The latest MTV VMAs 2013 winners were announced for this year's installment of the Music Video Awards on Sunday night from Brooklyn. Among those taking home newly-redesigned "Moonman" statues were Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and boy band One Direction. Also highlighted during the show were performances by Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake.
An Aug. 25 report on EW.com listed off the winners in multiple categories including singer Selena Gomez for "Come and Get It" who won the award for Best Pop Video. Her BFF and next door neighbor in the audience, Taylor Swift, took home Best Female Video for "I Knew You Were Trouble," while Best Male Video went to Bruno Mars for "Locked Out of Heaven." One Direction won the award for Best Song of the Summer for "Best Song Ever." Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" took home Best Hip Hop video, while Video of the Year went to Justin Timberlake for "Mirrors." Earlier during the show, Timberlake had a stellar reunion performance on stage with NSync. "JT" was also given awards for Best Direction, Best Editing and the Video Vanguard Award for his overall body of work in music videos over the years.
The show kicked off with Lady Gaga performing her latest song "Applause," while changing into (or out of) various costumes, until she was barely wearing anything. Gaga enjoyed the rest of the show while wearing a bra and thong, as Miley Cyrus "twerked" on stage and "grinded" with Robin Thicke, and Kanye West performed his rendition of "Blood on the Leaves." Cyrus ended up being one of the most talked about performances of the night as she wore an X-rated Chuck E. Cheese costume and danced with performers dressed as large teddy bears. Many called the performance crude or over-the-top for the former "Hannah Montana" star.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards were shown Sunday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with broadcast on cable or satellite via MTV. MTV's website also showed various live online camera feeds from around the audience, backstage, and other areas of the arena throughout the show.