I can’t call this a live blog, because Hurricane Irene, even in her weakened state, managed to knock out my power today and I have NO idea when I’m getting it back.
I’ll keep track of the winners and post them here, plus any interesting video I can find. Really bummed I’m missing Jim Cantiello on the pre-show…
Tonight’s performers Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Kanye, Adele, Chris Brown and Young the Giant, with tributes to Britney Spears and the late Amy Winehouse.
Beyonce announced her pregnancy at the VMAs. Yeah, that’s where I’d do it if I had the chance! NOT.
Lady Gaga presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to Britney Spears. She said, “I used to hang posers of her on my wall and touch myself when I was laying in bed.” Uhm.
Justin Beiber gave a big Jesus speech when he accepted his award. Wait…am I watching the CMAs? Whoops. No.
Tony Bennett shared the video of him recording with Amy Winehouse. Bruno Mars payed tribute to the late singer.
- Best Video With a Message– Lady Gaga – Born This Way (DUMB category. MTV invented just for Gaga)
- Best Pop Video– Britney Spears – Til The World Ends
- Best Rock Video – Foo Fighters – Walk
- Best Hip Hop Video – Nikki Minaj – Super Bass
- Best Collaboration – Katy Perry/Kanye West – E.T.
- Best Male Video – Justin Bieber – U Smile
- Best Female Video – Lady Gaga – Born This Way
- Choreography: Beyonce, “Run the World (Girls).”
- Best Editing – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep.”
- Best Special effects – Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
- Best Cinematography – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep.”
- Best Art direction: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep.”
- Best Direction – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep.”
- Best New Artist – Tyler The Creator – Yonkers
- Video of the Year – Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – You and I
Uhm. Who was that lesbian with a cigarette who introduced Lady Gaga? Heh. “You and I” The butch edition! Oh look. It’s Brian May!
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Otis
This was pretty awesome. But kinda short.
Adele – Someone Like You –
Beyonce – Love on Top
Bruno Mars Amy Winehouse Tribute
Very cool performance of “Valerie”
The Hunger Games – Sneak Peek