Complete List of 2012 VMA Winners
The boys from One Direction were the nights big winners
(Yahoo!) - Rihanna walked away with the top award, Video Of The Year, at Thursdays 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - but she wasnt the biggest overall winner of the night.
That honor went to British sensations and "X Factor U.K" stars One Direction, who picked up three moonmen for "What Makes You Beautiful." (They actually broke one of their moonmen during an acceptance speech, but luckily, they had a couple backup trophies.)
M.I.A., who was, ironically, M.I.A. at the show, won two awards, as did Rihannas ex Chris Brown, who was on hand to accept his Best Male Video trophy in person.
Here is a complete list of 2012s VMA winners...
Video Of The Year: Rihanna, "We Found Love"
Best New Artist: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR"
Best Male Video: Chris Brown, "Turn Up The Music"
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
Best Pop Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
Best Rock Video: Coldplay, "Paradise"
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
Best Video With A Message: Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
Best Choreography: Chris Brown, "Turn Up The Music"
Best Cinematography: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
Best Direction: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
Best Editing: Beyonce, "Countdown"
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, "First Of The Year (Equinox)"
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