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[08/18/08 - 04:52 PM]
Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Chris Brown, Linkin' Park, Pussycat Dolls, the Ting Tings, Paramore, Slipknot and Britney Spears Make Up This Year's "2008 Video Music Awards" Nominees for "Video of the Year" and "Best Rock Video"
Nominees for "Video of the Year" include Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown, The Pussycat Dolls and The Ting Tings.

[via press release from MTV]

JONAS BROTHERS, FALL OUT BOY, FOO FIGHTERS, CHRIS BROWN, LINKIN' PARK, PUSSYCAT DOLLS, THE TING TINGS, PARAMORE, SLIPKNOT AND BRITNEY SPEARS MAKE UP THIS YEAR'S "2008 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" NOMINEES FOR "VIDEO OF THE YEAR" AND "BEST ROCK VIDEO"

New York, NY (August 18, 2008) �� Viewer voting for the 2008 MTV VMAs nominees has ended with a bang! For the fourth consecutive week MTV viewers have helped determine nominees for the "2008 MTV Video Music Awards" and this Friday on FNMTV Premieres artists up for "Best Rock Video" and" Video of the Year" were revealed. The competition for the highly anticipated award of the year is hot and includes everyone from English indie-pop band The Ting Tings for "Shut Up And Let Me Go" to Britney Spears, who already finds herself in the running for "Best Female Video" and "Best Pop Video" for "Piece of Me." As previously announced, MTV's 25th annual Video Music Awards will be hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand and will air live and only one time in its original incarnation, on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9PM SHARP (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT). Lil Wayne , Jonas Brothers and Kid Rock have already been confirmed to perform at this year's show. Presenters and additional performers for the "2008 Video Music Awards" will be announced at a later date.

The "2008 MTV Video Music Awards" nominees for "Video of the Year" includes multiple nominees Britney Spears � "Piece of Me, Jonas Brothers - "Burnin Up," Chris Brown � "Forever," and Pussycat Dolls � "When I Grow Up." Rounding out the "Video of the Year" noms is British duo The Ting Tings with "Shut Up And Let Me Go." Artists vying for this year's "Best Rock Video" are Paramore, Slipknot, Linkin' Park, Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy.

AND THE NOMINEES ARE�

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Britney Spears "Piece of Me" Blackout Jive/Zomba Label Group Director: Wayne Isham

Jonas Brothers "Burnin Up" A Little Bit Longer Hollywood Records Director: Brendan Malloy/Tim Wheeler

Chris Brown "Forever" Exclusive The Forever Edition Jive/Zomba Label Group Director: Joseph Kahn

Pussycat Dolls "When I Grow Up" Doll Domination Interscope Records Director: Joseph Kahn

The Ting Tings "Shut Up and Let Me Go" We Started Nothing Columbia Director: Alex & Liane

BEST ROCK VIDEO:

Paramore "crushcrushcrush" Riot! Fueled By Ramen Director: Shane Drake

SlipKnot Psychosocial All I Hope For Is Gone Roadrunner PR Brown

Linkin Park "Shadow of the Day" Minutes to Midnight Warner Bros. Records Director: Joe Hahn

Foo Fighters "The Pretender" Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace RCA Director: Sam Brown

Fall Out Boy "Beat It" LIVE in Phoenix Island Records Director: Shane Drake

Official sponsors of "2008 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS" are GM, Pepsi, TAG Body Spray, Taco Bell, Rhapsody and Verizon Wireless.

This year, one lucky viewer will get the chance of a lifetime trip by joining "Do Good. Go to the VMAs." Think.MTV.com, MTV's online community for youth activism, is hooking up one young activist and shipping them off to Los Angeles to attend the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards alongside the biggest stars in the industry. From July 24th through August 22nd, all Think.MTV.com members who join the "Do Good. Go to the VMAs" group, at Good. Go to the Do Good. Go to the VMAs | Group | Think MTV, can enter to win two tickets to the VMAS on September 7, 2008 along with travel and hotel accommodations when MTV takes over Los Angeles for this year's show.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer, for the "2008 MTV Video Music Awards." Dave Sirulnick is Executive Producer. Chris Choun/Ish Entertainment is Co-Executive Producer. Jane Mun is Producer. Amy Doyle, Joanna Bomberg and Robin Katz are Music Talent Executives. Robin Reinhardt-Locke is Celebrity Talent Executive. Garrett English is Executive in Charge of Production.

Telescope is the Official Business Advisor of the "2008 MTV Video Music Awards" Nominee Voting period.

About Telescope Inc.

Telescope is a participation media and mobile marketing pioneer. The company provides mobile, phone, and internet interactivity services. This includes mass-scale participation television with the world's largest phone voting solution; and mobile marketing and content programs, such as user-generated content, social networking; and CRM for media and advertiser clients. Telescope is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in New York and London. Visit us at http://www.telescope.tv.

About MTV

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries�giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space � delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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