2003 MTV Video Music Awards

2003 MTV Video Music Awards

2003 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Thursday, August 28, 2003
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
Host Chris Rock
Official website mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/2003
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV
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The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 28, 2003, honoring the best music videos from June 1, 2002, to June 9, 2003. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This year's ceremony is best remembered for Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the show's opening performance.


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year

Missy Elliott — "Work It"

Best Male Video

Justin Timberlake — "Cry Me a River"

Best Female Video

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Crazy in Love"

Best Group Video

Coldplay — "The Scientist"

Best New Artist in a Video

50 Cent — "In da Club"

Best Pop Video

Justin Timberlake — "Cry Me a River"

Best Rock Video

Linkin Park — "Somewhere I Belong"

Best R&B Video

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Crazy in Love"

Best Rap Video

50 Cent — "In da Club"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Missy Elliott — "Work It"

Best Dance Video

Justin Timberlake — "Rock Your Body"

Best Video from a Film

Eminem — "Lose Yourself" (from 8 Mile)

Breakthrough Video

Coldplay — "The Scientist"

Best Direction in a Video

Coldplay — "The Scientist" (Director: Jamie Thraves)

Best Choreography in a Video

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Crazy in Love" (Choreographers: Frank Gatson and LaVelle Smith Jnr)

Best Special Effects in a Video

Queens of the Stone Age — "Go with the Flow" (Special Effects: Nigel Sarrag)

Best Art Direction in a Video

Radiohead — "There There" (Art Director: Chris Hopewell)

Best Editing in a Video

The White Stripes — "Seven Nation Army" (Editor: Olivier Gajan)

Best Cinematography in a Video

Johnny Cash — "Hurt" (Director of Photography: Jean-Yves Escoffier)

MTV2 Award

AFI — "Girl's Not Grey"

Viewer's Choice

Good Charlotte — "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"

International Viewer's Choice Awards

MTV Australia

Born to Try"

  • Lovesong"
  • (Baby I've Got You) On My Mind"
  • One of My Kind"
  • [1]

MTV Brasil

Charlie Brown Jr. — "Papo Reto (Prazer É Sexo, o Resto É Negócio)"

  • B5 — "Matemática"
  • Wanessa Camargo — "Sem Querer"
  • Capital Inicial — "Quatro Vezes Você"
  • CPM 22 — "Desconfio"
  • Detonautas Roque Clube — "Quando o Sol Se For"
  • Engenheiros do Hawaii — "Até o Fim"
  • Frejat — "Eu Preciso Te Tirar do Sério"
  • Jota Quest — "Só Hoje"
  • Kelly Key — "Adoleta"
  • Kid Abelha — "Nada Sei (Apnéia)"
  • KLB — "Por Causa de Você"
  • Marcelo D2 — "Qual É?"
  • Os Paralamas do Sucesso — "Cuide Bem do Seu Amor"
  • Pitty — "Máscara"
  • Rouge — "Brilha la Luna"
  • Bullet the Blue Sky"
  • Skank — "Dois Rios"
  • Tihuana — "Bote Fé"
  • Titãs — "Isso"
  • [2]

Lifetime Achievement Award

Duran Duran



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Main show


  1. ^ JO CASAMENTO. "out there." Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia) 31 Aug. 2003, 1 - State, Features: 134. NewsBank Access World News. Georgetown University Library. 9 Jul. 2009. .
  2. ^ http://vmb.mtv.uol.com.br/videos/2003/vmb-2003-escolha-da-audiencia

External links

  • Official MTV site