First Posted: Sep 07, 2012 12:48 PM EDT

Taylor Swift performs "We are Never Getting Back Together" during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni )

The 2012 Video Music Awards took place during the evening of September 6, and the show has received some negative reviews with the LATimes writing it was "less entertaining than Thursday's other big TV event, the Democratic National Convention" and another media agency calling the show "bland" altogether.

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The show included performances by the biggest names in the current music industry including Rihanna, One Direction, Katy Perry, and others but still lacked substance. 'Gangam Style' Psy was present as well and amused the crowd not only by speaking an unheard language at the VMAs, Korean, but also doing his popular 'horse dance'.

The biggest winners of the night were the boy band sensation One Direction which scooped three 'moonmen' for BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST POP VIDEO AND MOST SHARE-WORTHY VIDEO.

If you missed the show, here is a list of the winners as well as video highlights of one of music's biggest nights of the year.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Rihanna, "We Found Love"

BEST NEW ARTIST

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

BEST MALE VIDEO

Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Nicki Minaj, "Starships"

BEST POP VIDEO

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"

BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE VIDEO

Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR"

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Coldplay, "Paradise"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

BEST ART DIRECTION

Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé, "Countdown"

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"

BEST DIRECTION

M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

MOST SHARE-WORTHY VIDEO

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Performances



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