Picks and Pans Review: Our VMA Picks
updated 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown "Forever"
Jonas Brothers "Burnin Up"*
Pussycat Dolls "When I Grow Up"
Britney Spears "Piece of Me"
The Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
Alter-egos rock as the Brothers race a 007 speed boat, don Miami Vice pastels and fight ninjas. Burn on!
BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Mariah Carey "Touch My Body"
Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl" Rihanna Take a Bow
Jordan Sparks "No Air"
Britney Spears "Piece of Me"*
Brit's cheeky "screw the tabs" groove proves she can keep her sense of humor while staging a comeback.
BEST MALE VIDEO
Chris Brown "With You"
Flo Rida "Low"
Lil Wayne "Lollipop"
T.I. "No Matter What"
Usher "Love in This Club"*
Brown's dancing in the street came close, but Usher's syrupy swagger and pulsing lights won us over.
BEST ROCK VIDEO
Fall Out Boy "Beat It"*
Foo Fighters "The Pretender"
Linkin Park "Shadow of the Day"
MJ's hit, rocked out Alien Ant Farm-style with sumo wrestlers and martial-arts dance lessons? It's a winner!