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The 2009 MTV VMAs Winners List

September 13, 2009 11:56 PM ET

With all the buzz surrounding Madonna's surprise tribute to Michael Jackson and Kanye West's stage invasion during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, it's almost easy to forget MTV gave out a few trophies during tonight's live broadcast of the Video Music Awards. Here's the full list of honorees who walked off with Moonmen. (Plus, catch up on all our VMAs coverage here.)

Video of the Year: Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"

Best New Artist: Lady Gaga

Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, "You Belong to Me"

Best Male Video: T.I. feat. Rihanna, "Live Your Life"

Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, "Womanizer"

Best Hip-Hop Video: Eminem, "We Made You"

Best Rock Video: Green Day, "21 Guns"

Best Video (That Should Have Won): Beastie Boys, "Sabatoge"

Breakthrough Video: Matt and Kim, "Lessons Learned"

Best Art Direction: Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi" (Jason Hamilton)

Best Choreography: Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" (Jaquel Knight & Frank Gatson Jr.)

Best Cinematography: Green Day, "21 Guns" (Jonathan Sela)

Best Direction: Green Day, "21 Guns" (Marc Webb)

Best Editing: Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" (Jarrett Fijal)

Best Special Effects: Lady Gaga, "Paparazzi" (Chimney Pot)

More VMAs:
2009 VMAs in Photos
On the Red Carpet at the 2009 VMAs
Michael Jackson's This Is It Trailer Premieres at VMAs

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