Singer Lady Gaga dominates 2010 MTV VMAs with 8 awards

September 13th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by BNO News  

born LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) — Singer Lady Gaga dominated Sunday night’s 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), adding eight to her collection of MTV awards, including the coveted “Video Of The Year.”

MTV aired the VMAs live on Sunday from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, having transformed the venue into a 1950s sculptural nod to modernism.

The show, hosted by Chelsea Handler, kicked off with an epic performance by Eminem backed by an orchestra to present a medley of his comeback anthem “Not Afraid” into a fiery version of “Love The Way You Lie” with surprise guest Rihanna.

Handler made a dramatic entrance that riffed on Lady Gaga’s extravagant fashion sense, flying onto the stage wearing a suburban house on her head, complete with a single car garage, and ending her monologue by releasing a dove from her dress.

Lady Gaga was also awarded with “Best Dance Video,” “Best Pop Video” and “Best Female Video.” Eminem, who opened this year’s Awards with a well-received performance, walked away with two Moonman statues for “Best Male Video” and “Best Hip Hop Video.”

VMA newcomers 30 Seconds To Mars and Florence + The Machine took home their first wins for “Best Rock Video” and “Best Art Direction,” respectively. Justin Bieber was voted “Best New Artist.”

A year after Taylor Swift’s first VMA win was interrupted by Kanye West, the two returned to musically play out last year’s drama, once again on the VMA stage. For an exclusive live performance, Taylor sang “Innocence,” a song she wrote about how she felt after last year’s incident.

Later in the evening and this year as an official performer, Kanye debuted “Runaway” (featuring Pusha T from Clipse), a personal statement on the turbulence of the last year.

The one-and-only Cher presented Lady Gaga with her “Video Of The Year” Award, donning the same outfit that she wore more than 20 years ago in her own memorable video “If I Could Turn Back Time.”

Kim Kardashian introduced Justin Bieber, who was awarded with “Best New Artist” made his VMA debut performance with an outdoor set of “Baby” and “Somebody to Love.” Other performers included Usher, Florence + The Machine’s, Linkin Park, Drake, who was joined on onstage by Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz, and a group performance by Bruno Mars, B.o.B and Paramore.

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