The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were full of surprises — from Beyonce’s big announcement to Lady Gaga appearing in drag, and Nicki Minaj’s outrageous outfit. Then again, that’s exactly how we like our awards shows.

Though she didn’t walk away with a Moonman, this year’s biggest winner was clearly Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy moments before the show began.

Here, we recap the 10 most memorable moments from the evening.

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