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MTV Video Music Awards: List of winners

September 13, 2009 |  8:36 pm

There were some notable surprises among winners of the MTV Video Music Awards, probably because there was a new voting system in place. Fans chose the winners online at MTV.com, which probably explains how Green Day ("21 Guns"), with its vast fan base assembled over the punk group's long music history, beat relative rookies Kings of Leon "Use Somebody") for best rock video. Expect cries of outrage over that travesty from serious music critics.

But there was one welcome, triumphant award result: Beyonce won her first MTV VMA for best video of the year. She had been nominated two years ago for "Irreplaceable," but got clobbered by Rihanna's "Umbrella." In true ladylike fashion, she stepped aside in her great moment of triumph to give the spotlight to Taylor Swift, who had her acceptance speech for best female video ruined earlier in the night by Kanye West.

MTV Video Music Awards VMAs winners list news

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyonce

BEST NEW ARTIST
Lady Gaga

BEST MALE VIDEO
"Live Your Life," T.I. featuring Rihanna

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
"You Belong With Me," Taylor Swift

BEST POP VIDEO
"Womanizer," Britney Spears

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
"We Made You," Eminem

BEST ROCK VIDEO
"21 Guns," Green Day

BEST VIDEO (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A MOONMAN)
"Sabotage," Beastie Boys

BEST BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO
"Lessons Learned," Matt and Kim

Photo: MTV.com

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Horrible and disrespectful. What a big baby Kanye is. He needs to go back to the ghetto where he belongs and see how far his temper tantrums get him!

I guess i am confused - Kayne thought Beonye's Video was the BEST ever?? It WON for best Video - Taylor's was limited to FEMALE Video of the year. What?? he is a sexist?? Perhaps he should drink less and listen more

Kanye West's outburst was disrespectful to Taylor Swift. It was the most unclassy thing he could have ever done. I'll NEVER buy any of his music again!

never expect more than a grunt from a pig! kanye has once again displayed his total self absorbed "pig" nature. no amount of talent can make up for rude behaviour and no amount of talent can keep fans loyal if one behaves so horridly and disrespectfully. Kanye, wake up or get out of the way.

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