Host Chelsea Handler spoofs Gaga during the VMAs' opening skit.
Eminem & Rihanna
Eminem and Rihanna collaborate on "Love the Way You Lie" during the VMAs' opening performance.
Lady Gaga graciously accepts her award for "Best Female Video," giving all her "Little Monsters" a big shout-out.
Back-up dancers pose with Usher during his medley of "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" and "OMG."
Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj collaborate on hair styles while presenting the award for "Best Male Video."
A barefoot Taylor Swift channels her anger toward Kanye into song, specifically a new tune called "Forgiveness."
Lady Gaga & Cast of Glee
Another award for Gaga -- one of eight -- marked another costume change. The "Glee" cast revel in Lady Gaga's win.
Justin Bieber's first-ever VMA performance ended with a bang.
Mary J. Blige & Swizz Beatz
Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz back up Drake in his performance of "Fancy."
Hayley Williams & B.o.B
Hayley Williams and B.o.B fly high during their performance of duet "Airplanes."
Robyn makes an all-too-brief performance at the VMAs.
Chelsea Handler gets playful in an on-stage hot tub with the cast of "Jersey Shore."
Cher & Lady Gaga
Cher hesitantly holds Lady Gaga's meat-covered purse as she accepts the award for "Video of the Year."
Kanye West gets some help from ballerinas in his performance of new song "Runaway."
Bieber shares his "Best New Artist" Award with his little buddy back-up dancer.
Cher revisits a past outfit as she presents the "Video of the Year" award.
Lady Gaga, clad in her red meat duds, poses in the press room at the VMAs.
DJ deadmau5 holds down the fort as house DJ at the VMAs.
30 Seconds to Mars
The members 30 Seconds to Mars show off their moonmen for "Best Rock Video."