Coldplay, Gorillaz Top MTV Europe Nominations
Coldplay and Gorillaz lead the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 with five each.Coldplay and Gorillaz lead the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 with five each. The 12th annual event will be held Nov. 3 in Lisbon and will be broadcast live on MTV in Europe and the United States. Other acts with multiple nominations include Gwen Stefani with four and 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Green Day, U2 and James Blunt with three.
Coldplay is named in the best group, best rock act, best song ("Speed of Sound") best album ("X&Y") and best U.K. & Ireland act categories. Gorillaz will vie for best group, best song, best video ("Feel Good Inc."), best pop act and best U.K. & Ireland act.
Coldplay will perform at the awards, as will Green Day, Foo Fighters, Robbie Williams and the Black Eyed Peas. The show will be hosted by Borat Sagdiyev, the spoof Khazakstan television journalist created by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen hosted the 2001 MTV Europe Awards as one of his other alter egos, Ali G.
Winners in all categories will be voted for by MTV viewers worldwide, except for best video and Free Your Mind, which are chosen exclusively by MTV Europe viewers.