It may not be music's biggest night, but it's definitely the most unpredictable. The MTV Video Music Awards returned to L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Sunday (Aug. 28) with Katy Perry coming away with Video of the Year for "Firework." Along the way, Adele took three awards and had the night's most emotional performance,
Lady Gaga went drag the entire night and Beyonce stole everyones thunder by revealing she was pregnant.
PHOTOS: VMA's RED CARPET 2011 / MTV VMAs 2011 Main Page.While she didn't utter a single word about a pregnancy during the show,
she reportedly announced it to MTV and later the AP confirmed the news with her rep. By the time the actual awards show began, B's baby was already the story of the night. Watch Highlights: Lady Gaga Beyonce Adele Amy Winehouse Tribute Gaga kicked off the actual festivities with a downright Oscar-worthy performance of "You and I" as her Ralph Macchio-esque alter-ego Jo Calderone. But Calderone wasn't the only surprise guest to the party: Queen guitarist Brian May, who riffs on the song's studio version, crashed the performance mid-way for some super-sized shredding.
Gaga, still in Calderone mode, returned later in the evening to bestow Britney Spears with the Michael Jackson Vanguard award for her contributions to music video and dance. Accepting the moonman, Spears had to fend off the romantic advances of the testosterone-jacked Gagarone. Later still, Calderone accepted the Best Female Video award ("Born This Way") on behalf of Gaga.Lady Gaga Opens the VMAs in Drag The first award of the night went to Britney Spears for Best Pop Video for "Till the World Ends." She teared up when thanking her kids, fans and boyfriend. "Jason, I love you," she said during brief remarks.
She appeared to have a huge piece of hardware on her left hand ring finger. Engaged?Next up, Foo Fighters stood up for that forgotten-by-MTV art form rock music when they won Best Rock Video for "Walk." Frontman Dave Grohl said, "Never lose faith in rock music. You might have to look a little harder, but you will always find it." They bested "it" band, Foster the People and The Black Keys for the award.