September 14, 2009 9:44

Beyonce, Green Day and Lady Gaga big winners at MTV VMAs

Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Madonna and Janet Jackson among the performers

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Beyonce, Green Day and Lady Gaga were the big winners at last night's (September 13) MTV Video Music Awards.

Green Day won three awards for '21 Guns', including Best Rock Video, while Lady Gaga, and Beyonce, for her 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)', also picked up three prizes each.

The latter video also triggered a bizarre stage invasion by Kanye West when it it lost out in the Best Female Video category to Taylor Swift.

The New York ceremony, presented by former Shockwaves NME Awards host Russell Brand, also saw Madonna and Janet Jackson combine to pay tribute to Michael Jackson.

Opening the ceremony by recreating several of the late singer's most iconic videos, Madonna declared he was "one of the greatest talents the world has ever known".

Other performances on the night included a collaboration between Katy Perry, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Brand on Queen's 'We Will Rock You', while Jay-Z and Alicia Keys closed the show with 'Empire State of Mind'.

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The 2009 MTV VMA results were:

Video Of The Year: Beyoncé – 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'
Best New Artist: Lady Gaga – 'Poker Face'
Best Male Video: T.I. featuring Rihanna – 'Live Your Life'
Best Female Video: Taylor Swift – 'You Belong With Me'
Best Hip Hop Video: Eminem – 'We Made You'
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears – 'Womanizer'
Best Rock Video: Green Day – '21 Guns'
Best Choreography: Beyoncé – 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'
Best Direction: Green Day – '21 Guns'
Best Editing: Beyoncé – 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'
Best Special Effects: Lady Gaga – 'Paparazzi'
Best Cinematography: Green Day – '21 Guns'
Best Art Direction: Lady Gaga – 'Paparazzi'
Breakthrough Video: Matt & Kim – 'Lessons Learned'
Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman): Beastie Boys – 'Sabotage'

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