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Awards without attitude Videos: What with no-surprise winners and little to shock us, MTV's big night was hardly worth staying up for. Except, of course, for the spoofs by host Ben Stiller.

September 11, 1998|By J.D. Considine | J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC

VMA voter disclosure: As an actual Video Music Awards voter, my votes matched up with two of Madonna's wins, including Video of the Year, as well as Natalie Imbruglia for Best New Artist, Wyclef Jean for R&B Video award, Bjork for Best Art Direction and Fiona Apple for Best Cinematography.

aaa Video Music Awards winners

Here are some of the winners of last night's MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the year: Madonna, "Ray Of Light"

Best male video: Will Smith, "Just The Two Of Us"

Best female video: Madonna, "Ray Of Light"

Best group video: Backstreet Boys, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

Best rap video: Will Smith, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"

Best dance video: Prodigy, "Smack My B Up"

Best rock video: Aerosmith, "Pink"

Best alternative video: "Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)"

Best new artist in a video: Natalie Imbruglia, "Torn"

Best video from a film: Aerosmith, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"

Best R&B video: Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Allstars, "Gone Till November"

Best direction in a video: Jonas Akerlund for Madonna, "Ray Of Light"

Best choreography in a video: Jonas Akerlund and Madonna for Madonna, "Ray Of Light"

Best special effects in a video: Steve Murgatroyd, Dan Williams, Steve Hiam, Anthony Walsham for Madonna, "Frozen"

Best art direction in a video: Samantha Gore for Bjork, "Bachelorette"

Best editing in a video: Jonas Akerlund for Madonna, "Ray Of Light"

Best cinematography in a video: Harris Svides for Fiona Apple, "Criminal"

Breakthrough video: Prodigy, "Smack My B Up"; director, Jonas Akerlund

Viewer's choice award: Puff Daddy, "It's All About The Benjamins (Rock Remix)"

Video Vanguard award: Beastie Boys

Associated Press

Pub Date: 9/11/98

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