Lady Gaga Takes Best Female Video At VMAs

Singer's 'Bad Romance' earlier nabbed Best Dance Music Video during pre-show.

It looks like that romance wasn't so bad after all. Less than twenty minutes into the 2010 Music Video Awards, pop icon Lady Gaga — Queen of the Little Monsters — added another jewel to her feathered-mohawk crown, when voters tapped her "Bad Romance" as Best Female Video of the Year.

"Thank you so much all my little monsters," 24-year-old Gaga said after she took the mic from presenter Ellen DeGeneres. "It's such a dream to be here tonight."

Gaga is nominated for no less than 13 Moonmen and she had already scored wins during the pre-show for Best Dance Music Video for "Bad Romance" and Best Collaboration Video for "Telephone," her collabo with Beyoncé.

In the Best Female Video category, "Bad Romance" was up against some tough competition: Beyoncé's fierce "Video Phone" extended remix (featuring Lady Gaga), Katy Perry's psychedelically saccharine "California Gurls," Ke$ha's infectious "Tik Tok" and Taylor Swift's pop/country ditty "Fifteen."

Gaga was nominated in the same category last year but lost out to Taylor Swift, whose win sparked the now-infamous Kanye West incident. The "Fame" singer also thanked the video's director, Francis Lawrence, producers, the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, as well as the discharged veterans who accompanied her to the show.

"Tonight, little monsters we're the cool kids at the party," she said. Before teetering off the stage, she shared a few last words of gratitude: "Thank you to all the gays for remixing this video over and over."

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