Awards will be broadcast live Aug. 28.
With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, include six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott earned six each, while U2 scored five. The ceremony will be broadcast live Aug. 28 from Miami's American Airlines Arena.
The event will be hosted by Diddy, who has apparently changed his name yet again. Confirmed performers include Kanye West (debuting a track from his sophomore Def Jam album, "Late Registration"), Kelly Clarkson and Green Day.
Awards will be given out in 20 categories. "Boulevard" will vie for video of the year against Coldplay's "Speed of Sound," West's "Jesus Walks," Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" and Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."
In the fan-voted MTV2 award, Akon’s “Locked Up” will battle Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” the Bravery’s “An Honest Mistake,” My Chemical Romance’s “Helena,” Mike Jones’ “Still Tippin” and Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina.”
For the first time, the VMAs will feature an original music score, composed by Lil Jon and produced by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda. Viewers will be able to download the music as ringtones.
As was the case last year, performers will arrive via luxury yachts onto the waterfront arena and pre-show performances will be staged from remote locales throughout Miami.