Christopher Walken’s tabletop tap dancing and flight skills have done it again for Fatboy Slim.
Slim’s “Weapon of Choice,” featuring the pokerfaced actor doing his best Fred Astaire, is tied with Craig David’s “Fill Me In” for the most nominations for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards.
With four nods each, they’ll compete against each other for the Maximum Vision Award, given to the video that best advances an artist’s career. Last year Eminem nabbed this award for “The Real Slim Shady.” “Weapon of Choice” is
also up for best clip in the pop, modern rock and dance categories, while “Fill Me In” will vie for Best New Artist Video in the pop, R&B and dance categories.
The Spike Jonze-directed “Weapon of Choice” also leads the pack of nominees for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, with a whopping nine nods, including Video of the Year (see “Video Music Awards Nominations: Fatboy Slim, Missy Elliott, ’NSYNC, ’Lady Marmalade’ Lead The Pack” ).
Trailing behind Fatboy Slim and Craig David with three Billboard nominations each are Alien Ant Farm’s “Smooth Criminal,” India.Arie’s “Video,” City High’s “What Would You Do?” and Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood.”
The awards will be handed out November 2 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. They cap off the Billboard Music Video Conference that begins October 31.
For a full list of nominees, check out billboard.com/billboard/events/mvc/awards_finalists.jsp.