Winners of 1998 MTV Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 -- The winners of the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, presented in Los Angeles in ceremonies carried live on the cable network, were: VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Madonna, 'Ray of Light.' MALE VIDEO: Will Smith, 'Just the Two of Us.'

FEMALE VIDEO: Madonna, 'Ray of Light.' GROUP VIDEO: Backstreet Boys, 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back).' RAP VIDEO: Will Smith, 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It.' ALTERNATIVE: Green Day, 'Time of Your Life (Good Riddance).' ROCK VIDEO: Aerosmith, 'Pink.' NEW ARTIST: Natalie Imbruglia, 'Torn.' VIEWERS' CHOICE: Puff Daddy & The Family featuring The Lox, Lil' Kim, The Notorious B.I.G. and fuzzbubble, 'It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix).' BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO: Prodigy, 'Smack My Bitch Up.' R&B: Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Allstars, 'Gone Till November.' DANCE VIDEO: Prodigy, 'Smack My Bitch Up.' VIDEO FROM A FILM: Aerosmith, 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing,' from 'Armageddon.' DIRECTION: Madonna, 'Ray of Light.' CHOREOGRAPHY: Madonna, 'Ray of Light.' SPECIAL EFFECTS: Madonna, 'Frozen.' ART DIRECTION: Bjork, 'Bachelorette.' EDITING: Madonna, 'Ray of Light.' CINEMATOGRAPHY: Fiona Apple, 'Criminal.' ---


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