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7/25/2005

 
MTV Announces Host, Nominees, and Performers for the 2005 Video Music Awards

Green Day Tops '2005 MTV Video Music Awards' With Eight Nominations, Six For 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' And Two For "American Idiot' Gwen Stefani And Missy Elliott Follow With Six Nominations Each With U2 Nabbing Five Nods Diddy Set To Host And Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, And Green Day Are Set To Perform 22nd Annual Awards Show Will Broadcast Live From The American Airlines Arena In Miami, FL On Sunday, August 28th at 8:00PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT)

MIAMI, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards." Green Day topped the list with eight nominations, six nods for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott follow with six nods each and U2 nabbed five nominations. The 2005 VMAs will broadcast live from American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 8:00PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT).

It was also announced that multifaceted entertainment powerhouse Diddy will host the 22nd annual awards show. In addition, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, and Green Day have been announced to perform. Hip-hop master West will debut a single from his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Late Registration." Pop superstar Clarkson will perform a song from her multi-platinum album, "Breakaway." Top nominee Green Day will perform a single from their multi-platinum album, "American Idiot." This is the first in a rapidly growing list of performers and celebrity guests to be announced for the star-studded event. Also, for first-time, the VMAs will be scored with original music composed by hip-hop superstar producer Lil Jon and producer Mike Shinoda, of 3x VMA winner Linkin Park, whose side project "Fort Minor" is being released this winter. Viewers will get a chance to download the original music as ringtones exclusively on *MTV on their Virgin Mobile phones.

Some key elements of the show were also teased today. With water as an underlying theme, the most massive and elaborate water effects ever produced in an awards show will be engineered in the arena by the same production company that erected the fountain in front of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Also, there will be live performances staged at remote locations to showcase key locales around Miami. In the center of the arena, five performance stages will be built and will be surrounded by over 1000 audience members made up of South Floridians. A limited number of tickets to the VMAs will go on sale to the public sometime in August. Comcast Cable will be promoting the one-day only ticket sales opportunity. More information will be available on Comcast Cable for more details or by visiting VMAINFO.MTV.COM.

Similar to last year, celebrities will arrive in their extravagant yachts, and will also pull up in their personally owned tricked out cars staging the first ever car show extravaganza on the red carpet. As the celebrities arrive, viewers will get tours of these cars from the talent themselves. The pre-show has been extended to two hours to fit in all the anticipated action. Moreover, the VMAs will be presented on multiple MTV platforms this year giving viewers new ways to experience the show. Exclusively through MTV Overdrive, the network's hybrid broadband channel, MTV viewers will have unprecedented access to the VMAs, beyond the TV screen. More details on all of the above will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Every year we have to out do ourselves and this year is no exception - the VMAs will be experienced in more places and on more platforms than ever before in our history," said Christina Norman, President of MTV. "Between Diddy, who is the ultimate showman & entertainer, and the diverse roster of performers already locked in, this show is already shaping up to be an unforgettable end of summer bash."

Ballots for "2005 MTV Video Music Awards" were sent out to an exclusive industry group and viewers who determined the nominees for the telecast. Approximately 500 viewers and individuals including record labels, music journalists and video producers selected the nominees for awards categories encompassing wide-ranging contemporary music forms rap, dance, R&B and rock.

MTV.com will be the ultimate online stop for the latest VMA news and exclusive content. Viewers get to choose nominees in the "Viewer's Choice Videodome" daily head-to-head matchups. Each week, viewers via MTV.com will keep artists in play via head-to-head video battles until one video is named official nominee at the end of the week. Green Day's "American Idiot" and Snoop Dogg's (featuring Pharrell) "Drop It Like It's Hot" are the first two official Viewer's Choice nominees. An official nominee is named at the end of which week until August 15th, when the final five Viewer's Choice nominee spots will be filled. Viewers will then be able to cast votes amongst those five final music videos right up until moments before the winner will be announced. In addition, MTV2 viewers get to flex their fan power by determining the winner of the MTV2 Award exclusively at mtv.com. Voting for MTV2 Award will begin on July 25th. Voting for the final five nominees for Viewer's Choice will start on August 15th. New this year, MTV.com will be offering a turbo mode of voting through online game play for both Viewer's Choice and MTV2 Awards. Game play voting for both awards will start on August 15th.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the official business advisor of the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards."

