Did the VMA Winners List Leak? And Does Anybody Care?

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Leaky ship. Photo: MTV

A scanned-in memo on MTV letterhead has leaked, purporting to show the winners of tonight's Video Music Awards. It's probably fake, because even an organization as famously disorganized and inefficient as MTV would most likely label its top-secret memos with something more, um, English-as-a-first-language than:

Attention is not allowed to copy this list, and this list should not leave the headquarters of MTV until the day on which the VMA 2009.

Yeah, that's totally not how they label things like that. However, with a heavy sigh, we've transcribed the supposed winners in each category after the jump, as a service. If you have money on tonight's outcome, well, that's sad! But you might at least want to be aware of this.

Final List of Winners of the Video Music Awards 2009

Public Vote:

Best New Artist: Lady Gaga — "Poker Face"
Best Female Video: Béyoncé — "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Best Male Video: Eminem — "We Made You"
Best Pop Video: Lady Gaga — "Poker Face"
Best Rock Video: Paramore — "Decode"
Best Hip-hop Video: Eminem — "We Made You"
Breakthrough Video: Matt and Kim — "Lesson Learned"
Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman): Radiohead — "Karma Police"
Video of the Year: Lady Gaga — "Poker Face"

Professional Vote:

Best Choreography: Best Female Video: Béyoncé — "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Best Direction: Lady Gaga — "Paparazzi"
Best Editing: Britney Spears — "Circus"
Best Special Effects: Eminem — "We Made You"
Best Cinematography: Lady Gaga — "Paparazzi"
Best Art Direction: Lady Gaga — "Paparazzi"

The source of the leak also provided the supposed set list (yawn), which at least ends credibly with all the performers singing Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us." [Via ONTD]