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MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography

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MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography

The following is a list of MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Choreography in a Video. The choreographer with the most wins and nominations is Frank Gatson, who has won the award six times out of eleven nominations. Choreographers Michael Rooney and Tina Landon closely follow him in these regards: Rooney is the second biggest winner with five wins, while Landon is the second most nominated professional, with nine nominations (and yet only one win).

On the side of the artists, meanwhile, Janet Jackson is the one with the most wins—four out of ten nominations—and is followed closely by Beyoncé with three. Meanwhile, Madonna is the most nominated artist, having received twelve nominations (and yet also only one win).

Six artists have won this award for choreographing or co-choreographing their own videos: Michael Jackson (1984), Prince (1986), Paula Abdul (1989), Janet Jackson (1990), Madonna (1998), Shakira (2006), and Bruno Mars (2013). Also, actor Christopher Walken won this award in 2001 for helping choreograph the video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," in which he appears dancing.

Year Winner Other nominees
1984 Michael Jackson — "Thriller"
(Choreographers: Michael Jackson and Michael Peters)
1985 Elton John — "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
(Choreographer: David Atkins)
1986 Prince and The Revolution — "Raspberry Beret"
(Choreographer: Prince)
1987 Janet Jackson — "Nasty"
(Choreographer: Paula Abdul)
1988 Janet Jackson — "The Pleasure Principle"
(Choreographer: Barry Lather)
1989 Paula Abdul — "Straight Up"
(Choreographer: Paula Abdul)
1990 Janet Jackson — "Rhythm Nation"
(Choreographers: Janet Jackson and Anthony Thomas)
1991 C+C Music Factory — "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"
(Choreographer: Jamale Graves)
1992 En Vogue — "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
(Choreographers: Frank Gatson, Travis Payne and LaVelle Smith Jnr)
1993 En Vogue — "Free Your Mind"
(Choreographers: Frank Gatson, LaVelle Smith Jnr and Travis Payne)
1994 Salt-n-Pepa (featuring En Vogue) — "Whatta Man"
(Choreographers: Frank Gatson and Randy Connor)
1995 Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson — "Scream"
(Choreographers: LaVelle Smith Jnr, Tina Landon, Travis Payne and Sean Cheesman)
1996 Björk — "It's Oh So Quiet"
(Choreographer: Michael Rooney)
1997 Beck — "The New Pollution"
(Choreographer: Peggy Hickey)
1998 Madonna — "Ray of Light"
(Choreographers: Madonna and Jonas Åkerlund)
1999 Fatboy Slim — "Praise You"
(Choreographers: Richard Koufey and Michael Rooney)
2000 'N Sync — "Bye Bye Bye"
(Choreographer: Darrin Henson)
2001 Fatboy Slim — "Weapon of Choice"
(Choreographers: Michael Rooney, Spike Jonze and Christopher Walken)
2002 Kylie Minogue — "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
(Choreographer: Michael Rooney)
2003 Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z) — "Crazy in Love"
(Choreographers: Frank Gatson and LaVelle Smith Jnr)
2004 The Black Eyed Peas — "Hey Mama"
(Choreographer: Fatima Robinson)
2005 Gwen Stefani — "Hollaback Girl"
(Choreographer: Kishaya Dudley)
2006 Shakira (featuring Wyclef Jean) — "Hips Don't Lie"
(Choreographer: Shakira)
2007 Justin Timberlake (featuring T.I.) — "Let Me Talk to You/My Love"
(Choreographer: Marty Kudelka)
2008 Gnarls Barkley — "Run"
(Choreographer: Michael Rooney)
2009 Beyoncé — "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
(Choreographers: Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight)
2010 Lady Gaga — "Bad Romance"
(Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson)
2011 Beyoncé — "Run the World (Girls)"
(Choreographer: Frank Gatson, Sheryl Murakami and Jeffrey Page)
2012 Chris Brown — "Turn Up the Music"
(Choreographer: Anwar "Flii" Burton)
2013 Bruno Mars — "Treasure"
(Choreographer: Bruno Mars)
2014 Sia — "Chandelier"
(Choreographer: Ryan Heffington)
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