2005 MTV Video Music Awards

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2005 MTV Video Music Awards
DateSunday, August 28, 2005
LocationAmerican Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
CountryUnited States
Hosted byDiddy
Most awardsGreen Day (7)
Most nominationsGreen Day (8)
Websitehttp://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/2005/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
Produced byMichael Dempsey
Salli Frattini
Dave Sirulnick
Directed byBeth McCarthy-Miller
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The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 28, 2005, honoring the best music videos from the previous year. The show was hosted by Diddy at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The big winner of the night was Green Day, who took home seven VMA's, including Best Rock Video, Best Group Video, Viewer's Choice, and Video of the Year.

Although the approach of a strong tropical storm (which became Hurricane Katrina prior to its first landfall just north of Miami) cancelled much of the pre-show activities, the show itself went on as scheduled after the storm passed. Later that year, the MTV VMAs for Latin America, scheduled for Cancún, were canceled due to Hurricane Wilma (which later made an identical but reverse path across South Florida as Katrina did).


MTV announced on April 5 that the 2005 Video Music Awards would be held on August 28 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, marking the venue's second consecutive year hosting the ceremony.[1] Nominees were announced on July 25 at a press conference hosted by Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West, and Diddy in Miami.[2] At the same press conference, MTV announced that Diddy would host the ceremony.[3] The ceremony had a water theme, with several water features constructed for the ceremony by WET.[4] The ceremony broadcast was preceded by the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show by the Shore. Hosted by Kurt Loder and SuChin Pak with reports from John Norris, Sway, and Gideon Yago, the broadcast featured red carpet interviews and performances by Mike Jones featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall, Rihanna, and Fall Out Boy.[5] The ceremony was also the first to expand beyond linear television with a "My VMAs" channel on MTV Overdrive featuring bonus material both before and after the ceremony. It also was one of the first to have a 16:9 format. [6]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Mike Jones (featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall) "Still Tippin'"
Rihanna "Pon de Replay"
Fall Out Boy "Sugar, We're Going Down"
Main show
Green Day "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Ludacris (featuring Bobby Valentino) "Pimpin' All Over the World"
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This"
Shakira (featuring Alejandro Sanz) "La Tortura"
R. Kelly "Trapped in the Closet"
The Killers "Mr. Brightside"[a]
Diddy and Snoop Dogg (featuring the Notorious B.I.G.) "Juicy"
Don Omar "Reggaeton Latino"
Tego Calderón "Abayarde"
Daddy Yankee "Gasolina"
Coldplay "Speed of Sound"
Kanye West (featuring Jamie Foxx) "Gold Digger"
Mariah Carey (featuring Jadakiss and Jermaine Dupri) "Shake It Off"
"We Belong Together (Remix)"[b]
50 Cent (featuring Mobb Deep and Tony Yayo) "Disco Inferno"
"Outta Control"
"So Seductive"
My Chemical Romance "Helena"
Kelly Clarkson "Since U Been Gone"
  1. ^ Pre-recorded at the Hotel Victor[7]
  2. ^ From the National Hotel



  • Kurt Loder – introduced the winners of the professional categories
  • SuChin Pak – announced the winners of Best Group Video and Best Video Game Soundtrack

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 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
Best Video Game Soundtrack MTV2 Award
Viewer's Choice


The music for the telecast was scored by Linkin Park's co-vocalist Mike Shinoda and rapper Lil Jon. The score was released as an EP on August 31, 2005, and later released by Shinoda five years later on March 1, 2010.[8]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (April 5, 2005). "MTV Video Music Awards Return To Miami On August 28". MTV News. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
  2. ^ Sainz, Adrian (July 26, 2005). "Green Day, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot lead nominees for MTV video awards". Great Falls Tribune – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Mancini, Rob (July 25, 2005). "Green Day, Gwen, Missy Nab Most Nominations For MTV Video Music Awards". MTV News. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
  4. ^ Montgomery, James (August 29, 2005). "50's Cannons, Kelly's Showers, VMA Winners' Water Walkway: How'd They Do That?". MTV News. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  5. ^ "Fall Out Boy, Hip Hop Stars Mike Jones, Paul Wall & Slim Thug, and Caribbean Phenom Rihanna Set to Perform During 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 'Pre-Show by the Shore,' Live from the White Carpet on Sunday, August 28, 6-8pm (Et Live, Tape-Delayed Pt)". Futon Critic. August 18, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  6. ^ "MTV Going Broadband For VMA Viewing". Billboard. August 25, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  7. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (August 25, 2005). "Diddy sets tone at rockin' hotel". Miami Herald.
  8. ^ "Shinoda 2005 VMA Score / Beats" Archived 2014-07-17 at the Wayback Machine Mike Shinoda's Blog March 1, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2014.