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Upstarts Take Some of the Top Categories as Favorites Fall...but Not OK Go
Team USA wasn’t the only heavy favorite to suffer an upset in the last few hours. The musical equivalents of D-Wade and LeBron James were the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira, each of whom went one for seven at Thursday night’s MTV Video Music Awards—Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” winning a Moonman for choreography and the Peppers’ “Dani California” getting one for art direction. Sentimental favorite and five-time nominee Madonna fared even worse, getting completely shut out.

In an upset, Video of the Year went to rookie band Panic! at the Disco for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," while another newcomer, James Blunt, took home Best Male Video for "Beautiful." Another big winner, OK Go, wasn’t even nominated but nonetheless won over the crowd at Radio City Music Hall by reproducing their treadmill choreography live onstage.

Here are all the results:

Video of the Year:
Panic! at the Disco, "I Write Sins not Tragedies"

Best Male Video:
James Blunt, "You're Beautiful"

Best Female Video:
Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You"

Best Group Video:
The All American Rejects, "Move Along"

Best Rock Video:
AFI, "Miss Murder"

Best R&B Video:
Beyonce featuring Slim Thug and Bun B, "Check On It (Pink Panther)"

Best Dance Video:
Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dog, "Buttons"

Best Rap Video:
Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone, "Ridin"

Best Hip-Hop Video:
The Black Eyed Peas, "My Humps"

Best Pop Video:
Pink, "Stupid Girls"

Best New Artist:
Avenged Sevenfold, "Bat Country"

Viewer's Choice Award:
Fall Out Boy, "Dance, Dance"

Best Video Game Soundtrack:
"Marc Ecko's Getting Up"

Best Video Game Score:
"Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"

Ringtone of the Year:
Fort Minor, "Where'd You Go"

Best Editing:
Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy"

Best Cinematography:
James Blunt, "You're Beautiful"

Best Direction:
Gnarls Barkley, "Crazy"

Best Choreography:
Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, "Hips Don't Lie"

Best Art Direction:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Dani California"

Best Special Effects:
Missy Elliott, "We Run This"

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