Comedian Ali G hosts the ceremony, which this year takes place in Frankfurt...
GORILLAZ have six nominations for the MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS, which takes place in FRANKFURT on November 8, it was announced this morning (September 25).
Comedian Ali G was also unveiled as the awards host as he launched the event at London’s Mayfair Club.
Ali, dressed in a bling-bling white fur coat, purple hat with a feather and one white glove, told reporters: “MTV is the best channel in the whole world – apart from the Fantasy Channel.”
Brent Hansen, president and chief executive of MTV Networks Europe, said it was decided to push ahead with the awards despite the terrorist attacks in the US.
He commented: “We decided the show will go on. Recent events have made us more determined to go ahead.”
Damon Albarn’s cartoon band Gorillaz lead the nominations with six including Best Group, Best Dance Act, Best New Act, Best Song, Best Video for ‘Clint Eastwood’ and The Web Award – a new award for artist websites voted by fans. Craig David, Limp Bizkit
and U2 each have four nominations.
The nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2001 are:
Dido – ‘No Angel’
Limp Bizkit – ‘Chocolate St*rfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water’
Madonna – ‘Music’
Travis – ‘The Invisible Band’
U2 – ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’
Best New Act
Best Hip Hop
The Web Award
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Depeche Mode www.depechemode.com
Limp Bizkit www.limpbizkit.com
‘Lady Marmalade’ Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & Pink feat.
‘Butterfly’ Crazy Town
‘Survivor’ Destiny’s Child
‘Stan’ Eminem feat Dido
‘Clint Eastwood’ Gorillaz
The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’
Fatboy Slim ‘Weapon of Choice’
Gorillaz ‘Clint Eastwood’
OutKast ‘Ms Jackson’
Robbie Williams ‘Supreme’
Best UK & Ireland Act
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