Katy Perry won the top prize at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, in an event that was dominated by women. Perry took home three Moonmen, including one for video of the year for "Firework," reports the Hollywood Reporter. "There's nothing like your first time, your first Moonman, right?" said Perry as she accepted her award. "Now this is a time you want to interrupt me right, Kanye?" she asked Mr. West, who has been known to do that sort of thing. Perry also won for best collaboration (with Kanye West) and best special effects for "ET."
Adele grabbed four awards, which were handed out before showtime: best art direction, direction, cinematography, and editing, all for her video for "Rolling in Deep." All told, women won 12 of the 15 awards at the VMAs, including Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" for best hip-hop video, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" for best female video and best video with a message (though she accepted her award dressed as male alter ego Jo Calderone), Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" for best choreography, and Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" for best pop video. Among the men, Tyler the Creator won best new artist for "Yonkers." (Girls also created the biggest buzz: Click to read the night's big gossip.)