"There’s nothing scripted tonight — it’s about anything happening,” YouTube Music Awards co-host Jason Schwartzman said at the start of the show. Unfortunately, not much interesting followed. The presentation often felt disjointed and suffered from frozen video streams and malfunctioning mics. The presenters tried to have fun with the foibles, but at its peak, just 220,000 were live streaming the awards. By contrast, 10.1 million tuned in for August's MTV Music Awards. But awards were given out last night, and here is the Complete List of YouTune Music Awards 2013 Winners:
Breakthrough of the Year
WINNER: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Response of the Year
WINNER: Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix, "Radioactive"
Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) "Mirrors"
Jayesslee, "Gangnam Style"
Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX), "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Innovation of the Year
WINNER: DeStorm, "See Me Standing"
Anamanaguchi, "Endless Fantasy"
Atoms For Peace, "Ingenue"
Bat For Lashes, "Lilies"
Toro Y Moi, "Say That"
WINNER: "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Video of the Year
WINNER: Girls' Generation "I Got A Boy"
Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"
Epic Rap Battles Of History, "Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney"
Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj), "Beauty and a Beat"br> Lady Gaga, "Applause"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) "Same Love"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
One Direction, "Best Song Ever"
Selena Gomez, "Come & Get It"
Artist of the Year
Epic Rap Battles Of History
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis