08/25/2013 01:22 pm ET Updated Aug 25, 2013

2013 VMAs Bring MTV's Party To Brooklyn (LIVE UPDATES)


The 2013 Video Music Awards (or VMAs, as everyone calls them) bring MTV and a cadre of pop's biggest acts to Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday.

This year marks the 30th anniversary for the VMAs, a milestone MTV celebrated with a redesign of the famed Moonman statuette courtesy of KAWS.

Pre-awards rumors included an *NSYNC reunion, but plenty of exciting pop moments were already set: Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Drake, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars were among those confirmed to perform. Buzzy starlets like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were teased as announcers in the walk-up to the big night.

The party, hosted by One Direction, is MTV's celebration of music videos and had been heavily promoted by the network in the lead up to Sunday. The Beastie Boys' 1987 hit "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" served as something of a theme song for the event. The Barclays Center is perhaps equally famous as the home of Brooklyn Nets and the setting for Jay Z's inaugural run of concerts at the venue, which has since hosted the likes of Paul McCartney and Beyonce.

Below, check out photos from the big night and keep up with live updates. Additional information on winners and performances can be found all over HuffPost Entertainment.

08/25/2013 11:26 PM EDT

That's It For The VMAs

The 2013 MTV VMAs were something else. Thanks for joining!

08/25/2013 11:26 PM EDT

No, Boo!

08/25/2013 11:20 PM EDT

Here's Her Roar

Katy Perry performed "Roar" for the first time, and it was glorious.

08/25/2013 11:18 PM EDT

The Video Of The Year Winner Is ...

Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors."

08/25/2013 11:15 PM EDT

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Announces The MTV VMA For Video Of The Year

With a silly voice.

08/25/2013 11:12 PM EDT

In Case You Blinked During The VMAs

08/25/2013 11:08 PM EDT

So True

08/25/2013 11:07 PM EDT


08/25/2013 11:07 PM EDT

Because This Bruno Mars Performance Is Boring

Let's remember this:

08/25/2013 11:00 PM EDT

Lena Dunham Checks In

Video Music Awards 2013