MTV AWARDS WINNERS 1998

The full list of victors at last night's music video awards beano in Los Angeles...

Prodigy took home the ‘Breakthrough Video’ and ‘Best Dance Video’ awards for ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ from the 15th annual MTV Video Music Awards held last night (Thursday, September 10).

Undisputed queen of the event was Madonna (pictured) who carried off six awards – including ‘Best Video Of The Year’ for ‘Ray Of Light’ – from the ceremony staged at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Five of Madonna’s wins were for ‘Ray Of Light’ and one for ‘Frozen’.

Among Aerosmith‘s pair of awards was this year’s ‘Best Rock Video’ (for ‘Pink’); GREEN DAY took home ‘Best Alternative Music Video’ (for ‘Time Of Your Life’) while NATALIE IMBRUGLIA was voted newcomer of the year.

Last night’s event will, as usual, be complemented by the 1998 MTV Europe Music Video Awards, which takes place in Milan on November 15.

The full list of categories and winners from Los Angeles is:

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’ (Dir: Jonas Akerlund)

BEST MALE VIDEO – Will Smith ‘Just The Two Of Us’ (Dir: Bob Giraldi)

BEST FEMALE VIDEO – Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’ (Dir: Jonas Akerlund)

BEST GROUP VIDEO – Backstreet Boys ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ (Dir: Joseph Kahn)

BEST RAP VIDEO – Will Smith ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’ (Dir: Hype Williams)

BEST DANCE VIDEO – Prodigy ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ (Dir: Jonas Akerlund)

BEST ROCK VIDEO – Aerosmith ‘Pink’ (Dir: Doug Nichol)

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC VIDEO – Green Day ‘Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)’ (Dir: Mark Kohr)

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO – Natalie Imbruglia ‘Torn’

BEST VIDEO FROM A FILM – Aerosmith ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’ (from Armageddon)

BEST R&B VIDEO – Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Allstars ‘Gone Till November’ (Dir: Francis Lawrence)

BEST DIRECTION – Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’ (Dir: Jonas Akerlund)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Fiona Apple ‘Criminal’

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS – Madonna ‘Frozen’

BEST ART DIRECTION – Bjork ‘Bachelorette’

BEST EDITING – Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY – Madonna ‘Ray Of Light’

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO – Prodigy ‘Smack My Bitch Up’

VIEWER’S CHOICE – Puff Daddy And The Family featuring the Lox, Lil’ Kim, the Notorious B.I.G. and Fuzzbubble ‘It’s All About The Benjamins’ (Dir: Spike Jonze)

VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD (Lifetime Achievement) – The Beastie Boys.