After a somewhat tame show that included a gate crasher, host Jack Black dressed as a “moonman,” performances from some of the music industry’s leading artists, and lots of musicians dressed in headline grabbing outfits, the winners of the annual MTV Video Awards have been announced.
Although the ingredients were in place to present a rocking awards show, the VMA’s quickly became just another program where artist got up and thanked whoever for the little statue. Comedian Jack Black, who took the stage in at the opening in a “moonman” outfit, quickly lost his shine as the night went on, and even some of the more risqué artist, such as Lil’ Kim, failed to bring their normal “eye-popping” antics to the stage.
The show did provide a few unexpected moments – such as when someone crashed Panic! At the Disco’s acceptance speech, grabbed the mic, and said hellos to rapper Remy Ma. Even the rockers themselves seemed rather tame for the evening with only a few performers using some choice profanity during their acceptance speeches.
In any event, the show went off without a hitch and here are the winners:
Video of the Year: Panic! At the Disco, “I Write Sins not Tragedies”
Best Male Video: James Blunt, “You’re Beautiful”
Best Female Video: Kelly Clarkson, “Because of You”
Best Group Video: The All American Rejects, “Move Along”
Best Rock Video: A.F.I., “Miss Murder”
Best R&B Video: Beyonce featuring Slim Thug and Bun B, “Check On It (Pink Panther)”
Best Dance Video: Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dog, “Buttons”
Best Rap Video: Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone, “Ridin”
Best Hip-Hop Video: The Black Eyed Peas, “My Humps”
Best Pop Video: Pink, “Stupid Girls”
Best New Artist: Avenged Sevenfold, “Bat Country”
Viewer’s Choice Award: Fallout Boy, “Dance, Dance”
Best Video Game Soundtrack: “Marc Ecko’s Getting Up”
Best Video Game Score: “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion”
Ringtone of the Year: Fort Minor, “Where’d You Go”
Best Editing: Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy”
Best Cinematography: James Blunt, “You’re Beautiful”
Best Direction: Gnarls Barkley, “Crazy”
Best Choreography: Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean, “Hips Don’t Lie”
Best Art Direction: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Dani California”
Best Special Effects: Missy Elliot, “We Run This”
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