This week in 1987, Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking music video for his song "Sledgehammer" won a whole slew of awards at the MTV Video Music Awards. He took home Moonmen statues for Best Video, Best Male Video, Best Concept Video, Best Overall Performance, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Direction, and Most Experimental Video! Plus, Peter Gabriel was also awarded the Video Vanguard Award that night. The “Sledgehammer” video featured state of the art claymation, pixilation and stop motion animation, and it’s one of our favorites!
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