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1995 MTV Video Music Awards

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Country  United States
Network  MTV
Other ceremonies  1994, 1996
Hosted by  Dennis Miller
Date  7 September 1995
Host  Dennis Miller
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Location  Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York

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The 1995 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 7, 1995, honoring the best music videos from June 16, 1994, to June 15, 1995. The show was hosted by Dennis Miller at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. David Sandlin was commissioned to design the program catalogue.

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TLC and Weezer were the biggest winners of the night, with each taking home four awards. TLC, though, won the two main awards of the night – Viewer's Choice Award and Video of the Year – for "Waterfalls," while Weezer's video for "Buddy Holly" took home the two main technical awards: Best Direction and Breakthrough Video. Meanwhile, the sibling pair of Michael and Janet Jackson was right behind both groups in terms of wins, as their video for "Scream" earned them three moonmen. Also Michael performed for over fifteen minutes to a medley of his main songs at the ceremony.

As mentioned above, TLC's "Waterfalls" won both Video of the Year and Viewer's Choice, becoming the third and last video to accomplish this feat in a single year. Ironically, this occurred on the very first year that MTV decided to have different sets of nominees for these categories (as until 1994 the practice had been to have both categories have exactly the same set of nominees). Curiously, though, the award for Breakthrough Video would end up having the same four nominees as Video of the Year in 1995, marking the only time this ever happened in VMA history.

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In terms of nominations, the four videos and acts that were up for Video of the Year dominated the night. Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" was the most nominated video of the night, earning a grand total of eleven nominations, including a nomination in each of the seven professional categories. The night's big winner, TLC's "Waterfalls," was also the second most nominated video that night, earning ten nominations. Green Day's "Basket Case" came in third place with nine nominations, while Weezer's "Buddy Holly" came in fourth with five nominations. There would not be a situation similar to this one at the VMAs until the 2009 edition. In addition all four videos were nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction. This award show is generally considered to be one of the toughest in terms of Video of the Year

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Nominations

Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year

TLC – "Waterfalls"

  • Green Day – "Basket Case"
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream"
  • Weezer – "Buddy Holly"
  • Best Male Video

    Tom Petty – "You Don't Know How It Feels"

  • Chris Isaak – "Somebody's Crying"
  • Elton John – "Believe"
  • Lucas – "Lucas with the Lid Off"
  • Best Female Video

    Madonna – "Take a Bow"

  • Des'ree – "You Gotta Be"
  • PJ Harvey – "Down by the Water"
  • Annie Lennox – "No More I Love You's"
  • Best Group Video

    TLC – "Waterfalls"

  • Green Day – "Basket Case"
  • The Rolling Stones – "Love Is Strong"
  • Stone Temple Pilots – "Interstate Love Song"
  • Best New Artist in a Video

    Hootie & the Blowfish – "Hold My Hand"

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  • Jeff Buckley – "Last Goodbye"
  • Des'ree – "You Gotta Be"
  • Filter – "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
  • Portishead – "Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me)"
  • Best Metal/Hard Rock Video

    White Zombie – "More Human than Human"

  • Green Day – "Basket Case"
  • Meat Puppets – "We Don’t Exist"
  • Stone Temple Pilots – "Interstate Love Song"
  • Best R&B Video

    TLC – "Waterfalls"

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  • Boyz II Men – "Water Runs Dry"
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream"
  • Jade – "5-4-3-2 (Yo! Time Is Up)"
  • Montell Jordan – "This Is How We Do It"
  • Best Rap Video

    Dr. Dre – "Keep Their Heads Ringin'"

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  • Brandy (featuring MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Yo-Yo) – "I Wanna Be Down"
  • Da Bush Babees – "Remember We"
  • Craig Mack – "Flava in Ya Ear"
  • Public Enemy – "Give It Up"
  • Rappin' 4-Tay (featuring The Spinners) – "I'll Be Around"
  • Best Dance Video

    Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream"

