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Green Day's boulevard of broken dreams may soon be paved with Moon Men statuettes.

The punk rockers led the field in nominations for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Monday, scoring eight nods in all, including Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Best Rock Video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," a song from the group's Grammy-winning album, American Idiot.

Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott trailed just behind with six nominations apiece, and U2 nabbed five nominations.

Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" will square off against Green Day's "Boulevard," Coldplay's "Speed of Sound," Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" and Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell on "Drop It Like It's Hot" in the Video of the Year category."Hollaback" was also nominated for Best Female Video, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and Best Choreography, while Stefani's video for "What You Waiting For?" is up for Best Art Direction and Best Editing.

Meanwhile, Elliott's "Lose Control" racked up nominations for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Dance Video, Best Direction, Breakthrough Video, Special Effects and Choreography.

U2's "Vertigo" maintained its balance with multiple nominations, including Breakthrough Video and Special Effects.

Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, the Killers and My Chemical Romance were also heavily nominated, with each receiving four nods.

P. Diddy is slated to host the Miami awards ceremony on Aug. 28, which will feature an elaborate water theme that MTV promised would outmatch any previous aquatic effects ever produced for an awards show.

"One word--hot," the hip-hop mogul told reporters Monday, as he whizzed into the Miami beachfront on a jet pack. "It's hot out here, and it's going to be hot at the show."

P. Diddy promised a return to the shock value of the 2003 VMAs where Britney Spears and Madonna famously locked lips in the kiss Googled 'round the world, as opposed to last year's relatively staid ceremony, where appearances by the daughters of Senator John Kerry and President George W. Bush were roundly booed.

"I'm going to tell the artists that if you want to get naked and run across the stage, go ahead and do it," P. Diddy said. "I'm not going to do teleprompter reading and corny jokes."

While the rap impresario is okay with nudity, he's prepared to reward the best-dressed attendees with cold hard cash.

"I'm bringing a suitcase full of cash," Diddy said, adding that he'll award a $100,000 prize to the star whose outfit most meets with his approval.

In deference to the host's wishes, the traditional red carpet may be switched to white.

Some celebrities will arrive at the event aboard lavish yachts, while others will make their entrance from tricked-out cars.

Kelly Clarkson, who scored two nominations and West, who earned three, are slated to perform at the festivities at the AmericanAirlines Arena, along with Green Day.

For the first time, the ceremony will also feature original music composed by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and über-producer Lil Jon. Fans will be able to download the tunes as ring tones following the show.

Here's a roundup of the nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards:

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"
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE NOMINEES!
 
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I have been a Green Day fan since day one and I hope they sweep every catergory. They deserve it.

 
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Marisol, I love the VMAs. Thanks for posting. Green Day rocks, and they are so deserving all of their noms. Not to mention they're from the SF Bay Area! I also love Shakira, too. There are so many good bands nominated..BEP, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz, The Bravery. Good stuff.

 

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