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Gaga, Queen of MTV's Video Music Awards

Gaga, Queen of MTV's Video Music Awards

Lesbian and gay advocate Lady Gaga rode the torrent of popularity she has and enjoyed since the summer of 2008 and dominated MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night with eight wins, including Video of the Year and Best Collaboration, with Beyoncé, for the epic "Telephone" video. Kanye West introduced a new song, "Runaway," recalling his scandalous appearance at the VMAs last year with Taylor Swift, who sang "Innocence," which also expressed her feelings on the turbulence from last year.

Lady Gaga rode the torrent of popularity she has and enjoyed since the summer of 2008 and dominated MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night with eight wins, including Video of the Year and Best Collaboration, with Beyoncé, for the epic "Telephone" video. And yes, MTV still occasionally airs videos --who knew?

Kanye West introduced a new song, "Runaway," recalling his scandalous appearance at the VMAs last year with Taylor Swift, who sang "Innocence," which also expressed her feelings on the turbulence from last year.

The full list of winners:

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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