Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Hosted By: Eddie Murphy


Musical Guests:
Eurythmics, John Cougar Melloncamp, Run DMC,
Daryl Hall and John Oates with David Ruffin & Edde Kendrick, Tears For Fears

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Best Video Of The Year

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"
Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"

David Lee Roth
"California Girls"
David Lee Roth
"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"


Best Male Video

Bruce Springsteen
"I'm On Fire"
Glen Frey
"Smuggler's Blues"

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

David Lee Roth
"California Girls"
David Lee Roth
"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"

Bruce Springsteen
"I'm On Fire"


Best Female Video

Tina Turner
"What's Love Got To Do With It"
Cyndi Lauper
"She Bob"

Madonna
"Material Girl"

Sade
"Smooth Operator"
Sheila E.
"The Glamorous Life"

Tina Turner
"What's Love Got To Do With It"


Best Group Video

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"
The Cars
"Drive"

Eurythmics
"Would I Lie To You"

Huey Lewis and the News
"This Is It"
U2
"Pride/In The Name Of Love"

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"


Best Concept Video

Glen Frey
"Smuggler's Blues"
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
"Two Tribes"

Glen Frey
"Smuggler's Blues"

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"

David Lee Roth
"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"


Best Stage Performance In A Video

Bruce Springsteen
"Dancing In The Dark"
David Bowie
"Blue Jean" (Live Version)

Eurythmics
"Would I Lie To You"

Bruce Springsteen
"Dancing In The Dark"
Talking Heads
"Once In A Lifetime" (Live Version)

Tina Turner
"Better Be Good To Me"


Best New Artist Video

'til Tuesday
"Voices Carry"
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
"Two Tribes"

Julian Lennon
"Valotte"

Sade
"Smooth Operator"
Sheila E.
"The Glamorous Life"

'til Tuesday
"Voices Carry"


Best Overall Performance In A Video

Phillip Bailey/Phil Collins
"Easy Lover"
Phillip Bailey/Phil Collins
"Easy Lover"

Eurythmics
"Would I Lie To You"

David Lee Roth
"Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"
Bruce Springsteen
"Dancing In The Dark"

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"


Best Direction In A Video

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Director: John Baptiste Mondino
Bryan Adams
"Run To You"

Duran Duran
"The Wild Boys"

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Chris Isaak
"Dancin'"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"

Simple Minds
"Don't You Forget About Me"

Toto
"Stranger In Town"


Best Choreography In A Video

Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

Choreographer: David Atkins
Eurythmics
"Would I Lie To You"

Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

Madonna
"Like a Virgin"

Madonna
"Material Girl"
Prince
"When Doves Cry"

Sheila E.
"The Glamorous Life"

Tina Turner
"Private Dancer"


Best Special Effects In A Video
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"

Special Effects: Tony Mitchell, Kathy Dougherty,
and Peter Cohen
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"

Peter Brown
"Zie Zie Won't Dance"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Go Insane"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Slow Dancing"

Culture Club
"The War Song"

Culture Club
"It's A Miracle"
Duran Duran
"The Wild Boys"

Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

Bryan Adams
"Run To You"

Reflex
"Hurt"

Wang Chung
"Don't Be My Enemy"

Wang Chung
"Fire In The Twilight Zone"


Best Art Direction In A Video

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Art Director: Bryan Jones
Bryan Adams
"Run To You"

Peter Brown
"Zie Zie Won't Dance"

Culture Club
"The War Song"

Culture Club
"It's A Miracle"

Duran Duran
"The Wild Boys"
Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

Madonna
"Like a Virgin"

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Don't Come Around Here No More"

Simple Minds
"Don't You Forget About Me"


Best Editing In A Video

Art of Noise
"Close To The Edit"

Editor: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Bryan Adams
"Run To You"

Art of Noise
"Close To The Edit"

Peter Brown
"Zie Zie Won't Dance"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Go Insane"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Slow Dancing"
Culture Club
"It's A Miracle"

Eurythmics
"Would I Lie To You"

Chris Isaak
"Dancin'"

Howard Jones
"Pearl In The Shell"

Simple Minds
"Don't You Forget About Me"


Best Cinematography In A Video

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Cinematographer: Pascal Lebeque
Bryan Adams
"Heaven" (Version #2)

Bryan Adams
"Run To You"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Go Insane"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Slow Dancing"

Culture Club
"It's A Miracle"

Difford & Tillbrook
"Loves Crashing Waves"

Duran Duran
"The Wild Boys"
Eurythmics
"Would I Lie To You"

Don Henley
"The Boys of Summer"

Billy Idol
"Catch My Fall"

Elton John
"Sad Songs (Say So Much)"

Madonna
"Like a Virgin"

Simple Minds
"Don't You Forget About Me"


Most Experimental Video

Art of Noise
"Close To The Edit"

Director: Zbigniew Rybczynski
Art of Noise
"Close To The Edit"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Go Insane"

Lindsey Buckingham
"Slow Dancing"
Chris Isaak
"Dancin'"

Lone Justice
"Ways To Be Wicked"


Video Vanguard Awards

David Byrne






Kevin Godley and Lol Creme






Russell Mulcahy



Viewer's Choice Awards

USA For Africa
"We Are The World"



Special Recognition Award

Bob Geldof