It was a night of nights at the MTV Video Music Awards, with Beyoncé dropping a bombshell announcing that she was pregnant on the red carpet, while Lady Gaga performed in drag as her male alter ego Jo Calderone, joined by special guest Brian May of Queen.
Held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the awards were hosted by Disney actress and entertainer Selena Gomez, with a tributes to fallen pop princess Britney Spears that saw seemingly a dozen Britney clones on stage. Gomez kissed her boyfriend Justin Bieber on stage and immediately broke a million thcweaming girls hearts, while Katy Perry took out the video of the year for her song ‘Firework’.
Other notable winners included Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All’s Tyler, The Creator for Best New Artist while Foo Fighters picked up best rock video for ‘Walk’. Predictable Lady Gaga picked up Best Female Video for ‘Born This Way’ while Justin Bieber didn’t let down his Beliebers, taking out ‘Best Male Video’.
BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE – Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
BEST FEMALE VIDEO – Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’
BEST MALE VIDEO – Justin Bieber ‘U Smile’
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO – Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Bass’
BEST NEW ARTIST – Tyler the Creator
BEST POP VIDEO – Britney Spears ‘Till the World Ends’
BEST ROCK VIDEO – Foo Fighters ‘Walk’
BEST COLLABORATION – Katy Perry feat. Kanye West ‘E.T.’
BEST ART 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 SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS) – Katy Perry feat. Kanye West ‘E.T.’
Check out Lady Gaga doing her best Billy Joel impersonation along with Brian May.