Korn, Lauryn Hill Among Early VMA Winners

Korn and Lauryn Hill didn’t waste much time cashing in on their multiple MTV Video Music Award nominations as they were among the winners announced before the big show got rolling at 8 p.m.

A number of winners grabbed their moonmen during MTV News’ VMA pre-show coverage, including Hill, who grabbed two in the early going. The singer’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” [RealVideo] grabbed statuettes for Best R&B Video and Best Art Direction In A Video.

Meanwhile, Korn turned at least one of their nine nominations into an award as “Freak On A Leash” [RealVideo] won for Best Editing In A Video.

Also among the night’s early winners were Garbage for Best Special Effects In A Video, Marilyn Manson for Best Cinematography In A Video, and “Praise You,” Fatboy Slim’s study in spasmodic dance, for Best Choreography In A Video.

Of course, the bulk of the moonmen will be handed out after the curtain at the Metropolitan Opera House goes up at 8 p.m., giving Korn and Lauryn Hill plenty of chances to up their totals.

Catch all the sizzlin’, star-packed VMA action direct from Miami on August 28. MTV News’ preshow kicks things off at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by big show at 8 p.m.

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