Yes, the MTV VMAs happened again this year, despite having no host. The show was relatively tame (at least compared to years past)—as the Times notes, perhaps the most shocking aspect was how quickly the network's censors hit the bleep button during potty-mouthed scenes with Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and... Cloris Leachman.

Still, there were a few surprises—Gaga did the entire show (and got dissed by Britney Spears) as her Noo Yawk Guy alter-ego Jo Calderone; Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and Jack Black appeared as the "Beastie Boys of the Future;" and Beyonce announced her pregnancy with husband Jay-Z.

Big winners included the controversial frontman of Odd Future, Tyler, the Creator (Best New Artist), Katy Perry (Video of the Year) and Britney Spears (The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award). Here's a look at some of the more noteworthy moments (and outfits—Nicki Minaj, what the hell is...that?). For a full list of winners, see here.