2001 MTV Video Music Awards
|2001 MTV Video Music Awards|
|Date||Thursday, September 6, 2001|
|Location||Metropolitan Opera House, New York City|
|Hosted by||Jamie Foxx|
|Most awards||Fatboy Slim (6)|
|Most nominations||Fatboy Slim (9)|
|Produced by||Alex Coletti |
|Directed by||Beth McCarthy-Miller|
The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 6, 2001, honoring the best music videos from June 10, 2000, to June 8, 2001. The show was hosted by Jamie Foxx at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
Highlights of the show included a surprise appearance by Michael Jackson at the end of NSYNC's performance and a iconic performance from Britney Spears, in which she danced to "I'm a Slave 4 U" while utilizing a host of live animals, including a Albino python draped over her shoulders. Macy Gray wore a dress with a promotional message, instructing viewers to buy her new album. Andy Dick portrayed a fictional cousin of Christina Aguilera, Daphne Aguilera, who, in a skit, "attacked" Aguilera in the audience. The show also featured memorials for Aaliyah and Joey Ramone. Many of the night's winners dedicated awards to the two fallen musicians over the course of the telecast.
Fatboy Slim took home six Moonmen, the most of the evening, for his "Weapon of Choice" video, which featured the dancing talents of actor Christopher Walken. NSYNC's "Pop" took home four awards. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, Pink and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott took home two awards, including the Video of the Year award, for their collaborative rendition of "Lady Marmalade".
MTV announced on July 23 that the 2001 Video Music Awards would be held on September 6 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Nominees were announced on the same day. The ceremony marked the introduction of the fan-voted MTV2 Award, which was meant to honor videos that debuted on MTV2. Jamie Foxx was announced as host on August 7. The ceremony broadcast was preceded by the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act. Hosted by Kurt Loder and SuChin Pak with reports from Chris Connelly, John Norris, Iann Robinson, Sway, and Gideon Yago, the broadcast featured red carpet interviews, pre-taped features on DMX, Pink's and Ja Rule's outfit selection, and a challenge to remix music from Carmen, and performances from Alien Ant Farm and City High featuring Eve. Viewers were able to vote on which outfit Pink and Ja Rule should wear prior to the pre-show.
|Alien Ant Farm||"Smooth Criminal"|
|City High (featuring Eve)||"What Would You Do?" |
|Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule)||"Love Don't Cost a Thing" (Lopez only) |
"I'm Real (Murder Remix)"
|Linkin Park and The X-Ecutioners||"One Step Closer"|
|Alicia Keys||"Für Elise" |
|NSYNC (featuring Michael Jackson)||"Pop"|
|Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott||"Get Ur Freak On (remix)" (featuring Nelly Furtado) |
"One Minute Man" (featuring Ludacris and Trina)
"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
|Britney Spears||"I'm a Slave 4 U"|
- Chris Connelly and Gideon Yago – announced the winners of the professional categories and Breakthrough Video
- Bond – performed during the opening act
- Backstreet Boys – presented Best Hip-Hop Video
- Will Ferrell – parodied the Tim Commerford incident from the 2000 VMAs
- Destiny's Child – presented Best Direction in a Video
- Janet Jackson – introduced a tribute to Aaliyah
- Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine and Rashad Haughton – paid tribute to Aaliyah
- Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore and Dream – presented Best Dance Video
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. – introduced Linkin Park
- Julia Stiles and Chris Kattan – performed an "interpretive dance" to the Viewer's Choice Award nominees
- Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink – presented Best Male Video
- Will Smith – presented Best Female Video
- Nelly, Macy Gray and Mary J. Blige – presented Best New Artist in a Video
- Christopher Walken – introduced 'N Sync
- Moby, Eve and Gwen Stefani – presented the MTV2 Award
- Andy Dick (as "Daphne Aguilera") – performed a snippet of "Naughty Baby Did a No-No" (Viewer's Choice Award vignette)
- Tenacious D – presented Best Group Video
- Usher and Estella Warren – presented Best R&B Video
- Mark Wahlberg – introduced rapper DMX and introduced Staind with him
- P. Diddy and Ben Stiller – presented Best Rap Video
- Triumph the Insult Comic Dog – appeared in a vignette about the Viewer's Choice Award
- Nikka Costa and Sheryl Crow – presented Best Pop Video
- Shakira and Busta Rhymes – introduced Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Ludacris, Nelly Furtado and Trina
- Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel – presented Best Video from a Film
- Carson Daly – presented the Video Vanguard Award
- Ramones (Johnny, Marky and C.J.) – received a tribute from U2 during their Video Vanguard acceptance speech
- Johnny Knoxville and Snoop Dogg – presented Best Rock Video
- Ananda Lewis – presented Viewer's Choice with the winners of MTV's "Last Fans Standing" contest
- OutKast – introduced Britney Spears
- Kid Rock and Mick Jagger – presented Video of the Year
Winners and nominees
Nominees were selected by approximately 500 members of the music industry and MTV viewers. Winners in general categories, except for the Viewer's Choice awards and MTV2 Award, were selected by members of the music industry and MTV viewers. Winners in professional categories were selected by members of the music industry. Winners of the Viewer's Choice awards and the MTV2 Award were selected by viewers. Voting for the MTV2 Award and Viewer's Choice award was conducted on MTV's website and, in the case of the latter award, through phone voting that continued through the ceremony broadcast. MTV announced after the broadcast that over five million votes were cast for the Viewer's Choice award and nearly one million votes were cast for the MTV2 Award.
Winners are in bold text.
- Mancini, Rob (July 23, 2001). "Video Music Awards nominations: Fatboy Slim, Missy Elliott, 'NSYNC, 'Lady Marmalade' lead the pack". MTV News.
- "Fatboy Slim's 9 nods leads MTV nominations". New York Daily News. July 24, 2001 – via Newspapers.com.
- Reid, Shaheem (July 26, 2001). "Alicia Keys, Gorillaz, Mudvayne Up For MTV2 Award". MTV News. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Oei, Lily (August 7, 2001). "Foxx set to host MTV's 18th Video Music Awards". Variety. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Wilkes, Neil (August 21, 2001). "MTV VMAs: 'Opening Act' performers announced". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- Fiasco, Lance (July 23, 2001). "Fatboy Slim Tops List Of 2001 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees With Nine Nominations". idobi. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- "MTV's 18th annual VMA's earn boffo ratings". Hits Daily Double. September 7, 2001. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
- "UOL - O melhor conteúdo". Vmb.mtv.uol.com.br. 1970-01-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2016-04-09.