Rihanna Wins Top Prize at MTV Video Music Awards 2012

Rihanna's "We Found Love" wins coveted Video of the Year award

Rihanna was the big winner at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards presented Thursday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Rihanna, who was nominated for five of the famed moonman awards, won the evening's top prize Video of the Year for "We Found Love."

Drake,  who was also nominated for five awards, shared the prize for Best Hip-Hop Video with Lil Wayne for "HYFR." He was up for Video of the Year for "Take Care," as well as Best Male Video, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.

One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" won for Best New Artist beating Frank Ocean's  "Swim Good," Fun's "We Are Young" with Janelle Monae," Carly Rae Jepsen for "Call Me Maybe," and The Wanted's "Glad You Came."

Other artists who contended for the coveted Video of the Year were: Katy Perry's "Wide Awake,"  M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" and the much-loved "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye.

The show was hosted by comedian and actor Kevin Hart

Here is a complete list of the winners in the order that they were presented:

 

BEST SHARE-WORTHY VIDEO

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

BEST POP VIDEO

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

BEST MALE VIDEO

Chris Brown, "Turn Up The Music"

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Drake and Lil Wayne, "HYFR"

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Nicki Minaj, "Starships"

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Coldplay, "Paradise"

BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC VIDEO

Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"

BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"

BEST NEW ARTIST

One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Rihanna, "We Found Love"