Salli Frattini and Dave Sirulnick are the Executive Producers for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards." Michael Dempsey is Producer and Summer Strauch is Co-Producer. Beth McCarthy-Miller is Director. Kathy Flynn is Event Producer.

Following are the nominees for the "2005 MTV Video Music Awards":

GENERAL CATEGORIES



VIDEO OF THE YEAR - The Nominee for this category is the Artist and Producer.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content

Kanye West
"Jesus Walks"
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music


Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Doggystyle/Star Trak/Geffen Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

BEST MALE VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

50 Cent
"Candy Shop"
The Massacre
Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope Records
Director: Jessy Terrero
Producer: Meredith Welsch
Production Company: Lotus Filmworks Inc.

Kanye West
"Jesus Walks"
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music

Beck
"E-Pro"
Guero
Interscope Records
Director: Shynola
Producer: Eric Escott
Production Company: The Directors Bureau

Usher
"Caught Up"
Confessions (Special Edition)
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: X
Producer: Jill Hardin
Production Company: HSI Productions

John Legend
"Ordinary People"
Get Lifted
Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Kanye West
Producer: Bill Boyd
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST FEMALE VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Amerie
"1 Thing"
Touch
Sony Urban/Columbia
Director: Chris Robinson/Amerie
Producer: Scott Franklin
Production Company: HSI Productions

Mariah Carey
"We Belong Together"
The Emancipation of Mimi
Island Def Jam Music Group
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

Shakira f/ Alejandro Sanz
"La Tortura"
Fijacion Oral 1
Epic Records
Director: Michael Haussman
Producer: Nina Huang
Production Company: Person Films

Kelly Clarkson
"Since U Been Gone"
Breakaway
RCA
Director: Alex De Rakoff
Producer: Billy Parks
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

BEST GROUP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Black Eyed Peas
"Don't Phunk With My Heart"
Monkey Business
A&M Records
Director: The Malloys
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc.

Destiny's Child f/ T.I. & Lil' Wayne
"Soldier"
Destiny Fulfilled
Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Ray Kay
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Rockhard Films

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

BEST RAP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Eminem
"Just Lose It"
Encore
Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records
Director: Philip G. Atwell
Producer: Chris Palladino
Production Company: Geronimo Film Productions Incorporated

T.I.
"U Don't Know Me"
Urban Legend
Grand Hustle/Atlantic Recording Corp.
Director: Ben Mor
Producer: Helen Urriola
Production Company: Smuggler

The Game & 50 Cent
"Hate It Or Love It"
The Documentary
Aftermath / G-Unit / Interscope Records
The Massacre
Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records
Director: The Saline Project
Producer: Scott Edelstein
Production Company: HSI Productions

Ying Yang Twins
"Wait (The Whisper Song)"
U.S.A. (United State Of Atlanta)
TVT Records/Collipark Music
Director: X
Producer: Skot Bradford
Production Company: HSI Productions

Ludacris
"Number One Spot"
Red Light District
Disturbing Tha Peace
Director: Fat Cats/Chaka Zulu
Producer: Anke Thommen
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

BEST R&B VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Alicia Keys
"Karma"
The Diary of Alicia Keys
MBK Entertainment/J Records
Director: Chris Robinson/Alicia Keys
Producer: Meredith Welsch
Production Company: HSI Productions

Mariah Carey
"We Belong Together"
The Emancipation of Mimi
Island Def Jam Music Group
Director: Brett Ratner
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

Ciara f/ Ludacris
"Oh"
Goodies
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Fat Cats
Producer: Joyce Washington
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Usher & Alicia Keys
"My Boo"
Confessions (Special Edition)
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Chris Robinson/Usher
Producer: Jill Hardin
Production Company: HSI Productions

John Legend
"Ordinary People"
Get Lifted
Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Kanye West
Producer: Bill Boyd
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Common
"Go"
Be
Getting Out Our Dreams/Geffen Records
Director: Kanye West/MK12/Convert
Producer: Alexander Dervin
Production Company: The Ebeling Group

Nas f/ Olu Dara
"Bridging The Gap"
Street's Disciple
Ill Will/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Diane Martel
Producer: Gina Harrell
Production Company: DNA

