RECAP: Chris Brown and Rihanna Sweep 2012 MTV VMAs, Plus Winners List

Chris Brown’s “Turn Up The Music” was a big hit at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Thursday.
The hit song and video earned Brown two awards including Best Male Video and Best Choreography.
Accepting his moon-man trophy for Best Male Video, Brown thanked #teambreezy and celebrated the fact that “Turn Up The Music” was his directorial debut.
“First and foremost I want to thank Team Breezy. Riveting Entertainment, because it’s my first time being able to direct a video by myself (and me and Godfrey) and bring our vision to life,” said Brown. “I want to thank my management team. Thank everybody. I love y’all.”
While Brown walked away with two awards, Rihanna won the night’s top honor with Video of the Year.
Following a breakthrough opening performance with special guest A$AP Rocky, Rihanna picked up Video of the Year for “We Found Love.”
One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato and Drake also won awards (see winners list below).
Hosted by Kevin Hart, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards aired live from the Staples Center Thursday, September 6 on MTV.

2012 MTV Video Music Award Winners:
Video of the Year: Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Best New Artist: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, featuring Lil’ Wayne, “HYFR”
Best Male Video: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Best Pop Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Best Rock Video: Coldplay, “Paradise”
Best Video With a Message: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Most Shareworthy Video: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
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”
Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Best Direction: M.I.A., “Bad Girls”