Aussie Artists Sweep Six Of Twelve Viewer-Voted Awards

                      

Aussie Artists Sweep Six Of Twelve Viewer-Voted Awards

Sydney, 3 March 2005:  Delta Goodrem, Green Day and Black Eyed Peas triumphed tonight at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards, broadcast from Sydney to a potential worldwide audience of more than one billion people. 

Delta Goodrem for Best Female Artist and Pepsi Viewers Choice

 

Taking the Awards for Best Female Artist and Pepsi Viewers Choice, Delta Goodrem shared the top spot with Green Day and The Black Eyed Peas.  Picking up the crown for Best Rock Group and Best Rock Video for American Idiot was Green Day, and The Black Eyed Peas walked away with Best R&B Video and Sexiest Video - both for Hey Mama. 

 

Black Eyed Peas for Best R&B Video

 

Six of the twelve viewer-voted categories were won by local Aussie acts, including Delta Goodrem for Best Female Artist and Pepsi Viewers Choice, Shannon Noll for Best Male Artist, Missy Higgins for Breakthrough Artist, Guy Sebastian - Out With My Baby for Best Pop Video and Dissociatives - Somewhere Down The Barrel for Video of the Year.


Green Day for Best Group

 

 

The VH1 Music First Award was presented to Cher, acknowledging her lifetime achievement and legendary status within the music industry.

 

 


 

Guy Sebastian - Out With My Baby for Best Pop Video

 

The MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 was hosted by the inimitable Osbourne family, complete with their Australian "Nanny", Melinda, who brought the house down with their trademark antics and unique style.  Fantastic live performances capitivated the packed audience, including acts by Carmen Electra, Chingy, Dissociatives, Delta Goodrem with Brian McFadden, Eskimo Joe, Green Day, Grinspoon, Ja Rule, Kelly Osbourne, Missy Higgins, Natalie Imbruglia, Shannon Noll with Bryan Adams, Simple Plan, Switchfoot and Xzibit.

 

 

The winners of the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 are:
 
Best Male Artist:                     Shannon Noll
Best Female Artist:                    Delta Goodrem
Breakthrough Artist:                   Missy Higgins
Best Group:                                   Green Day
Best Dance Video:                  Usher - Yeah
Best Pop Video:                           Guy Sebastian - Out With My Baby
Best Rock Video:                    Green Day - American Idiot
Best R&B Video:                         Black Eyed Peas - Hey Mama
Sexiest Video:                               Black Eyed Peas - Hey Mama
Best Dressed Video:               Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
Video of the Year:                    Dissociatives - Somewhere Down The Barrel
Pepsi Viewers Choice:           Delta Goodrem
Supernova:                                    Evermore
VH1 Music First:                       Cher
Free Your Mind:                          AusAID 
 

Missy Higgins for Breakthrough Artist

Highlights of the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 included:  an electrifying opening performance from power-pop band Simple Plan; thirty gorgeous go-go dancers adorning the stage with Grinspoon; Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden adding a little romance to the night with a first-ever Australian performance of Almost Here; a bevy of scantilly clad bling-bling babes shakin' it with Chingy; Kelly Osbourne appearing heaven-sent on a half moon; a world exclusive performance from Natalie Imbruglia with her new single Shiver; and Green Day rocking the house, closing to the roar of the crowd with a double shot of their hit singles Boulevard of Broken Dreams and American Idiot.


Shannon Noll for Best Male Artist

MTV Australia's 2005 Free Your Mind Award was presented to the Australian Agency of International Development (AusAID), an Australian Government agency within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that manages Australia's overseas aid programs.  AusAID were responsible for delivering Australia's largest tsunami relief contribution to affected countries.


Guest presenters at the glittering event included Alex Bruszt, Anna Nicole Smith, Anthony Callea, Bianca Dye, Blair McDonough, Chris & Ben from Silverchair, Daniel McPherson, Dannii Minogue, David Campbell, Deni Hines, Effie, Gretel Killeen, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban, Kelly Slater, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Natalie Imbruglia, Nitty, Peter Garrett, Ryan Fitzgerald, Tammin Sursok, Tim Freedman and Zoe Sheridan.

The MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 was sponsored by Pepsi, Bacardi, General Pants, Peugeot, Lovable, Cacharel, Buzzword, LG, Starburst and Optus.

MTV Australia is a 24 hour music and entertainment network targeting 12-32 year olds on FOXTEL, OPTUS, AUSTAR, FOXTEL Digital and AUSTAR Digital platforms.  MTV: Music Television in the world's largest television network and leading multimedia brand for youth.  MTV's holdings include 42 music programming services in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Russia, 29 locally operated websites worldwide as well as publishing, recorded music, radio, home video, licensing and merchandising and a feature film division, MTV Films.  MTV is seen in 401.8 million households in 166 territories worldwide.

 

For more information please contact:

Simon Willis                                        

Nikki Andrews Consulting

W/02 9357 3600

[email protected]

 

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