Kanye West
"Jesus Walks"
College Dropout
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music

Snoop Dogg f/ Pharrell
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
Doggystyle/Star Trak/Geffen Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST DANCE VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Ciara
"1,2 Step"
Goodies
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Benny Boom
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

Destiny's Child
"Lose My Breath"
Destiny Fulfilled
Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Marc Klasfeld
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Rockhard Films

Shakira f/ Alejandro Sanz
"La Tortura"
Fijacion Oral 1
Epic Records
Director: Michael Haussman
Producer: Nina Huang
Production Company: Person Films

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA

BEST ROCK VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist

Foo Fighters
"Best of You"
In Your Honor
RCA
Director: Mark Pellington
Producer: Norman Reiss
Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

Weezer
"Beverly Hills"
Make Believe
Geffen Records
Director: Marcos Siega
Producer: Colleen Haynes
Production Company: Pusher Media

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc

BEST POP VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Ashlee Simpson
"Pieces of Me"
Autobiography
Geffen Records
Director: Stefan Smith
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Production Company: Miss Jones

Kelly Clarkson
"Since U Been Gone"
Breakaway
RCA
Director: Alex De Rakoff
Producer: Billy Parks
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

Lindsay Lohan
"Rumors"
Speak
Casablanca/Universal Records
Director: Jake Nava
Producer: Tom Fanning
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Jesse McCartney
"Beautiful Soul"
Beautiful Soul
Hollywood Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Ciara
"1,2 Step"
Goodies
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Benny Boom
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc

The Game
"Dreams"
The Documentary
Aftermath/Interscope Records/G-Unit
Director: Philip Atwell
Producer: Chris Palladino
Production Company: Geronimo Film Productions Incorporated

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

John Legend
"Ordinary People"
Get Lifted
Sony Urban Music/Columbia
Director: Kanye West
Producer: Bill Boyd
Production Company: Radical Music

MTV2 AWARD - The Nominee for this category is the Artist.

Akon f/ Styles P.
"Locked Up"
Trouble
SRC/Universal Records
Director: Flyy Kai
Producer: Yusuf Muhammed
Production Company: Red Summer Photoplays

Fall Out Boy
"Sugar, We're Going Down"
From Under The Cork Tree
Island Records
Director: Matt Lenski
Producer: Josh Rothfeld
Production Company: Rockhard Films

The Bravery
"An Honest Mistake"
The Bravery
Island Records
Director: Mike Palmieri
Producer: Mike O'Connor
Production Company: A Band Apart, LLC

Mike Jones f/ Slim Thug & Paul Wall
"Still Tippin"
Who Is Mike Jones?
Swishahouse/Asylum/Warner Bros. Records
Director: Dr. Teeth
Producer: Tracey Hicks
Production Company: Filming Company

Daddy Yankee
"Gasolina"
Barrio Fino
El Cartel Records/VI Music/Universal
Director: Carlos Perez/Kacho Lopez
Producer: Juan Basanta
Production Company: Elastic People

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist &
Director.

Eminem
"Mosh"
Encore
Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records
Director: Ian Inaba
Producer: Ian Inaba
Production Company: Guerilla News Network/Switch Technologies

Sarah McLachlan
"World On Fire"
Afterglow
Arista
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Sophie Muller
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc.

Gorillaz
"Feel Good INC."
Demon Days
Virgin Records America, Inc.
Director: Jamie Hewlett/ Pete Candeland
Producer: Cara Speller/Emilie Walmsley
Production Company: Passion Pictures

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK - The Nominee for this category is the
Publisher.

Video Game: Def Jam: Fight For NY
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Video Game: Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition
Publisher: Rockstar Games

Video Game: Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Publisher: Konami

Video Game: Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Publisher: Activision

Video Game: Madden 2005
Publisher: Electronic Arts

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist &
Director.

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films

White Stripes
"Blue Orchid"
Get Behind Me Satan
V2 Records/Third Man Records
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Revolver Films

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Choreographer.

