Winners of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards

britney spears Winners of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards

VMAs, needing a comeback themselves, get reviews that would close any B’Way show
By Jeffrey Jolson for Hollywood Today

LAS VEGAS, (RUSHPRNEWS) September 10,2007 –The MTV Video Music Awards, needing a comeback themselves after a 28 percent ratings drop last year, didn’t get it from their much-hyped return of Britney Spears which was savaged by critics in the U.S. and abroad. Britney, making a return to her career after three years of troubled absence, phoned in a lip-sync with blasé dance moves. She gained weight which wouldn’t be a big deal except she performed in a sparkling black bikini. She was helped up on the riser, maybe normal, but it appeared to be needed. Stars in the audience stared blankly at her. Biggest crime of all: it wasn’t sexy, wasn’t Britney. And wasn’t MTV.
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Male Artist of the Year: Justin Timberlake

Female Artist of the Year: Fergie

Quadruple Threat of the Year: Justin Timberlake

Best Group: Fallout Boy, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”

Monster Single of the Year: Rihanna, “Umbrella”

Most Earthshattering Collaboration: Beyonce and Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”

Best Editing: Ken Mowe for Gnarls Barkley’s “Smiley Faces”

Best Director: Samuel Bayer for Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around … Comes Around”

Best Choreography: Marty Kudelka for Justin Timberlake’s “Let Me Talk to You/My Love”

Best New Artist: Gym Class Heroes

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