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The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Kevin Hart, took place on Thursday, September 6, 2012, honoring the best music videos from the previous year. The awards were broadcast from the Staples Center arena at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Nominations were announced on July 31, 2012. Rihanna and Drake were the most nominated artists this year with five nominations apiece, followed by Katy Perry and Beyoncé, who received four.
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    • Performances 

    • Pre-show 

    • Main show 

    • Video of the Year 

    • Best Male Video 

    • Best Female Video 

    • Best New Artist 

    • Best Pop Video 

    • Best Rock Video 

    • Best Hip-Hop Video 

    • Best Electronic Dance Music Video 

    • Best Direction 

    • Best Choreography 

    • Best Visual Effects 

    • Best Art Direction 

    • Best Editing 

    • Best Cinematography 

    • Best Video with a Message 

    • Most Share-Worthy Video 

    • Best Latino Artist