MTV's Video Music Awards thrive on big moments and big controversies — and last night's ceremony (the network's 31st) was light on both. Last year's show garnered massive ratings and massive amounts of chatter thanks to Miley's derriere, so this year was butt-tastic. But with no host, no Gaga, no Kanye, no Britney and no pythons, producers were left pushing two hours of brand-new artists they hope can become big stars... before the biggest star of them all arrived to make 'em all bow down. Here's how the night shook out, once the glitter settled.
By Caryn Ganz, Andy Greene, Kory Grow, Daniel Kreps, David Marchese, James Montgomery, Nick Murray, Christopher R. Weingarten |