The winners in this week's MTV Video Music Awards:

Best Video - "This Note's For You" by Neil Young.

Best Male Performer - Elvis Costello in "Veronica."

Best Female Performer - Paula Abdul in "Straight Up."

Best Group - Living Colour in "Cult of Personality."

Best Rap - "Parents Just Don't Understand" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

Best Dance - "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul.

Best Heavy Metal - "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns 'N Roses.

Best Post Modern - "Orange Crush" by R.E.M.

Best Video Stage Performance - "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour.

Best New Artist - Living Colour in "Cult of Personality."

Best Video from a Film - "When Love Comes to Town" by U2 with B.B. King, from "Rattle and Hum."

Best Direction - David Fincher, "Express Yourself" by Madonna.

Best Choreography - Paula Abdul, "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul.

Best Special Effects - Jim Blashfield, "Leave Me Alone" by Michael Jackson.

Best Art Direction - Vance Lorenzini, "Express Yourself" by Madonna.

Best Editing - Jim Heygood, "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul.

Best Cinematography - Mark Plummer, "Express Yourself" by Madonna.

Breakthrough Video - "Kiss" by Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones, produced by Tim Clawson and Martin Brierly, directed by Martin Brierly and Stephen Lowe.