Britney makes a comeback at MTV Video Music Awards

By: Steve Mathie
Staff Writer

The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards handed out their annual awards this week, and it was highlighted with what some might consider to be a brand new Britney. Spears looked young and beautiful as she appeared with Superbad star Jonah Hill, who is currently filming Funny People in California.

Spears has been in the middle of the public eye in recent years for what has been mostly negative reports about her lifestyle – but a stunning Spears stole the show on Sunday with her looks, presence, and the award for Best Female Video. “Piece of Me”, which was directed by Wayne Isham brought home the hardware.

The MTV Video Music Awards has been recognizing music videos since 1984 and has developed into a well respected award ceremony. While some music videos are shot in studios, they are also shot on location at residential homes, commercial properties and bigger venues.

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Chris Brown’s “With You” beat out Flo Rida, Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and Usher to win Best Male Video. “Piece of Me” also won the award for Best Pop Video and Video of the Year.

Other winners at the MTV Video Music Awards

Best Dancing in a Video – Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”
Best Rock Video – Linkin Park, “Shadow of the Day”
Best Hip Hop Video – Lil Wayne, “Lollipop”
Best New Artist – Tokio Hotel, “Ready, Set, Go!”
Best Art Direction – Gnarls Barkley, “Run”
Best Choreography – Gnarls Barkley, “Run”
Best Cinematography – The White Stripes, “Conquest”
Best Direction – Erykah Badu, “Honey”
Best Editing – Death Cab For Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Best Special Effects – Kanye West feat. T-Pain, “Good Life”

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