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  • Paula Abdul – "My Love Is for Real"
  • C+C Music Factory – "Do You Wanna Get Funky"
  • Montell Jordan – "This Is How We Do It"
  • Madonna – "Human Nature"
  • Salt-n-Pepa – "None of Your Business"
  • Best Alternative Video

    Weezer – "Buddy Holly"

  • The Cranberries – "Zombie"
  • Green Day – "Basket Case"
  • Hole – "Doll Parts"
  • Stone Temple Pilots – "Interstate Love Song"
  • Best Video from a Film

    Seal – "Kiss from a Rose" (from Batman Forever)

  • Bryan Adams – "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" (from Don Juan DeMarco)
  • Jim Carrey – "Cuban Pete" (from The Mask)
  • U2 – "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" (from Batman Forever)
  • Urge Overkill – "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" (from Pulp Fiction)
  • Breakthrough Video

    Weezer – "Buddy Holly"

  • Green Day – "Basket Case"
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream"
  • TLC – "Waterfalls"
  • Best Direction in a Video

    Weezer – "Buddy Holly" (Director: Spike Jonze)

  • Green Day – "Basket Case" (Director: Mark Kohr)
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream" (Director: Mark Romanek)
  • TLC – "Waterfalls" (Director: F. Gary Gray)
  • Best Choreography in a Video

    Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream" (Choreographers: LaVelle Smith Jnr, Tina Landon, Travis Payne and Sean Cheesman)

  • Paula Abdul – "My Love Is for Real" (Choreographers: Paula Abdul, Bill Bohl and Nancy O'Meara)
  • Brandy – "Baby" (Choreographer: Fatima Robinson)
  • Madonna – "Human Nature" (Choreographer: Jamie King)
  • Salt-n-Pepa – "None of Your Business" (Choreographer: Randy Connor)
  • Best Special Effects in a Video

    The Rolling Stones – "Love Is Strong" (Special Effects: Fred Raimondi)

  • Björk – "Army of Me" (Special Effects: BUF)
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream" (Special Effects: Kevin Tod Haug, Alexander Frisch, Ashley Clemens, Richard 'Dr.' Baily, Jay Johnson and P. Scott Makela)
  • TLC – "Waterfalls" (Special Effects: Peter Conn and Chris Mitchell)
  • Best Art Direction in a Video

    Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream" (Art Director: Tom Foden)

  • Madonna – "Take a Bow" (Art Director: Happy Massee)
  • Jill Sobule – "I Kissed a Girl" (Art Director: Kelly Van Patter)
  • TLC – "Waterfalls" (Art Director: Keith Burns)
  • Best Editing in a Video

    Weezer – "Buddy Holly" (Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen)

  • Green Day – "Basket Case" (Editor: Alan Chimenti)
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream" (Editor: Robert Duffy)
  • Jill Sobule – "I Kissed a Girl" (Editor: Jerry Behrens)
  • TLC – "Waterfalls" (Editor: Jonathan Silver)
  • Best Cinematography in a Video

    The Rolling Stones – "Love Is Strong" (Directors of Photography: Garry Waller and Mike Trim)

  • Boyz II Men – "Water Runs Dry" (Director of Photography: Daniel Pearl)
  • Green Day – "Basket Case" (Director of Photography: Adam Beckman)
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream" (Director of Photography: Harris Savides)
  • Stone Temple Pilots – "Interstate Love Song" (Director of Photography: Kevin Kerslake)
  • TLC – "Waterfalls" (Director of Photography: Toby Phillips)
  • Viewer's Choice

    TLC – "Waterfalls"

  • Green Day – "Basket Case"
  • Hootie & the Blowfish – "Hold My Hand"
  • Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson – "Scream"
  • Live – "Lightning Crashes"
  • R.E.M. – "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"
  • MTV Asia

    Denada – "Sambutlah"

  • Alisha – "Made in India"
  • Indus Creed – "Trapped"
  • Jetrin – "Love Train"
  • Kim Gun-mo – "Betrayed Love"
  • MTV Brasil

