2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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2000 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Thursday, September 7, 2000
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Country United States
Hosted by Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans
Website http://www.mtv.com/vma/2000/
Television/radio coverage
Network MTV

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 7, 2000, honoring the best music videos from June 12, 1999, to June 9, 2000. The show was hosted by Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 2000 show is best remembered for Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine climbing a piece of set scaffolding and refusing to come down after his band lost the award for Best Rock Video to Limp Bizkit. The show went to commercial while security removed Commerford, who was later arrested and forced to spend a night in jail.

Britney Spears performed her hit single "Oops!...I Did It Again" which went on to become one of the VMA's most iconic and controversial performances, due to her skin-colored performance attire. NSYNC also performed their hit single "Bye Bye Bye". Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst later joined Christina Aguilera onstage as a surprise guest during her performance of "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)".

For the second year in a row DMX did not show up for his scheduled performance; as a result, Nelly's performance, originally scheduled for the pre-show, was promoted to the main event. Other highlights included Eminem performing amidst an army of "Slim Shady" lookalikes and a humorous montage dedicated to past VMA winners who had failed to repeat their previous success.

This was Aaliyah's last appearance at the VMA awards before her death a year later in August 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She won her two and only VMA awards that night, for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film for "Try Again".


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year

Eminem – "The Real Slim Shady"

Best Male Video

Eminem – "The Real Slim Shady"

Best Female Video

Aaliyah – "Try Again"

Best Group Video

Blink-182 – "All the Small Things"

Best New Artist in a Video

Macy Gray – "I Try"

Best Pop Video

NSYNC – "Bye Bye Bye"

Best Rock Video

Limp Bizkit – "Break Stuff"

Best R&B Video

Destiny's Child – "Say My Name"

Best Rap Video

Dr. Dre (featuring Eminem) – "Forgot About Dre"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Sisqó – "Thong Song"

Best Dance Video

Jennifer Lopez – "Waiting for Tonight"

Best Video from a Film

Aaliyah – "Try Again" (from Romeo Must Die)

Breakthrough Video

Björk – "All Is Full of Love"

Best Direction in a Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Californication" (Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Best Choreography in a Video

NSYNC – "Bye Bye Bye" (Choreographer: Darrin Henson)

Best Special Effects in a Video

Björk – "All Is Full of Love" (Special Effects: Glassworks)

Best Art Direction in a Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Californication" (Art Director: Colin Strause)

Best Editing in a Video

Aimee Mann – "Save Me" (Editor: Dylan Tichenor)

Best Cinematography in a Video

Macy Gray – "Do Something" (Director of Photography: Jeff Cronenweth)

Viewer's Choice

NSYNC – "Bye Bye Bye"

International Viewer's Choice Awards

MTV Brasil

O Rappa – "A Minha Alma (A Paz Que Eu Não Quero)"

MTV India (Hindi film category)

Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik – "Kaho Na Pyar Hai"

MTV India (Hindi pop category)

Falguni Pathak – "Maine Payal Hai Chhankai"

MTV Korea

Clon – "The First Love"

MTV Latin America (North)

Shakira – "Ojos Así"

MTV Latin America (South)

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – "La Vida"

MTV Mandarin

David Tao – "Find Myself"

  • Cheer Chen – "Still Be Lonely"
  • Kelly Chen – "Love You Love Me"
  • Ho Xiang Tin – "The Tears for You"
  • David Huang – "Love Stopped Since Last Night"
  • May Lan – "Running Wild"
  • Faith Yang – "Hold Still"

MTV Russia

Detsl – "Vecherinka"

MTV Southeast Asia

Ahmad Dhani and Andra Ramadhan – "Kuldesak"

  • Bazoo – "Pee Fa Party"
  • Jason Lo – "Evening News"
  • Truefaith – "(Awit Para) Sa Kanya"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers



Main show



  • Kurt Loder and Serena Altschul – announced the winners of the professional categories, Breakthrough Video and Best Video from a Film

Main show

See also


  1. ^ "SÉRIES ON LINE | PREVIEW | ESPECIAL - MTV Video Music Brasil 2000". Archived from the original on 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
  2. ^ http://www.mtv.com/bands/r/red_carpet/NewsFeature_081701/feature.jhtml

External links

  • Official MTV site
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