MTV Video Music Awards Return To New York City After Two Years In Miami
By: NY1 News
NY1: MTV Video Music Awards Return To New York City After Two Years In Miami
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The MTV Video Music Awards made up for lost time Thursday night, coming back to New York after two years in Miami.
In an attempt to give the VMA's a New York feel, MTV talked to several well known New Yorkers, including NY1’s own morning anchor Pat Kiernan.
"I've got my money on the Red Hot Chili Peppers for their retro rock chronology of 'Dani California,'” said Kiernan.
Kiernan was only partially right. "Dani California" did win, but for Best Art Direction. Better luck next time, Pat.
NY1’s George Whipple filed this report.
From the top of the Rock, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z welcomed the 23rd Annual MTV Music Video Awards back to it's hometown after two years in Miami. MTV was founded in the Big Apple 25 years ago.
The show was hosted by funny man Jack Black, and he was on fire.
Justin Timberlake opened the show, with producer Timberland bringing the sexy back to Radio City Music Hall.
Beyonce took home Best R&B Video Award and set off sirens when she performed "Ring the Alarm."
What are the VMA's without surprises? Li'l Kim stepped out of her orange prison suit on stage, OK GO hit the treadmill, Britney and Kevin had a chaotic moment, Al Gore had an environmental
Message, and one crasher surprised J Lo.
There were many upsets and no big winners. Shakira and Wyclef, who performed "Hips Don't Lie," had seven nods, but the hip-shaker only took home one moonman, for Best Choreography.
The Black Eyed Peas won for Best Hip-Hop Video for "My Humps."
Chamillionaire won for Best Rap Video, Panic at the Disco won Video of the Year, James Blunt took home two, including Best Male Video, and Kelly Clarkson was a no-show, but she got Best Female Video anyway.
All in all, it was a good night for music, and a great night for New York City.
- George Whipple