Awards set for Nov. 3 in Lisbon.
Parlophone acts Coldplay and Gorillaz top the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005. The two bands have each received five nods.
Coldplay is named in the Best Group, Best Rock, Best Song ("Speed of Sound") Best Album ("X&Y") and Best UK & Ireland Act categories.
In a statement, Coldplay said, "We're delighted to be nominated for 5 categories in this years' MTV Europe Music Awards. Our European fans have given us incredible support over the years. We're looking forward to an amazing night in Lisbon."
Labelmates Gorillaz is nominated for Best Group, Best Song and Best Video ("Feel Good Inc"), Best Pop and Best UK & Ireland Act.
Other acts with multiple nominations include Interscope act Gwen Stefani with four nods and -- with three nominations apiece -- U.S. rappers 50 Cent (G Unit/Aftermath/Interscope) and Snoop Dogg (Geffen), California punkers Green Day (Reprise), Irish rockers U2 (Island) and British troubadour James Blunt (Atlantic). (The complete list of nominees is available at www.mtvema.com).
The award show -- now in its 12th year -- will take place on Nov. 3 at the Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon, Portugal. It will be broadcast live on MTV's various feeds in Europe as well as in Asia, Latin America and the United States.
It will include live performances from Coldplay, Green Day, U.S. rockers Foo Fighters (RCA), pop act Robbie Williams (Chrysalis) and hip hop band The Black Eyed Peas (Insterscope). MTV expect to announce more performers and presenters.
The show's host this year will be Borat Sagdiyev, the spoof Khazakstan television journalist, created by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen previously hosted the MTV Europe Awards in 2001 in Frankfurt, Germany as one of his other alter egos, Ali G.
Brent Hansen, president of creative, editor-in-chief, MTV Networks International, said, "The emphasis of the 12th annual MTV Europe Music Awards is on spectacular live performance and with this stellar roster of talent, complemented by our unconventional host, and the stunning setting of Lisbon, I am confident that this years' MTV Europe Music Awards will set the standard for award shows around the world."
The nominations were compiled from votes cast by MTV Europe's "Academy" of 1500 people, consisting of key figures from the music industry, journalists and MTV viewers from across Europe.
Artists will compete in 29 individual categories. Winners in all categories will be voted for by MTV's audience, except for the Best Video and the Free Your Mind awards, whose winners are chosen exclusively by MTV Europe.
The awards are sponsored by LG Mobile and Replay Blue Jeans.