That's it? The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone, but we've gathered the most essential information from the night that was in digestible GIFs to provide you with the exact talking points needed to impress your friends tomorrow morning. Who got snubbed, who looked awesome and which memes survived to live another day? Read on to find out.
DEMI LOVATO ROCKED THE PRE-SHOW STAGE
Moments after winning a Moonman for Best Video with a Message.
RIHANNA SAT ON A GOLDEN THRONE
Ritzy enough to make Rick Ross jealous. RiRi opened the show with "Cockiness," showing us how she gets down, natch.
SHE WELCOMED GUEST A$AP ROCKY TO THE STAGE WITH SOME 'TUDE
Think twice before trying to upstage that.
WHICH HE RECIPROCATED AS ONLY HE CAN
Seize the day!
PINK TOLD US WHERE TO PUT THOSE LIPS
Blow who, now?
WHILE FRANK OCEAN SLOWED THINGS DOWN
We've been thinkin bout him, too.
BUT NEVER QUITE EXPLAINED THOSE FLAMES AND STRAY BRANCHES
Looks like a fire hazard to us.
ONE DIRECTION TOOK ADVANTAGE OF "THEIR MOMENT"
Taking home two awards for Best Pop Video and Best New Artist.
HARRY STYLES TRIED TO CELEBRATE IN STYLE
Katy Perry is basically the unofficial 1D mascot, but she's somewhat spoken for.
WHILE THE ENTIRE GROUP GAVE FANS THE CHANCE TO SCREAM THEIR HEARTS OUT
Not that they need an invitation to do so.
2 CHAINZ SHOWED UP WITH TWO CHAINS
And squared off against Lil Wayne.
HOST KEVIN HART PROVED HE HAS ACCESS TO YOUTUBE
RASHIDA JONES REVEALED SHE KNOWS ABOUT MEMES FROM DRAKE SONGS
There's typically a handwritten quiz associated with this, but that'll do.
KATY PERRY AND RIHANNA JUDGED EVERYONE FROM THE FRONT ROW
In hushed voices, keeping all evil thoughts to themselves.
ALICIA KEYS DEBUTED HER NEW SONG
That girl is on fire.
U.S. OLYMPIANS STRETCHED OUT THEIR 15 MINUTES OF FAME
London 2012: Never Forget.
WITH HELP FROM NICKI MINAJ
"But I got ‘em aggy cause I win the gold like Gabby."
RIHANNA WON VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Finding time to brush those shoulders off AND thank her glam squad.
KEVIN HART TRIED TO FIND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
But RiRi's been down that road before.
TAYLOR SWIFT GAVE HERSELF A MOMENT TO TAKE IT ALL IN
We are never, ever getting this song out of our heads.
AND THEN DECIDED TO INVITE THE DEJECTED HOST TO HANG AFTER THE SHOW
Just out of the kindness of her heart, no doubt.
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