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Justin Timberlake was the big winner Sunday night at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, while Rihanna's "Umbrella" took home top honors as video of the year.

Timberlake was awarded a total of four Moon Men statues during the show, held at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. He was named male artist of the year for such videos as "Sexy Back" and "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" as well as quadruple threat of the year, which honored him for his success in the worlds of music, fashion, acting and dancing. Both were new categories this year.

Timberlake's "Let Me Talk to You/My Love" also won best choreography for Marty Kudelka, while "What Goes Around" helmer Samuel Bayer was named best director.

Along with its award for video of the year, "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z, was named monster single of the year, another new category.

Meanwhile, Fergie nabbed the honor of female artist of the year -- another new one this year -- for videos including "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)" and "Fergalicious."

The best group trophy went to Fall Out Boy for its video of "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," while Gym Class Heroes nabbed best new artist for "Clothes Off."

The award for most earth-shattering collaboration -- another new trophy -- went to Beyonce and Shakira for their video of "Beautiful Liar."

Gnarls Barkley's "Smiley Faces" won best editing for Ken Mowe.

The show aired Sunday night on MTV in its original version, with "remixed" telecasts set to air throughout the week.

2007 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:


VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

"Umbrella"

Good Girl Gone Bad

Def Jam

Director: Chris Applebaum

Producer: John Hardin

Production Company: Reactor Films

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.

"Let Me Talk To You/My Love"

Future Sex/Love Sounds

Jive Records/Zomba Label Group

Director: Paul Hunter

Producer: Veronica Zelle

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

Featuring Timbaland

"Sexy Back"

Future Sex/Love Sounds

Jive Records/Zomba Label Group

Director: Michael Haussman

Producer: Nina Huang

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

"Love Stoned/I Think She Knows Interlude"

Future Sex/Love Sounds

Jive Records/Zomba Label Group

Director: Robert Hales

Producer: Richard Weaver & Oualid Mousaness

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

"What Goes Around...Comes Around"

Future Sex/Love Sounds

Jive Records/Zomba Label Group

Director: Samuel Bayer

Producer: Veronica Zelle

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Fergie

"Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)"

The Dutchess

Wil.I.Am Music Group/A&M Records

Director: Anthony Mandler

Producer: Gina Leonard

Production Company: Cyclops Productions

Featuring Ludacris

"Glamorous"

The Dutchess

Wil.I.Am Music Group/A&M Records

Director: Dave Meyers

Producer: Gina Leonard

Production Company: @radical.media

Featuring Wil.I.Am

"Fergalicious"

The Dutchess

Wil.I.Am Music Group/A&M Records

Director: Fatima Robinson

Producer: Dawn Rose

Production Company: Black Dog Films

BEST GROUP

Fall Out Boy

"This Ain't A Scene, Its An Arms Race"

Infinity On High

Island Records

Director: Alan Ferguson

Producer: Jacqui Frisco

Production Company: Anonymous Content

BEST NEW ARTIST

Gym Class Heroes

"Clothes Off"

As Cruel As School Children

DecayDance/Fueled By Ramen

Director: Alan Ferguson

Producer: Jose Carlos Mangual

Production Company: The Kompany

MOST EARTHSHATTERING COLLABORATION

Beyonce & Shakira

"Beautiful Liar"

B'DAY Deluxe Edition & Video Anthology

Columbia Records

Director: Jake Nava

Producer: Ben Cooper

Production Company: Anonymous Content

QUADRUPLE THREAT OF THE YEAR

Justin Timberlake (Jive Records/Zomba Label Group)

MONSTER SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

"Umbrella"

Good Girl Gone Bad

Def Jam

Director: Chris Applebaum

Producer: John Hardin

Production Company: Reactor Films

BEST DIRECTOR

Director: Samuel Bayer

Justin Timberlake

"What Goes Around...Comes Around"

Future Sex/Love Sounds

Jive Records/Zomba Label Group

Producer: Veronica Zelle

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO

Gnarls Barkley

Editor: Ken Mowe

"Smiley Faces"

St. Elsewhere

Downtown/Atlantic Records

Director: Robert Hales

Producer: Coleen Haynes

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions, Inc.

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO

Choreographer: Marty Kudelka

Justin Timberlake

"Let Me Talk To You/My Love"

Future Sex/Love Sounds

Jive Records/Zomba Label Group

Director: Paul Hunter

Producer: Veronica Zelle

Production Company: H.S.I Productions
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