The best chemistry, meanwhile, inevitably arrived with animated co-presenters Beavis and Butt-head. "You're on!" shouted the cameraman. "Urine? Heh heh heh," replied Beavis.
If only they could devise a way for those two to host next year: Western civilization probably would collapse, but at least the show would live up to its edgy advance billing.
The Complete List of Winners
The honorees at the 10th annual MTV Video Music Awards:
* Best Video of the Year: Pearl Jam's "Jeremy"
* Group Video: Pearl Jam's "Jeremy"
* Best Female Video: k.d. lang "Constant Craving"
* Best Male Video: Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
* Metal/Hard Rock: Pearl Jam's "Jeremy"
* Rap: Arrested Development's "People Everyday"
* Dance: En Vogue's "Free Your Mind"
* Alternative: Nirvana's "In Bloom (Version One--Dresses)"
* New Artist: Stone Temple Pilots' "Plush"
* Video From a Film: Alice in Chains' "Would?" (from "Singles")
* R&B: "Free Your Mind"
* "Breakthrough" video: Los Lobos' "Kiko"
* Director: Mark Pellington for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy"
* Choreography: Frank Gatson, Lavelle Smith and Travis Payne for "Free Your Mind"
* Special Effects: Stephen Johnson for Peter Gabriel's "Steam"
* Editing: Douglas Jines for "Steam"
* Art Direction: Jan Peter Flack for Madonna's "Rain"
* Cinematography: Harris Savides for "Rain"
* Viewers Choice Award: Aerosmith's "Living on the Edge"
* International Viewers Choice Award:
Asia: Indus Creed, "Pretty Child" (India)
Brazil: Titas, "Sera Que E Isso Que Eu Necessito"
Europe: George Michael, "Killer/Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (Britain)
MTV Internacional: Luis Miguel, "America" (Mexico)