2009 VMA Round Up Post
It’s over again for another year! And what a year it was! From big entrances from Lady Gaga, Pink and Cobra Starship, to huge performances from the likes of Muse and Green Day and a huge salute to Michael Jackson featuring his sister Janet, the 2009 MTV VMAs were one for the record book! And since there was so much excitement, here’s a little round up of what all went down:
The Winners were:
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO (presented at the Pre-Show): Matt and Kim “Lessons Learned”
BEST VIDEO THAT SHOULD HAVE WON A VMA (Presented at the Pre-Show): Beastie Boys “Sabatoge”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Taylor Swift “You Belong With Me”
BEST ROCK VIDEO: Green Day “21 Guns”
BEST POP VIDEO: Britney Spears “Womanizer”
BEST MALE VIDEO: T.I. “Live Your Life”
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Eminem “We Made You”
BEST NEW ARTIST: Lady Gaga “Poker Face”
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Beyonce “Single Ladies”
Some of the most memorable moments included:
Janet Jackson dancing along with video of her brother Michael from “Scream” a song they recorded together in 1995. This was what ended the salute to MJ that opened with a eulogy by Madonna and included nods to his great hits like “Thriller,” “Bad” and “Smooth Criminal.”
Kanye West interrupts Best Female Artist winner Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech to inform the audience that Beyonce should have won for “Single Ladies.”
Beyonce, after beating out West for Video of the Year, forgoing her acceptance speech to allow Taylor Swift to come back onstage and “have her moment.”
Lady Gaga performs “Paparazzi” while putting on some amazing piece of performance art featuring dancers, bunny masks and fake blood.
Muse makes their US TV debut with a rocking performance of “Uprising.”
An extended trailer for New Moon attempts to make it look like something happens in the book other than Bella whining about Edward leaving her.
Pink sings her hit “Sober” while performing arial trapeze stunts.
And Buzznet was literally a-buzz during the show…and even before! Check out Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday doing the interview thing on the red carpet and chatting up the stars! Check out Bree’s gallery of the red carpet arrivals and take a few polls on the fashion do’s don’t’s and…um…what’s? If you want the full version of the events, check out the comments to Buzznet’s LiveBlog from this year…but if you’re looking for something more condensed, Brittany’s put together “The VMAs in 200 Words or Less” for you!