Lady Gaga, Eminem, Muse, Florence And The Machine win at 2010 MTV VMAs

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Plus Kanye West and Taylor Swift both return to the awards following 2009 bust-up

Lady Gaga won eight catagories at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last night (September 13).

Check out NME’s VMA picture gallery straight from the ceremony now.

Wearing a number of garish outfits during the evening, Gaga‘s awards included Video Of The Year, Best Female, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video, all of which were awarded for ‘Bad Romance’.

Elsewhere, Florence And The Machine‘s ‘Dogs Days Are Over’ won the award for Best Art Direction, Muse‘s ‘Uprising’ was named the Best Special Effects video and Eminem‘s ‘Not Afraid’ took home two awards. The award for Best Rock Video was given to 30 Seconds To Mars for ‘Kings And Queens’.

The ceremony also saw performances from Kanye West and Taylor Swift, both of whom returned to the ceremony after West invaded the stage during Swift’s acceptance speech last year.

Swift played a song called ‘Innocent’, which appeared to be about West. “Thirty-two and still growing up now, who you are is not what you did, you’re still an innocent“, she sang.

Other performances at the MTV Video Music Awards came from Eminem featuring Rihanna, Florence And The Machine, Drake and Justin Bieber.

The winners at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were:

Video Of The Year
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris – ‘Baby’

Best Male Video
Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’

Best Female Video
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best Hip-Hop Video
Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’

Best Pop Video
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best Rock Video
30 Seconds To Mars – ‘Kings and Queens’

Best Dance Video
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best Collaboration
Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé – ‘Telephone’

Best Choreography
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best Direction
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best Editing
Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’

Best Special Effects
Muse – ‘Uprising’

Best Cinematography
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – ‘Empire State Of Mind’

Best Art Direction
Florence & The Machine – ‘Dogs Days Are Over’

Breakthrough Video
The Black Keys – ‘Tighten Up’

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