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2011 MTV Video Music Awards Pay Tribute To Amy Winehouse

Close friend Russell Brand introduces legend to the stage…

The emotional highpoint and poignant moment of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards came as Russell Brand lead a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.
 
 
Brand introduced the legendary Tony Bennett who unveiled footage of Winehouse’s final performance --  his recent recording session with her of their duet Body and Soul for his upcoming Duets II album. 
 
The tribute continued with Bruno Mars’s triumphant performance of Winehouse’s hit Valerie. 
 
With his soaring vocals, horn section harmonies, and smooth and syncopated choreography, Mars and his band’s performance was a joyous celebration of Amy Winehouse’s life and music. 
 
2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:
 
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Katy Perry 
-  Firework
 
BEST NEW ARTIST
Tyler, The Creator
 
BEST MALE VIDEO
Justin Bieber 
- U Smile

 
BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Lady Gaga 
-  Born This Way

 
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Nicki Minaj
 - Super Bass

 
BEST POP VIDEO
Britney Spears
 - Till The World Ends
 
 
BEST ROCK VIDEO
Foo Fighters
 - Walk 
 
BEST COLLABORATION
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
 - E.T.

 
BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Lady Gaga 
-  Born This Way
 
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES:
 
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyonce 
- Run The World (Girls
 
BEST EDITING
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
 
BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - E.T.
 
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele - Rolling In The Deep 
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele - Rolling In The Deep 
 
BEST DIRECTION
Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise
 
Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Monday August 29 @ 9pm and all week on MTV UK.