MTV Video Music Awards 2012: Nominees and Winners (COMPLETE LIST)

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Rihanna found a whole lot of love Thursday evening at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 24-year-old pop phenom took home the night's biggest award, Video of the Year, for "We Found Love," capping off a night of big wins and memorable moments.

Other winners included One Direction, who won Best New Artist and Best Pop Video, and Rihanna's ex, Chris Brown, who nabbed Best Male Video.

Full list of winners after the jump.

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Get the full rundown of Thursday's telecast, below, then share your thoughts on who should have won in the comments.

All winners are marked in red.

Video of the Year Katy Perry, "Wide Awake" Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know" Rihanna, "We Found Love" Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care" M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best New Artist Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young" Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" Frank Ocean, "Swim Good" One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful" The Wanted, "Glad You Came"

Best Hip-Hop Video Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat" Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR" Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy" Watch the Throne, "Paris" Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"

Best Male Video Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend" Frank Ocean, "Swim Good" Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care" Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music" Usher, "Climax"

Best Female Video Rihanna, "We Found Love" Katy Perry, "Part of Me" Beyoncé, "Love on Top" Nicki Minaj, "Starships" Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"

Best Pop Video One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful" Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young" Rihanna, "We Found Love" Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend" Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"

Best Rock Video Coldplay, "Paradise" The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy" Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN" Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines" Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"

 

Best Electronic Dance Music Video Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf" Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close" Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)" Martin Solveig, "The Night Out" Avicii, "Le7els"

Best Video With a Message Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper" Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown" Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side" Gym Class Heroes, "The Fighter" K'Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?" Lil Wayne, "How to Love"

Best Art Direction Katy Perry, "Wide Awake" Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care" Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die" Regina Spektor, "All the Rowboats" Of Monsters & Men, "Little Talks"

Best Choreography Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music" Rihanna, "Where Have You Been" Beyoncé, "Countdown" Avicii, "Le7els" Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, "Dance Again"

Best Cinematography M.I.A., "Bad Girls" Adele, "Someone Like You" Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care" Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China" Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"

Best Direction M.I.A., "Bad Girls" Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf" Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China" Frank Ocean, "Swim Good" Watch the Throne, "Otis"

Best Editing Beyoncé, "Countdown" A$AP Rocky, "Goldie" Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know" Watch the Throne, "Paris" Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, "Mercy"

Best Visual Effects Katy Perry, "Wide Awake" Rihanna, "Where Have You Been" David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On" Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN" Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"

Most Share-worthy Video One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

 

 

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  • julia
    julia

    haha cool love them!

  • music_lover!
    music_lover!

    One direction diserved the awards the've worked their heads of for this and finally the have acheichived it!:) im proud and congrats to 1D and to all those other winners!<3

  • jacres
    jacres

    Congratulations to all winners... keep it up...:)

  • jacres
    jacres

    justin bieber didn't won? yeah.. that's cool...

  • jacres
    jacres

    ddf