PHOTOS | 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

10:31 AM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
  • Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne of One Direction accept the award for Best New Artist onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Rihanna performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of One Direction perform onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Actress Rebel Wilson and The Wanted (Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran and Tom Parker) speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
  • Olympic gymnasts Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • A memoriam of musician Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and Alicia Keys onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Rappers Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz perform onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
  • Demi Lovato performs outside the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
  • Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Host Kevin Hart crowd surfs during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Rapper Big Sean and Olympics swimmer Missy Franklin arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • Frank Ocean performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
  • Pink performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Actors Ezra Miller and Emma Watson onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
  • Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne accept the award for Best Hip Hop Video onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    
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British boy band One Direction was the big winner at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, taking home the trophies for best new artist, best pop video and most share-worthy.

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