1998 MTV Music Video Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 1998 Video Music Awards were presented September 10, 1998.

Video Of The YearMadonna, “Ray of Light”
Male VideoWill Smith, “Just the Two of Us”
Female VideoMadonna, “Ray of Light”
Group VideoBackstreet Boys, “Everybody (Backstreet's Back)”
Rap VideoWill Smith, “Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It”
Dance VideoProdigy, “Smack My Bitch Up”
Rock VideoAerosmith, “Pink”
AlternativeGreen Day, “Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)”
New ArtistNatalie Imbruglia, “Torn”
Video From A FilmAerosmith, “I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, ”Armageddon
R&B VideoWyclef Jean, featuring Refugee Allstars, “Gone Till November”
DirectionMadonna, “Ray of Light,” Jonas Akerlund
ChoreographyMadonna, “Ray of Light,” Madonna
Special Effects“Frozen, ” Madonna, Steve Murgatroyd, Dan Williams, Steve Hiam, and Anthony Walsham
Art Direction“Bachelorette,” Björk, Donovan Davidson
EditingMadonna, “Ray of Light,”Jonas Akerlund
Cinematography“Criminal,” Fiona Apple, Harris Svides
Breakthrough VideoProdigy, “Smack My Bitch Up”
Viewers' ChoicePuff Daddy & the Family, featuring the Lox, Lil' Kim, the Notorious B.I.G., and Fuzzbubble, “It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)”

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