2010 MTV Video Music Awards Winners: Lady Gaga Takes Eight Awards Including 'Video Of The Year'

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September 12th, 2010


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Lady Gaga Dominates the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards With Eight Moonman Awards Including Coveted 'Video Of The Year'

Kanye West and Taylor Swift Return to the VMA Stage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lady Gaga, outdoing even herself with her adventurous couture, dominated the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, adding eight to her collection of Moonmen with awards including "Video Of The Year," "Best Dance Video," "Best Pop Video" and "Best Female Video." Eminem, who opened this year's Awards with a triumphant performance, walked away with two statues for "Best Male Video" and "Best Hip Hop Video." VMA newcomers 30 Seconds To Mars and Florence + The Machine took home their first wins for "Best Rock Video" and "Best Art Direction," respectively. Justin Bieber was voted "Best New Artist."

A year after Taylor Swift's first VMA win was interrupted by Kanye West, the two returned to musically play out last year's drama, once again on the VMA stage. For an exclusive live performance, Taylor sang "Innocence," an emotional song she wrote about how she felt after last year's incident. Later in the evening and this year as an official performer, Kanye debuted "Runaway" (featuring Pusha T from Clipse), a personal statement on the turbulence of the last year.

MTV aired the 2010 Video Music Awards live on Sunday, September 12 from Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, having transformed the venue into a 1950's sculptural nod to modernism. The VMA's kicked off with an epic performance by Eminem backed by an orchestra to present a medley of his comeback anthem "Not Afraid" into a fiery version of "Love The Way You Lie" with surprise guest Rihanna. Host Chelsea Handler brought her edgy comedic flair to the Awards, making a dramatic entrance that riffed on Lady Gaga's extravagant fashion sense, flying onto the stage wearing a suburban house on her head, complete with a single car garage, and ending her monologue by releasing a dove from her dress. Backstage before taking the stage, Chelsea was shown receiving "encouragement" from well wishers Li'l John, Flo Rida and a score-settling Lindsay Lohan.

Kim Kardashian introduced Justin Bieber, who made his VMA debut performance with an outdoor set of "Baby" into "Somebody to Love" to throngs of adoring fans - including Kim herself who, waving a restraining order, professed she'd nonetheless wait for the young heartthrob in his dressing room.

In another show highlight, the one-and-only Cher presented Lady Gaga with her "Video Of The Year" Award, donning the same outfit (yes, she still fit into it) that she barely wore more than 20 years ago in her own memorable video "If I Could Turn Back Time."

With an intro by Ke$ha and Trey Songz, Usher's electric entrance and pounding energy brought down the house with a medley of "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" into "OMG!," showing off his dance moves against an other-worldly combination of visual effects.

The physicality of Usher's set contrasted with VMA newcomer Florence + The Machine's ethereal, breakout performance of "Dog Days Are Over," featuring a large-scale dance number with scores of dancers and percussionists to create a flowing dream-like sequence.

Representing the rock side of the house, Linkin Park extended the VMA stage to include the first-ever performance at the landmark Griffith Observatory, where they performed their powerful single "The Catalyst" against the stunning backdrop of a spectacular Los Angeles sunset.

Hip-hop artist Drake was joined on onstage by Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz for a performance of his hit single "Fancy," set against a supper club backdrop. Shortly following Drake's performance, Chelsea stumbled upon the cast of "Jersey Shore" in, what else, a hot tub. Teasing the cast about how dirty the water is, she finally agreed to jump in fully clothed, only to emerge wet and pregnant.

Additional performances included a medley by "dream team" Bruno Mars, B.o.B and Paramore, marking the first time ever that B.o.B and Hayley Williams of Paramore sang their hit single "Airplanes" together.

Joining this year's VMA house artist deadmau5 to perform their current hit singles was Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo and Robyn. The night was filled with a long list of musical artists and stars including: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake, MTV Tr3s Artist of the Year Romeo from Aventura, Sofia Vergara, Jared Leto, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, cast members from "Glee" and "True Blood," Ne-Yo, Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of the upcoming film "Jackass 3-D," Penn Badgley, Selena Gomez, Emma Stone and Ashley Greene.

  2010 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS
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  GENERAL CATEGORIES:

  VIDEO OF THE YEAR
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  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

  BEST NEW ARTIST
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  Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
  Title: Baby
  Album: My World Part II
  Director: Ray Kay
  Label: Island Def Jam, RBMG
  Production Company: Rockhard Films
  Producer: Nicole Acacio

  BEST MALE VIDEO
  ---------------
  Eminem
  Title: Not Afraid
  Album: Recovery
  Director: Rich Lee
  Label: Aftermath, Interscope
  Production Company: DNA
  Producer: Justin Diener

  BEST FEMALE VIDEO
  -----------------
  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

  BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
  ------------------
  Eminem
  Title: Not Afraid
  Album: Recovery
  Director: Rich Lee
  Label: Aftermath, Interscope
  Production Company: DNA
  Producer: Justin Diener

  BEST POP VIDEO
  --------------
  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

  BEST ROCK VIDEO
  ---------------
  30 Seconds To Mars
  Title: Kings and Queens
  Album: This Is War
  Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
  Label: Virgin Records
  Production Company: Hello and Co.
  Producers: Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook, Sheeira Rees-Davies, Melissa Larsen,
   Dave Robertson

  BEST DANCE VIDEO
  ----------------
  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

  BEST COLLABORATION
  Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
  Title: Telephone
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Jonas Akerlund
  Label: Interscope, Cherry Tree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: Serial Pictures/Anonymous Content
  Producers: Stephanie Bruni, Violaine Etienne and Nicole Ehrlich

  PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:

  BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
  -----------------
  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
  Choreography: Laurieann Gibson

  BEST DIRECTION
  --------------
  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt

  BEST EDITING
  ------------
  Lady Gaga
  Title: Bad Romance
  Album: The Fame Monster
  Director: Francis Lawrence
  Label: Interscope, Cherrytree, Streamline, KonLive
  Production Company: DNA Inc.
  Producers: Heather Heller, Nicole Ehrlich and Kathy Angstadt
  Editor: Jarrett Fijal

  BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  --------------------
  MUSE
  Title: Uprising
  Album: The Resistance
  Director:  Hydra
  Label: Warner Bros. Records
  Production Company: Humble
  Producer: Humble
  Special Effects: Sam Stevens

  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  -------------------
  Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
  Title: Empire State of Mind
  Album: The Blueprint 3
  Director: Hype Williams
  Label: Roc Nation
  Production Company: Naaila Entertainment
  Producer: Abdur Rahman

  BEST ART DIRECTION
  ------------------
  Florence + The Machine
  Title: Dogs Days Are Over
  Album: Lungs
  Director: LEGS

  BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO
  The Black Keys
  Title: Tighten Up
  Album: Brothers
  Director: Chris Marrs Pillero
  Label: Nonesuch
  Production Company: Symphony 9
  Producer: John Lathan

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the "2010 MTV Video Music Awards." Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Garrett English is co-Executive Producer/Executive in Charge of Production. Amy Doyle is Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Jen Jones is co-Executive Producer. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

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