Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards

This year MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 7, 2008 live from Paramount Pictures Studios. Despite beginning as an alternative to the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards is now a respected pop culture awards show in its own right.

Comedian Russell Brand hosted the event. Britney Spears won three MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Video of the Year. "I'm in shock," the pop star said after accepting her third award of the night from NBA star Kobe Bryant.

Britney Spears opened 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in LA, it was announced that Britney Spears would open the event on September 4, 2008. "Thank you so much. Thank you for all the love. I'm here tonight to celebrate a very important birthday, the 25th anniversary of the VMAs. This is the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards and it starts right now." said Spears.

Christina Aguilera performed her hit "Genie in a Bottle". Lil Wayne also performed at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards with Kid Rock "All Summer Long", Leona Lewis "DontGetIt (Misunderstood)" and T-Pain "Got Money".


A complete list of winners of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards:
  • Video of the year: Britney Spears - "Piece of Me."
  • Best Female Video: Britney Spears - "Piece of Me."
  • Best Male Video: Chris Brown - "With You."
  • Best Rock Video: Linkin Park - "Shadow of the Day."
  • Best Hip-Hop Video: Lil Wayne - "Lollipop."
  • Best Pop Video: Britney Spears - "Piece of Me."
  • Best Dancing in a Video: The Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up."
  • Best New Artist: Tokio Hotel - "Ready, Set, Go!"
  • Best Direction in a Video: Erykah Badu - "Honey"
  • Best Choreography in a Video: Gnarls Barkley - "Run"
  • Best Special Effects in a Video: Kanye West (featuring T-Pain) - "Good Life"
  • Best Art Direction in a Video: Gnarls Barkley - "Run"
  • Best Editing in a Video: Death Cab for Cutie - "I Will Possess Your Heart"
  • Best Cinematography in a Video: The White Stripes - "Conquest"
  • Best UK Video: The Ting Tings - "Shut Up and Let Me Go"


Nominations:


Video of the Year
  1. Chris Brown - "Forever"
  2. Jonas Brothers - "Burnin' Up"
  3. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up"
  4. Britney Spears - "Piece of Me"
  5. The Ting Tings - "Shut Up and Let Me Go"

Best Male Video
  1. Chris Brown - "With You"
  2. Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - "Low"
  3. Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) - "Lollipop"
  4. T.I. - "No Matter What"
  5. Usher (featuring Young Jeezy) - "Love in This Club"

Best Female Video
  1. Mariah Carey - "Touch My Body"
  2. Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl"
  3. Rihanna - "Take a Bow"
  4. Jordin Sparks (featuring Chris Brown) - "No Air"
  5. Britney Spears - "Piece of Me"

Best New Artist
  1. Miley Cyrus - "7 Things"
  2. Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl"
  3. Jordin Sparks (featuring Chris Brown) - "No Air"
  4. Taylor Swift - "Teardrops on My Guitar"
  5. Tokio Hotel - "Ready, Set, Go!"

Best Pop Video
  1. Danity Kane - "Damaged"
  2. Jonas Brothers - "Burnin' Up"
  3. Panic at the Disco - "Nine in the Afternoon"
  4. Britney Spears - "Piece of Me"
  5. Tokio Hotel - "Ready, Set, Go!

Best Rock Video

  1. Fall Out Boy (featuring John Mayer) - "Beat It"
  2. Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
  3. Linkin Park - "Shadow of the Day"
  4. Paramore - "Crushcrushcrush"
  5. Slipknot - "Psychosocial"

Best Hip-Hop Video
  1. Mary J. Blige - "Just Fine"
  2. Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) - "Superstar"
  3. Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - "Low"
  4. Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) - "Lollipop"
  5. Kanye West (featuring Chris Martin) - "Homecoming"

Best Dancing in a Video
  1. Chris Brown - "Forever"
  2. Danity Kane - "Damaged"
  3. Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) - "4 Minutes"
  4. Ne-Yo - "Closer"
  5. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up"

Best Direction in a Video
  1. Erykah Badu - "Honey" (Director: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto)
  2. Linkin Park - "Shadow of the Day" (Director: Joe Hahn)
  3. Panic at the Disco - "Nine in the Afternoon" (Director: Shane Drake)
  4. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (Director: Joseph Kahn)
  5. Rihanna - "Take a Bow" (Director: Anthony Mandler)

Best Choreography in a Video
  1. Adele - "Chasing Pavements" (Choreographer: Marguerite Derricks)
  2. Chris Brown - "Forever" (Choreographers: Tone & Rich)
  3. Chris Brown (featuring T-Pain) - "Kiss Kiss" (Choreographer: Flii Stylz)
  4. Gnarls Barkley- "Run" (Choreographer: Michael Rooney)
  5. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (Choreographers: Robin Antin and Mikey Minden)

Best Special Effects in a Video
  1. Erykah Badu - "Honey" (Special Effects: X1 FX)
  2. Coldplay - "Violet Hill" (Special Effects: Asa Mader)
  3. Missy Elliott - "Ching-a-Ling/Shake Your Pom Pom" (Special Effects: Les Umberger)
  4. Linkin Park - "Bleed It Out" (Special Effects: David Lebensfeld and Adam Catino)
  5. Kanye West (featuring T-Pain) - "Good Life" (Special Effects: SoMe, Jonas & Fran├žois)

Best Art Direction in a Video
  1. Gnarls Barkley - "Run" (Art Directors: Happy and Kells Jesse)
  2. MGMT - "Electric Feel" (Art Director: Sophie Kosofsky)
  3. Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl" (Art Director: Benji Bamps)
  4. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (Art Director: Marcelle Gravel)
  5. The White Stripes - "Conquest" (Art Director: David Fitzpatrick)

Best Editing in a Video
  1. Erykah Badu - "Honey" (Editor: T. David Binns)
  2. Death Cab for Cutie - "I Will Possess Your Heart" (Editors: Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Jeff Buchanan)
  3. Ne-Yo - "Closer" (Editor: Clark Eddy)
  4. Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl" (Editor: Tom Lindsay)
  5. Weezer - "Pork and Beans" (Editor: Jeff Consiglio and Colin Woods)

Best Cinematography in a Video
  1. Erykah Badu - "Honey" (Director of Photography: Karsten "Crash" Gopinath)
  2. Death Cab for Cutie - "I Will Possess Your Heart" (Directors of Photography: Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Shawn Kim)
  3. Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl" (Director of Photography: Simon Thirlaway)
  4. Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up" (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)
  5. The White Stripes - "Conquest" (Director of Photography: Wyatt Troll)

Best UK Video
  1. Coldplay - "Violet Hill"
  2. Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
  3. Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - "American Boy"
  4. Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love"
  5. The Ting Tings - "Shut Up and Let Me Go"

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