1998 MTV Video Music Awards

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1998 MTV Video Music Awards
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Date Thursday, September 10, 1998
Location Universal Amphitheatre
Country USA
Host Ben Stiller
Official website mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/1998
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV
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The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 10, 1998, honoring the best music videos from June 17, 1997, to June 12, 1998. The show was hosted by Ben Stiller at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

Madonna was the most successful that night, winning six awards: five for "Ray of Light", including Video of the Year and Best Female Video, and one for "Frozen". Will Smith and The Prodigy won two awards that night, while all other winners received only one award.

Promotion[edit]

In the weeks before the awards ceremony, MTV "hacked" its own website intentionally and graffitied the words "JF Was Here" across the page,[1] at the same time that the British hacker JF was under investigation by Scotland Yard for the milw0rm hacktivist attacks.[2] Hundreds of pages hosted on MTV.com sported the new JF logo, including one page that read, "JF was here, greets to milw0rm".[3] MTV later confirmed that the alleged JF "hack" was a publicity stunt to promote the appearance of a commentator named Johnny Fame at their upcoming awards show.[2] Many were puzzled by the apparent hack committed by JF since the hacker was "known for relatively high ethical standards."[2]

Nominations[edit]

Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

Madonna – "Ray of Light"

Best Male Video[edit]

Will Smith – "Just the Two of Us"

Best Female Video[edit]

Madonna – "Ray of Light"

Best Group Video[edit]

Backstreet Boys – "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

Best New Artist in a Video[edit]

Natalie Imbruglia – "Torn"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Aerosmith – "Pink"

Best R&B Video[edit]

Wyclef Jean – "Gone Till November"

Best Rap Video[edit]

Will Smith – "Gettin' Jiggy wit It"

Best Dance Video[edit]

The Prodigy – "Smack My Bitch Up"

Best Alternative Video[edit]

Green Day – "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"

Best Video from a Film[edit]

Aerosmith – "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (from Armageddon)

Breakthrough Video[edit]

The Prodigy – "Smack My Bitch Up"

Best Direction in a Video[edit]

Madonna – "Ray of Light" (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)

Best Choreography in a Video[edit]

Madonna – "Ray of Light" (Choreographers: Madonna and Jonas Åkerlund)

Best Special Effects in a Video[edit]

Madonna – "Frozen" (Special Effects: Steve Murgatroyd, Dan Williams, Steve Hiam, and Anthony Walsham)

Best Art Direction in a Video[edit]

Björk – "Bachelorette" (Art Director: Samantha Gore)

Best Editing in a Video[edit]

Madonna – "Ray of Light" (Editor: Jonas Åkerlund)

Best Cinematography in a Video[edit]

Fiona Apple – "Criminal" (Director of Photography: Harris Savides)

Viewer's Choice[edit]

Puff Daddy and the Family (featuring The LOX, Lil' Kim, The Notorious B.I.G. and Fuzzbubble – "It's All About the Benjamins (rock remix)"

International Viewer's Choice Awards[edit]

MTV Asia[edit]

Flag of Indonesia.svg Chrisye – "Kala Cinta Menggoda"

MTV Australia[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Kylie Minogue – "Did It Again"[4]

MTV Brasil[edit]

Flag of Brazil.svg Racionais MC's – "Diário de um Detento"

MTV India[edit]

Flag of India.svg Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan – "Dil To Pagal Hai"

MTV Japan[edit]

Flag of Japan.svg hide with Spread Beaver – "Pink Spider"

MTV Latin America (North)[edit]

Flag of Mexico.svg Molotov – "Gimme Tha Power"

MTV Latin America (South)[edit]

Flag of Mexico.svg Molotov – "Gimme Tha Power"

MTV Mandarin[edit]

Flag of Hong Kong.svg Coco Lee – "Di Da Di"

Video Vanguard Award[edit]

Beastie Boys

Performances[edit]

Pre-show[edit]

Main show[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Pre-show[edit]

Main show[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTV "hack" backfires". CNet. September 9, 1998. Archived from the original on 2003-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "MTV Cries 'Hacked!'". Wired. September 9, 1998. Archived from the original on July 21, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ "AntiOnline's Editorial Coverage Of The MTV Site "Hack" ?". AntiOnline. September 1998. Archived from the original on December 5, 1998. 
  4. ^ MTV - Logo Competition
  5. ^ UOL - O melhor conteúdo Archived March 31, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1425376/19980911/barenaked_ladies.jhtml?paid=2432 Archived February 18, 2009 at the Wayback Machine

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