1997 MTV Video Music Awards

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1997 MTV Video Music Awards
MTV VMA 1997 logo.png
Date Thursday, September 4, 1997
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Host Chris Rock
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV
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The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 4, 1997, honoring the best music videos from June 17, 1996, to June 16, 1997. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. While Beck took home the most moonmen of the night, British acid jazz band Jamiroquai took home the coveted Video of the Year award along with three others.


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

Jamiroquai — "Virtual Insanity"

Best Male Video[edit]

Beck — "Devils Haircut"

Best Female Video[edit]

Jewel — "You Were Meant for Me"

Best Group Video[edit]

No Doubt — "Don't Speak"

Best New Artist in a Video[edit]

Fiona Apple — "Sleep to Dream"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Aerosmith — "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"

Best R&B Video[edit]

Puff Daddy (featuring Faith Evans and 112) — "I'll Be Missing You"

Best Rap Video[edit]

The Notorious B.I.G. — "Hypnotize"

Best Dance Video[edit]

Spice Girls — "Wannabe"

Best Alternative Video[edit]

Sublime — "What I Got"

Best Video from a Film[edit]

Will Smith — "Men in Black" (from Men in Black)

Breakthrough Video[edit]

Jamiroquai — "Virtual Insanity"

Best Direction in a Video[edit]

Beck — "The New Pollution" (Director: Beck Hansen)

Best Choreography in a Video[edit]

Beck — "The New Pollution" (Choreographer: Peggy Hickey)

Best Special Effects in a Video[edit]

Jamiroquai — "Virtual Insanity" (Special Effects: Jonathan Glazer and Sean Broughton)

Best Art Direction in a Video[edit]

Beck — "The New Pollution" (Art Director: K. K. Barrett)

Best Editing in a Video[edit]

Beck — "Devils Haircut" (Editor: Hank Corwin)

Best Cinematography in a Video[edit]

Jamiroquai — "Virtual Insanity" (Director of Photography: Stephen Keith-Roach)

Viewer's Choice[edit]

The Prodigy — "Breathe"

International Viewer's Choice Awards[edit]

MTV Asia[edit]

Flag of the Philippines.svg The Eraserheads — "Ang Huling El Bimbo"

MTV Australia[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Silverchair — "Freak"

MTV Brasil[edit]

Flag of Brazil.svg Skank — "É uma Partida de Futebol"

MTV Europe[edit]

Flag of England.svg The Prodigy — "Breathe"

MTV India[edit]

Flag of India.svg Asha Bhosle — "O Mere Sona Re"

MTV Japan[edit]

Flag of Japan.svg Chara — "Yasashii Kimochi"

MTV Latin America[edit]

Flag of Mexico.svg Café Tacuba — "Chilanga Banda"

MTV Mandarin[edit]

Flag of the Republic of China.svg Mavis Fan — "Bartender Angel"

Video Vanguard Award[edit]

LL Cool J
Mark Romanek


MTV.com cybercast[edit]


Main show[edit]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards 1997". MTV.com. Winners > Best Direction. Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4qEXOFrkhQ
  3. ^ http://www.mtv.com/bands/r/red_carpet/NewsFeature_081701/feature.jhtml
  4. ^ "YouTube - Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench Live@VMAs 1997". Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-07-29.