MTV VMAs 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

Beyoncé's stunning performance, Taylor Swift's pop breakout and more highs and lows from MTV's most outrageous night

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BEST: Miley's "Wrecking Ball" Wins Video of the Year

Whether you find her nudity and sledgehammer-licking appealing or appalling, whether you think director Terry Richardson is a provocateur or a genius, there's no question that this video is perfectly contemporary, gorgeous and full of indelible images. Like one of Richardson's stark photos come to life, the duo took the fine line between fashion photography and arty pornography and turned it into a worldwide pop sensation.

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