Jay-Z And Outkast Rule Mtv Video Music Awards

Tags: Jay Z - Outkast - MTV Video Music Awards - Beyonce Knowles - Usher - Lil Jon - Ludacris - No Doubt - Linkin Park - Black Eyed Peas - Yellowcard - Jet - Does It Offend You Yeah - Alicia Keys - MTV - Franz Ferdinand

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Rap superstars Jay-Z and Outkast made the biggest splash at last night's (29AUG04) MTV_video_music_awards">MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, Florida - picking up four awards each.

Jay-Z's promo 99 PROBLEMS won him the Best Rap Video, Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography prizes.

And the rapper was visibly thrilled. Dressed in a white suit and straw hat, he told the crowd after picking up the Best Rap Video prize, "I was trying to push the envelope and this is my reward," before acknowledging girlfriend Beyonce Knowles: "What up, B!"

Beyonce didn't go home empty handed either - winning the coveted Best Female Video award for NAUGHTY GIRL.

But Outkast scooped the biggest prize of the night and helped make it a night dominated by hip-hop and R+B.

The duo won Video Of The Yeah?r, as well Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Special Effects In A Video, and Best Art Direction In A Video for their smash hit single HEY YA!

Usher's collaboration with Lil Jon and Ludacris helped him walk away with the Best Male Video and Best Dance Video gongs - his first and second VMAs.

Elsewhere there were two prizes for No Doubt and one apiece for ALICIA KEYS, Linkin Park, THE Black Eyed Peas, Yellowcard and rock newcomers MAROON 5, Jet and Franz Ferdinand - but nothing for last year's (03) show stealer BRITNEY SPEARS, whose raunchy TOXIC video failed to win her the Video Of The Year, her sole nod.

The full list of winners is as follows:

- VIDEO OF THE YEAR: OUTKAST, HEY YA!

- BEST MALE VIDEO: USHER FEATURING LIL JON + LUDACRIS, YEAH!

- BEST FEMALE VIDEO: BEYONCE, NAUGHTY GIRL

- BEST GROUP VIDEO: NO DOUBT, IT'S MY LIFE

- BEST RAP VIDEO: JAY-Z, 99 PROBLEMS

- BEST R+B VIDEO, Alicia Keys, IF I AIN'T GOT YOU

- BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO, OUTKAST, HEY YA!

- BEST DANCE VIDEO: USHER FEATURING LIL JON + LUDACRIS, YEAH!

- BEST ROCK VIDEO: JET, ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL

- BEST POP VIDEO: NO DOUBT, IT'S MY LIFE

- BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO, MAROON 5, THIS LOVE

- MTV2 AWARD, YELLOWCARD, OCEAN AVENUE

- BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO: BLACK EYED PEAS, HEY MAMA

- BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO: FRANZ FERDINAND, TAKE ME OUT

- BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO: OUTKAST, HEY YA!

- BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO: OUTKAST, HEY YA!

- BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO: OUTKAST, HEY YA!

- BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO: JAY-Z, 99 PROBLEMS

- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO: JAY-Z, 99 PROBLEMS

- BEST SOUNDTRACK FROM A VIDEO GAME: TONY HAWK'S UNDERGROUND

- VIEWER'S CHOICE: LINKIN PARK, BREAKING THE HABIT

30/08/2004 08:58

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