Monday, September 24, 2007

Everyone you'd expect nominated for MTV EMAs

The nominations for this year's MTV EMAs have been published, although publishing suggests too great a revelation for what is, in effect, just nodding at what you'd expect to happen:

ROCK OUT
30 Seconds to Mars
Evanescence
Fall Out Boy
Linkin Park
My Chemical Romance

ULTIMATE URBAN
Beyoncé
Gym Class Heroes
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West
Rihanna
Timbaland

BAND OF 2007
Fall Out Boy
Good Charlotte
Linkin Park
My Chemical Romance
Tokio Hotel

MOST ADDICTIVE TRACK
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Beyoncé and Shakira – Beautiful Liar
Mika – Grace Kelly
Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (Come To An End)
Rihanna ft Jay-Z – Umbrella

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Akon – Konvicted
Amy Winehouse – Back to Basics
Avril Lavigne – The Best Damn Thing
Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight
Nelly Furtado – Loose

INTER ACT
30 Seconds to Mars
Depeche Mode
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Tokio Hotel

HEADLINER
Arctic Monkeys
Beyoncé
Foo Fighters
Justin Timberlake
Muse

VIDEO STAR
Bat For Lashes – What's A Girl To Do
Chemical Brothers – The Salmon Dance
Foo Fighters – The Pretender
Justice – D.A.N.C.E
Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around
Kanye West – Stronger

SOLO ARTIST OF 2007
Avril Lavigne
Christina Aguilera
Justin Timberlake
Mika
Nelly Furtado
Rihanna

You'll note, of course, that in a bid to make the list more interesting, they've come up with funky names for the categories - although , clearly, by the time they got to solo artist they were as uninspired in titling as they were with their choices.

Look, Justin Timberlake is a lovely chap, and makes some pleasant enough music, but are we really to believe that he bestrides the arts world like some Magic FM mandated colossus?

Oh, yes, and the titling of Amy Winehouse's Back To Basics was an error introduced on the MTV UK website, although we do like the idea of Winehouse and John Major sharing a common interest in bringing back old maids cycling to evensong and warm heroin on tap in the local pub.


2 comments:

James said...

Three nods for Kanye West? How much fun would it be if somebody at MTV was nominating him these days just to see what he did when he didn't win again?

You know what would make great TV? The 'Best Video' award being announced last and the presenter revealing "And the winner is... Kanye.... believe it's Bat For Lashes!"

I think he'd probably explode at that point.

simon h b said...

They should have a Kanye West Award category.

And give the prize to 50 Cent.

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