With five nominations, Billy Talent and Nickelback lead the pack of Canadian nominees at the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards.

With five nominations, Billy Talent and Nickelback lead the pack of Canadian nominees at the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards. The event, being held on June 17 at MuchMusic's landmark headquarters in downtown Toronto, airs live in Canada on MuchMusic and on broadband at MuchAXS.

Billy Talent are nominated for best video ("Fallen Leaves"), best director (Dean Karr & Ian D'sa for "Red Flag), best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda for "Red Flag"), best Rock Video ("Fallen Leaves") and top group

Nickelback is nominated for best video ("If Everyone Cared"), best rock video ("If Everyone Cared"), the MuchMoreMusic Award ("Far Away"), best international video by a Canadian ("Far Away) and top group. Following up with four nominations each are Canadian rappers Belly and K-OS.

Among the acts nominated for best international video are AFI, Blue October, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Pussycat Dolls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Fray, the Killers and the Used.

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