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MTV Video Music Awards

MTV announced the nominees for its 22nd Annual Video Music Awards this week and it is a fairly standard group of picks. Here are the nominees for the categories that I give a damn about.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"Speed of Sound" COLDPLAY
Directed by Mark Romanek
"Jesus Walks" KANYE WEST
Directed by Chris Milk
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" GREEN DAY
Directed by Samuel Bayer
"Drop it Like it's Hot" SNOOP DOGG
Directed by Paul Hunter
"Hollaback Girl" GWEN STEFANI
Directed by Paul Hunter



BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

"Mosh" EMINEM
Directed by Ian Inaba
"World on Fire" SARAH McLACHLAN
Directed by Sophie Muller
"Feel Good Inc." GORILLAZ
Directed by Jamie Hewlitt & Pete Candeland
"Vertigo" U2
Directed by Alex & Martin
"Lose Control" MISSY ELLIOTT
Directed by Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott



BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" GREEN DAY
Directed by Samuel Bayer
"Blue Orchid" WHITE STRIPES
Directed by Floria Sigismondi
"Get Right" JENNIFER LOPEZ
Directed by Francis Lawrence & Diane Martel
"Vertigo" U2
Directed by Alex & Martin
"Lose Control" MISSY ELLIOTT
Directed by Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott



BEST EDITING

"Speed of Sound" COLDPLAY
Edited by Adam Pertofsky
"What You Waiting For?" GWEN STEFANI
Edited by Dustin Robertson
"Best of You" FOO FIGHTERS
Edited by Nathan Cox
"Get Right" JENNIFER LOPEZ
Edited by Dustin Robertson
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" GREEN DAY
Edited by Tim Royes
"Untitled" SIMPLE PLAN
Edited by Richard Alarcron



CINEMATOGRAPHY

"Speed of Sound" COLDPLAY
Cinematography by Harris Savides
"Untitled" SIMPLE PLAN
Cinematography by Michael Bernard
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" GREEN DAY
Cinematography by Samuel Bayer
"Vertigo" U2
Cinematography by Omer Ganai
"Ocean Breathes Salty" MODEST MOUSE
Cinematography by Danny Hiele
"Blue Orchid" WHITE STRIPES
Cinematography by Chris Soos



The awards are taking place on Aug. 28 in Miami and will be hosted by P. Diddy.

Posted by Chad
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5:12 PM

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5:13 PM

In P. Diddy they've managed to find a host almost as yawn inducing as the nominations.    



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