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

And defending Pop-Off champion Psy continued to have the best week ever.

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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