July 25, 2005

Green Day heads MTV video award nominees

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. punk-pop band Green Day captured
eight nominations for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and
"American Idiot" on Monday to lead nominees for the MTV Video
Music Awards.

Rocker Gwen Stefani and rap artist Missy Elliott each won
six nominations and the Irish band U2 had five.

The 22nd annual MTV awards will be broadcast from Miami on
Aug. 28. Rapper Kanye West, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson
as well as Green Day are among the scheduled performers, MTV
said in a news release.

The Video of the Year nominees are: Coldplay for "Speed of
Sound," Kanye West for "Jesus Walks," Green Day for "Boulevard
of Broken Dreams," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell for "Drop It
Like It's Hot" and Gwen Stefani for "Hollaback Girl."

Nominated for Best Male Video are 50 Cent for "Candy Shop,"
Kanye West for "Jesus Walks," Beck for "E-Pro," Usher for
"Caught Up," and John Legend for "Ordinary People."

For Best Female Video: Amerie for "1 Thing," Mariah Carey
for "We Belong Together," Gwen Stefani for "Hollaback Girl,"
Shakira for "La Tortura" and Kelly Clarkson for "Since U Been