Tuesday, August 01, 2006

P!ATD AND RHCP LEAD MTV VMAS

They're the music awards that are slightly more important than the Smash Hits Awards and only a little bit less glitzy than the Brits. They're the US MTV Video Music Awards, and the nominations are out:


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Christina Aguilera
"Ain't No Other Man"
Back To Basics
RCA
Director: Bryan Barber
Producer: William Green
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea

Madonna
"Hung Up"
Confessions On A Dance Floor
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Johan Renck
Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter
Production Company: RSA Films

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory

Panic! At The Disco
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
Director: Shane C. Drake
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio
Production Company: Red Van Pictures


BEST MALE VIDEO
Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd
Banks, Papoose & DMX
"Touch It (Remix)"
The Big Bang
Aftermath/Interscope Records
Director: Benny Boom and Busta Rhymes
Producer: Joyce Washington
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Nick Lachey
"What's Left Of Me"
What's Left Of Me
Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
Director: Ray Kay
Producer: Clark Jackson
Production Company: Rockhard Films

James Blunt
"You're Beautiful"
Back To Bedlam
Custard Records/Atlantic Records
Director: Sam Brown
Producer: Kat Armour-Brow
Production Company: Flynn Productions

T.I.
"What You Know"
KING (The Album), ATL (The Movie)
Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records
Director: Chris Robinson
Producer: Melissa Larsen
Production Company: HSI Productions

Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
"Gold Digger"
Late Registration
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Hype Williams
Producer: Hype Williams
Production Company: Naaila Entertainment


BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Christina Aguilera
"Ain't No Other Man"
Back To Basics
RCA
Director: Bryan Barber
Producer: William Green
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
"Promiscuous"
Loose
Mosley Music/Geffen Records
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

Kelly Clarkson
"Because of You"
Breakaway
RCA
Director: Vadim Perelman
Producer: Rhonda Vernet
Production Company: Tate USA

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory

Madonna
"Hung Up"
Confessions On A Dance Floor
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Johan Renck
Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter
Production Company: RSA Films

BEST GROUP VIDEO
All-American Rejects (The)
"Move Along"
Move Along
Interscope Records/Doghouse Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Marcienne Friesland
Production Company: DNA

Panic! At The Disco
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
Director: Shane C. Drake
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio
Production Company: Red Van Pictures

Fall Out Boy
"Dance, Dance"
From Under The Cork Tree
Island Records
Director: Alan Ferguson
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: Anonymous Content

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea

Gnarls Barkley
"Crazy"
St. Elsewhere
Downtown/Atlantic Records
Director: Robert Hales
Producer: Coleen Haynes
Production Company: HSI Productions

BEST RAP VIDEO
50 Cent
"Window Shopper"
From "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" The Motion Picture
G-Unit/Interscope Records
Director: Benny Boom
Producer: Adam Witaker
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

T.I.
"What You Know"
KING (The Album), ATL (The Movie)
Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records
Director: Chris Robinson
Producer: Melissa Larsen
Production Company: HSI Productions

Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd
Banks, Papoose & DMX
"Touch It (Remix)"
The Big Bang
Aftermath/Interscope Records
Director: Benny Boom and Busta Rhymes
Producer: Joyce Washington
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Yung Joc featuring Nitty
"It's Goin' Down"
New Joc City
Block Ent./Bad Boy South
Director: Lenny Bass
Producer: Helen Urriola
Production Company: DNA

Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone
"Ridin'"
The Sound of Revenge
Chamillitary/Universal Music
Director: Life Garland
Producer: Hagai Shaham
Production Company: Lotus Filmworks, Inc./Terrero Films

BEST R&B VIDEO
Beyonce featuring Slim Thug & Bun B
"Check On It (Pink Panther)"
Destiny's Child #1's
Music World/Sony Urban/Columbia
Director: Hype Williams
Producer: Matthew Stillman
Production Company: Stillking Productions

Mariah Carey
"Shake It Off"
The Emancipation of Mimi
Island Def Jam Music Group
Director: Jake Nava
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Chris Brown
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"
Chris Brown
Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
Director: E. White/Chris Brown
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Mary J. Blige
"Be Without You"
The Breakthrough
Matriarch/Geffen Records
Director: Matthew Rolston
Producer: Nina Grossman
Production Company: HSI Productions

Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris
"Unpredictable"
Unpredictable
J Records
Director: Hype Williams
Producer: Matthew Stillman
Production Company: Stillking Films

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Black Eyed Peas (The)
"My Humps"
Monkey Business
A&M Records
Director: Fatima Robinson and Malik Sayeed
Producer: Tony McGarry
Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films

Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
"Gold Digger"
Late Registration
Roc-A-Fella Records
Director: Hype Williams
Producer: Hype Williams
Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Common
"Testify"
BE
G.O.O.D./Geffen Records
Director: Anthony Mandler
Producer: Lou Miguel
Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures

Three 6 Mafia
"Stay Fly"
Most Known Unknown
Hypnotize Mind/Sony Urban/Columbia
Director: Bernard Gourley
Producer: Jeff Brown
Production Company: Immigrant Film

