MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction

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The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Art Direction in a Video. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the biggest winners in this category, winning all three of their nominations in 1992, 2000, and 2006. The most nominated artist, however, is Madonna, who has six nominations in this category, followed by Aerosmith with four.

Meanwhile, as for the professionals, production designer K. K. Barrett is the only person to have won this award more than once, taking home two back-to-back Moonmen in 1996 and 1997. The most nominated art directors, though, are Tom Foden and Laura Fox, each with four nominations. Closely following them are three-time nominees K. K. Barrett, Bryan Jones and Nigel Phelps.

Year Winner Other nominees
1984 Herbie Hancock — "Rockit"
(Art Directors: Jim Whiting and Godley & Creme)
1985 Don Henley — "The Boys of Summer"
(Art Director: Bryan Jones)
1986 ZZ Top — "Rough Boy"
(Art Director: Ron Cobb)
1987 Peter Gabriel — "Sledgehammer"
(Art Directors: Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay)
1988 Squeeze — "Hourglass"
(Art Directors: Clive Crotty and Mick Edwards)
1989 Madonna — "Express Yourself"
(Art Directors: Holgar Gross and Vance Lorenzini)
1990 The B-52s — "Love Shack"
(Art Director: Martin Lasowitz)
1991 R.E.M. — "Losing My Religion"
(Art Director: José Montaño)
1992 Red Hot Chili Peppers — "Give It Away"
(Art Directors: Nick Goodman and Robertino Mazati)
1993 Madonna — "Rain"
(Art Director: Jan Peter Flack)
1994 Nirvana — "Heart-Shaped Box"
(Art Director: Bernadette Disanto)
1995 Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson — "Scream"
(Art Director: Tom Foden)
1996 The Smashing Pumpkins — "Tonight, Tonight"
(Art Directors: K. K. Barrett and Wayne White)
1997 Beck — "The New Pollution"
(Art Director: K. K. Barrett)
1998 Björk — "Bachelorette"
(Art Director: Samantha Gore)
1999 Lauryn Hill — "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
(Art Direction: Gideon Ponte)
2000 Red Hot Chili Peppers — "Californication"
(Art Director: Colin Strause)
2001 Fatboy Slim — "Weapon of Choice"
(Art Director: Val Wilt)
2002 Coldplay — "Trouble"
(Art Director: Tim Hope)
2003 Radiohead — "There There"
(Art Director: Chris Hopewell)
2004 OutKast — "Hey Ya!"
(Art Director: Eric Beauchamp)
2005 Gwen Stefani — "What You Waiting For?"
(Art Director: Zach Matthews)
2006 Red Hot Chili Peppers — "Dani California"
(Art Director: Justin Dragonis)
2007 no award
2008 Gnarls Barkley — "Run"
(Art Directors: Happy Massee and Kells Jesse)
2009 Lady Gaga — "Paparazzi"
(Art Director: Jason Hamilton)
2010 Florence and the Machine — "Dog Days Are Over"
(Art Directors: Louise Corcoran and Aldene Johnson)
2011 Adele — "Rolling in the Deep"
(Art Director: Nathan Parker)
2012 Katy Perry — "Wide Awake"
(Art Director: Benji Bamps)
2013 Janelle Monáe (featuring Erykah Badu) — "Q.U.E.E.N."
(Art Director: Veronica Logsdon)
2014 Arcade Fire — "Reflektor"
(Art Director: Anastasia Masaro)