2000 MTV Video Music Awards

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2000 MTV Video Music Awards
DateThursday, September 7, 2000
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
CountryUnited States
Hosted byMarlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans
Most awardsNSYNC & Eminem (3)
Most nominationsEminem (7)
Websitehttp://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/2000/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
Produced byAlex Coletti
Salli Frattini
Dave Sirulnick
Directed byBruce Gowers
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The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards (stylized as MTV Video Music Awards vma.00) aired live on September 7, 2000, honoring the best music videos from June 12, 1999, to June 9, 2000. The show was hosted by Marlon and Shawn Wayans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 2000 show is best remembered for Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine climbing a piece of set scaffolding and refusing to come down after his band lost the award for Best Rock Video to Limp Bizkit. The show went to commercial while security removed Commerford, who was later arrested and forced to spend the rest of the night in jail.

Janet Jackson opened the show with her hit “Doesn’t Really Matter”. Britney Spears performed her hit single "Oops!...I Did It Again" which went on to become one of the VMA's most iconic and controversial performances, due to her skin-colored performance attire. NSYNC also performed their hit single "Bye Bye Bye". Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst later joined Christina Aguilera onstage as a surprise guest during her performance of "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)".

For the second year in a row DMX did not show up for dress rehearsals; as a result, Nelly's performance, originally scheduled for the pre-show, was promoted to the main event.[1] Other highlights included Eminem performing amidst an army of "Slim Shady" lookalikes and a humorous montage dedicated to past VMA winners who had failed to repeat their previous success.

This was Aaliyah's last appearance at the VMA awards before her death a year later. She won her two and only VMA awards that night, for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film for "Try Again".


Nominees were announced at a news conference held on July 25 in MTV's Times Square studio.[2][3] At the same news conference, Shawn and Marlon Wayans were announced as hosts, while *NSYNC and Rage Against the Machine were announced as performers.[3] Janet Jackson was announced as a performer on August 3.[4] Britney Spears and Eminem were announced as performers on August 7.[5] DMX, Blink-182, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were announced as performers on August 15.[6] Christina Aguilera and Sisqó were announced as performers on August 28.[7] The ceremony broadcast was preceded by the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act. Hosted by Kurt Loder and Serena Altschul with reports from Chris Connelly, Brian McFayden, John Norris, and Iann Robinson, the broadcast featured red carpet interviews, pre-taped features on the rise of songs and music videos about butts (such as "Thong Song" and "Back That Thang Up"), Eminem's career over the past year, and music feuds, a sneak preview of the music video for U2's "Beautiful Day" (which would premiere on Total Request Live the following day), and performances from Papa Roach.


List of musical performances
Artist(s) Song(s)
Papa Roach "Last Resort"
"Broken Home"[8]
Main show
Janet Jackson "Doesn't Really Matter"
Rage Against the Machine "Testify"
Sisqó "Incomplete" (featuring Dru Hill)
"Thong Song"
Britney Spears "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
"Oops!...I Did It Again"
Eminem "The Real Slim Shady"
"The Way I Am"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Californication"
NSYNC "This I Promise You"
"Bye, Bye, Bye"
"It's Gonna Be Me"
Nelly "Country Grammar"
Christina Aguilera "Genie in a Bottle"
"Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
"Livin' It Up" (featuring Fred Durst)
Blink-182 "All the Small Things"



  • Kurt Loder and Serena Altschul – announced the winners of the professional categories, Breakthrough Video and Best Video from a Film

Main show[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year Best Male Video
Best Female Video Best Group Video
Best New Artist in a Video Best Pop Video
Best Rock Video Best R&B Video
Best Rap Video Best Hip-Hop Video
Best Dance Video Best Video from a Film
Breakthrough Video Best Direction in a Video
Best Choreography in a Video Best Special Effects in a Video
Best Art Direction in a Video Best Editing in a Video
Best Cinematography in a Video Viewer's Choice
International Viewer's Choice: MTV Brasil International Viewer's Choice: MTV India (Hindi film category)
International Viewer's Choice: MTV India (Hindi pop category) International Viewer's Choice: MTV Korea
International Viewer's Choice: MTV Latin America (North) International Viewer's Choice: MTV Latin America (South)
International Viewer's Choice: MTV Mandarin International Viewer's Choice: MTV Russia
  • David Tao – "Find Myself"
    • Cheer Chen – "Still Be Lonely"
    • Kelly Chen – "Love You Love Me"
    • Ho Xiang Tin – "The Tears for You"
    • David Huang – "Love Stopped Since Last Night"
    • May Lan – "Running Wild"
    • Faith Yang – "Hold Still"
International Viewer's Choice: MTV Southeast Asia
Video Vanguard Award
Red Hot Chili Peppers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Basham, David (September 6, 2000). "DMX Out; Nelly, Jim Carrey In For VMA Main Stage". MTV News.
  2. ^ "MTV covers the spectrum". Akron Beacon Journal. July 27, 2000 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b Mancini, Rob (July 25, 2000). "Eminem, *NSYNC lead Video Music Awards nominees". MTV News.
  4. ^ Waller, Curtis (August 3, 2000). "Janet Jackson headed to VMAs". MTV News.
  5. ^ Mancini, Rob (August 7, 2000). "Eminem, Britney, The Rock, more headed to VMAs". MTV News.
  6. ^ Mancini, Rob (August 15, 2000). "DMX, Blink-182, Chili Peppers, Dre join VMA lineup". MTV News.
  7. ^ Mancini, Rob (August 28, 2000). "Sisqo, Aguilera, more added to VMAs". MTV News.
  8. ^ Kurt Loder. "2001 VMAs: Best of the Red Carpet". Archived from the original on June 10, 2009.
  9. ^ "SÉRIES ON LINE | PREVIEW | ESPECIAL - MTV Video Music Brasil 2000". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-13.

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