Gnarls, Kanye, White Stripes, Death Cab Win Early VMAs

Big wins from artists you enjoy! Big, technical award wins. The 2008 VMAs air this Sunday night, with a more depressing list of performers (reportedly Britney, definitely the Jonas Brothers) and nominees (see: this) than ever. But good on MTV for handing out the pre-show honors to bands popular with The Internet: They get a little free advertising while not muddying the televised stream of Tokio Hotels and Miley Cyrusses (Best New Artists guys, vote now!) their core demo expects. (Actually I don’t know who their core demo are, or whom they expect). So enough about that, let’s get to the free advertising! Here are your tech awards winners:

  • Best Choreography: Mikey Rooney – Gnarls Barkley’s “Run
  • Best Cinematography: Wyatt Troll – The White Stripes’ “Conquest
  • Best Special Effects: SoMe and Jonas & François – Kanye West’s “Good Life
  • Best Editing: Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Jeff Buchanan – Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Possess Your Heart

Lots of info on this year’s VMAs right here.