2006 MTV Video Music Award Nominations

Shakira and Chili Peppers lead with seven noms each. Gnarls got three. None for Boards Of Canada.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Christina Aguilera: “Ain’t No Other Man”
Madonna: “Hung Up”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX: “Touch It Remix”
James Blunt: “You’re Beautiful”
Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx: “Gold Digger”
Nick Lachey: “What’s Left Of Me”
T.I.: “What You Know”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Christina Aguilera: “Ain’t No Other Man”
Kelly Clarkson: “Because of You”
Madonna: “Hung Up”
Nelly Furtado f/ Timbaland: “Promiscuous”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST GROUP VIDEO
The All-American Rejects: “Move Along”
Fall Out Boy: “Dance, Dance”
Gnarls Barkley: “Crazy”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”

BEST RAP VIDEO
50 Cent: “Window Shopper”
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX: “Touch It Remix”
Chamillionaire: “Ridin’ “
T.I.: “What You Know”
Yung Joc f/ Nitty: “It’s Goin’ Down”

BEST R&B VIDEO
Beyoncé f/ Slim Thug: “Check on It”
Chris Brown: “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)”
Jamie Foxx f/ Ludacris: “Unpredictable”
Mariah Carey: “Shake It Off”
Mary J. Blige: “Be Without You”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Black Eyed Peas: “My Humps”
Common: “Testify”
Daddy Yankee: “Rompe”
Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx: “Gold Digger”
Three 6 Mafia: “Stay Fly”

BEST DANCE VIDEO
Madonna: “Hung Up”
Nelly Furtado f/ Timbaland: “Promiscuous”
Pussycat Dolls f/ Snoop Dogg: “Buttons”
Sean Paul: “Temperature”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
30 Seconds To Mars: “The Kill”
AFI: “Miss Murder”
Green Day: “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”

BEST POP VIDEO
Christina Aguilera: “Ain’t No Other Man”
Madonna: “Hung Up”
Nelly Furtado f/ Timbaland: “Promiscuous”
Pink: “Stupid Girls”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST NEW ARTIST IN A VIDEO
Angels and Airwaves: “The Adventure”
Avenged Sevenfold: “Bat Country”
Chris Brown f/ Juelz Santana, “Run It!”
James Blunt: “You’re Beautiful”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Rihanna: “S.O.S.”

VIEWER’S CHOICE
Chris Brown f/ Juelz Santana: “Run It!”
Fall Out Boy: “Dance, Dance”
Kelly Clarkson: “Because of You”
Rihanna: “S.O.S.”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST DIRECTION IN A VIDEO
10 Years: “Wasteland” (Director: Christopher Sims)
AFI: “Miss Murder” (Director: Marc Webb)
Common: “Testify” (Director: Anthony Mandler)
Gnarls Barkley: “Crazy” (Director: Robert Hales)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California” (Director: Tony Kaye)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
Christina Aguilera: “Ain’t No Other Man”
Madonna: “Hung Up”
Pussycat Dolls f/ Snoop Dogg: “Buttons”
Sean Paul: “Temperature”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A VIDEO
Angels and Airwaves: “The Adventure”
Beck: “Hell Yes”
Missy Elliott: “We Run This”
Pearl Jam: “Life Wasted”
U2: “Original of the Species”

BEST ART DIRECTION IN A VIDEO
10 Years: “Wasteland”
Common: “Testify”
Panic! at the Disco: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: “Hips Don’t Lie”

BEST EDITING IN A VIDEO
The All-American: “Move Along”
Angels and Airwaves: “The Adventure”
Gnarls Barkley: “Crazy”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
U2: “Original of the Species”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A VIDEO
AFI: “Miss Murder”
Ashlee Simpson: “Invisible”
James Blunt: “You’re Beautiful”
Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Dani California”
Prince: “Black Sweat”

BEST VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK
“Final Night Round 3″ (Electronic Arts)
“Burnout Revenge” (Electronic Arts)
“NBA 2K6″ (2K Games)
“Driver: Parallel Lines” (Atari)
“Mark 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)

This year the awards show adds two categories: Best Video Game Soundtrack and Best Video Game Score.

The show airs 8/31 and will hopefully not be hosted by a Wayans. VMA HQ here.

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