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The 2011 VMAs: Who Won, Who Lost?

Critical darlings, chart toppers and fan favorites dominated at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards!

While the VMAs isn’t a super serious affair (it’s definitely one of the wilder award shows), the competition is still extremely stiff. Some of the most biggest music stars are aligned together for one night where anything goes on stage (in addition to the awesome performances).

Who are the big acts who won, and which singers sat it out? We have the complete winner’s list!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Katy Perry, “Firework”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”

BEST COLLABORATION
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Foo Fighters, “Walk”

BEST POP VIDEO
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”

BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

BEST EDITING
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Lady Gaga as a Man?

Lady Gaga certainly got the crowd going (and gossiping, trust) when she took the stage dressed as her alter ego … a dude. While twitter started blowing up about her resemblance to Ralph Maccio, the actor of course became a trending topic immediately.

“I’m a trending topic right now thanks to @ladygaga on VMA’s! Respect.” Ralph tweeted.

Smoking a cigarette, wearing a suit and a mullet type wig, Gaga — who referred to herself in the third person as Joe Calderone while presenting to Britney Spears – belted out an amazing performance of You and I.

Performance aside, lots of people are talking about Gaga’s over-the-top schtick — especially since she continued it throughout the entire show. What did you think of it? Too much, or just Gaga being her unusual self?

Did Gaga’s stage persona push things a little too far?

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