The group, introduced by Ice Cube and hand chosen by Reverend Run and DMC, performed a medley of eight seminal Run DMC hits including "My Adidas," "Rock Box," "You Be Illin'," and "King of Rock" with Kid Rock serving as Musical Director.

VH1 BIG IN 2002 GETS JUMP ON 2003

Run-DMC Honored, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sandler, McCartney, Norah Jones Also Feted
Kid Rock, Chuck D, Grandmaster Flash and Ice Cube were among those on hand to pay tribute to Run DMC and the late pioneering DJ Jam Master Jay at last night's VH1 Big in 2002 Awards at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in L.A.

The group, introduced by Ice Cube and hand chosen by Reverend Run and DMC, performed a medley of eight seminal Run DMC hits including "My Adidas," "Rock Box," "You Be Illin'," and "King of Rock" with Kid Rock serving as Musical Director. Reverend Run and DMC emotionally accepted "The Kings of Hip-Hop Award" live onstage.

The show, which was hosted by Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli and Drea de Matteo, will air on Sunday, December 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Other awards presented include:

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE: (The year's most unexpected outstanding movie performance) Tie between Nia Vardolos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love

SHAKESPEARE IN DA HIZ-HOUSE: (The year's best performance by a hip-hop artist in a movie) Ice Cube in Barbershop

I BELIEVE I CAN SPY: (The year's best movie spy) Eddie Griffin as Undercover Brother

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM: (The year's best sequel) Austin Powers in Goldmember

YOU CAN'T SPELL BALD WITH BAD: (This year's "IT" bald guy) Vin Diesel

DO I LOOK FAT IN THIS FIGHT: (The best chick fighter of the year in a movie or television show) Lucy Liu in Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever

ROCKIN' AND RULIN': (The legendary artist who made the biggest splash in 2002) Paul McCartney

LOLITA FORD: (Best female newcomer) Norah Jones

HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME: (Best new album from a hitmaker) Creed Weathered

CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD: (The name says it all) Vanessa Carlton "A Thousand Miles"

Honors were also given in the following categories:

FAVORITE VERY SPECIAL EPISODE: Friends (The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part 2)

STRANGE BUT TRUE: The Osbournes

LITTLE MOVIE THAT COULD: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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