MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video

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The MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video initially awarded to Best Director, but in 1997 the category was renamed to Best Video. The winner of this category is chosen by MTV. Whale became the first winners, the first band to win and also the first European act to win the award. Moby became the first non-European winner and the first American winner. In 2001, The Avalanches became the first Australian winners. In 2012, Psy became the first Asian artist and the first non-American act to win this after of four consecutive years of American winners.

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
1994 Flag of Sweden.svg Whale — "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe"
(directed by Mark Pellington)
1995 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Massive Attack — "Protection"
(directed by Michel Gondry)
1997 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Prodigy — "Breathe"
(directed by Walter Stern)
1998 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Massive Attack — "Tear Drop"
(directed by Walter Stern)
1999 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Blur — "Coffee & TV"
(directed by Hammer and Tongs)

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2000 Flag of the United States.svg Moby — "Natural Blues"
(directed by David LaChapelle)
2001 Flag of Australia.svg The Avalanches — "Since I Left You"
(directed by Blue Source)
2002 Flag of Norway.svg Röyksopp — "Remind Me"
(directed by H5)
2003 Flag of Iceland.svg Sigur Rós — "Untitled 1"
(directed by Floria Sigismondi)
2004 Flag of the United States.svg Outkast — "Hey Ya!"
(directed by Bryan Barber) [vma-w]
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Chemical Brothers — "Believe"
(directed by Dom and Nic)
2006 Flag of France.svg / Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Justice vs. Simian — "We Are Your Friends"
(directed by Rozan and Schmeltz)
2007 Flag of France.svg Justice — "D.A.N.C.E"
(directed by Jonas and François) [vma-n]
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Thirty Seconds to Mars — "A Beautiful Lie"
(directed by Angakok Panipaq)
2009 Flag of the United States.svg Beyoncé — "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
(directed by Jake Nava) [vma-w]

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Nominees
2010 Flag of the United States.svg Katy Perry (featuring Snoop Dogg) — "California Gurls"
(directed by Mathew Cullen)
2011 Flag of the United States.svg Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"
(directed by Nick Knight) [vma-n]
2012 Flag of South Korea.svg Psy — "Gangnam Style"
(directed by Yang Hyun Suk)
2013 Flag of the United States.svg Miley Cyrus — "Wrecking Ball"
(directed by Terry Richardson) [vma-w]
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Katy Perry (featuring Juicy J) — "Dark Horse"
(directed by Mathew Cullen)
^[vma-w] Music video also won Video of the Year at MTV Video Music Award
^[vma-n] Music video also nominated for Video of the Year at MTV Video Music Award

Statistic[edit]

Number of European Nominations Total Number
38 89

See also[edit]