Of course Adele should’ve won every category in which she was nominated and Justin Bieber winning a Moonman with the schmaltzy “U Smile” instead of that award going to Eminem’s phenomenal “Love the Way You Lie” was a crime of epic proportions, but everything else at the MTV VMAs was fairly predictable.
If you happened to miss the show, here’s the entire list of award winners.
Video of the Year: Katy Perry, “Firework”
Best Female Video: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Best New Artist: Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
Best Male Video: Justin Bieber, “U Smile”
Best Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Best Video With A Message: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Best Choreography: BeyoncÃ©, “Run the World (Girls)”
Best Visual Effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Best Art Direction: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Editing: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Cinematography: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”