Rock videos will be honored during the live telecast tonight of the “First Annual MTV Video Music Awards.”
The ceremony begins at 9 p.m. on cable MTV and will feature live performances by musical groups as well as spotlighting the. year in video music, special effects and the making of rock videos.
Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd will host the MtV event.
Major categories and nominees are:
Male Video: David Bowie; Herbie Hancock; Michael Jackson; Billy Joel; Lionel Richie.
Group Video: Huey Lewis and the News; the Police; Van Halen; ZZ Top.