MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography

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MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography
Awarded for choreography
Country United States
Presented by MTV
First awarded 1984
Last awarded 2015
Official website VMA website

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography in a Video is a craft award given to the artist, the artist's manager, and choreographer of the music video. The biggest winner is Frank Gatson with six wins. Michael Rooney follows closely behind with five wins.

Frank Gaston is also the most nominated choreographer with eleven nominations. He is followed by Tina Landon with nine nominations (and yet only one win). The performer whose videos have won the most awards is Janet Jackson, garnering a total of four Moonmen for choreography. However, Madonna's videos have received the most nominations with twelve.

Seven performers have won a Moonman in this category for their work choreographing or co-choreographing their own videos: Michael Jackson ("Thriller"), Prince ("Raspberry Beret"), Paula Abdul ("Straight Up"), Janet Jackson ("Rhythm Nation"), Madonna ("Ray of Light"), Shakira ("Hips Don't Lie"), Bruno Mars ("Treasure"), and OK Go ("I Won't Let You Down"). An additional nine other performers/groups have been nominated for their work choreographing their own videos: Toni Basil, Morris Day, Bobby Brown, MC Hammer, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Quad City DJ's, Jason Kay, Janelle Monáe, and Beyoncé.

Actor Christopher Walken won this award in 2001 for helping choreograph the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," in which he appears dancing. Similarly, Spike Jonze (as Richard Koufey) won this award in 1999 for his own dancing in Fatboy Slim's video "Praise You".

Recipients[edit]

Year Winner(s) Work Performer(s) Nominees Ref.
1984 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson and Michael Peters "Thriller" Michael Jackson [1]
1985 Atkins, DavidDavid Atkins "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" Elton John [2]
1986 Prince "Raspberry Beret" Prince and The Revolution [3]
1987 Abdul, PaulaPaula Abdul "Nasty" Janet Jackson [4]
1988 Lather, BarryBarry Lather "The Pleasure Principle" Janet Jackson [5]
1989 Abdul, PaulaPaula Abdul "Straight Up" Paula Abdul [6]
1990 Jackson, JanetJanet Jackson and Anthony Thomas "Rhythm Nation" Janet Jackson [7]
1991 Jamale Graves "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" C+C Music Factory [8]
1992 Frank Gatson, Travis Payne and LaVelle Smith Jnr "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" En Vogue [9]
1993 Frank Gatson, LaVelle Smith Jnr and Travis Payne "Free Your Mind" En Vogue [10]
1994 Frank Gatson and Randy Connor "Whatta Man" Salt-n-Pepa (featuring En Vogue) [11]
1995 Smith Jnr, LaVelleLaVelle Smith Jnr, Tina Landon, Travis Payne and Sean Cheesman "Scream" Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson [12]
1996 Rooney, MichaelMichael Rooney "It's Oh So Quiet" Björk [13]
1997 Peggy Hickey "The New Pollution" Beck [14]
1998 Madonna and Jonas Åkerlund "Ray of Light" Madonna [15]
1999 Richard Koufey and Michael Rooney "Praise You" Fatboy Slim [16]
2000 Henson, DarrinDarrin Henson "Bye Bye Bye" 'N Sync [17]
2001 Rooney, MichaelMichael Rooney, Spike Jonze and Christopher Walken "Weapon of Choice" Fatboy Slim [18]
2002 Rooney, MichaelMichael Rooney "Can't Get You Out of My Head" Kylie Minogue [19]
2003 Frank Gatson and LaVelle Smith Jnr "Crazy in Love" Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) [20]
2004 Robinson, FatimaFatima Robinson "Hey Mama" The Black Eyed Peas [21]
2005 Kishaya Dudley "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani [22]
2006 Shakira "Hips Don't Lie" Shakira (featuring Wyclef Jean) [23]
2007 Marty Kudelka "Let Me Talk to You/My Love" Justin Timberlake (featuring T.I.) [24]
2008 Rooney, MichaelMichael Rooney "Run" Gnarls Barkley [25]
2009 Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé [26]
2010 Gibson, LaurieannLaurieann Gibson "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga [27]
2011 Frank Gatson, Sheryl Murakami and Jeffrey Page "Run the World (Girls)" Beyoncé [28]
2012 Anwar "Flii" Burton "Turn Up the Music" Chris Brown [29]
2013 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Treasure" Bruno Mars [30]
2014 Ryan Heffington "Chandelier" Sia [31]
2015 OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano "I Won't Let You Down" OK Go [32]

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