In a move that surprised, well, no one, voters went goo-goo for [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist], crowning her the queen of MTV’s 27th Annual Video Music Awards. Gaga was nominated for 13 Moonmen but she took home only eight (largely because she was up against herself in a few categories), including statues for the heavy-hitter categories of Video of the Year, Best Pop Video and Best Female Video. The artist who opened the show, [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist], came in a distant second with hardware for Best Hip Hop Video and Best Male Video.
Unfortunately, Em had to leave the ceremony to catch a red eye to New York so he missed out on his own awards. Did you miss any of the VMA action? Just in case, here’s a list of the night’s big winners.
Best Collaboration Video: Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé, “Telephone”Best Female Video: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance” Best Rock Video: 30 Seconds to Mars, “Kings and Queens” Best Male Video: Eminem, “Not Afraid” Best Pop Video: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
Best Cinematography: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”
Best Direction: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
Best Choreography: Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
Best Editing: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
Best Special Effects: Muse, “Uprising”
Best Art Director: Florence + the Machine, “Dog Days Are Over”
Breakthrough Video: Black Keys, “Tighten Up”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem, “Not Afraid”Best New Artist: Justin Bieber, “Baby” Video of the Year: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there’s plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.