LOS ANGELES - Katy Perry took home the MTV Video Music Awards' biggest trophy, video of the year, for her inspirational video "Firework," but Sunday's ceremony will be remembered for Beyonce's baby news.
Beyonce rubbed her swollen belly after performing, confirming to millions of viewers that she and husband Jay-Z were expecting their first child. She actually announced the news on the black carpet before the show began, instantly upstaging all that was to come during the festivities.
Among the show's highlights was a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, a stirring performance by Adele, and a high-flying act by Chris Brown.
Other winners included Britney Spears, the Foo Fighters and Nicki Minaj.
Perry was the top nominee of the night with 10 and came away with three. Adele also won three.
Here are the winners of Sunday night's 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles:
Pop Music Video: Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends."
Rock video: Foo Fighters, "Walk."
Hip-hop video: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass."
Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Male video: Justin Bieber, "U Smile."
Female video: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way."
Video with a message: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way."
Choreography: Beyonce, "Run the World (Girls)."
Editing: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Special effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "E.T."
Cinematography: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Art direction: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep."
Direction: Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise."
Best new artist: Tyler, The Creator, "Yonkers."
Video of the year: Katy Perry, "Firework."