FATBOY’S DEADLY ‘WEAPON…’

While Britney steals the show performing with a live snake and tiger at the New York ceremony...

FATBOY SLIM has scooped a massive six MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS for the SPIKE JONZE-directed ‘WEAPON OF CHOICE’ promo.

At a ceremony held at the New York Metropolitan Opera House last night (September 6), Slim was rewarded in the ‘Breakthrough Video’, ‘Best Direction In A Video’, ‘Best Choreography In A Video’, ‘Best Art Direction In A Video’, ‘Best Editing In A Video’ and ‘Best Cinematography In A Video’ awards.

Despite winning the awards, Cook took to the stage once, joining director Jonze to pick up the award for ‘Best Direction’.

However, the night’s biggest talking point was Britney Spears. The pop queen premiered new single ‘I Am A Slave For You’ wrapped in a live snake, with a tiger also used as part of her set.

Other big winners at the event were Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink who won the coveted ‘Best Video Of The Year’ and *NSYNC, who picked up four awards for ‘Pop’ – ‘Best Group Video’, ‘Best Pop Video’, ‘Viewer’s Choice’ and ‘Best Dance Video’.

The boyband performed the song at the awards, and were joined on stage by Michael Jackson towards the end of their performance.

This year’s winners: Best Video Of The Year – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink, ‘Lady Marmalade’

Best Male Video – Moby f/Gwen Stefani, ‘South Side’

Best Female Video – Eve f/Gwen Stefani, ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’

Best Group Video – *NSYNC, ‘Pop’

Best Rap Video – Nelly, ‘Ride Wit Me’

Best R&B Video – Destiny’s Child, ‘Survivor’

Best Hip-Hop Video – OutKast, ‘Ms. Jackson’

Best Dance Video – *NSYNC, ‘Pop’

Best Rock Video – Limp Bizkit, ‘Rollin”

Best Pop Video – *NSYNC, ‘Pop’

Best New Artist In A Video – Alicia Keys, ‘Fallin”

Best Video From A Film – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink, ‘Lady Marmalade’

Viewer’s Choice – *NSYNC, ‘Pop’

Breakthrough Video – Fatboy Slim, ‘Weapon of Choice’

Best Direction In A Video – Fatboy Slim, ‘Weapon of Choice’

Best Choreography In A Video – Fatboy Slim, ‘Weapon of Choice’

Best Special Effects In A Video – Robbie Williams, ‘Rock DJ’

Best Art Direction In A Video – Fatboy Slim, ‘Weapon of Choice’

Best Editing In A Video – Fatboy Slim, ‘Weapon of Choice’

Best Cinematography In A Video – Fatboy Slim, ‘Weapon of Choice’

MTV2 Award – Mudvayne, ‘Dig’