Katy Perry's 'Firework' Wins Video Of The Year At MTV VMAs
August 29, 2011 at 4:50 AM (PT)
KATY PERRY's "Firework" won Video of the Year as MTV handed out its 2011 Video Music Awards in a nationally-televised show from LOS ANGELES SUNDAY night. BRITNEY SPEARS, NICKI MINAJ, and the FOO FIGHTERS took home top pop, hip-hop, and rock honors, respectively, while ADELE's "Rolling in the Deep" won four technical awards and LADY GAGA's "Born This Way" won two awards.
The awards were overshadowed by the news that BEYONCE KNOWLES is pregnant with her first child by JAY-Z; LADY GAGA kicked things off as her male character "Jo Calderone," while ADELE's performance of "Someone Like You" stood out and a tribute to AMY WINEHOUSE featured TONY BENNETT, whose duet with WINEHOUSE, "Heart and Soul," turned out to be WINEHOUSE's final recording, and a performance by BRUNO MARS.
Video of the year: KATY PERRY, "Firework"
Pop Music Video: BRITNEY SPEARS, "Till the World Ends"
Male video: JUSTIN BIEBER, "U Smile"
Female video: LADY GAGA, "Born This Way"
Rock video: FOO FIGHTERS, "Walk"
Hip-hop video: NICKI MINAJ, "Super Bass"
Collaboration: KATY PERRY featuring KANYE WEST, "E.T."
Video with a message: LADY GAGA, "Born This Way"
Choreography: BEYONCE, "Run the World (Girls)"
Editing: ADELE, "Rolling in the Deep"
Special effects: KATY PERRY featuring KANYE WEST, "E.T."
Cinematography: ADELE, "Rolling in the Deep"
Art direction: ADELE, "Rolling in the Deep"
Direction: ADELE, "Rolling in the Deep"
Best new artist: TYLER THE CREATOR, "Yonkers"