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One Direction, Chris Brown Big Winners At MTV Video Music Awards

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The British boy band One Direction won three Moonmen at Thursday night’s MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center, while Rihanna won the top honor, Video of the Year, for “We Found Love.”

One Direction won for Best New Artist, voted on live throughout the show, and Best Pop Video, and the new fan-voted social media category, Most Share-Worthy Video, both for “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Chris Brown and M.I.A. both won two Moonmen.

Brown won Best Male Video and Best Choreography for “Turn up the Music.” M.I.A. won for Best Direction and Best Cinematography for “Bad Girls.”

Rihanna and Drake both had five nominations, with both winning one award. Drake won for Best Hip-Hop Video for “HYFR,” which featured Lil Wayne.

Here is a complete list of winners:

Video of the Year

– Rihanna, “We Found Love” Video of the Year

– One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” Best New Artist

– Drake featuring Lil Wayne, “HYFR” Best Hip-Hop Video

– Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music” Best Male Video

– Nicki Minaj, “Starships” Best Female Video

– One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” Best Pop Video

– One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful” Best Rock Video

– Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close” Best Electronic Dance Video

– Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper” Best Video With a Message

– Katy Perry, “Wide Awake” Best Art Direction

– Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music” Best Choreography

– M.I.A., “Bad Girls” Best Cinematography, Best Direction

– Beyonce, “Countdown” Best Editing

– Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)” Best Visual Effects

PHOTOS: MTV Video Music Awards 2012

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