MTV Video Music Awards 2012: List of winners

From left to right, singers Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik of One Direction accept the Best Pop Video award onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. Pictures: MTV VMAs red carpetPictures: MTV VMAs press room Kevin Winter/Getty Images

From left, singers Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik of One Direction accept the Best Pop Video award at the 2012 MTV VMAs on Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS News) The 2012 Video Music Awards featured a few fresh faces mixed with many familiar ones. One Direction won a whopping three awards, while Rihanna took home the night's most coveted honor - video of the year.

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Check out the full list of winners below:

Best video with a message -- Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"

Most share-worthy video -- One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best Electronic dance music video -- Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"

Best pop video -- One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best male video -- Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

Best hip-hop video -- Drake, "HYFR," featuring Lil Wayne

Best female video -- Nicki Minaj, "Starships"

Best rock video -- Coldplay, "Paradise"

Best new artist - One Direction

Video of the year - Rihanna, "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris

Best direction: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best art direction: Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

Best choreography: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

Best editing: Beyonce, "Countdown"

Best visual effects: Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"

Best cinematography: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

  • CBS News Staff

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