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MTV Australia Video Music Awards - Vote Now! The Darkness & The Veronicas Set To Perform, Madonna Tops Nominations, The Veronicas, Bernard Fanning, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Wolfmother & Kanye West Follow With Three Noms Each
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Sydney, AU (Universal Music Australia) - MTV have announced the first performances and nominations for the 2006 MTV Australia Video Music Awards (AVMAs) which are to be held in the indoor arena of Sydney SuperDome on 12th April. The news was revealed by Nigel Robbins, President, MTV Networks Asia-Pacific and Acting Managing Director, MTV Networks Australia.

Australia's own, The Veronicas, will perform their third standout single 'When It All Falls Apart' from their debut multi-platinum plus album, 'The Secret Life of The Veronicas'. The girls with the 'wow' factor, 21 year old identical twins, Lisa and Jess, hail from Brisbane and with three nominations – Best Pop, Best Video (4Ever) and Spankin' New Aussie Artist – the Veronicas are set to 'wow' the crowd at this years MTV AVMAs.

Performing their hit single, 'One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back', from their second album of the same name, The Darkness promise to break all the rules with their signature stage-show theatrics. The Brit rock band, nominated for Best Rock Video and Video of the Year, are set to give the 2006 MTV AVMAs a quintessential rock appeal.
Topping the nominations list is Madonna with five gongs including Best Video and Song of the Year (Hung Up), Best Female Artist, Best Dance, and Album of the Year (Confessions On A Dance Floor).

Joining The Veronicas with three nominations apiece are: Bernard Fanning - Album of the Year (Tea & Sympathy), Best Male, Song of the Year (Wish You Well); Foo Fighters - Album of the Year (In Your Honor), Best Rock, Best Group; Green Day - Best Rock, Best Video (Wake Me Up When September Ends), Best Group; Kanye West - Hip Hop, Best Male, Song of the Year (Gold Digger); Wolfmother - Best Rock, Best Group, Spankin' New Aussie Artist.

The MTV AVMAs nominations list includes 13 categories; Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Spankin' New Aussie Artist, Best Group, Best Dance Video, Best Pop Video, Best Rock Video, Best R&B Video, Best Hip Hop Video, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year. The two final categories are the Viewers Choice Award nominated and voted for by MTV viewers, and the Free Your Mind Award, whose winner is chosen exclusively by MTV Australia to highlight humanitarian issues and encourage freedom from all kinds of intolerance and prejudice

Voting for the MTV AVMAs starts on Monday 6 February, and closes on Friday 31 March. MTV viewers can cast their vote by logging on to www.mtv.com.au/avmaor by simply sending an SMS with the word 'vote' to 191MTV and following the prompts.
Winners will be announced at the MTV AVMAs on Wednesday 12th April, 2006 which is telecast live, kicking off with all the action from the red carpet at 7pm.

The nominations for the 2006 MTV Australia Video Music Awards are:

BEST MALE ARTIST
BERNARD FANNING
JAMES BLUNT
KANYE WEST
ROBBIE WILLIAMS
SHANNON NOLL

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
ASHLEE SIMPSON
KELLY CLARKSON
MADONNA
MARIAH CAREY
MISSY HIGGINS

SPANKIN' NEW AUSSIE ARTIST
END OF FASHION
KISSCHASY
ROGUE TRADERS
THE VERONICA'S
WOLFMOTHER

BEST GROUP
FOO FIGHTERS
GORILLAZ
GREEN DAY
U2
WOLFMOTHER

BEST ROCK VIDEO
FOO FIGHTERS BEST OF YOU
GREEN DAY WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS
PETE MURRAY CLASS A
THE DARKNESS ONE WAY TICKET
WOLFMOTHER MIND'S EYE

BEST POP VIDEO
ANTHONY CALLEA THE PRAYER
ASHLEE SIMPSON BOYFRIEND
KELLY CLARKSON BECAUSE OF YOU
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIPPIN'
THE VERONICA'S 4EVER

BEST DANCE VIDEO
BODY ROCKERS I LIKE THE WAY
MADONNA HUNG UP
MYLO DROP THE PRESSURE
RIHANNA PON DE REPLAY
ROGUE TRADERS VOODOO CHILD

BEST R&B VIDEO
JADE MCRAE SO HOT RIGHT NOW
CHRIS BROWN RUN IT!
MARIAH CAREY SHAKE IT OFF
MARIO LET ME LOVE YOU
PUSSY CAT DOLLS DON'T CHA

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
50 CENT CANDY SHOP
BLACK EYED PEAS DON'T PHUNK WITH MY HEART
KANYE WEST GOLD DIGGER
SAVAGE FEAT AKON MOONSHINE
SNOOP DOGG DROP IT'S LIKE IT'S HOT

SONG OF THE YEAR
BEN LEE CATCH MY DISEASE
BERNARD FANNING WISH YOU WELL
JAMES BLUNT YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL
KANYE WEST GOLD DIGGER
MADONNA HUNG UP

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BEN LEE AWAKE IS THE NEW SLEEP
BERNARD FANNING TEA AND SYMPATHY
COLDPLAY X & Y
FOO FIGHTERS IN YOUR HONOUR
MADONNA CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
GORILLAZ FEEL GOOD INC.
GREENDAY WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS
MADONNA HUNG UP
THE DARKNESS ONE WAY TICKET
THE VERONICA'S 4EVER

VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD
VIEWERS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE ARTIST
VOTE NOW AT www.mtv.com.au/avma



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