Amerie
"1 Thing"
Touch
Sony Urban/Columbia
Director: Chris Robinson/Amerie
Producer: Scott Franklin
Production Company: HSI Productions
Choreographer: Jamaica Scott

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music
Choreographer: Hi Hat

Gwen Stefani
"Hollaback Girl"
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Paul Hunter
Producer: Rubin Mendoza
Production Company: HSI Productions
Choreographer: Kishaya Dudley

My Chemical Romance
"Helena"
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Reprise Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: DNA
Choreographer: Michael Rooney

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Choreographer: Richmond Talauega, Anthony Talauega

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Special Effects Specialist.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Special Effects: A52

The Mars Volta
"The Widow"
Frances The Mute
Strummer Recordings/Universal Records
Director: Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez
Producer: Simon Chan
Production Company: Artificial Army
Special Effects: Artificial Army

Gorillaz
"Feel Good INC."
Demon Days
Virgin Records America, Inc.
Director: Jamie Hewlett/ Pete Candeland
Producer: Cara Speller/Emilie Walmsley
Production Company: Passion Pictures
Special Effects: Passion Pictures

Missy Elliott f/ Ciara & Fat Man Scoop
"Lose Control"
The Cookbook
Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers/Missy Elliott
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music
Special Effects: Radium

Ludacris
"Number One Spot"
Red Light District
Disturbing Tha Peace
Director: Fat Cats/Chaka Zulu
Producer: Anke Thommen
Production Company: F.M. Rocks
Special Effects: 20Twenty

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Special Effects: Jam Abelenet

BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Art Director.

Green Day
"American Idiot"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company - Black Dog Films
Art Director: Jan Roelfs

System Of A Down
"B.Y.O.B."
Mezmerize
Columbia/American
Director: Jake Nava
Producer: Anke Thommen
Production Company: F.M. Rocks
Art Director: Jeremy Reed

Gwen Stefani
"What You Waiting For?"
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Art Director: Zach Matthewes

White Stripes
"Blue Orchid"
Get Behind Me Satan
V2 Records/Third Man Records
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Revolver Films
Art Director: Sue Tebbutt

The Killers
"Mr. Brightside"
Hot Fuss
Island Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc
Art Director: Laura Fox

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the Artist &
Editor.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Editor: Adam Pertofsky

Gwen Stefani
"What You Waiting For?"
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Interscope Records
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Editor: Dustin Robertson

Foo Fighters
"Best of You"
In Your Honor
RCA
Director: Mark Pellington
Producer: Norman Reiss
Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films
Editor: Nathan Cox

Jennifer Lopez
"Get Right"
Rebirth
Epic Records
Director: Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Production Company: DNA
Editor: Dustin Robertson

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Editor: Tim Royes

Simple Plan
"Untitled"
Still Not Getting Any
Lava Records
Director: Marc Klasfeld/Simple Plan
Producer: Ben Oswald
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Editor: Richard Alarcron

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO - The Nominee for this category is the
Artist & Cinematographer.

Coldplay
"Speed of Sound"
X&Y
Capitol Records
Director: Mark Romanek
Producer: Arif McGarry
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Cinematographer: Harris Savides

Simple Plan
"Untitled"
Still Not Getting Any
Lava Records
Director: Marc Klasfeld/Simple Plan
Producer: Ben Oswald
Production Company: Rockhard Films
Cinematographer: Michael Bernard

Green Day
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Cinematographer: Samuel Bayer

U2
"Vertigo"
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Alex & Martin
Producer: Grace Bodie
Production Company: Partizan Entertainment
Cinematographer: Omer Ganai

Modest Mouse
"Ocean Breathes Salty"
Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Epic Records
Director: Chris Milk
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Radical Music
Cinematographer: Danny Hiele

White Stripes
"Blue Orchid"
Get Behind Me Satan
V2 Records/Third Man Records
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Gina Leonard
Production Company: Revolver Films
Cinematographer: Chris Soos



The "2005 MTV Video Music Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of over 1 billion people via MTV's 45 channels reaching 429.1 million households around the world as well as through syndication, and its convergent and original online programming will reach the entire online nation, via MTV's 38 Web sites around the world.

The "2005 MTV Video Music Awards" will be seen locally in South Florida on Comcast Cable on channel 69. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of Comcast Corporation, a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable networks and provider of programming content. With a presence in 22 of the top 25 United States markets, Comcast is one of the leading communications, media and entertainment companies in the world. Providing basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and telephone services, Comcast is the company to look to first for the communications products and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The company's 59,000 employees serve more than 21 million customers.

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