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MTV VMAs 2013: JT Wins Big, ‘N Sync Reform, Daft Punk Do Nothing & Tay-Tay Brings The LOLs

Written by Mike Hohnen on August 26, 2013

Society’s most precious individuals have now wrapped up this years MTV VMAs and, in case you’re unaware, you should be excited. The festivities have come and gone but, much like years past, they’ve left gossip, controversy, surprise appearances poorly kept secrets and drama in their wake, the best of which we have here. Oh, yeah, and some awards were given out too.

2013 saw massive change in the social dynamics of the event – for example, this year Taylor Swift was not the butt of all jokes, but rather the joker herself. After taking out Best Female Video (videos have genders?) for her mega hit I Knew You Were Trouble, Swift used her acceptance speech to thank the inspiration of the song without actually naming him (it’s Harry Styles from One Direction, guys) and was then whispering “shut the fuck up” to gal pal Selena Gomez as the 1D crew prattled on before presenting Gomez with her award for Best Pop Video.

Watch: Taylor Swift – “Shut the fuck up”

http://youtu.be/91QkA0BAsqA

Daft Punk’s ‘surprise’ appearance was anything but that, after Stephen Colbert spilled the beans earlier in the month after the French duo cancelled their appearance on his show in favour of an exclusive appearance at the VMAs. Their two shiny helmets were visible from Robot Mars as they walked down the red carpet, resplendent in matching robot gloves and crisp suits, and then again when they handed Swift her award. The French robots looked fidgety and out of place just about everywhere, nervously fiddling their metallic fingers while seated in the audience – possibly because the teaser of their forthcoming music video for Lose Yourself To Dance, which was revealed during the show, looks almost exactly the same as the teaser for Get Lucky.

Watch: Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance teaser

Billy Ray Cyrus must have been proud watching his daughter Miley once again demonstrating her skills as a twerker to the entire planet and once again, people are left talking not about Lady Gaga as a musician/songwriter/singer but as a total wig out as per the performance of her latest single Applause.

Watch: Miley Cyrus twerking hard or hardly twerking?


Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke Perform – VMA's by IdolxMuzic

Watch: Lady Gaga performs new single Applause


Lady Gaga – Applause – VMA's by IdolxMuzic

The 2013 MTV VMAs left us with at least a couple of things to look forward to, one being the upcoming Eminem album MMLP2, which was announced during the ceremony, as well as the well overdue reunion of ‘N Sync. The Bye Bye Bye boys joined Justin Timberlake during his epic career-spanning medley performance, just before he was announced as the winner of this year’s Video Of The Year award (after taking out most of the other awards he was nominated for as well.

Watch: Eminem’s announces new album MMLP2

Watch: N Sync Reunion as it happens

So that’s the gist of it – less about the music, more about the show. But, hey, that’s MTV! Check out the full list of winners below.

Video of the Year

Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble

Best Hip-Hop Video

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Drake – Started From the Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – F**kin Problems
J. Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip

Best Male Video

Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools

Best Female Video

Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko – Stay
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me a Reason
Demi Lovato – Heart Attack

Best Pop Video

Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
fun. – Carry On
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
Selena Gomez – Come & Get It

Artist to Watch

twenty one pilots – Holding on to You
Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity
Austin Mahone – What About Love
The Weeknd – Wicked Games
Iggy Azalea – Work

Best Collaboration

Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z –Suit & Tie
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me a Reason

Best Video with a Social Message

Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lewis – Same Love
Snoop Lion feat. Drake & Cori B. – No Guns Allowed
Miguel – Candles in the Sun
Beyoncé – I Was Here

Best Rock Video

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Thirty Seconds to Mars – Up in the Air
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

Best Art Direction

Capital Cities – Safe and Sound
Thirty Seconds to Mars – Up in the Air
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N
Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
alt-J – Tessellate

Best Choreography

Chris Brown – Fine China
Ciara – Body Party
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – Live It Up
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – #thatPOWER
Bruno Mars – Treasure

Best Cinematography

Thirty Seconds to Mars – Up in the Air
Lana Del Rey – Ride
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
A-Trak & Tommy Trash – Tuna Melt

Best Direction

Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
fun. – Carry On
Drake – Started from the Bottom

Best Editing

P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me a Reason
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

Best Visual Effects

Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures
Skrillex feat. The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat
The Weeknd – Wicked Games
Duck Sauce – It’s You
Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

Song of Summer

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell – Get Lucky
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love
Selena Gomez – Come & Get It
One Direction – Best Song Ever
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines

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