September 14, 2009 The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards took place in Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
Madonna opened the show talking about her experiences with Michael Jackson. After her speech, Janet Jackson paid tribute to her late brother by performing their duet, â€œScreamâ€. The show closed with a sneak preview of Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œThis Is Itâ€ movie.
Losing Best Female Video to Taylor Swift, Beyonce Knowles managed to walk home with a trophy for Video of the Year at the September 13 live ceremony of MTV Video Music Awards, thanks to her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" music video. She won over Lady GaGa, Eminem, Kanye West and Britney Spears.
Complete winners list of 2009 MTV VMAs:
- Video of the Year: Beyonce Knowles - "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
- Best New Artist: Lady GaGa - "Poker Face"
- Best Male Video: T.I. - "Live Your Live" featuring Rihanna
- 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"
- Breakthrough Video: Matt and Kim - "Lessons Learned"
- Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman): Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
- Best Direction: Marc Webb - Green Day's "21 Guns"
- Best Editing: Jarrett Fijal - Beyonce Knowles' "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
- Best Special Effects: Chimney Pot - Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi"
- Best Choreography: Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight - Beyonce Knowles' "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
- Best Cinematography: Jonathan Sela - Green Day's "21 Guns"
- Best Art Direction: Jason Hamilton - Lady GaGas "Paparazzi