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: Taylor Swift's performance
T-Swift tackled her "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" single for the first time live on television, and she delivered. The crossover superstar may have caught some flack for singing a teenager's song in her 20s, but she looked the part, acted the part and has matured into a dramatic and entertaining live performer here. And the styling was immaculate: forget cutout dresses and macabre fetish wear, the conservative boardwalk look of the whole crew was hot.
- Katie Hasty