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MTV VMAs Winners List 2012 - One Direction Wins Big!

MTV VMAs Winners List 2012 - One Direction Wins Big!

It was an evening full of great music and fun performances at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards held at Staples Center on Thursday (September 6) in Los Angeles.

The big winner of the evening was One Direction, who went home with three awards – Best Pop Video, Best New Artist, and Best Share-Worthy Video for “What Makes You Beautiful”.

Rihanna went home with Video of the Year for her song “We Found Love,” Chris Brown won Male Video, and Nicki Minaj won Best Female Video.

Click inside for the complete 2012 MTV Video Music Awards winners list…

MTV Video Music Awards Winners List

Video of the Year – Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris) – “We Found Love”
Best Male Video – Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Best Female Video – Nicki Minaj – “Starships”
Best New Artist – One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Pop Video – One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Rock Video – Coldplay – “Paradise”
Best Hip-Hop Video – Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) – “HYFR”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video – Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”
Best Video with a Message – Demi Lovato – “Skyscraper”
Most Share-Worthy Video – One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Direction in a Video – M.I.A. – “Bad Girls” (Director: Romain Gavras)
Best Choreography in a Video – Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music” (Choreographer: Anwar “Flii” Burton)
Best Visual Effects in a Video – Skrillex – “First of the Year (Equinox)” (Visual Effects: Deka Brothers and Tony “Truand” Datis)
Best Art Direction in a Video – Katy Perry – “Wide Awake” (Art Director: Benji Bamps)
Best Editing in a Video – Beyoncé – “Countdown” (Editors: Alexander Hammer and Jeremiah Shuff)
Best Cinematography in a Video - M.I.A. – “Bad Girls” (Director of Photography: André Chemetoff)

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  • vanessa

    i am not a fan but i dont know i am happy for them

  • IAdmireScarlettJohansson

    I’m SO Happy FOr RiRi & DemDem ♥_♥

  • sookie

    so few.. ?? i need Rob Pattinson pictures… he’s so handsome tonight

  • Jared

    This year’s award show was so boring!

  • knl

    S h i t t y winners list.

  • toni

    Rihanna was horrible as the opening act and from there on I knew that it would be boring. As the opening act you’re supposed to help set the tone and bring the excitement. She has some of the most pumped up and exciting music yet she can’t convert it in performances for nothing at award shows.
    I knew Kevin would be blah since he isn’t funny to me anyway.

    I hate to get nostalgic, but times like tonight are why I miss artists from the past and why I miss MTV from the past (when they played videos NOT only for an hour in the morning) . I remember when MTV had exciting moments and performances that were talked about the next few days.

  • KissThis

    Really? Starships won Female Video?? lmao.

  • yo moma

    worst vma in years

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  • pip

    i never take these mtv awards serious anymore. chris brown? niki minaj? one direction? seriously? only worthy winnner was coldplay. what a joke.

  • SE

    Of course One direction won, that´s how good they are :D
    defiantly the best!!!

  • chiara

    and the winner are …. ONE DIRECTION uhhhh i love you<3

  • you

    blah coldplay is the only worthy winner. Even the category failed, seriously? coldplay isnt a rock band.

  • yaritza

    que tiene la foto di 1D