Em, ‘N Sync, RHCP Big Winners at 2000 MTV Video Music Awards

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘N Sync and Eminem were the big winners tonight at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The Chili Peppers picked up statuettes for direction and art direction along with the Video Vanguard Award. Eminem received Best Male Video, Video of the Year and Best Rap Video as a featured guest with Dr. Dre.

The boy band ‘N Sync were the recipients of awards for Best Pop Video, Best Choreography and Viewer’s Choice.

Singer-actress Aaliyah also scored big, for “Try Again,” her hit single from “Romeo Must Die,” in which she costarred with Jet Li. She won two awards, as did Bjork and Macy Gray.

The night’s other winners included: Jennifer Lopez’s “Waiting for Tonight” as Best Dance Video, Sisqo’s “Thong Song” for Best Hip-Hop Video and Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” for Best Group Video.

‘N Sync Heading into the awards, the annual event was heralded as a battle between ’N Sync and Eminem.

’N Sync and Em scored six nominations apiece. Other multiple nominees included the Chili Peppers, Metallica and Sisquo.

This year’s awards show hosts were “Scary Movie’s” Shawn and Marlon Wayans.

Here’s a list of this year’s winners:

Video of the Year

Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady”

Viewer’s Choice

‘N Sync, “Bye Bye Bye”

“Californication” Best R&B Video

Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name”

Best Direction in A Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication”

Best Rock Video

Limp Bizkit, “Break Stuff”

‘N Sync Best Pop Video

‘N Sync, “Bye Bye Bye”

Best Hip-Hop Video

Sisqo, “Thong Song”

Best Male Video

Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady”

Best Group Video

Blink-182, “All the Small Things”

Macy Gray Best New Artist in A Video

Macy Gray, “I Try”

Best Video From A Film

Aaliyah, “Try Again” from “Romeo Must Die

Best Dance Video

Jennifer Lopez, “Waiting for Tonight”

Video Vanguard Award

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Aaliyah Breakthrough Video

Bjork, “All Is Full of Love”

Best Female Video

Aaliyah, “Try Again”

Best Rap Video

Dr. Dre featuring Eminem, “Forgot About Dre”

Best Choreography in A Video

‘N Sync, “Bye Bye Bye”

Best Special Effects in A Video

Bjork Bjork, “All Is Full of Love”

Best Art Direction in A Video

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Californication”

Best Editing in A Video

Aimee Mann, “Save Me”

Best Cinematography in A Video

Macy Gray, “Do Something”