Gorillaz Bag Six Berths For MTV Euro Nods

By | September 26, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Gorillaz, the cartoon indie-beat band formed by Damon Albarn of the rock band Blur, picked up six nominations, including best group, in the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards noms, announced here Tuesday.

Gorillaz will compete with Destiny’s Child, Limp Bizkit, R.E.M. and U2 for the best group prize in a ceremony to be aired live Nov. 8 on MTV’s worldwide channels from Frankfurt, Germany. Additionally, Gorillaz’ international hit single “Clint Eastwood” is up for best song.

Nominees in the female act category include Dido, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Mariah Carey, while Robbie Williams, Eminem, Ricky Martin, Shaggy and Craig David will compete for the male act award.

Britney Spears faces off against ‘N Sync, Atomic Kitten, Anastacia and Shaggy in the pop category.

In the video category, Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice,” which grabbed six trophies this month at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, goes against the Avalanches’ “Since I Left You,” Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood,” OutKast’s “Ms. Jackson” and Robbie Williams’ “Supreme.”

Performers on the show will include Destiny’s Child, Dido, Jackson, David, Depeche Mode and German rockers Rammstein. British comic Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G) will host the show.

Brent Hansen, president and chief executive of MTV Networks Europe, said the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 will partner with MTV to provide terrestrial coverage of the ceremony along with Germany’s RTL2, which also covered last year’s awards show.

Hansen said MTVi Europe, its interactive division, will also provide coverage and introduce a first-time prize for an artist-related Web site.

A complete list of nominees follows.

GROUP

Destiny’s Child, Gorillaz, Limp Bizkit, R.E.M., U2

FEMALE ACT

Dido, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Mariah Carey

MALE ACT

Robbie Williams, Eminem, Ricky Martin, Shaggy, Craig David

SONG

Eminem, “Stan”; Destiny’s Child, “Survivor”; Crazy Town, “Butterfly”; Gorillaz, “Clint Eastwood”; Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink, “Lady Marmalade”

ALBUM

Limp Bizkit, “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water”; Madonna, “Music”; U2, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind”; Travis, “The Invisible Band”; Dido, “No Angel”

POP

Atomic Kitten, Britney Spears, Anastacia, ‘N Sync, Shaggy

NEW ACT

Craig David, Dido, Gorillaz, Nelly Furtado, Wheatus

ROCK

Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Crazy Town, U2

DANCE

Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Faithless, Roger Sanchez

R&B

Craig David, Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, OutKast, Wyclef Jean

HIP-HOP

D-12, Eminem, Missy Elliott, P. Diddy, OutKast

VIDEO

The Avalanches, “Since I Left You”; Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice”; Gorillaz, “Clint Eastwood”; OutKast, “Ms. Jackson”; Robbie Williams, “Supreme”

THE WEB AWARD

Daft Punk, www.daftclub.com; Depeche Mode, www.depechemode.com; Gorillaz, www.gorillaz.com; Limp Bizkit, www.limpbizkit.com; U2, www.u2.com

NORDIC ACT

Briskeby, Emmi, Eskobar, Safri Duo, Titiyo

U.K. & IRELAND ACT

Artful Dodger, Craig David, Feeder, S Club 7, Sugababes

FRENCH ACT

Manu Chao, Daft Punk, Demon, St. Germain, Supermen Lovers

DUTCH ACT

Anouk, Bastian, Brainpower, Johan, Kane

ITALIAN ACT

Elisa, Marlene Kuntz, Neffa, Valeria Rossi, Tiromancino

SPANISH ACT

Jarabe de Palo, Najwa, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Los Piratas, Alejandro Sanz

POLISH ACT

Fiolka, Reni Jusis, Kasia Kowalska, Myslovitz, Smolik

GERMAN ACT

Die Arzte, Echt, No Angels, Rammstein, Samy Deluxe

RUSSIAN ACT

Zemphira, B-2, Mumiy Troll, Tatu, Alsou