The 89th Academy Awards
Craig David, Fatboy Slim Top Billboard Video Noms
With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me In" (Wildstar/Atlantic) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) lead the nominees for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. The awaWith four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me In" (Wildstar/Atlantic) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) lead the nominees for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. The awards will be presented Nov. 2 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
"Fill Me In" was nominated for best new artist clip in the pop, R&B, and dance categories, while "Weapon of Choice" received nods for best clip in the pop, modern rock, and dance categories. Both videos are also nominated for the Maximum Vision Award, given to the video that best advances an artist's career.
Up for three nods each are Alien Ant Farm's "Smooth Criminal" (New Noize/DreamWorks), India.Arie's "Video" (Motown), City High's "What Would You Do?" (Booga Basement/Interscope), and Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" (Parlophone/Virgin).
The awards are the finale to the Billboard Music Video Conference, to be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at the Beverly Hilton. Producer/songwriter Teddy Riley will deliver the conference's keynote address on Nov. 1.
At last year's awards, teenage country artist Billy Gilman's "One Voice" video swept all four categories in which it was nominated: best country new artist clip, best contemporary Christian clip, best contemporary Christian new artist clip, and best jazz/AC new artist clip. Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" took home the Maximum Vision Award and best rap/hip-hop clip.
For a full list of this year's nominees, click here.