Winners And Favorite Moments From The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards [PHOTOS]

September 6th, 2012 // Leave a Comment

I was pretty entertained by the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, despite there not being a huge turn-out (note to the network, Toronto International Film Festival crew and Anna Wintour: You might want to discuss not scheduling your events on the same night).

Here are some things I enjoyed watching from last night:

I had a right giggle watching Kevin Hart host the awards, especially when he gave The Wanted a warm welcome (bad luck for Dublin-born Siva Kameswara, which Hart tried to make up for…and failed).

Nicki Minaj didn’t disappoint with her strange outfits, and it was kind of amusing when she sat stone-faced during Hart’s Drake-Chris Brown joke.

Speaking of Drake, his acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop video was very touching. “I want to dedicate this award to any kid who has had a long walk home,” Drake said.  Hooray for the underdog!

I was digging the energy during Lil’ Wayne‘s “No Worries” performance.

Robert Pattinson, I want to draw hearts all over your face.

Ke$ha‘s on-stage congratulations to Wiz Khalifa on expecting his first child with fiance Amber Rose.  Adorable.

OMG Rihanna towers over Hart.

Sooooo, who won what?

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 pop video — One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

Best male video — Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

Best hip-hop video — Drake, “HYFR,” featuring Lil Wayne

Best female video — Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

Best rock video — Coldplay, “Paradise”

Best new artist – One Direction

Video of the year – Rihanna, “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris

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, “Countdown”

Best visual effects: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

Best cinematography: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

(Via CBS News)

By Kelly Lynch

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