Plus: How did Russell Brand fare? How did the 'Twilight' gang do? How was Janet's tribute to her brother?
Best and Worst: Introduction
Even a week before broadcast, MTV announced some major events surrounding the Sept. 13 show. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys would hit the stage together; new trailers for "Twilight Saga: New Moon"and MJ's "This Is It" would be shown; Janet Jackson would give a music and dance tribute to her late brother Michael; and so forth. Still, some unpredictable moments forced their way off-script -- such as Kanye's outburst during Taylor Swift's set -- making this year's VMA show somewhat more than what audiences bargained for.
We outline the best and worst moments of the show in the following slides. What were some of your favorite elements of the show, scripted and unscripted?
(Photo: Madonna introduces the dance montage for the Michael Jackson tribute.)