VMAs dance to Timberlake's tune
Earns four nods at MTV awards; 'Umbrella' shinesJustin 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 awards 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 went to Beyonce and Shakira for their video of "Beautiful Liar."
Gnarls Barkley's "Smiley Faces" won best editing for Ken Mowe.
A complete list of winners can be found at hollywoodreporter.com.