The MTV Video Music Awards nominations have been recently announced and, wow, what a shock, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Eminem and Kanye West have garnered the most chances. But, besides the usual superstars paraded at these shows, we find some interesting names mentioned in the “Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman)” category. In fact, there aren’t so many interesting names, because U2 and Foo Fighters and Beastie Boys have had their share of MTV attention, but it’s cool to see a classic and wonderful video like Into The Great Wide Open by Tom Petty And The Heartbrekers getting some hindsight spotlight. The video, directed by Julian Temple, even though Jeff Stein is nominated as the director, is practically a mini-movie, following the song’s lyrics. And who is more suitable to play a rock star named Eddie Rebel than Johnny Depp. He actually did this small role while his Arizona Dream director, Emir Kusturica, was having a nervous breakdown and shooting was on hold. Probably that is why Faye Dunaway, his co-star from that movie, is also in the video. Gabrielle Anwar stars as Eddie’s girlfriend, Matt LeBlanc’s face can be seen in the end and Terence Trent D’Arby makes cameo as himself. It was the first time, Tom Petty confesses when they actually edited the song to fit the video, as they initially had 18 minutes of material.