The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were held Thursday, September 6 in Los Angeles and was hosted by comedian Kevin Hart. British boy band One Direction took home the most moon men of the night: a total of three including Best New Artist and Most Shareworthy Video, which was voted on by the fans. The evening also showcased performers who have been VMA staples such as Rihanna, P!nk, and Alicia Keys. It was also the return of Green Day, who allowed their fans to storm the stage. Rihanna, who opened up the show, won Video of the Year for “We Found Love.” The video features Calvin Harris, who was the resident DJ and won Best Electronic Dance music video. Check out a complete list of winners below.
Video of the Year: “We Found Love” Rihanna f. Calvin Harris
Video with a Message: “Skyscraper” Demi Lovato
Most Shareworthy Video: “What Makes You Beautiful” One Direction
Best Pop Video: “What Makes You Beautiful” One Direction
Best Male Video: “Turn Up The Music” Chris Brown
Best Hip Hop Party: “HYFR” Drake f. Lil Wayne
Best Female Video: “Starships” Nicki Minaj
Best New Artist: “What Makes You Beautiful” One Direction
Best Electronic Dance Video: “Feel So Close” Calvin Harris
Best Direction: “Bad Girls” M.I.A.
Best Art Direction: “Wide Awake” Katy Perry
Best Choreography: “Turn Up The Music” Chris Brown
Best Editing: “Countdown” Beyonce
Best Visual Effects: “First of the Year (Equinox)” Skrillex
Best Cinematography: “Bad Girls” M.I.A.