Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis big winners at the MTV Video Music Awards

Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, claiming Video of the Year for “Mirrors.” It was the first time winning top honors for Timberlake, who also took to the stage to perform a reunion with his former band ‘N Sync before being presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by Jimmy Fallon. “Mirrors” also won Best Editing, while Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” won Best Direction for David Fincher.

But Timberlake lost his Best Male Video bid in a surprise to Bruno Mars‘s “Locked Out of Heaven.” Mars also won a second prize, for Choreographing his video “Treasure.”

Along with Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis led the VMAs with six nominations. They won three: Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Cinematography for “Can’t Hold Us,” and Best Social Message Video for “Same Love,” which they performed during the telecast.

Taylor Swift won Best Female Video for “I Knew You Were Trouble.” She previously won the category in 2009, when her acceptance speech for “You Belong with Me” was infamously crashed by Kanye West, but this year she delivered her acceptance speech without interruption.

Selena Gomez surprised by winning Best Pop Video for “Come & Get It,” her first win at the VMAs; she was nominated for Female Video in 2012, losing to Nicki Minaj.

British boy band One Direction, who won Best New Artist at last year’s VMAs for “What Makes You Beautiful,” won Best Song of the Summer for their latest hit, “Best Song Ever.”

The Best New Artist award was renamed Artist to Watch and, like Song of the Summer, online voting was underway until the category was announced during the telecast, resulting in a win for 17-year-old singer Austin Mahone for “What About Love.”

During the pre-show before the main VMA telecast, Best Collaboration was awarded to “Just Give Me a Reason,” by Pink and Fun.‘s Nate Ruess.

Best Rock Video was also presented before the telecast, going to 30 Seconds to Mars for the second time, for their eight-minute video for “Up in the Air.” The Jared Leto-fronted band previously won Rock Video in 2010 for “Kings and Queens.”

Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrel, earned four nominations, including Video of the Year, but lost all of its bids.

For the complete list of winners, click here.

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