Daddy Yankee
"Rompe"
Barrio Fino En Directo
El Cartel Records/Interscope Records/HHH
Director: Jessy Terrero and Carlos Perez
Producer: Meredith Welsch
Production Company: Lotus Filmworks, Inc./Terrero Films

BEST DANCE VIDEO
Madonna
"Hung Up"
Confessions On A Dance Floor
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Johan Renck
Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter
Production Company: RSA Films

Sean Paul
"Temperature"
The Trinity
VP Records/Atlantic Records
Director: X
Producer: Craig Fleming
Production Company: HSI Productions

Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
"Promiscuous"
Loose
Mosley Music/Geffen Records
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory

Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg
"Buttons"
PCD
A&M Records
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Lynn Zekanis
Production Company: DNA

BEST ROCK VIDEO
30 Seconds To Mars
"The Kill"
A Beautiful Lie
Virgin Records America
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Producer: Alexander Moon and Douglas Friedman
Production Company: A Common Thread, Inc.

Panic! At The Disco
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
Director: Shane C. Drake
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio
Production Company: Red Van Pictures

A.F.I.
"Miss Murder"
Decemberunderground
Interscope Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Marcienne Friesland
Production Company: DNA

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea

Green Day
"Wake Me Up When September Ends"
American Idiot
Reprise Records
Director: Samuel Bayer
Producer: Tim Lynch
Production Company: RSA Films

BEST POP VIDEO
Christina Aguilera
"Ain't No Other Man"
Back To Basics
RCA
Director: Bryan Barber
Producer: William Green
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Pink
"Stupid Girls"
I'm Not Dead
LaFace/Zomba Label Group
Director: Dave Meyers
Producer: Joseph Sassone
Production Company: Radical Music

Madonna
"Hung Up"
Confessions On A Dance Floor
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Johan Renck
Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter
Production Company: RSA Films

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory

Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
"Promiscuous"
Loose
Mosley Music/Geffen Records
Producer: Ron Mohrhoff
Production Company: HSI Productions

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO
Angels And Airwaves
"The Adventure"
We Don't Need To Whisper
Suretone/Geffen Records
Director: The Malloys
Producer: Dave Robertson
Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films

James Blunt
"You're Beautiful"
Back To Bedlam
Custard Records/Atlantic Records
Director: Sam Brown
Producer: Kat Armour-Brow
Production Company: Flynn Productions

Avenged Sevenfold
"Bat Country"
City Of Evil
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Marc Klasfeld
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Rockhard Films

Panic! At The Disco
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
Director: Shane C. Drake
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio
Production Company: Red Van Pictures

Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana
"Run It"
Chris Brown
Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
Director: E. White
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Rihanna
"S.O.S."
A Girl Like Me
Def Jam/SRP
Director: Chris Applebaum
Producer: John Hardin
Production Company: Reactor Films

VIEWER'S CHOICE
Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana
"Run It"
Chris Brown
Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
Director: E. White
Producer: Roger Ubina
Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Rihanna
"S.O.S."
A Girl Like Me
Def Jam/SRP
Director: Chris Applebaum
Producer: John Hardin
Production Company: Reactor Films

Fall Out Boy
"Dance, Dance"
From Under The Cork Tree
Island Records
Director: Alan Ferguson
Producer: Valerie Romer
Production Company: Anonymous Content

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory

Kelly Clarkson
"Because of You"
Breakaway
RCA
Director: Vadim Perelman
Producer: Rhonda Vernet
Production Company: Tate USA

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO
10 Years
"Wasteland" Version 2
Autumn Effect
Republic/Universal Records
Director: Kevin Kerslake
Producer: Dave Robertson
Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films

Gnarls Barkley
"Crazy"
St. Elsewhere
Downtown/Atlantic Records
Director: Robert Hales
Producer: Coleen Haynes
Production Company: HSI Productions

A.F.I.
"Miss Murder"
Decemberunderground
Interscope Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Marcienne Friesland
Production Company: DNA

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea

Common
"Testify"
BE
G.O.O.D./Geffen Records
Director: Anthony Mandler
Producer: Lou Miguel
Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
Christina Aguilera
"Ain't No Other Man"
Back To Basics
RCA
Director: Bryan Barber
Producer: William Green
Production Company: F.M. Rocks
Choreographer: Jerri Slaughter

Sean Paul
"Temperature"
The Trinity
VP Records/Atlantic Records
Director: X
Producer: Craig Fleming
Production Company: HSI Productions
Choreographer: Tanisha Scott

Madonna
"Hung Up"
Confessions On A Dance Floor
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Johan Renck
Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter
Production Company: RSA Films
Choreographer: Stephanie Roos

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory
Choreographer: Sho-tyme

Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg
"Buttons"
PCD
A&M Records
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Lynn Zekanis
Production Company: DNA
Choreographer: Mike Mindon

