Madonna may be pushing 40, but she can still hang with the kiddies. (And not just Lourdes.)

The Material Mom scored nine nominations for the 15th annual MTV Video Music Awards today--tops among all artists.

The day was far from a waste for alternative rock band Garbage, which salvaged eight nods for its clip, "Push It."

Madonna's production for "Ray of Light," the title track from her techno-influenced album of the same name, also received eight nominations, including one for video of the year. She rounded up a ninth nomination thanks to a second video, "Frozen."

The other top multiple nominee was Will Smith. The rapper/actor/new daddy claimed six nominations, including a video of the year bid for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."

The award show's trademark space-guy statuettes will be handed out September 10 in Los Angeles.

Madonna, the Courtney Love-fronted Hole, the Dave Matthews Band and rapper Master P are all set to perform live.

Other performers competing in the key video of the year contest are: Brandy & Monica, "The Boy Is Mine"; rapper Puff Daddy & the Family, featuring The Lox, Lil' Kim, the Notorious B.I.G. and fuzzbubble, "It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)"; and the Verve, "Bitter Sweet Symphony."

Viewers of the award telecast can vote for their favorite video from this lot: Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"; the Puff Daddy "It's All About the Benjamins" collaboration; Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"; Green Day's "Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)"; and Matchbox 20's "3 a.m."

Here's a complete list of the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Brandy & Monica, "The Boy Is Mine" Madonna, "Ray of Light" Puff Daddy & The Family featuring The Lox, Lil' Kim, The Notorious B.I.G. and fuzzbubble, "It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)" Will Smith, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" The Verve, "Bitter Sweet Symphony"

MALE VIDEO: David Bowie featuring Trent Reznor, "I'm Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails Remix)" Busta Rhymes, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" Eric Clapton, "My Father's Eyes" Brian McKnight, "Anytime" Will Smith, "Just the Two of Us"

FEMALE VIDEO: Fiona Apple, "Criminal" Mariah Carey featuring Puff Daddy & The Family, "Honey (Remix)" Natalie Imbruglia, "Torn" Madonna, "Ray of Light" Shania Twain, "You're Still the One"

GROUP VIDEO: Backstreet Boys, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" Garbage, "Push It" Matchbox 20, "3 A.M." Radiohead, "Karma Police" The Verve, "Bitter Sweet Symphony"

RAP VIDEO: Busta Rhymes, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" Master P featuring Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X and Mystikal, "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Mase and Puff Daddy, "Mo' Money Mo' Problems" Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya, "Ghetto Superstar (That Is What You Are)" Will Smith, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"

DANCE VIDEO: Backstreet Boys, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" Janet Jackson, "Together Again" Madonna, "Ray of Light" Prodigy, "Smack My Bitch Up" Will Smith, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"

ROCK VIDEO: Aerosmith, "Pink" Foo Fighters, "Everlong" Dave Matthews Band, "Don't Drink the Water" Metallica, "The Unforgiven II"

ALTERNATIVE: Ben Folds Five, "Brick" Garbage, "Push It" Green Day, "Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)" Radiohead, "Karma Police" The Verve, "Bitter Sweet Symphony"

NEW ARTIST: Cherry Poppin' Daddies, "Zoot Suit Riot" Chumbawamba, "Tubthumping" Fastball, "The Way" Natalie Imbruglia, "Torn" Mase, "Feel So Good"

VIDEO FROM A FILM: Aerosmith, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," from Armageddon Beck, "Deadweight," from A Life Less Ordinary Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On," from Titanic Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris," from City of Angels Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya, "Ghetto Superstar (That Is What You Are)," from Bulworth Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page, "Come with Me," from Godzilla

R&B: Brandy & Monica, "The Boy is Mine" Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Allstars, "Gone Till November" K-Ci & JoJo, "All My Life" Usher, "You Make Me Wanna"

DIRECTION: "Push It" (Garbage), Andrea Giacobbe "Gone Till November" (Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Allstars), Francis Lawrence "Ray of Light" (Madonna), Jonas Akerlund "Smack My Bitch Up" (Prodigy), Jonas Akerlund "Karma Police" (Radiohead), Jonathan Glazer

CHOREOGRAPHY: "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" (Busta Rhymes), Fatima Robinson "We Trying to Stay Alive" (Wyclef Jean featuring Refugee Allstars), Henry and Crazy Legs "Ray of Light," Madonna (artist and choreography) "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" (Will Smith), Stretch

SPECIAL EFFECTS: "Pink" (Aerosmith), Kevin Yagher "Come to Daddy" (Aphex Twin), Chris Cunningham "Everlong" (Foo Fighters), Paul Sokol and Chris W. "Push It" (Garbage), Sebasten Caudron "Frozen" (Madonna), Steve Murgatroyd, Dan Williams, Steve Hiam and Anthony Walsham

ART DIRECTION: "Bachelorette" (Björk), Donovan Davidson "Dirt" (Death in Vegas), Andrea Giacobbe "Everlong" (Foo Fighters), Bill Lakoss "Push It" (Garbage), Virginia Lee

EDITING: "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith), Chris Hafner "Push It" (Garbage), Sylvain Connat "Ray of Light" (Madonna), Jonas Akerlund "Smack My Bitch Up" (Prodigy), Jonas Akerlund

CINEMATOGRAPHY: "Criminal" (Fiona Apple), Harris Svides "Push It" (Garbage), Max Malkin "Ray of Light" (Madonna), Henrik Halvarsson "Don't Drink the Water" (Dave Matthews Band), Dean Karr "Karma Police" (Radiohead), Stephen Keith-Roache

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO: Busta Rhymes, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" Garbage, "Push It" Sean Lennon, "Home" Madonna, "Ray of Light" Prodigy, "Smack My Bitch Up" Roni Size/Reprazent, "Brown Paper Bag"

VIEWERS' CHOICE: Celine Dion, "My Heart Will Go On" Green Day, "Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)" Matchbox 20, "3 A.M." Puff Daddy & The Family featuring The Lox, Lil' Kim, The Notorious B.I.G. and fuzzbubble, "It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)" Will Smith, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"