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2011 MTV Video Music Awards Winners: Katy Perry takes Video Of The Year!

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The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards honored Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and more Sunday night. Read on to see who the big winners of the night were.

Gaga as a man, Justin Bieber wins Male Video of the Year and Beyonce announces she's pregnant -- what a VMAs night!

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Either way you slice it, The MTV Video Music Awards produced some big winners Sunday night. Best Male winner for U Smile, Justin Bieber, beat out vets like Kanye West and Eminem to grab his Moonman, while Best Female winner, Lady Gaga, sent her alter ego Jo Calderone to the stage to accept her award.

The biggest award of the night, Video of the Year, went to Katy Perry for her inspirational anthem, Firework. Her husband, Russell Brand, was also on hand to pay tribute to his late friend Amy Winehouse.

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Check out our full list winners below and tell us who you think deserved their awards and who you think got robbed.

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2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Video of the Year: Katy Perry - Firework
Female Video of the Year: Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Male Video of the Year: Justin Bieber - U Smile
Best Hip Hop Video: Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
Best New Artist: Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears - Till The World Ends
Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters - Walk
Best Collaboration: Katy Perry ft. Kanye West - E.T.
Best Video with a Message: Lady Gaga - Born This Way

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