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO
Angels And Airwaves
"The Adventure"
We Don't Need To Whisper
Suretone/Geffen Records
Director: The Malloys
Producer: Dave Robertson
Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films
Special Effects: Jack Effects

Pearl Jam
"Life Wasted"
Pearl Jam
J Records
Director: Fernando Apodaca
Producer: Eddie Vedder/Jason Mueller
Special Effects: Fernando Apodaca

Beck
"Hell Yes"
Guero
Interscope Records
Director: Garth Jennings
Producer: Nick Goldsmith
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Special Effects: Hammer & Tongs (Garth and Nick)

U2
"Original Of The Species"
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Catherine Owens
Producer: Catherine Owens and Katie Manning
Production Company: Spontaneous
Special Effects: John Leamy & Lawrence Nimrichter

Missy Elliott
"We Run This"
The Cookbook
From Touchstone Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment's "Stick It"
Hollywood/Gold Mind/Atlantic Records
Director: Dave Meyers
Producer: Barbara Benson
Production Company: Radical Music
Special Effects: Louis Mackall

BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO
10 Years
"Wasteland" Version 2
Autumn Effect
Republic/Universal Records
Director: Kevin Kerslake
Producer: Dave Robertson
Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films
Art Director: Trae King

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea
Art Director: Justin Dragonis

Common
"Testify"
BE
G.O.O.D./Geffen Records
Director: Anthony Mandler
Producer: Lou Miguel
Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures
Art Director: David Ross

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
"Hips Don't Lie"
Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Epic Records
Director: Sophie Muller
Producer: Grant Jue
Production Company: Oil Factory
Art Director: Laura Fox

Panic! At The Disco
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
Director: Shane C. Drake
Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio
Production Company: Red Van Pictures
Art Director: Lindy McMichael, Jamie Drake, Erin Wieczorek

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO
All-American Rejects (The)
"Move Along"
Move Along
Interscope Records/Doghouse Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Marcienne Friesland
Production Company: DNA
Editor: J.D. Smyth

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea
Editor: Peter Goddard

Angels And Airwaves
"The Adventure"
We Don't Need To Whisper
Suretone/Geffen Records
Director: The Malloys
Producer: Dave Robertson
Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films
Editor: Clark Eddy

U2
"Original Of The Species"
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Interscope Records
Director: Catherine Owens
Producer: Catherine Owens and Katie Manning
Production Company: Spontaneous
Editor: Olivier Wicki

Gnarls Barkley
"Crazy"
St. Elsewhere
Downtown/Atlantic Records
Director: Robert Hales
Producer: Coleen Haynes
Production Company: HSI Productions
Editor: Ken Mowe

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
A.F.I.
"Miss Murder"
Decemberunderground
Interscope Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Marcienne Friesland
Production Company: DNA
Cinematographer: Wells Hackett

Prince
"Black Sweat"
3121
Universal Records
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Producer: Nicole Acacio
Production Company: Anonymous Content
Cinematographer: Checco Varese

Ashlee Simpson
"Invisible"
I Am Me
Geffen Records
Director: Marc Webb
Producer: Hagai Shaham
Production Company: DNA
Cinematographer: Jeff Cutter

Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Dani California"
Stadium Arcadium
Warner Bros. Records
Director: Tony Kaye
Producer: Rachel Curl
Production Company: Above The Sea
Cinematographer: Tony Kaye

James Blunt
"You're Beautiful"
Back To Bedlam
Custard Records/Atlantic Records
Director: Sam Brown
Producer: Kat Armour-Brow
Production Company: Flynn Productions
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan

VIDEO GAME CATEGORIES

BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK
Final Night Round 3 (Electronic Arts)
Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts)
NBA 2K6 (2K Games)
Driver: Parallel Lines (Atari)
Marc Ecko's Getting Up (Atari)

BEST VIDEO GAME SCORE
Hitman: Blood Money (Jesper Kyd)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Tom Salta)
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (Even "Magnet" Johansen)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Jeremy Soule)
Electroplankton (User Generated Soundtrack)

As you can see, Panic at the Disco are doing quite well, as are Red Hot Chili Peppers. We'd normally be cynical and suggest that Madonna's nominations are solely there to persuade her to turn up and do a song live, but such is the nature of things that she'd probably have been nominated anyway.

Interesting to see James Blunt hasn't done badly - a bittersweet experience, of course. While its horrible to see Blunt slowly spreading across the globe like bird flu or the drift of radioactivity from a depleted uranium tipped shell, at least you have the pleasure of imagining how much that's going to eat Williams up inside.

And it's a fitting list for MTV in its 25th year: not a single, solitary surprise on the list from start-up to power down.


3 comments:

Ten-Bob Dylan said...

Best Special Effects in a Video - U2
"Original Of The Species"?
Since when did cross fading a couple of images count as special effects? Unless there are some more subtle de-aging effects on Bono's face.

Anonymous said...

Jesus H Corbett! Any chance of formatting this so we can actually find the interesting bits?

I think my scrolling finger's broken :-(

Anonymous said...

Shane Drake is an unstoppable director... can't wait to see what else he has in the works.

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