In a strange and bold move by MTV programming, the semi music channel went back to it's roots to celebrate the music videos Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. MTV by the way originally stood for Music TeleVision. Many of the industries top acts were on hand to welcome music back to the channel including Blink 182, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine.
Some of the highlights included Rage's Tim C. interrupting Limp Bizkit's acceptance speech for their "Best Rock Video" award. Tim.com climbed on top of a huge set piece and began to rock back and forth before he and a security guard were escorted out of the building by police in handcuffs.
Eminem won 3 of the awards that he was nominated for and was on some kind of double secret probation parole which allowed him to peform twice in the same show. The rapper will no doubt be heading back into a court room this week for committing (insert your favorite crime here).
Here are a list of people who took home some moonmen. We at Cornerstone refuse to call winners, and feel that everyone is a winner.
Best Group Video: Blink-182 - All The Small Things
Best Dance Video: Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight
Best New Artist In A Video: Macy Gray - I Try
Best Male Video: Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
Best Pop Video: *N Sync - Bye, Bye, Bye
Best Rap Video: Dr. Dre/Eminem - Forgot About Dre
Best Rock Video: Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
Best R&B Video: Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Best Direction In A Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Best Art Direction In A Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Video Of The Year: Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
Breakthrough Video: Bj?rk - All Is Full Of Love
Best Special Effects In A Video: Bj?rk - All Is Full Of Love'
Video Vanguard Award (Career achievement): Red Hot Chili Peppers
Source: MTV Online