Awards for 1998


Best Long Form Music Video


Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill - Live: Alanis Morissette (artist/video director/video producer), Steve Purcell (video director/video producer), David May (video producer), Glen Ballard (video producer)


Blind Melon's Letters from a Porcupine: Glen Graham (artist), Shannon Hoon (artist), Brad Smith (artist), Rogers Stevens (artist), Christopher Thorn (artist), Steve MacCorkle (video director), unknown (video producer)

Forever's a Long Time: Don Was (video director), unknown (video producer) (Qrquestra Was (artist))

Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam: Tina Turner (artist), David Mallet (video director), unknown (video producer)

Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz: "various artists", Julian Benedikt (video director), unknown (video producer)

Best Music Video, Short Form


Janet Jackson
For "Got 'til It's Gone"


Morphine: Early to Bed: Morphine (artist), Jamie Caliri (video director)

Tool: Stinkfist: Tool (artist), Adam Jones (video director)

Best Alternative Music Performance


David Bowie
for "Earthling"

Best Dance Recording


Daft Punk
For the song "Da Funk."

Gina G
For the song "Ooh Ahh... Just a Little Bit."

Pet Shop Boys
For the song "To Step Aside."

Quad City DJ's
For the song "Space Jam."

Best New Artist



Best Recording Package


Titanic: Claudio Quattrocchi (art director), Hugh Brown (art director), Jeff Smith (art director)
For the album "Titanic (Music as Heard On the Fateful Voyage)".

Best Spoken Comedy Album


Garrison Keillor
For the Album "Garrison Keillor's Comedy Theatre"

Best Rap Album


Sean Combs
For the album "No Way Out."


Missy Elliott
For the album "Supa Dupa Fly."

Wyclef Jean
For the album "Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival."

The Notorious B.I.G.
For the album "Life After Death."

Wu-Tang Clan
For the album "Wu-Tang Forever."

Best Rap Solo Performance


Men in Black: Will Smith
for "Men In Black"

Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male


David Bowie
for "Dead Man Walking"

Record of the Year


Titanic: James Horner (Producer), Simon Franglen (Producer), Walter Afanasieff (Producer)
for the song "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from 'Titanic"

Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television


Space Jam: R. Kelly
For the song "I Believe I Can Fly".


Mandela and de Klerk: Cédric Gradus Samson
For the song "Father Of Our Nation".

One Fine Day: Jud Friedman, James Newton Howard, Allan Dennis Rich
For the song "For The First Time".

Con Air: Diane Warren
For the song "How Do I Live".

Soul Food: Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
For the song "A Song For Mama".

Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television



Men in Black: Danny Elfman
For the main theme.

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