    Os Paralamas do Sucesso (featuring Djavan) – "Uma Brasileira"

  • Barão Vermelho – "Daqui por Diante"
  • Marisa Monte – "Segue o Seco"
  • Nando Reis – "Me Diga"
  • Skank – "Te Ver"
  • Viper – "Coma Rage"
  • MTV Europe

    U2 – "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"

  • Björk – "Army of Me"
  • Clawfinger – "Pin Me Down"
  • The Cranberries – "Zombie"
  • Oasis – "Whatever"
  • MTV Japan

    Chage and Aska – "Something There"

  • Hal from Apollo '69 – "Sweet Thing"
  • The Mad Capsule Markets – "HI-SIDE (High-Individual Side)"
  • Towa Tei – "Technova"
  • TRF – "Overnight Sensation"
  • MTV Latin America

    Café Tacuba – "La Ingrata"

  • Fito Páez – "Circo Beat"
  • Santana – "Luz Amor y Vida"
  • Todos Tus Muertos – "Mate"
  • Los Tres – "Déjate Caer"
  • MTV Mandarin

    Faye Wong – "Chess"

  • Dou Wei – "The Black Dream"
  • Dadawa – "Sister Drum"
  • Tracy Huang – "Spring"
  • Xin Xiao Qi – "Understanding"
  • Video Vanguard Award

    R.E.M.

    Pre-show

  • Silverchair – "Tomorrow"/"Pure Massacre"
  • Main show

  • Michael Jackson (featuring Slash) – "Medley" ("Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"/"The Way You Make Me Feel"/"Scream"/"Beat It"/"Black or White"/"Billie Jean", "Dangerous", "You Are Not Alone")
  • Live – "I Alone"
  • TLC – "CrazySexyMedley" ("Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"/"Kick Your Game"/"Creep"/"Waterfalls")
  • R.E.M. – "The Wake-Up Bomb"
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Warped"
  • Bon Jovi – "Helter Skelter"/"Something for the Pain" (live from Times Square)
  • Alanis Morissette – "You Oughta Know"
  • Hootie & the Blowfish – "Only Wanna Be with You"
  • Hole – "Violet"
  • Green Day – "Stuck with Me" (live from Stockholm)
  • White Zombie – "More Human than Human"
  • Appearances

  • Rod Stewart – presented Best Male Video
  • Kennedy – appeared in commercial vignettes about the show
  • Tim Robbins – introduced Live
  • Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes – presented Best Video from a Film
  • Bill Bellamy and Monica Seles – appeared in a pre-commercial vignette about previous Viewer's Choice winners and voting procedures
  • Lenny Kravitz and Sheryl Crow – presented Best New Artist in a Video
  • Chris Hardwick – interviewed New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and First Lady Donna Hanover Giuliani and appeared in vignettes about the show and Viewer's Choice voting
  • The Notorious B.I.G. and Bill Bellamy – presented Best Dance Video
  • Kevin Bacon and Liv Tyler – presented Best Direction in a Video
  • Grant Hill and Ricki Lake – presented Best R&B Video
  • Natalie Merchant – introduced R.E.M.
  • Kennedy and Claire Danes – appeared in a pre-commercial vignette about Viewer's Choice voting
  • Madonna – presented Best Rap Video
  • Mike Tyson – introduced the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Drew Barrymore – presented the Video Vanguard award
  • Seal and Des'ree (jokingly introduced by Dennis Miller as "Seal Koslowski" and "Desiree Finkelstein") – introduced the International Viewer's Choice Award winners
  • VJs <?> (Asia), Cuca Lazarotto (Brasil), Ingo Schmoll (Europe), Keiko Yamada (Japan), Alfredo Lewin (Latin America) and <?> (Mandarin) – announced their respective region's Viewer's Choice winner
  • George Clooney – presented Best Female Video
  • Bryan Adams – presented Viewer's Choice
  • Dennis Rodman and Christopher Walken – presented Best Alternative Video
  • Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston – presented Video of the Year
  • References

    1995 MTV Video Music Awards Wikipedia


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