Overall I am VERY pleased with the rewards. Pretty much everything went as expected:
Video of the Year: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Best Female video: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Best Male Video: Eminem – Not Afraid
Best New Artist: Justin Bieber -featuring Ludacris - Baby
Best Hip Hop Video: Eminem – Not Afraid
Best Pop Video: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Best Dance Video: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Best Rock Video: 30 Seconds To Mars (actor Jared Leto’s band)- Kings and Queens
Best Collaboration: Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé – Telephone
Best choreography: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Best Editing: Lady Gaga -Bad Romance
Best Art Direction: Florence + the Machine -Dog Days Are Over
Best Direction: Lady Gaga -Bad Romance
Best Cinematography: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Best Special Effects: Muse – Uprising
Breakthrough Video: The Black Keys – Tighten Up
Bieber won best new artist... as everyone thought he would. I personally voted for Ke$ha, but I knew there really was no hope. For me it was all good because Lady GaGa absolutely DOMINATED.
Was a great night for all little monsters out there, and for those who care, she announced the name of her next album, appropriately named "Born This Way".
Hope you guys enjoyed them, and please...PLEASE keep the GaGa hate to a minimum, we have "Lady GaGa" and "What do you hope the female worgen dance will be?" threads for that purpose .
I don't bother with the awards. It's the same artists and bands that have been overplayed by the radios and overpromoted by the labels. This further helps in advertising their music. I'm not exactly criticizing that aspect of it as it is MTV's own ceremony to celebrate consumption so it's to be expected, but that is exactly the reason I'm not very interested and don't feel the awards hold much importance.
Pretty bad night for me. I am very anti Lady GaGa. Everyone says that she is very original and here music has meaning. I can see bad romance's meaning but Alejandro and Telephone really... I expected her to win most of the female and pop videos but when it comes to Video of the Year she did not deserve it at all. The awards are for the videos and music. Not just the music or just the videos. Eminem - Not Afraid or 30 Seconds to Mars- Kings and Queens were much better than any of the nominees. Like Keoren said these award shows have become boosting the popularity of those already popular.
Well besides the obvious sweep of Bad Romance, some of the other winners are quite intresting. My friend a while back told me about the black keys. he said the CD changes colors. Which is awesome. So congrats to them!
Florence and the machine was FANTASTIC. Justin Bieber lip synced. No gaga performance
Yeah I was hoping she was going to have another performance, but I didn't think they would let her take over the VMAs two years in a row. It would be hard to top her 2009 performance, but maybe she'll surprise us in 2011 .