MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film

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The MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film was first awarded in 1987, recognizing the best videos whose songs were a part of a movie soundtrack or featured in a film. As time went on, though, music videos taken from movie soundtracks became more rare, and so the last of this award was given out in 2003. No artist has ever won this award more than once, though Madonna, Will Smith, and U2 are all winners who have been nominated a record three times for this award. U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr., however, are technically the most nominated artists of this category, for along with their three nominations with U2, they also received a nomination for their video for the Mission: Impossible theme. In a similar vein, Singles and Batman Forever are the two most nominated films of this category, as they each had two videos off of their soundtracks receive nominations on their respective years.


Year Winner Other nominees
1987 Talking Heads – "Wild Wild Life"
(from True Stories)
1988 Los Lobos – "La Bamba"
(from La Bamba)
1989 U2 with B. B. King – "When Love Comes to Town"
(from Rattle and Hum)
1990 Billy Idol – "Cradle of Love"
(from The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)
1991 Chris Isaak – "Wicked Game"
(from Wild at Heart)
1992 Queen – "Bohemian Rhapsody"
(from Wayne's World)
1993 Alice in Chains – "Would?"
(from Singles)
1994 Bruce Springsteen – "Streets of Philadelphia"
(from Philadelphia)
1995 Seal – "Kiss from a Rose"
(from Batman Forever)
1996 Coolio (featuring L.V.) – "Gangsta's Paradise"
(from Dangerous Minds)
1997 Will Smith – "Men in Black"
(from Men in Black)
1998 Aerosmith – "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
(from Armageddon)
1999 Madonna – "Beautiful Stranger"
(from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
2000 Aaliyah – "Try Again"
(from Romeo Must Die)
2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) – "Lady Marmalade"
(from Moulin Rouge!)
2002 Chad Kroeger (featuring Josey Scott) – "Hero"
(from Spider-Man)
2003 Eminem – "Lose Yourself"
(from 8 Mile)