded her and big white balloons rained down from the ceiling.

Calvin Harris, who wrote and produced the song and was serving as house deejay for the evening, provided musical accompaniment for Rihanna from a giant silver futuristic deejay booth.  He'd picked up his own Moonman for Best Electronic Dance Video during the pre-show ceremony for "Feels So Close."

Pink also got down into the crowd at one point during her performance of "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)."  She began by singing a bit of her early hit "Get the Party Started" and then "flew" over the crowd, with the help of a harness, to another stage, where she kicked into "Blow Me," accompanied by giant dancing lips that shot confetti into the crowd.  

Later, Lil Wayne crowd-surfed during his performance of "No Worries," and even Taylor Swift fell into the arms of the fans during the show's finale.

Green Day, the only actual band that played during the ceremony, delivered their new song "Let Yourself Go" from the floor of the Staples Center, also surrounded by fans, who then rushed in to mob them at the invitation of front man Billie Joe Armstrong.

Alicia Keys debuted her new song "Girl on Fire" and was joined by two special guests: Nicki Minaj, who ended her verse by rapping, "Cause I win the gold like Gabby," and then gold-medal-winning Olympian Gabby Douglas herself, who did a few handsprings and flips around the stage during the performance.

Taylor Swift closed the show with the TV debut of her smash "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which featured her strutting defiantly with a big crowd of dancers, some of which were wearing animal costumes just like in the song's video.

The only truly sedate performance was Frank Ocean's emotional reading of his song "Thinkin Bout You."  He performed it on a burning stage, accompanied by a lone guitarist.  MTV said it was one of the most tweeted-about moments in the show.

Other points of interest:

  • Some who predicted fireworks because Rihanna, Drake and Chris Brown were all in the same room were disappointed.  Each of the three took home their very own Moonman -- Drake snagged Best Hip Hop Video while Chris won Best Male Video.
  • The one gross-out moment of the show came when Bridesmaids and Bachelorettes actress Rebel Wilson came out onstage wearing a t-shirt that made her look like she was wearing a bikini with a, shall we say, extremely overgrown pubic area.  She made jokes about sleeping with all five members of The Wanted, who were onstage with her, and then added that she'd changed her mind and was going to go home and "finish herself off" instead.
  • Host Kevin Hart was largely ineffectual.  His monologue, which was about people making mistakes, encompassed the Chris Brown/Drake feud, Kristen Stewart's affair and Frank Ocean's decision to come out, wasn't very funny at all, and his manic persona throughout the show didn't add anything.
  • The one big surprise of the night came when Nicki Minaj won Best Female Video over Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna and Selena Gomez.
  • An exclusive trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 2 was presented by the cast of Twilight and though Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were there to introduce it, Kristen Stewart was nowhere to be seen.

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2011 MTV VMAs Set All-Time Viewing Record

John Rogers/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Even though many on the East Coast lost power Sunday night due to Hurricane Irene and couldn't watch the show, the 2011 installment of the MTV Video Music Awards still set a ratings record.

In fact, it racked up the highest viewing audience for any show in MTV's 30-year history, according to Variety.

The telecast attracted 12.4 million viewers, who tuned in to see Lady Gaga perform dressed in male drag, Beyonce announce her pregnancy to the world, and Katy Perry pick up the award for Video of the Year.

In addition, the MTV pre-show, hosted by Selena Gomez, attracted 7.3 million viewers, an increase of 16 percent over last year.

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Demi Lovato Responds to Criticism over Her Weight

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- Demi Lovato was proud of the way she looked at the MTV Video Music Awards, no matter what anyone else thought of her.

The 19-year-old has struck back against people in the Twitterverse who criticized her curvy figure at the VMAs.

She wrote on Twitter, “Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't. :) #UNBROKEN.”

Lovato was in rehab from November to January for an eating disorder and depression.

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Why Did Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Miss the MTV VMAs?

ABC/GREG ZABILSKI(LOS ANGELES) -- Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino never made it to Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards despite his best efforts.

Sorrentino’s rep told Us Weekly the 29-year-old missed the show because of the heavy rain associated with Hurricane Irene.

The rep said, "Mike got stuck due to the rain and couldn't make the flight."

Castmates Pauly D, Snooki, JWoww, Sammi Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and Deena Nicole Cortes carried on without him at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Sorrento later tweeted, "I wish I could be at the VMA's but all flights were grounded because of the Hurricane...thanks again for always having my back! For all the Haters who are mad by what really happened, keep Hating!"

