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1986 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
held September 5, 1986 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY
MTV Video Music Awards History of Winners

Video of the Year

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

[ from
Brothers In Arms ]

  Dire Straits - 'Brothers In Arms'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
a-ha - "Take On Me"
Godley & Creme - "Cry"
Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love"
Talking Heads - "Road To Nowhere"
Best Male Video

Robert Palmer
"Addicted To Love"

[ from
Riptide ]

Robert Palmer - 'Riptide'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Bryan Adams - "Summer Of '69"
Phil Collins - "Take Me Home"
Bruce Springsteen - "Glory Days"
Sting - "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
Best Female Video

Whitney Houston
"How Will I Know?"

[from
Whitney Houston ]

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston LP
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
Aretha Franklin - "Freeway Of Love"
Grace Jones - "Slave To The Rhythm"
Tina Turner - "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
Best Group Video

Dire Straits
"Money For Nothing"

[ from
Brothers In Arms ]

Dire Straits - 'Brothers In Arms'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
other nominees:
a-ha - "Take On Me"
INXS - "What You Need"
Rolling Stones - "The Harlem Shuffle"
Talking Heads - "And She Was"
Best New Artist

a-ha
"Take On Me"

[from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
The Hooters - "And We Danced"
Whitney Houston - "How Will I Know"
Pet Shop Boys - "West End Girls"
Simply Red - "Holding Back The Years"
Best Stage Performance Video

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

[from
Reckless ]

Bryan Adams - Reckless other nominees:
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
Huey Lewis & The News - "Power Of Love"
Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love"
Pete Townshend - "Face The Face"
Best Concept Video

a-ha
"Take On Me"

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
Godley & Creme - "Cry"
Talking Heads
- "And She Was"
Talking Heads - "Road To Nowhere"
Best Overall Performance

David Bowie & Mick Jagger
"Dancing In The Streets"

other nominees:
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love"
Bruce Springsteen - "Glory Days"
Sting - "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
Best Direction

a-ha
"Take On Me"
(Steven Barron)

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
X - "Burning House Of Love"
ZZ Top - "Rough Boy"
Best Choreography

Prince & The Revolution
"Raspberry Beret"
(
Prince)
[from
Around The World In A Day ]

Prince - Around The World In A Day other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Morris Day - "Oak Tree"
Madonna - "Dress You Up"
Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Best Special Effects

a-ha
"Take On Me"
(Michael Patterson & Candance Reckinger)

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
X - "Burning House Of Love"
ZZ Top - "Rough Boy"
Best Art Direction

ZZ Top
"Rough Boy"
(Ron Cobb)

[ from
Afterburner ]

ZZ Top - Afterburner other nominees:
a-ha - "Take On Me"
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
Honeymoon Suite - "Feel It Again"
Best Editing

a-ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"
(David Yardley)

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
X - "Burning House Of Love"
ZZ Top - "Rough Boy"
Best Cinematography

a-ha
"The Sun Always Shines On TV"
(Oliver Stapleton)

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Joe Walsh - "The Confessor"
X - "Burning House Of Love"
ZZ Top - "Rough Boy"
Most Experimental Video

a-ha
"Take On Me"

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Pat Benatar - "Sex As A Weapon"
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
X - "Burning House Of Love"
ZZ Top - "Rough Boy"
Viewer's Choice

a-ha
"Take On Me"

[ from
Hunting High And Low ]

a-ha - Hunting High And Low other nominees:
Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing"
Godley & Creme - "Cry"
Robert Palmer - "Addicted To Love"
Talking Heads - "Road To Nowhere"

ARC Weekly Top 40 Charts For 1986

Top 100 Songs of 1986

28th Annual Grammy Awards
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