2003 MTV Video Music Awards

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2003 MTV Video Music Awards
2003 MTV VMA Logo.gif
DateThursday, August 28, 2003
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York, New York
CountryUnited States
Hosted byChris Rock
Most awardsBeyoncé, Coldplay & Justin Timberlake (3 each)
Most nominationsMissy Elliott (8)
Television/radio coverage

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 28, 2003, honoring the best music videos from June 1, 2002, to June 9, 2003. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The ceremony is best remembered for Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the show's opening performance.


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year[edit]

Missy Elliott – "Work It"

Best Male Video[edit]

Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"

Best Female Video[edit]

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) – "Crazy in Love"

Best Group Video[edit]

Coldplay – "The Scientist"

Best New Artist in a Video[edit]

50 Cent – "In da Club"

Best Pop Video[edit]

Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"

Best Rock Video[edit]

Linkin Park – "Somewhere I Belong"

Best R&B Video[edit]

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) – "Crazy in Love"

Best Rap Video[edit]

50 Cent – "In da Club"

Best Hip-Hop Video[edit]

Missy Elliott – "Work It"

Best Dance Video[edit]

Justin Timberlake – "Rock Your Body"

Best Video from a Film[edit]

Eminem – "Lose Yourself" (from 8 Mile)

Breakthrough Video[edit]

Coldplay – "The Scientist"

Best Direction in a Video[edit]

Coldplay – "The Scientist" (Director: Jamie Thraves)

Best Choreography in a Video[edit]

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) – "Crazy in Love" (Choreographers: Frank Gatson and LaVelle Smith Jr.)

Best Special Effects in a Video[edit]

Queens of the Stone Age – "Go with the Flow" (Special Effects: Nigel Sarrag)

Best Art Direction in a Video[edit]

Radiohead – "There There" (Art Director: Chris Hopewell)

Best Editing in a Video[edit]

The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army" (Editor: Olivier Gajan)

Best Cinematography in a Video[edit]

Johnny Cash – "Hurt" (Director of Photography: Jean-Yves Escoffier)

MTV2 Award[edit]

AFI – "Girl's Not Grey"

Viewer's Choice[edit]

Good Charlotte – "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"

International Viewer's Choice Awards[edit]

MTV Australia[edit]

Delta Goodrem – "Born to Try"

MTV Brasil[edit]

Charlie Brown Jr. – "Papo Reto (Prazer É Sexo, o Resto É Negócio)"

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Duran Duran


Artist(s) Song(s)
Sean Paul "Like Glue"
"Get Busy"
"Gimme the Light"
Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?"
Main show
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Missy Elliott
"Like a Virgin" (Spears and Aguilera)
"Hollywood" (Madonna, Spears and Aguilera)
"Work It"
Good Charlotte "The Anthem"
Christina Aguilera
Dave Navarro
"Dirrty" (Aguilera and Redman)
"Fighter" (Aguilera and Navarro)
50 Cent
Snoop Dogg
Mary J. Blige
Method Man
50 Cent
"All I Need" (Blige)
"Love @ 1st Sight" (Mary J. Blige and Method Man)
"Ooh!" (Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent)
"Family Affair" (Mary J. Blige)
Coldplay "The Scientist"
"Baby Boy" (Beyoncé)
"Crazy in Love" (both)
Metallica "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Seven Nation Army"
"Beat It"



Main show[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ JO CASAMENTO. "out there." Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia) 31 Aug. 2003, 1 - State, Features: 134. NewsBank Access World News. Georgetown University Library. 9 Jul. 2009. <http://0-infoweb.newsbank.com.library.lausys.georgetown.edu>.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-09-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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