Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles and the Palladium, New York
Musical Guests:
Tina Turner, The Hooters, Simply Red, Phil Collins,
'til, Tuesday, Whitney Houston, Mr. Mister, The Monkees




Best Video Of The Year

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

Godley and Creme
"Cry"
Robert Palmer
"Addicted To Love"

Talking Heading
"Road To Nowhere"


Best Male Video

Robert Palmer
"Addicted To Love"
Bryan Adams
"Summer of '69"

Phil Collins
"Take Me Home"

Robert Palmer
"Addicted To Love"
Bruce Springsteen
"Glory Days"

Sting
"If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free"


Best Female Video

Whitney Houston
"How Will I Know?"
Kate Bush
"Running Up That Hill"

Aretha Franklin
"Freeway of Love"

Whitney Houston
"How Will I Know?"
Grace Jones
"Slave To The Rhythm"

Tina Turner
"We Don't Need Another Hero"


Best Group Video

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

INXS
"What You Need"
The Rolling Stones
"The Harlem Shuffle"

Talking Heads
"And She Was"


Best Concept Video

a-Ha
"Take On Me"
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

Godley and Creme
"Cry"
Talking Heads
"Road To Nowhere"

Talking Heads
"And She Was"


Best Stage Performance In A Video

Bryan Adams/Tina Turner
"It's Only Love"
Bryan Adams/Tina Turner
"It's Only Love"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

Huey Lewis and the News
"The Power Of Love"
Robert Palmer
"Addicted To Love"

Pete Townshend
"Face The Face"


Best New Artist Video

a-Ha
"Take On Me"
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

The Hooters
"And We Danced"

Whitney Houston
"How Will I Know"
Pet Shop Boys
"West End Girls"

Simply Red
"Holding Back The Years"


Best Overall Performance In A Video

David Bowie and Mick Jagger
"Dancing In The Streets"
David Bowie and Mick Jagger
"Dancing In The Streets"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

Robert Palmer
"Addicted To Love"
Bruce Springsteen
"Glory Days"

Sting
"If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free"


Best Direction In A Video

a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Director: Steven Barron
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Pat Benatar
"Sex As A Weapon"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"
X
"Burning House Of Love"

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"


Best Choreography In A Video

Prince and the Revolution
"Raspberry Beret"

Choreographer: Prince
Morris Day
"Oak Tree"

Madonna
"Dress You Up"
Madonna
"Like A Virgin" - Live Version

Prince and the Revolution
"Raspberry Beret"


Best Special Effects In A Video

a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Special Effects: Michael Patterson
and Candance Reckinger
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Pat Benatar
"Sex As A Weapon"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

Dire Straits
"Brothers In Arms"

Honeymoon Suite
"Feel It Again"
Prince and the Revolution
"Raspberry Beret"

Joe Walsh
"The Confessor"

X
"Burning House Of Love"

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"

ZZ Top
"Sleeping Bag"


Best Art Direction In A Video

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"

Art Director: Ron Cobb
a-Ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"

Pat Benatar
"Sex As A Weapon"

Morris Day
"Oak Tree"

Ronnie Dio
"Rock and Roll Children"

Dire Sraits
"Money For Nothing"
El DeBarge
"Who's Johnny?"

Honeymoon Suite
"Feel It Again"

X
"Burning House Of Love"

Joe Walsh
"The Confessor"

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"


Best Editing In A Video

a-Ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"

Editor: David Yardley
a-Ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"

Pat Benatar
"Sex As A Weapon"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

Honeymoon Suite
"Feel It Again"

Madonna
"Dress You Up"
Quarterflash
"Walking On Ice"

Joe Walsh
"The Confessor"

X
"Burning House Of Love"

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"

ZZ Top
"Sleeping Bag"


Best Cinematography In A Video

a-Ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"

Cinematographer: Oliver Stapleton
a-Ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"

Adam Ant
"Apollo Nine"

Pat Benatar
"Sex As A Weapon"

Morris Day
"Oak Tree"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"
Dire Straits
"Walk of Life" - Version #1

Madonna
"Dress You Up"

Joe Walsh
"The Confessor"

X
"Burning House Of Love"

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"


Most Experimental Video

a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Director: Steven Barron
a-Ha
"Take On Me"

Pat Benatar
"Sex As A Weapon"

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"
X
"Burning House Of Love"

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"


Video Vanguard Awards

Madonna






Zbigniew Rybeznski



Viewer's Choice Award

a-Ha
"Take On Me"



Special Recognition Awards

Bill Graham






Jack Healey
Executive Director, Amnesty International