2003 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 28, 2003, honoring the best music videos from June 1, 2002, to June 9, 2003. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The ceremony is best remembered for Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the show's opening performance.

2003 MTV Video Music Awards
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DateThursday, August 28, 2003
LocationRadio City Music Hall, New York, New York
CountryUnited States
Hosted byChris Rock
Television/radio coverage


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the YearEdit

Missy Elliott – "Work It"

Best Male VideoEdit

Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"

Best Female VideoEdit

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) – "Crazy in Love"

Best Group VideoEdit

Coldplay – "The Scientist"

Best New Artist in a VideoEdit

50 Cent – "In da Club"

Best Pop VideoEdit

Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"

Best Rock VideoEdit

Linkin Park – "Somewhere I Belong"

Best R&B VideoEdit

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) – "Crazy in Love"

Best Rap VideoEdit

50 Cent – "In da Club"

Best Hip-Hop VideoEdit

Missy Elliott – "Work It"

Best Dance VideoEdit

Justin Timberlake – "Rock Your Body"

Best Video from a FilmEdit

Eminem – "Lose Yourself" (from 8 Mile)

Breakthrough VideoEdit

Coldplay – "The Scientist"

Best Direction in a VideoEdit

Coldplay – "The Scientist" (Director: Jamie Thraves)

Best Choreography in a VideoEdit

Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) – "Crazy in Love" (Choreographers: Frank Gatson and LaVelle Smith Jr.)

Best Special Effects in a VideoEdit

Queens of the Stone Age – "Go with the Flow" (Special Effects: Nigel Sarrag)

Best Art Direction in a VideoEdit

Radiohead – "There There" (Art Director: Chris Hopewell)

Best Editing in a VideoEdit

The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army" (Editor: Olivier Gajan)

Best Cinematography in a VideoEdit

Johnny Cash – "Hurt" (Director of Photography: Jean-Yves Escoffier)

MTV2 AwardEdit

AFI – "Girl's Not Grey"

Viewer's ChoiceEdit

Good Charlotte – "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"

International Viewer's Choice AwardsEdit

MTV AustraliaEdit

Delta Goodrem – "Born to Try"

MTV BrasilEdit

Charlie Brown Jr. – "Papo Reto (Prazer É Sexo, o Resto É Negócio)"

Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

Duran Duran


Artist(s) Song(s)
Sean Paul "Like Glue"
"Get Busy"
"Gimme the Light"
Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love?"
Main show
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Missy Elliott
"Like a Virgin" (Spears and Aguilera)
"Hollywood" (Madonna, Spears and Aguilera)
"Work It"
Good Charlotte "The Anthem"
Christina Aguilera
Dave Navarro
"Dirrty" (Aguilera and Redman)
"Fighter" (Aguilera and Navarro)
50 Cent
Snoop Dogg
Mary J. Blige
Method Man
50 Cent
"All I Need" (Blige)
"Love @ 1st Sight" (Mary J. Blige and Method Man)
"Ooh!" (Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent)
"Family Affair" (Mary J. Blige)
Coldplay "The Scientist"
"Baby Boy" (Beyoncé)
"Crazy in Love" (both)
Metallica "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Seven Nation Army"
"Beat It"



Main showEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ JO CASAMENTO. "out there." Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, Australia) 31 Aug. 2003, 1 - State, Features: 134. NewsBank Access World News. Georgetown University Library. 9 Jul. 2009. <http://0-infoweb.newsbank.com.library.lausys.georgetown.edu>.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-09-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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