Who Won at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards?

One Direction at the 2012 VMAs
Date: 
Sep 6, 2012

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were held September 6, 2012. Rihanna took the top prize of Video of the Year for the song "We Found Love."

One Direction, M.I.A., and Chris Brown won multiple awards.

MTV Video Music Award - Video of the Year
Rihanna (We Found Love) 
Other Nominees: Drake (Take Care); Gotye (Somebody That I Used To Know); Katy Perry (Wide Awake); M.I.A. (Bad Girls)
MTV Video Music Award - Best Female Video
Nicki Minaj (Starships) 
Other Nominees: Beyonce (Love On Top); Katy Perry (Part Of Me); Rihanna (We Found Love); Selena Gomez (Love You Like A Love Song)
MTV Video Music Award - Best Male Video
Chris Brown (Turn Up The Music) 
Other Nominees: Drake (Take Care); Frank Ocean (Swim Good); Justin Bieber (Boyfriend); Usher (Climax)
MTV Video Music Award - Best Hip Hop Video
Drake (HYFR) 
Other Nominees: Childish Gambino (Heartbeat); Kanye West (Mercy); Nicki Minaj (Beez In The Trap); The Throne (Paris)
MTV Video Music Award - Best Pop Video
One Direction (What Makes You Beautiful) 
Other Nominees: fun (We Are Young); Justin Bieber (Boyfriend); Maroon 5 (Payphone); Rihanna (We Found Love)
MTV Video Music Award - Best Rock Video
Coldplay (Paradise) 
Other Nominees: Black Keys (Lonely Boy); Imagine Dragons (It's Time); Jack White (Sixteen Saltines); Linkin Park (Burn It Down)
MTV Video Music Award - Best New Artist
One Direction (What Makes You Beautiful) 
Other Nominees: Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe); Frank Ocean (Swim Good); fun (We Are Young); The Wanted (Glad You Came)
MTV Video Music Award - Art Direction
Katy Perry (Wide Awake) 
Other Nominees: Drake (Take Care); Lana Del Rey (Born To Die); Of Monsters And Men (Little Talks); Regina Spektor (All The Rowboats)
MTV Video Music Award - Video With A Message
Demi Lovato (Skyscraper) 
Other Nominees: Gym Class Heroes (The Fighter); Kelly Clarkson (Dark Side); K'Naan (Is Anybody Out There); Lil Wayne (How To Love); Rise Against (Ballad Of Hollis Brown)
MTV Video Music Award - Special Effects
Skrillex (First Of The Year) 
Other Nominees: David Guetta (Turn Me On); Katy Perry (Wide Awake); Linkin Park (Burn It Down); Rihanna (Where Have You Been)
MTV Video Music Award - Editing
Beyonce (Countdown) 
Other Nominees: A$ap Rocky (Goldie); Gotye (Somebody That I Used To Know); Kanye West (Mercy); The Throne (Paris)
MTV Video Music Award - Direction
M.I.A. (Bad Girls) 
director: Romain Gavras)
Other Nominees: Coldplay (Princess Of China); Duck Sauce (Big Bad Wolf); Frank Ocean (Swim Good); The Throne (Otis)
MTV Video Music Award - Cinematography
M.I.A. (Bad Girls) 
Other Nominees: Adele (Someone Like You); Coldplay (Princess Of China); Drake (Take Care); Lana Del Rey (Born To Die)
MTV Video Music Award - Choreography
Chris Brown (Turn Up The Music) 
Other Nominees: Avicii (Le7els); Beyonce (Countdown); Jennifer Lopez (Dance Again); Rihanna (Where Have You Been)
MTV Video Music Award - Dance Music Video
Calvin Harris (Feel So Close) 
Other Nominees: Avicii (Le7els); Duck Sauce (Big Bad Wolf); Martin Solveig (The Night Out); Skrillex (First Of The Year)
MTV Video Music Award - Latino Artist
Romeo Santos 
Other Nominees: Juanes; Jennifer Lopez; Pitbull; Wisin & Yandel