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[07/31/06 - 12:00 AM]
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira Top '2006 MTV Music Awards' Nominations with Seven Each

[via press release from MTV]

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira Top '2006 MTV Music Awards' Nominations With Seven Each

Madonna and Panic! At The Disco Follow With Five Nominations Each, Christina Aguilera Grabs Four Nods

Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Panic! At The Disco, Ludacris and The Killers Scheduled to Perform

For the First Time Ever, Viewers Will Have Access to All Nominated Videos on MTV Overdrive

23rd Annual Awards Show Will Broadcast Live From Radio City Music Hall In New York City on Thursday, August 31st at 8:00 P.M. (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT)

NEW YORK, July 31 -- From the historical and scenic Top Of The Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, MTV today announced the nominees for the "2006 MTV Video Music Awards." Shakira and The Red Hot Chili Peppers topped the list with seven nominations each for "Hips Don't Lie" and "Dani California" respectively. Madonna's "Hung Up" and Panic! At The Disco's, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," follow with five nods while Christina Aguilera received four nods for "Ain't No Other Man." It was also announced that Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Panic! At The Disco, Ludacris and The Killers are scheduled to perform on the big show. In addition, it was announced today that The Raconteurs will provide the soundtrack for the VMA's live throughout the show. Host, additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.

The "2006 MTV Video Music Awards" will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 8:00 PM (LIVE ET/Tape Delayed PT).

"The VMA's is the first place you'll see Justin Timberlake perform, an all new show stopping performance from Beyonce, the much anticipated return of The Killers, T.I., hip hop's newest mega star and the breakout band, Panic! At The Disco," said MTV President, Christina Norman. "This is the beginning of what will no doubt be the most star-studded event and the hottest ticket of the year."

"New York City is proud to welcome the MTV Video Music Awards back to its rightful place at Radio City Music Hall and we are certainly happy that this year's show is expected to generate more than 25 million dollars in economic activity for our hotels, restaurants and other attractions," said Mayor Bloomberg. "MTV has transformed music and popular culture unlike any other medium before it and since its birth. It's no coincidence that MTV started here in New York City and catapulted itself and modern music into homes all across the globe. MTV's is a quintessentially New York story, and we're glad to have the VMA's back."

This year, for the first time, viewers will have access to all nominated videos on MTV Overdrive (http://www.vma.mtv.com). The ballots for "2006 MTV Video Music Awards" were sent out to an exclusive industry group and viewers who determined the nominees for the telecast. Approximately 2,000 viewers and individuals including record labels, production companies, and management firms selected the nominees for awards categories encompassing wide-ranging contemporary music forms rap, dance, R&B and rock. Also, for the first time ever, voting for the General Categories will be open to all music fans and not just a select group of viewers and industry professionals. Viewers can start voting on the General Categories (excluding Viewer's Choice) starting July 31st through August 20th. Voting for "Viewer's Choice" begins August 7th through August 31st. Viewers can vote by visiting http://www.vma.mtv.com.

In addition, this year there will be two new categories for the Online Gaming community to vote on through Gametrailers.com at http://www.gametrailers.com/vma/ and Xfire at http://www.Xfire.com/cms/xf_mtv_vma. Gamers will vote for "Best Video Game Soundtrack" and "Best Video Game Score." Winners will be announced live on http://www.vma.mtv.com on August 31st during the MTV Overdrive broadcast.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the official business advisor of the "2006 MTV Video Music Awards."

Salli Frattini and Dave Sirulnick are the Executive Producers for the "2006 MTV Video Music Awards." Ian Stewart and Summer Strauch are Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Producer/Director. Kathy Flynn is Event Producer.

Following are the nominees for the "2006 MTV Video Music Awards":

GENERAL CATEGORIES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Christina Aguilera "Ain't No Other Man" Back To Basics RCA Director: Bryan Barber Producer: William Green Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea

Madonna "Hung Up" Confessions On A Dance Floor Warner Bros. Records Director: Johan Renck Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter Production Company: RSA Films

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory

Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" A Fever You Can't Sweat Out decaydance/Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane C. Drake Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio Production Company: Red Van Pictures

BEST MALE VIDEO

Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX "Touch It (Remix)" The Big Bang Aftermath/Interscope Records Director: Benny Boom and Busta Rhymes Producer: Joyce Washington Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Nick Lachey "What's Left Of Me" What's Left Of Me Jive Records/Zomba Label Group Director: Ray Kay Producer: Clark Jackson Production Company: Rockhard Films

