Winners List: MTV Video Music Awards 2012

Find out who walked away with the coveted moon man

Rihanna MTV Video Music Awards 2012

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One Direction landed on top at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with three wins–cementing their US success and domination. While Rihanna and Drake walked in with five top nods, only the newly pixie cut artist stepped on stage to claim the Video of the Year award, beating out Katy Perry, Gotye, Drake (for their duet) and MIA. Ex beau Chris Brown walked away with Best Male Video, and even stole a kiss from his ex (Here’s to hoping the bad romance isn’t heating up again.)

Best pop video: One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Best new artist: One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Most share-worthy video: One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Best female video: Nicki Minaj, Starships
Best male video: Chris Brown, Turn Up The Music
Best hip-hop video: Drake featuring Lil Wayne, HYFR
Best video with a message: Demi Lovato, Skyscraper
Best electronic dance music video: Calvin Harris, Feel So Close
Best rock video: Coldplay, Paradise
Best direction: MIA, 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: MIA, Bad Girls

Click here to see the stars on the VMAs red carpet