MTV Video Music Awards 2012

Date: September 6, 2012

City: Los Angeles

Venue: Staples Center

MTV Video Music Awards 2012 Nominees & Winners

Video of the Year

  • Rihanna, 'We Found Love'
  • Katy Perry, 'Wide Awake'
  • Gotye, 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
  • Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care'
  • M.I.A., 'Bad Girls'

Best New Artist

  • One Direction, 'What Makes You Beautiful'
  • Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, 'We Are Young'
  • Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Call Me Maybe'
  • Frank Ocean, 'Swim Good'
  • The Wanted, 'Glad You Came'

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Drake feat. Lil Wayne, 'HYFR'
  • Childish Gambino, 'Heartbeat'
  • Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, 'Mercy'
  • Watch the Throne, 'Paris'
  • Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, 'Beez in the Trap'

Best Male Video

  • Chris Brown, 'Turn Up the Music'
  • Justin Bieber, 'Boyfriend'
  • Frank Ocean, 'Swim Good'
  • Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care'
  • Usher, 'Climax'

Best Female Video

  • Nicki Minaj, 'Starships'
  • Rihanna, 'We Found Love'
  • Katy Perry, 'Part of Me'
  • Beyoncé, 'Love on Top'
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene, 'Love You Like a Love Song'

Best Pop Video

  • One Direction, 'What Makes You Beautiful'
  • Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, 'We Are Young'
  • Rihanna, 'We Found Love'
  • Justin Bieber, 'Boyfriend'
  • Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, 'Payphone'

Best Rock Video

  • Coldplay, 'Paradise"
  • The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy'
  • Linkin Park, 'BURN IT DOWN'
  • Jack White, 'Sixteen Saltines'
  • Imagine Dragons, 'It's Time'

Best Electronic Dance Music Video

  • Calvin Harris, 'Feel So Close'
  • Duck Sauce, 'Big Bad Wolf'
  • Skrillex, 'First of the Year (Equinox)'
  • Martin Solveig, 'The Night Out'
  • Avicii, 'Le7els'

Best Video With a Message

  • Demi Lovato, 'Skyscraper'
  • Rise Against, 'Ballad of Hollis Brown"
  • Kelly Clarkson, 'Dark Side'
  • Gym Class Heroes, 'The Fighter'
  • K'Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, 'Is Anybody Out There?'
  • Lil Wayne, 'How to Love'

Best Art Direction

  • Katy Perry, 'Wide Awake'
  • Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care'
  • Lana Del Rey, 'Born to Die'
  • Regina Spektor, 'All the Rowboats'
  • Of Monsters & Men, 'Little Talks'

Best Choreography

  • Chris Brown, 'Turn Up the Music'
  • Rihanna, 'Where Have You Been'
  • Beyoncé, 'Countdown'
  • Avicii, 'Levels'
  • Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, 'Dance Again'

Best Editing

  • Beyoncé, 'Countdown'
  • A$AP Rocky, 'Goldie'
  • Gotye, 'Somebody That I Used to Know'
  • Watch the Throne, 'Paris'
  • Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, 'Mercy'

Best Visual Effects

  • Skrillex "First Of The Year (Equinox)"
  • Katy Perry, 'Wide Awake'
  • Rihanna, 'Where Have You Been'
  • David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, 'Turn Me On'
  • Linkin Park, 'Burn It Down'

Best Cinematography

  • M.I.A., 'Bad Girls'
  • Adele, 'Someone Like You'
  • Drake feat. Rihanna, 'Take Care'
  • Coldplay feat. Rihanna, 'Princess of China'
  • Lana Del Rey, 'Born to Die'

Best Direction

  • M.I.A., 'Bad Girls'
  • Duck Sauce, 'Big Bad Wolf'
  • Coldplay feat. Rihanna, 'Princess of China'
  • Frank Ocean, 'Swim Good'
  • Watch the Throne, 'Otis'