James Blunt "You're Beautiful" Back To Bedlam Custard Records/Atlantic Records Director: Sam Brown Producer: Kat Armour-Brow Production Company: Flynn Productions

T.I. "What You Know" KING (The Album), ATL (The Movie) Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records Director: Chris Robinson Producer: Melissa Larsen Production Company: HSI Productions

Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx "Gold Digger" Late Registration Roc-A-Fella Records Director: Hype Williams Producer: Hype Williams Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Christina Aguilera "Ain't No Other Man" Back To Basics RCA Director: Bryan Barber Producer: William Green Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland "Promiscuous" Loose Mosley Music/Geffen Records Producer: Ron Mohrhoff Production Company: HSI Productions

Kelly Clarkson "Because of You" Breakaway RCA Director: Vadim Perelman Producer: Rhonda Vernet Production Company: Tate USA

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory

Madonna "Hung Up" Confessions On A Dance Floor Warner Bros. Records Director: Johan Renck Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter Production Company: RSA Films

BEST GROUP VIDEO

All-American Rejects (The) "Move Along" Move Along Interscope Records/Doghouse Records Director: Marc Webb Producer: Marcienne Friesland Production Company: DNA

Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" A Fever You Can't Sweat Out decaydance/Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane C. Drake Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio Production Company: Red Van Pictures

Fall Out Boy "Dance, Dance" From Under The Cork Tree Island Records Director: Alan Ferguson Producer: Valerie Romer Production Company: Anonymous Content

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" St. Elsewhere Downtown/Atlantic Records Director: Robert Hales Producer: Coleen Haynes Production Company: HSI Productions

BEST RAP VIDEO

50 Cent "Window Shopper" From "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" The Motion Picture G-Unit/Interscope Records Director: Benny Boom Producer: Adam Witaker Production Company: F.M. Rocks

T.I. "What You Know" KING (The Album), ATL (The Movie) Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records Director: Chris Robinson Producer: Melissa Larsen Production Company: HSI Productions

Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX "Touch It (Remix)" The Big Bang Aftermath/Interscope Records Director: Benny Boom and Busta Rhymes Producer: Joyce Washington Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Yung Joc featuring Nitty "It's Goin' Down" New Joc City Block Ent./Bad Boy South Director: Lenny Bass Producer: Helen Urriola Production Company: DNA

Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone "Ridin'" The Sound of Revenge Chamillitary/Universal Music Director: Life Garland Producer: Hagai Shaham Production Company: Lotus Filmworks, Inc./Terrero Films

BEST R&B VIDEO

Beyonce featuring Slim Thug & Bun B "Check On It (Pink Panther)" Destiny's Child #1's Music World/Sony Urban/Columbia Director: Hype Williams Producer: Matthew Stillman Production Company: Stillking Productions

Mariah Carey "Shake It Off" The Emancipation of Mimi Island Def Jam Music Group Director: Jake Nava Producer: Ron Mohrhoff Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Chris Brown "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" Chris Brown Jive Records/Zomba Label Group Director: E. White/Chris Brown Producer: Roger Ubina Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Mary J. Blige "Be Without You" The Breakthrough Matriarch/Geffen Records Director: Matthew Rolston Producer: Nina Grossman Production Company: HSI Productions

Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris "Unpredictable" Unpredictable J Records Director: Hype Williams Producer: Matthew Stillman Production Company: Stillking Films

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Black Eyed Peas (The) "My Humps" Monkey Business A&M Records Director: Fatima Robinson and Malik Sayeed Producer: Tony McGarry Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films

Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx "Gold Digger" Late Registration Roc-A-Fella Records Director: Hype Williams Producer: Hype Williams Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Common "Testify" BE G.O.O.D./Geffen Records Director: Anthony Mandler Producer: Lou Miguel Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures

Three 6 Mafia "Stay Fly" Most Known Unknown Hypnotize Mind/Sony Urban/Columbia Director: Bernard Gourley Producer: Jeff Brown Production Company: Immigrant Film

Daddy Yankee "Rompe" Barrio Fino En Directo El Cartel Records/Interscope Records/HHH Director: Jessy Terrero and Carlos Perez Producer: Meredith Welsch Production Company: Lotus Filmworks, Inc./Terrero Films

BEST DANCE VIDEO

Madonna "Hung Up" Confessions On A Dance Floor Warner Bros. Records Director: Johan Renck Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter Production Company: RSA Films

Sean Paul "Temperature" The Trinity VP Records/Atlantic Records Director: X Producer: Craig Fleming Production Company: HSI Productions

Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland "Promiscuous" Loose Mosley Music/Geffen Records Producer: Ron Mohrhoff Production Company: HSI Productions

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory

Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg "Buttons" PCD A&M Records Director: Francis Lawrence Producer: Lynn Zekanis Production Company: DNA

BEST ROCK VIDEO

30 Seconds To Mars "The Kill" A Beautiful Lie Virgin Records America Director: Bartholomew Cubbins Producer: Alexander Moon and Douglas Friedman Production Company: A Common Thread, Inc.

Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" A Fever You Can't Sweat Out decaydance/Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane C. Drake Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio Production Company: Red Van Pictures

A.F.I. "Miss Murder" Decemberunderground Interscope Records Director: Marc Webb Producer: Marcienne Friesland Production Company: DNA

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea

Green Day "Wake Me Up When September Ends" American Idiot Reprise Records Director: Samuel Bayer Producer: Tim Lynch Production Company: RSA Films

BEST POP VIDEO

Christina Aguilera "Ain't No Other Man" Back To Basics RCA Director: Bryan Barber Producer: William Green Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Pink "Stupid Girls" I'm Not Dead LaFace/Zomba Label Group Director: Dave Meyers Producer: Joseph Sassone Production Company: Radical Music

Madonna "Hung Up" Confessions On A Dance Floor Warner Bros. Records Director: Johan Renck Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter Production Company: RSA Films

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory

Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland "Promiscuous" Loose Mosley Music/Geffen Records Producer: Ron Mohrhoff Production Company: HSI Productions

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO

Angels And Airwaves "The Adventure" We Don't Need To Whisper Suretone/Geffen Records Director: The Malloys Producer: Dave Robertson Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films

James Blunt "You're Beautiful" Back To Bedlam Custard Records/Atlantic Records Director: Sam Brown Producer: Kat Armour-Brow Production Company: Flynn Productions

Avenged Sevenfold "Bat Country" City Of Evil Warner Bros. Records Director: Marc Klasfeld Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Rockhard Films

Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" A Fever You Can't Sweat Out decaydance/Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane C. Drake Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio Production Company: Red Van Pictures

Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana "Run It" Chris Brown Jive Records/Zomba Label Group Director: E. White Producer: Roger Ubina Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Rihanna "S.O.S." A Girl Like Me Def Jam/SRP Director: Chris Applebaum Producer: John Hardin Production Company: Reactor Films

VIEWER'S CHOICE

Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana "Run It" Chris Brown Jive Records/Zomba Label Group Director: E. White Producer: Roger Ubina Production Company: F.M. Rocks

Rihanna "S.O.S." A Girl Like Me Def Jam/SRP Director: Chris Applebaum Producer: John Hardin Production Company: Reactor Films

Fall Out Boy "Dance, Dance" From Under The Cork Tree Island Records Director: Alan Ferguson Producer: Valerie Romer Production Company: Anonymous Content

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory

Kelly Clarkson "Because of You" Breakaway RCA Director: Vadim Perelman Producer: Rhonda Vernet Production Company: Tate USA

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO

10 Years "Wasteland" Version 2 Autumn Effect Republic/Universal Records Director: Kevin Kerslake Producer: Dave Robertson Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" St. Elsewhere Downtown/Atlantic Records Director: Robert Hales Producer: Coleen Haynes Production Company: HSI Productions

A.F.I. "Miss Murder" Decemberunderground Interscope Records Director: Marc Webb Producer: Marcienne Friesland Production Company: DNA

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea

Common "Testify" BE G.O.O.D./Geffen Records Director: Anthony Mandler Producer: Lou Miguel Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO

Christina Aguilera "Ain't No Other Man" Back To Basics RCA Director: Bryan Barber Producer: William Green Production Company: F.M. Rocks Choreographer: Jerri Slaughter

Sean Paul "Temperature" The Trinity VP Records/Atlantic Records Director: X Producer: Craig Fleming Production Company: HSI Productions Choreographer: Tanisha Scott

Madonna "Hung Up" Confessions On A Dance Floor Warner Bros. Records Director: Johan Renck Producer: Lene Bausager and John Winter Production Company: RSA Films Choreographer: Stephanie Roos

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory Choreographer: Sho-tyme

Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg "Buttons" PCD A&M Records Director: Francis Lawrence Producer: Lynn Zekanis Production Company: DNA Choreographer: Mike Mindon

