Sunday's MTV 2010 Video Music Awards more or less pushed any type of celebrity scandals aside for one night and really focused on what was most important: the music. The night started off with Eminem 8 mile style with a special appearance by Rihanna for their Love the Way you Lie collaboration, which was expected. Some other artists to take the stage included Justin Bieber, Usher, Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars, Florence and the Machine and Drake and Mary J. Blige.
Last year's disastrous 'Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time' moment came to a close as Taylor sang Still an Innocent that was directed to Kanye West. A playback of last year's microphone stealing scene was presented right before her performance. West took a different approach. Kanye ended the night with his song Runaway. He didn't speak out about the actual Swift incident but his lyrics were pretty telling. By singing 'I always find something wrong, you've been putting up with my (bleep) too long' it was obvious that he was owning up to his behavior. Have to say, the three ballerinas during his set was a nice touch. One would think it was to represent Swift herself.
Enough with the talk. Here are the winners for those who go to bed before 9.
Best Female Video- Lady Gaga/Bad Romance
Best Male Video- Eminem/No Afraid
Best Pop Video- Lady Gaga/Bad Romance
Best Hip Hop Video- Eminem/Not Afraid
Best Rock Video- 30 Seconds to Mars/Kings and Queens
Best Collaboration- Beyonce featuring Lady Gaga/Video Phone
Best Dance Music Video- Lady Gaga/Bad Romance (number 4 win)
Best Cinematography- Jay-Z and Alicia Keys/Empire State of Mind
Best Direction- Lady Gaga and Director Francis Lawrence/Bad Romance
Best Editing- Lady Gaga and Editor Jarrett Fijal/Bad Romance (still Gaga...)
Best Art Direction- Florence and the Machine and Director LEGS/Dogs Days Are Over
Best Special Effects- Muse and Director Hydra/Uprising
Breakthrough Video- The Black Keys/Tighten Up
Best New Artist- Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris/Baby
Best Choreography- Lady Gaga/Bad Romance
Video of the Year- " " I mean...Lady Gaga/Bad Romance