MTV Video Music Awards 2012: List of Winners!

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The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were handed out last night in L.A. It's an awards show honoring music videos, which haven't been aired on MTV in years.

Whatever, right? Without the VMAs, stars wouldn't have an excuse to wear crazy $h!t and make ridiculous speeches as they accept totally arbitrary honors.

We kid. Mostly. Whatever you think of the show, it marks what has often been the year's craziest night in music, and this year, it moved in a new direction.

ONE Direction.

RIhanna at MTV Video Music Awards

It was a virtual British invasion at Staples Center as the hunky UK boy band teens took home three awards Thursday night and barged in on Rihanna's party.

Rih kicked off things with a performance to open the show, then ended it by taking the TOP honor, video of the year for her steamy hit "We Found Love."

But it was One Direction which provided the most screamed-over performance, then won best pop video, best new artist and most share-worthy video.

Chris Brown pulled off something of an upset in the best male video category. Rihanna's former boyfriend won for his self-directed "Turn Up The Music."

Drake won best hip-hop video for "HYFR," which featured Lil Wayne. Nicki Minaj, dressed in a skintight full-body outfit, won best female video for "Starships."

Follow the jump for a full list of winners from the 2012 MTV VMAs!

    Video of the Year: Rihanna, "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris

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

    Best Female video: Nicki Minaj, "Starships"

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

    Best Rock Video: Coldplay, "Paradise"

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

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

    Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

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

    Best New Artist: One Direction

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

    Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

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

    Best Editing: Beyonce Knowles, "Countdown"

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

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

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Very suprising dat JB didnt get a single award...:-(

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Girl u look pretty

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FUCK U ALL

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its REALLLY SICK dat justin didnot get any award.But no probs he is still talented and worth it.

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sick performance by lil wayne nd 2 chainz

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thumbs up 2 BREEZY, out of 3 nominations he won 2, also beatn d pussy nigga Drake 2 win best male video. Lol wot a shame out of 5 nomination he won just 1. Wot a looser. #tongue out#

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I can’t get enough of RiRi, and I love all her videos. I am surprised she only went home with one award, albeit it was for Video of the Year. I missed the music awards because of my new work schedule at Dish. I can’t wait to check this out, I love Kevin Hart and I’m sure he was hilarious. I recorded the show on my Hopper, and since I have 2,000 hours of recording space I’m not worried about the long drawn out award show taking up much space on my DVR. I’m looking forward to seeing Pink’s performance, and I will admit I still love Chris Brown.

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the 2012 vmas were the best my girl rihanna beat all them worthless videos that were in the same category as her. #rihanna navy all day
haters can go somewhere........
oh and also wiz khalifa going to be a father so unexpected but tottally cool!!!!!#swag..

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Homai... the saddest result i ever known. Just Countdown and Wide awake worth to hear. The rest... Sigh!

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That is all music has to offer that is a sad day for real music lovers.