So the 30th MTV VMA’s happened last night. The 30th y’all! I. AM. SO. OLD.
Either way, the packed Barclays Center in Brooklyn saw a massive, massive turnout from everybody in the industry to watch Lady Ga-goose kick off the 2013 MTV VMA’s dressed as a white-lego-nun-thing. No big deal at all, as far as Gaga standards are concerned. I was actually hoping she would turn up as that goose/swan thing in her video, or maybe borrow Bjork’s famed Oscar swan dress – oh well.
Justin Timberlake was the big winner of the night, with ‘Mirrors‘ taking home the coveted Video Of The Year Award. And oh – an N’SYNC reunion happened (One Direction and co, y’all need to take some tips) – and everybody born in the 80’s and 90’s died. Those screams? The audience? W.O.W. I’m a 90’s baybeh after all.
Taylor Swift made it very clear that if you break the woman’s heart, she will write a song about you, and she will win a VMA for it. ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ swept away the coveted Best Female Video category, making Swift an élite member of the club of divas to have won the award multiple times. Alumni of the club are Madonna, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé etc. Y’all know that’s as big as it gets! And omg Kanye West did NOT interrupt her speech!
The night got fancy with Macklemore And Ryan Lewis and Bruno Mars bagging multiple awards apart from Justin Timberlake, while Selena Gomez, 30 Seconds To Mars, Pink (with Nate Ruess), Austin Mahone, One Direction, Capital Cities and Janelle Monae (with Erykah Badu) won a Moonman each.
And the night, which saw the biggest song of the year ‘Blurred Lines‘ by Robin Thicke winning approximately zero awards, was capped by a high-energy performance of ‘Roar‘ by Katy Perry, who decided that the Brooklyn Bridge would be the best place to unleash her inner Rocky.
Check out the entire list of winners of the 2013 MTV VMA’s right here :
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Justin Timberlake
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
BEST MALE VIDEO: Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”
BEST COLLABORATION: Pink & Nate Reuss, “Just Give Me A Reason”
BEST ROCK VIDEO: 30 Seconds To Mars, “Up In The Air”
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”
BEST POP VIDEO: Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”
BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love”
BEST SONG OF THE SUMMER: One Direction, “Best Song Ever”
ARTIST TO WATCH: Austin Mahone
BEST DIRECTION: Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie” (Director: David Fincher)
BEST EDITING: Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Capital Cities, “Safe And Sound”
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Bruno Mars, “Treasure”
BEST ART DIRECTION: Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N.”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”
Images Courtesy of Getty Images, Billboard and MTV.