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Countdown Is On To M.M.V.A.s

MuchMusic Video Awards

Crews are also readying the red carpet for the interesting and always bizarre celebrity arrivals. Fans lining Queen Street will get the chance to catch a glimpse of some of their favourite bands and other celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Kardinal Offishal, Simple Plan, and Jessica Simpson’s ex Nick Lachey.

The lineup of artists nominated for awards features a number of homegrown talents from various genres, with punk band Billy Talent, hip hopper Kardinal Offishall and urban artist Massari leading the pack with five nods each.

Niagara Falls rockers The Trews have four nominations with Nickelback, indie darlings Metric and City and Colour close behind with three a-piece.

Green Day and Kanye West lead the list of international artists with three nods each.

Some of the other major and upcoming artists who’ve made waves this year also up for some honours include Toronto trio Bedouin Soundclash, Montreal folk-rocker Sam Roberts, sultry singer Feist, Scottish sensation Franz Ferdinand, the Black Eyed Peas and Madonna.

MuchNews host and VJ Hannah Sung has been a part of the big event for the last five years and despite her experience, she’s still nervous.

“The red carpet is so completely live and crazy, I mean who knows what’s going to happen?” she said.

Newcomer Hannah Simone said she received some good advice from MuchMusic‘s VJ veterans.

“They just told me to have fun and at the end of the day we all know what we’re doing, we know our jobs and it’s just a big party,” she said.


Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Video:

Billy Talent-Devil in a Midnight Mass
Buck 65 – Devil’s Eyes
Kardinal Offishall f. Ray Robinson – Everyday (Rudebwoy)
Nickelback – Photograph
The Trews – So She’s Leaving

Best Director:

Billy Talent-Devil in a Midnight Mass (Sean Michael Turrell)
Kardinal Offishall f. Ray Robinson – Everyday (Rudebwoy) (RT!)
Stars – Your Ex-lover is Dead (Experimental Parachute Moment (Kevin Drew and George Vale)
Massari – Be Easy (RT!)
The Trews – So She’s Leaving (Stephen Scott)

Best Post Production:

Billy Talent-Devil in a Midnight Mass
Mobile – Out of My Head
Metric – Poster of a Girl
The Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)
The Trews – So She’s Leaving

Best Cinematography:

Billy Talent-Devil in a Midnight Mass
Buck 65 – Devil’s Eyes
Kardinal Offishall f. Ray Robinson – Everyday (Rudebwoy)
Massari – Be Easy
Metric – Poster of a Girl

Best Pop Video:

Bedouin Soundclash – Shelter
City and Colour – Save Your Scissors
Hot Hot Heat – Middle of Nowhere
Kardinal Offishall f. Ray Robinson – Everyday (Rudebwoy)
Massari – Be Easy

Much Loud Best Rock Video:

Billy Talent-Devil in a Midnight Mass
Hedley – On My Own
Nickelback – Photograph
Simple Plan – Crazy
The Trews – So She’s Leaving

Much Vibe Best Rap Video:

Alias Donmillion – Dirty Dot
Classified – No Mistakes
Jdiggz – Puush It Up
Sweatshop Union – Try
Jelleestone f. Nelly Furtado – Friendamine

Best Independent Video:

Broken Social Scene – 7/4 Shoreline
City and Colour – Save Your Scissors
Massari – Be Easy
Metric – Poster of a Girl
Neverending White Lights f. Dallas Green – The Grace

MuchMoreMusic Award:

Bedouin Soundclash – Shelter
Daniel Powter – Bad Day
Feist – Mushaboom
Michael Buble – Save The Last Dance For Me
Sam Roberts – The Gate

Best French Video:

André – Yolande Wong
Anik Jean – Tendre Sorcière
Les Cowboys Fringants – Plus Rien
Marie-Mai – Rien
Stéphanie Lapointe – La Mer

Best International Artist:

James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Kanye West – Touch the Sky
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Kelly Clarkson – Behind These Hazel Eyes
Madonna – Hung Up
Mariah Carey – Don’t Forget About Us
Ne-Yo – So Sick
Pink – Stupid Girls
Rihanna – S.O.S.
Sean Paul – Temperature

Best International Group:

Angels and Airwaves – The Adventure
Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance
Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To
Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
Panic! At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Pussycat Dolls f. Busta Rhymes – Don’t Cha
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret
Black Eyed Peas – My Humps


Here’s a look at the celebrity guests:

Fall Out Boy
Rihanna
Hedley
Nelly Furtado
City and Colour
Metric
Nick Lachey
Simple Plan
Yellowcard
Tori Spelling
Paris Hilton
Amanda Bynes
Elisha Cuthbert
Jesse Metcalfe
Shawn Ashmore
Tricia Helfer
Jay Manuel
Kardinal Offishall
Mobile
Evanescence
T.I.
Theory of a Deadman
Massari
The Trews