Gym Class Heroes beat the expected winner Amy Winehouse as this year's 'Best New Artist' at MTV Video Music Awards. Jennifer Garner was there to hand the award to the group that excelled this year through single 'Cupid's Chokehold'.
Mary J. Blige was up next, introducing and honoring producer and rapper Dr. Dre.
The 'Heroes' winning also snub the chance of other British act Lily Allen to win the title. Other nominees for this category include Carrie Underwood and the relatively lesser known Peter Bjorn and John.
Noting that the awards' winners are determined by voting, Winehouse's failure to clutch the winning was probably due to the tumultuous personal life she has led that overshadowed her music career. The British import shines brightly as a sensational act this year through her second album 'Back to Black'. However, she gradually showed some 'attitude' including canceling many shows at the last minute and spitting at audience.