MTV Video Music Awards 2008 - Nominees and Performers




The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on September 7, 2008 live from Hollywood, at the Paramount Pictures Studios.

All videos eligible for nomination made their appearance on MTV between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.

British comedian Russell Brand hosts this year’s awards with special appearances by nominees including the Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, along with Christina Aguilera and other top acts performing live throughout the night.

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Here is the complete Nominees List

Video of the Year

Chris Brown - “Forever”
Jonas Brothers - “Burnin’ Up”
Pussycat Dolls - “When I Grow Up”
Britney Spears - “Piece of Me”
The Ting Tings - “Shut Up and Let Me Go”

Best Male Video

Chris Brown - “With You”
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - “Low”
Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) - “Lollipop”
T.I. - “No Matter What”
Usher (featuring Young Jeezy) - “Love in This Club”

Best Female Video

Mariah Carey - “Touch My Body”
Katy Perry - “I Kissed a Girl”
Rihanna - “Take a Bow”
Jordin Sparks (featuring Chris Brown) - “No Air”
Britney Spears - “Piece of Me”

Best New Artist

Miley Cyrus - “7 Things”
Katy Perry - “I Kissed a Girl”
Jordin Sparks (featuring Chris Brown) - “No Air”
Taylor Swift - “Teardrops on My Guitar”
Tokio Hotel - “Ready, Set, Go!”

Best Pop Video

Danity Kane - “Damaged”
Jonas Brothers - “Burnin’ Up”
Panic at the Disco - “Nine in the Afternoon”
Britney Spears - “Piece of Me”
Tokio Hotel - “Ready, Set, Go!”

Best Rock Video

Fall Out Boy (featuring John Mayer) - “Beat It”
Foo Fighters - “The Pretender”
Linkin Park - “Shadow of the Day”
Paramore - “Crushcrushcrush”
Slipknot - “Psychosocial”

Best Hip-Hop Video

Mary J. Blige - “Just Fine”
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) - “Superstar”
Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) - “Low”
Lil Wayne (featuring Static Major) - “Lollipop”
Kanye West (featuring Chris Martin) - “Homecoming”

Best Dancing in a Video

Chris Brown - “Forever”
Danity Kane - “Damaged”
Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) - “4 Minutes”
Ne-Yo - “Closer”
Pussycat Dolls - “When I Grow Up”

Best Direction in a Video

Erykah Badu - “Honey” (Directors: Erykah Badu and Mr. Roboto)
Linkin Park - “Shadow of the Day” (Director: Joe Hahn)
Panic at the Disco - “Nine in the Afternoon” (Director: Shane Drake)
Pussycat Dolls - “When I Grow Up” (Director: Joseph Kahn)
Rihanna - “Take a Bow” (Director: Anthony Mandler)

Best Choreography in a Video

Adele - “Chasing Pavements” (Choreographer: Marguerite Derricks)
Chris Brown - “Forever” (Choreographers: Tone & Rich)
Chris Brown (featuring T-Pain) - “Kiss Kiss” (Choreographer: Flii Stylz)
Gnarls Barkley - “Run” (Choreographer: Michael Rooney)
Pussycat Dolls - “When I Grow Up” (Choreographers: Robin Antin and Mikey Minden)

Best Special Effects in a Video

Erykah Badu - “Honey” (Special Effects: X1 FX)
Coldplay - “Violet Hill” (Special Effects: Asa Mader)
Missy Elliott - “Ching-a-Ling/Shake Your Pom Pom” (Special Effects: Les Umberger)
Linkin Park - “Bleed It Out” (Special Effects: David Lebensfeld and Adam Catino)
Kanye West (featuring T-Pain) - “Good Life” (Special Effects: SoMe, Jonas & Fran├žois)

Best Art Direction in a Video

Gnarls Barkley - “Run” (Art Directors: Happy and Kells Jesse)
MGMT - “Electric Feel” (Art Director: Sophie Kosofsky)
Katy Perry - “I Kissed a Girl” (Art Director: Benji Bamps)
Pussycat Dolls - “When I Grow Up” (Art Director: Marcelle Gravel)
The White Stripes - “Conquest” (Art Director: David Fitzpatrick)

Best Editing in a Video

Erykah Badu - “Honey” (Editor: T. David Binns)
Death Cab for Cutie - “I Will Possess Your Heart” (Editors: Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Jeff Buchanan)
Ne-Yo - “Closer” (Editor: Clark Eddy)
Katy Perry - “I Kissed a Girl” (Editor: Tom Lindsay)
Weezer - “Pork and Beans” (Editor: Jeff Consiglio and Colin Woods)

Best Cinematography in a Video

Erykah Badu - “Honey” (Director of Photography: Karsten “Crash” Gopinath)
Death Cab for Cutie - “I Will Possess Your Heart” (Directors of Photography: Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Shawn Kim)
Katy Perry - “I Kissed a Girl” (Director of Photography: Simon Thirlaway)
Pussycat Dolls - “When I Grow Up” (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)
The White Stripes - “Conquest” (Director of Photography: Wyatt Troll)

Best UK Video

Coldplay - “Violet Hill”
Duffy - “Warwick Avenue”
Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - “American Boy”
Leona Lewis - “Bleeding Love”
The Ting Tings - “Shut Up and Let Me Go”

Performers (in order of scheduled appearance)

Christina Aguilera - “Keeps Gettin’ Better” “Genie In A Bottle”
Jonas Brothers - “Burnin’ Up”
Katy Perry (featuring Travis Barker & DJ AM) - “I Kissed A Girl”/”Like A Virgin”/”Hot N Cold”
Rihanna - “Disturbia”
Lupe Fiasco (featuring Travis Barker & DJ AM) - “Superstar”
T.I. (featuring Rihanna) - “Live Your Life” “Whatever You Like”
Pink - “So What”
Kid Rock & Lil Wayne - “All Summer Long”/”Lollipop”
Paramore (featuring Travis Barker & DJ AM) - “That’s What You Get”/”Misery Business”
T-Pain - “Church”/”Can’t Believe It”
The Ting Tings - “That’s Not My Name”/”Shut Up and Let Me Go”
Kanye West - “Love Lockdown”


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