Britney Spears Stars At MTV Awards
September 8, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
What a difference a year makes, as BRITNEY SPEARS opened the show to a standing ovation as her moonman losing streak finally came to an end at the 2008 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. The pop princess led the way with three moonmen for "Video of the Year," "Best Female" and "Best Pop Video" for "Piece of Me."
This year, for the first time, the fans helped to determine the nominees and winners for this year's show. Adding a touch of HOLLYWOOD, DEMI MOORE presented CHRIS BROWN with "Best Male" for "With You." LINKIN PARK won "Best Rock Video" for "Shadow of the Day." THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS grabbed their first VMA win for "Best Dancing in a Video" with "When I Grow Up." LIL WAYNE continued his unstoppable year, winning the "Best Hip-Hop Video" award for "Lollipop."
MTV took over the historic back lot at the legendary PARAMOUNT PICTURES STUDIOS for live music video performances.
In an unexpected return to the VMAs, KANYE WEST closed the show with a never-before-released song "Love Lockdown."
The star-studded show also included appearances by MICHAEL PHELPS, DEMI MOORE, JAMIE FOXX, KOBE BRYANT, SHIA LABEOUF, MILEY CYRUS, LINDSAY LOHAN, TAYLOR SWIFT, JOHN LEGEND, PARIS HILTON, PETE WENTZ, ASHLEE SIMPSON, LAUREN CONRAD, CHACE CRAWFORD, LEONA LEWIS, CIARA, ZAC EFRON, VANESSA HUDGENS, ASHLEY TISDALE, CORBIN BLEU, TOKIO HOTEL, SLIPKNOT, SLASH, KRISTEN STEWART, ROBERT PATTINSON, TAYLOR LAUTNER, CAM GIGANDET, HEIDI MONTAG, SPENCER PRATT, DANITY KANE, DRAKE BELL AND JOSH PECK and CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE.
Some Of The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Winners
* Video Of The Year: BRITNEY SPEARS -- "Piece of Me"
* Best Male Video: CHRIS BROWN -- "With You"
* Best Female Video: BRITNEY SPEARS -- "Piece of Me"
* Best Hip Hop Video: LIL WAYNE -- "Lollipop"
* Best Dancing In A Video: PUSSYCAT DOLLS -- "When I Grow Up"
* Best Rock Video: LINKIN PARK -- "Shadow of the Day"
* Best Pop Video: BRITNEY SPEARS -- "Piece of Me"
* Best New Artist: TOKIO HOTEL -- "Ready, Set, Go!"