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO

Angels And Airwaves "The Adventure" We Don't Need To Whisper Suretone/Geffen Records Director: The Malloys Producer: Dave Robertson Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films Special Effects: Jack Effects

Pearl Jam "Life Wasted" Pearl Jam J Records Director: Fernando Apodaca Producer: Eddie Vedder/Jason Mueller Special Effects: Fernando Apodaca

Beck "Hell Yes" Guero Interscope Records Director: Garth Jennings Producer: Nick Goldsmith Production Company: Anonymous Content Special Effects: Hammer & Tongs (Garth and Nick)

U2 "Original Of The Species" How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Interscope Records Director: Catherine Owens Producer: Catherine Owens and Katie Manning Production Company: Spontaneous Special Effects: John Leamy & Lawrence Nimrichter

Missy Elliott "We Run This" The Cookbook From Touchstone Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment's "Stick It" Hollywood/Gold Mind/Atlantic Records Director: Dave Meyers Producer: Barbara Benson Production Company: Radical Music Special Effects: Louis Mackall

BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO

10 Years "Wasteland" Version 2 Autumn Effect Republic/Universal Records Director: Kevin Kerslake Producer: Dave Robertson Production Company: Merge @ Crossroads Films Art Director: Trae King

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea Art Director: Justin Dragonis

Common "Testify" BE G.O.O.D./Geffen Records Director: Anthony Mandler Producer: Lou Miguel Production Company: Box Fresh Pictures Art Director: David Ross

Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean "Hips Don't Lie" Oral Fixation Vol. 2 Epic Records Director: Sophie Muller Producer: Grant Jue Production Company: Oil Factory Art Director: Laura Fox

Panic! At The Disco "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" A Fever You Can't Sweat Out decaydance/Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane C. Drake Producer: Brandon Bonfiglio Production Company: Red Van Pictures Art Director: Lindy McMichael, Jamie Drake, Erin Wieczorek B

EST EDITING IN A VIDEO

All-American Rejects (The) "Move Along" Move Along Interscope Records/Doghouse Records Director: Marc Webb Producer: Marcienne Friesland Production Company: DNA Editor: J.D. Smyth

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea Editor: Peter Goddard

Angels And Airwaves "The Adventure" We Don't Need To Whisper Suretone/Geffen Records Director: The Malloys Producer: Dave Robertson Production Company: Black Dog at RSA Films Editor: Clark Eddy

U2 "Original Of The Species" How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Interscope Records Director: Catherine Owens Producer: Catherine Owens and Katie Manning Production Company: Spontaneous Editor: Olivier Wicki

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" St. Elsewhere Downtown/Atlantic Records Director: Robert Hales Producer: Coleen Haynes Production Company: HSI Productions Editor: Ken Mowe

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO

A.F.I. "Miss Murder" Decemberunderground Interscope Records Director: Marc Webb Producer: Marcienne Friesland Production Company: DNA Cinematographer: Wells Hackett

Prince "Black Sweat" 3121 Universal Records Director: Sanaa Hamri Producer: Nicole Acacio Production Company: Anonymous Content Cinematographer: Checco Varese

Ashlee Simpson "Invisible" I Am Me Geffen Records Director: Marc Webb Producer: Hagai Shaham Production Company: DNA Cinematographer: Jeff Cutter

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" Stadium Arcadium Warner Bros. Records Director: Tony Kaye Producer: Rachel Curl Production Company: Above The Sea Cinematographer: Tony Kaye

James Blunt "You're Beautiful" Back To Bedlam Custard Records/Atlantic Records Director: Sam Brown Producer: Kat Armour-Brow Production Company: Flynn Productions Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan V

IDEO GAME CATEGORIES

BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK

Final Night Round 3 (Electronic Arts)

Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts)

NBA 2K6 (2K Games)

Driver: Parallel Lines (Atari)

Marc Ecko's Getting Up (Atari)

BEST VIDEO GAME SCORE

Hitman: Blood Money (Jesper Kyd)

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Tom Salta)

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (Even "Magnet" Johansen)

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Jeremy Soule)

Electroplankton (User Generated Soundtrack)

The "2006 MTV Video Music Awards" will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.3 billion people via MTV's global network of 50 channels reaching 481.5 million households around the world as well as through syndication. Its convergent and original online programming will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's 43 Web sites around the world.

The official sponsors of the "2006 MTV Video Music Awards" are Acuvue, Chevrolet, Dodge, Herbal Essences, JC Penny, Pepsi, Taco Bell and Virgin Mobile USA.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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