Green Day, Coldplay and U2 to battle it out…

U2 , COLDPLAY and GORILLAZ lead the UK and Irish artists nominated in this year's MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.

But it's Green Day who dominate the nominations for the awards spectacular, which takes place in Miami on August 29.

'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' is up in the coveted Video of the Year Award as well as Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Pop Video, Best Direction and Best Cinematography. 'American Idiot', meanwhile, gets the nod for Best Art Direction.

The clip for Coldplay's 'Speed Of Sound' is nominated for Video Of The Year award as well as Best Special Effects, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.

Meanwhile, labelmates Gorillaz land two nominations for the 'Feel Good Inc' clip, in the Breakthrough Video and Best Special Effects categories.

But U2 trump both bands, with a whopping five nominations. 'Vertigo' is up for Best Group Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects and Best Cinematography.

The ceremony will be hosted by [a][/a], and will see performances from Green Day, Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson.

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