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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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