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MTV Video Music Awards 2011: Winners List

John Rogers/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Katy Perry won three awards, including Video of the Year for "Firework," at Sunday night's 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, "Firework"

Best Female Video
Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, "U Smile"

Best Pop Video
Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"

Best Video with a Message
Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

Best Rock Video
Foo Fighters, "Walk"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"

Best New Artist
Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers"

Best Collaboration
Katy Perry f./Kanye West, "E.T."

Best Art Direction
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Best Direction
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"

Best Cinematography
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Best Editing
Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"

Best Special Effects
Katy Perry f./Kanye West, "E.T."

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MTV Viewers Crown Michael Jackson King of the VMAs

Michael Jackson performs at the 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on September 7, 1995. Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Was it Lady Gaga in a meat dress accepting a Moonman trophy from Cher? Madonna's on-stage smooch with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera? Or the moment when Kanye West stole the microphone from Taylor Swift to tell the world Beyonce should have won instead?

MTV left it to the viewers to decide their all-time favorite MTV Video Music Awards moments from the show's past 28 years. Some 15 million people voted in the poll and, today, MTV gave ABC’s Good Morning America an exclusive sneak peek at the results.

The 2011 show will air live from Los Angeles Sunday at 9 p.m. with a lineup that includes Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Adele, in her first ever VMA performance, and pop heavyweights Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj battling it out to take home the Moonman.

Sunday's show will also include a special tribute for VMA favorite Britney Spears, to be delivered by Madonna.

"I guarantee you there will be a surprise moment," MTV host Sway told ABC News. "I guarantee you will watch this show with your mouth wide open."

Most Iconic VMA Performance
For MTV voters, it was all about the King of Pop. Voters singled out Michael Jackson as their "Most Iconic" for the medley of songs he sang in 1995. Jackson singing and dancing to "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Scream," "Beat It" and "Smooth Criminal" picked up 57 percent of the vote, beating the likes of Madonna with "Like a Virgin" in 1984 and Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" from 2009.

Wildest VMA Outfit Ever
The flashy purple pantsuit-and-pastie ensemble worn by rapper Lil Kim in 1999 beat out even Lady Gaga's meat dress and a cleavage-defying gown worn by JLo to take the wildest outfit title. Lil Kim's ensemble, which left one breast exposed except for a pastie over her nipple, was picked by 39 percent of voters as the wildest outfit ever worn to the VMAs, besting Britney Spears' black leather biker ensemble from 2002.

Most Outrageous VMA Moment
It was the kiss heard around the world in 2003 when Madonna leaned in for a quick smooch with Christina Aguilera and then an even-steamier kiss with Spears during a show opening, wedding-themed performance of Madonna's "Like a Virgin." Spears herself told MTV News that her favorite VMA memory was that infamous lip-lock with Madonna. "My greatest experience -- probably being with Madonna," she told the network. "The kiss was amazing... Being onstage with someone of that caliber is just iconic." Spears is up for two Moonmen at the 2011 VMAs, including Best Pop Video and Best Choreography.

Best VMA Rock Performance
The Killers' performance of their hit "Mr. Brightside" in 2005 was the favorite rock performance of 47 percent of MTV viewers, topping the likes of performances by Nirvana, Oasis and Blink-182.

Best VMA Hip-Hop Performance
Eminem, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg onstage together was all it took for them to walk away with the Hip-Hop trophy. The trio's performance of "My Name Is," "Guilty Conscience" and "Nuthin' But a G Thang" in 1999 beat out everything from a 1980s performance by Run DMC and Aerosmith to Outkast, the Beastie Boys and Jay-Z with Alicia Keys.

Best VMA Pop Performance
Fittingly, viewers gave the Best Pop Performance crown to the artist known as the "King of Pop." Michael Jackson, who died in June 2009 from a drug overdose, got the nod for best pop performance with the same medley of hits that won him the "Most Iconic Performance" crown from viewers. Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, TLC and even his own sister, Janet Jackson, who performed a tribute to Michael the year he died, all came in far behind the "King of Pop" in this category too.

Best Video of the Year Winner of the 2000s
Panic! At The Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" pulled a surprise, beating videos from Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Beyonce to win the Best VMA Video of the 2000s. The single from their 2006 debut album also won the Las Vegas band an MTV Video of the Year award that same year, and launched them into a headlining tour.

Best Video of the Year Winner of the 1990s

The '90s were all about groups and bands so it's fitting that the all-female trio TLC won for their video for "Waterfalls." Who can forget the images, after all, of T-Boz, Chili, and Left Eye immersed in water, moving their arms in their signature dance move to the 1995 hit single from their second album "CrazySexyCool."

Best Video of the Year Winner of the 1980s
Videos were just hitting the music scene in the 1980s and no one did it better, according to MTV viewers, than INXS with their hit "I Need You Tonight."

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