Best and Worst: 2012 MTV VMAs with Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, One Direction
How did Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, the 'Breaking Dawn' cast fare?
Best: Kevin Hart as host
There's going to be a lot of mixed reaction on this one -- and fairly so -- but Kevin's quick one-liners and short rants were perfect for a tidy two hour show. There was some hacky slapstick, like having little people as his "security force" and pre-taped bits about checking out Ke$ha's boobs. but Hart had all the material for celebrity roasting and he delivered, from Kristen Stewart and letting it go, to Drake and Chris Brown's tiff, to making a dig at former host Russell Brand. He threw himself into it without pause, trying it on and wearing it out.
- Katie Hasty