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MTV VMAs 1995

The MTV VMAs stayed on New York for another year and in 1995 got the Emmy award winning, super intellectual comedian Dennis Miller to host the show. This year the show had adrenalin filled performances from both Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. Michael Jackson stole the limelight in the first half tearing up the stage with a medley of his hits Billie Jean, Beat It, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough and Black or White. If that wasn’t enough of a show stopper, Slash(Lead guitars, Guns N Roses) came on stage and whipped up a tornado with his legendary riffs. 

When it came to the Moonmen, Alternative rock band Weezer and R&B trio TLC snapped up four awards each. Siblings, Michael and Janet Jackson shared three awards for their collaboration on Scream and went home with Best Dance Video, Best Art Direction and Best Choreography. TLC walked away with both Video of the Year and Viewer’s choice awards. This year the VMAs had put up a spectacular line of performances. MTV had roped in Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Alanis Morisette, and Greenday. Award winners, Hootie and The Blowfish and TLC, both performed their hits and fans were delighted to watch Bon Jovi perform live for the VMAs from Times Square. 

The night had its share of moments, when Courtney Love interrupted a post-show interview with Madonna by throwing her make up to the stage where the interview was being held. She later came up, shook hands with Madonna and though visibly inebriated, Courtney continued to commandeer the conversation till things had its way. Not a bad night, the VMAs did not disappoint- once again.
 

List of Nominees and Winners at the MTV Video Music Awards 1995

Video of the Year
  • TLC - Waterfalls
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Weezer - Buddy Holly
Winner: TLC - Waterfalls
 
Best Male Video
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You Don't Know How It Feels
  • Chris Isaak - Somebody's Crying
  • Elton John - Believe
  • Lucas - Lucas With The Lid Off
  • Seal - Don't Cry
Winner: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You Don't Know How It Feels
 
Best Female Video
  • Madonna - Take A Bow
  • Des'ree - You Gotta Be
  • PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
  • Annie Lennox - No More I Love You's
Winner: Madonna - Take A Bow
 
Best Group Video
  • TLC - Waterfalls
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • The Rolling Stones - Love Is Strong
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
Winner: TLC - Waterfalls
 
Best Rap Video
  • Dr. Dre
  • Brandy & MC Lyte & Queen Latifah & YoYo - I Wanna Be Down
  • Da Bush Babees - Remember We
  • Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
  • Public Enemy - Give It Up
  • Rappin' 4tay - I'll Be Around
Winner: Dr. Dre
 
Best R&B Video
  • TLC - Waterfalls
  • Boyz II Men - Water Runs Dry
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Jade - 5-4-3-2 (Yo! Time Is Up)
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Winner: TLC - Waterfalls
 
Best Dance Video
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Paula Abdul - My Love Is For Real
  • C+C Music Factory - Do You Want To Get Funky
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Madonna - Human Nature
  • Salt-N-Pepa - None Of Your Business
Winner: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
 
Viewer's Choice
  • TLC
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Hootie & The Blowfish - Hold My Hand
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Live - Lightning Crashes
  • R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
Winner: TLC
 
Best New Artist
  • Hootie & The Blowfish - Hold My Hand
  • Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
  • Des'ree - You Gotta Be
  • Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
Winner: Hootie & The Blowfish - Hold My Hand
 
Breakthrough Video
  • Weezer - Buddy Holly
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Weezer - Buddy Holly
 
Best Metal/Hard Rock
  • White Zombie - More Human Than Human
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Meat Puppets - We Don't Exist
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
Winner: White Zombie - More Human Than Human
 
Best Alternative Video
  • Weezer - Buddy Holly
  • The Cranberries - Zombie
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Hole - Doll Parts
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
Winner: Weezer - Buddy Holly
 
Best Video From A Film
  • Seal - Kiss From A Rose
  • Bryan Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
  • Jim Carrey - Cuban Pete
  • U2 - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  • Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
Winner: Seal - Kiss From A Rose
 
Best Direction
  • Weezer - Buddy Holly
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Weezer - Buddy Holly
 
Best Choreography
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Paula Abdul - My Love Is For Real
  • Brandy - Baby
  • Madonna - Human Nature
  • Salt-N-Pepa - None Of Your Business
Winner: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
 
Best Special Effects
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bjork - Army Of Me
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Madonna - Human Nature
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: The Rolling Stones
 
Best Art Direction
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Madonna - Take A Bow
  • Jill Sobule - I Kissed A Girl
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
 
Best Editing
  • Weezer - Buddy Holly
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Jill Sobule - I Kissed A Girl
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: Weezer - Buddy Holly
 
Best Cinematography
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Boyz II Men - Water Runs Dry
  • Green Day - Basket Case
  • Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson - Scream
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
  • TLC – Waterfalls
Winner: The Rolling Stones

  
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