2003 MTV Video Music Awards

2003 MTV Video Music Awards
Date Thursday, August 28, 2003
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
Country United States
Hosted by Chris Rock
Official website mtv.com/ontv/vma/past-vmas/2003
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV

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. This year's ceremony is best remembered for Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the show's opening performance.


Winners are in bold text.

Video of the Year

Missy Elliott – "Work It"

Best Male Video

Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"

Best Female Video

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

Best Group Video

Coldplay – "The Scientist"

Best New Artist in a Video

50 Cent – "In da Club"

Best Pop Video

Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"

Best Rock Video

Linkin Park – "Somewhere I Belong"

Best R&B Video

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

Best Rap Video

50 Cent – "In da Club"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Missy Elliott – "Work It"

Best Dance Video

Justin Timberlake – "Rock Your Body"

Best Video from a Film

Eminem – "Lose Yourself" (from 8 Mile)

Breakthrough Video

Vanessa Carlton – "A Thousand Miles"

Best Direction in a Video

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

Best Choreography in a Video

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

Best Special Effects in a Video

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

Best Art Direction in a Video

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

Best Editing in a Video

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

Best Cinematography in a Video

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

MTV2 Award

AFI – "Girl's Not Grey"

Viewer's Choice

Vanessa Carlton – "A Thousand Miles"

International Viewer's Choice Awards

MTV Australia

Delta Goodrem – "Born to Try"

MTV Brasil

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

Lifetime Achievement Award

Duran Duran


Artist(s) Song(s)
Sean Paul "Like Glue"
"Get Busy"
"Gimme the Light"
The 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" (all)
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" (Blige)
"Ooh!" (Blige and Method Man)
"Family Affair" (Blige and 50 Cent)
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 show


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  2. http://vmb.mtv.uol.com.br/videos/2003/vmb-2003-escolha-da-audiencia

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