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VMA Nominations are Out!

by Lady Glock

It seems that Green Day, Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliot are the leaders in the MTV Video Music Award nominations .

Scheduled for August 28th, the VMAs will be hosted by non other that P. Diddy, who, according to the New York Daily News, is in the process of yet another name change. (You can send in your predictions for the Rap Mogul's new name and possibly win some money).

The list of Nominees after the jump

And the nominees are:

Video of the Year:

Coldplay, “Speed of Sound”

Kanye West, “Jesus Walks”

Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, “Drop It Like It's Hot”

Gwen Stefani, “Hollaback Girl”

Best Male Video:

50 Cent, “Candy Shop”

Kanye West, “Jesus Walks”

Beck, “E-Pro”

Usher, “Caught Up”

John Legend, “Ordinary People”

Best Female Video:

Amerie, “1 Thing”

Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”

Gwen Stefani, “Hollaback Girl”

Shakira featuring
Alejandro Sanz, “La Tortura”

Kelly Clarkson, “Since U Been Gone”

Best Group Video:

Black Eyed Peas, “Don't Phunk With My Heart”

The Killers, “Mr. Brightside”

Destiny's Child featuring T.I. & Lil' Wayne, “Soldier”

U2, “Vertigo”

Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Best Rap Video:

Eminem, “Just Lose It”

T.I., “U Don't Know Me”

The Game & 50 Cent, “Hate It Or Love It”

Ying Yang Twins, “Wait (The Whisper Song)”

Ludacris, “Number One Spot”

Best R&B Video:

Alicia Keys, “Karma”

Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”

Ciara featuring Ludacris, “Oh”

Usher & Alicia Keys, “My Boo”

John Legend, “Ordinary People”

Best Hip-Hop Video:

Common, “Go”

Nas featuring Olu Dara, “Bridging The Gap”

Kanye West, “Jesus Walks”

Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, “Drop It Like It's Hot”

Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop, “Lose Control”

Best Dance Video:

Ciara, “1,2 Step”

Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop, “Lose Control”

Destiny's Child, “Lose My Breath”

Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz, “La Tortura”

Jennifer Lopez, “Get Right”

Best Rock Video:

Foo Fighters, “Best of You”

My Chemical Romance, “Helena”

Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Weezer, “Beverly Hills”

The Killers, “Mr. Brightside”

Best Pop Video:

Ashlee Simpson, “Pieces of Me”

Kelly Clarkson, “Since U Been Gone”

Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Lindsay Lohan, “Rumors”

Jesse McCartney, “Beautiful Soul”

Best New Artist in a Video:

Ciara, “1,2 Step”

The Killers, “Mr. Brightside”

The Game, “Dreams”

My Chemical Romance, “Helena”

John Legend, “Ordinary People”

MTV2 Award:

Akon featuring Styles P, “Locked Up”

Fall Out Boy, “Sugar, We're Going Down”

The Bravery, “An Honest Mistake”

Mike Jones featuring Slim Thug & Paul Wall, “Still Tippin”

Daddy Yankee, “Gasolina”

My Chemical Romance, “Helena”

Breakthrough Video:

Eminem and Ian Inaba, “Mosh”

Sarah McLachlan and Sophie Muller, “World On Fire”

Gorillaz and Jamie Hewlett, “Feel Good INC.”

U2 and Alex & Martin: “Vertigo”

Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop and Dave Meyers, “Lose Control”

Best Video Game Soundtrack:

Electronic Arts, “Def Jam: Fight For NY”

Rockstar Games, “Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition”

Konami Video Game, “Dance Dance Revolution Extreme”

Activision Video Game, “Tony Hawks Underground 2″

Electronic Arts, “Madden 2005″

Best Direction in a Video (Artist, Director):

Green Day, Samuel Bayer, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

White Stripes, Floria Sigismondi, “Blue Orchid”

Jennifer Lopez, Francis Lawrence/Diane Martel, “Get Right”

U2, Alex & Martin, “Vertigo”

Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop, Dave Meyers, “Lose Control”

Best Choreography in a Video (Artist, Choreographer):

Amerie, Jamaica Scott, “1 Thing”

Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop, Hi Hat, “Lose Control”

Gwen Stefani, Kishaya Dudley, “Hollaback Girl”

My Chemical Romance, Michael Rooney, “Helena”

Jennifer Lopez, Richmond Talauega, Anthony Talauega, “Get Right”

Best Special Effects in a Video (Artist, Special Effects Company):

Coldplay, A52, “Speed of Sound”

The Mars Volta, Artificial Army, “The Widow”

Gorillaz, Passion Pictures, “Feel Good INC.”

Missy Elliott featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop, Radium, “Lose Control”

Ludacris, 20Twenty, “Number One Spot”

U2, Jam Abelenet, “Vertigo”

Best Art Direction in a Video (Artist, Art Director):

Green Day, Jan Roelfs, “American Idiot”

System Of A Down, Jeremy Reed, “B.Y.O.B.”

Gwen Stefani, Zach Matthewes, “What You Waiting For?”

White Stripes, Sue Tebbutt, “Blue Orchid”

The Killers, Laura Fox: “Mr. Brightside”

Best Editing in a Video (Artist, Editor):

Coldplay, Adam Pertofsky, “Speed of Sound”

Gwen Stefani, Dustin Robertson, “What You Waiting For?”

Foo Fighters, Nathan Cox, “Best of You”

Jennifer Lopez, Dustin Robertson, “Get Right”

Green Day, Tim Royes, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

Simple Plan, Richard Alarcron, “Untitled”

Best Cinematography in a Video (Artist and Cinematographer):

Coldplay, Harris Savides, “Speed of Sound”

Simple Plan, Michael Bernard ,”Untitled”

Green Day, Samuel Bayer, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

U2, Omer Ganai, “Vertigo”

Modest Mouse, Danny Hiele, “Ocean Breathes Salty”

White Stripes, Chris Soos, “Blue Orchid”