Oh, right, MTV's Video Music Awards is actually an awards show. Somehow, that got lost in all the surprises.
For the record, Katy Perry and Adele shared top honors with three awards, while Britney Spears took home two (as did Lady Gaga), including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Here's the full list of winners:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry, "Firework"
BEST NEW ARTIST: Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers"
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
BEST MALE VIDEO: Justin Bieber, "U Smile"
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
BEST POP VIDEO: Britney Spears, "Till The World Ends"
BEST ROCK VIDEO: Foo Fighters, "Walk"
BEST COLLABORATION: Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
BEST ART DIRECTION: Adele, "Rolling In The Deep"
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Beyoncé, "Run The World (Girls)"
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Adele, "Rolling In The Deep"
BEST DIRECTION: Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise"
BEST EDITING: Adele, "Rolling In The Deep"
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS: Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
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