MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction
The following is a list of MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Direction in a Video. In 2007, the award was briefly renamed Best Director, but it returned to its original name for the 2008 awards. The category's biggest winner, on the side of the artists, is Madonna, who won all three of her nominations in this category. Meanwhile, for the directors, Spike Jonze and David Fincher are the biggest winners with three wins, Spike Jonze won once credited as the "Torrance Community Dance Group".
As for nominations, the most nominated artist is Eminem, who has seven nominations (and one win in 2002), while the most nominated is David Fincher, with eight nominations (three wins). Remarkably, Fincher's nominations were achieved mostly in three years (1989-1991), as in each year of 1989 and 1990 he was nominated a record three times. Fincher's latest nomination, though, occurred over twenty years later, as he received a nomination in 2013 for his video for "Suit & Tie, which he won." Francis Lawrence is the second biggest nominee in this category, receiving six nominations (and one win) from 2002 to 2010. Hype Williams is the director with most nominations and no wins (five from 1997 to 2010).