Coldplay, Gorillaz Lead MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations

'Ali G' creator will host November 3 ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.

Coldplay and Gorillaz top the nominated acts at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards. Both bands received five nominations each for the 12th annual EMAs, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 3. “Ali G” creator Sacha Baron Cohen will host the show as one of his alter egos, clueless Kazakhstan journalist Borat Sagdiyev.

Both top nominees are vying for Best Group, Best Song, and Best UK and Ireland Act, with Coldplay picking up additional noms for Best Album and Best Rock Act while Gorillaz are in the running for Best Video (“Feel Good Inc.”) and Best Pop Act.

Gwen Stefani earned four EMA nominations: Best Female and Best Pop Act, Best Album for Love, Angel, Music, Baby and Best Video for “What You Waiting For?”

(Check out photos of the 2005 MTV EMA Nominees.)

The logjam of artists with three awards included 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Green Day, U2 and British singer James Blunt.

The winners of all categories except Best Video are chosen by music fans across Europe and Africa who vote online.

Foo Fighters, Green Day, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas and Robbie Williams are among those set to peform at the EMAs.

The complete list of nominees:

Best Male

  • 50 Cent

  • Eminem

  • Moby

  • Robbie Williams

  • Snoop Dogg

Best Female

  • Alicia Keys

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Mariah Carey

  • Missy Elliott

  • Shakira

Best Group

  • Coldplay

  • Green Day

  • Gorillaz

  • The Black Eyed Peas

  • U2

Best Album

  • 50 Cent – The Massacre

  • Coldplay – X&Y

  • Green Day – American Idiot

  • Gwen Stefani – Love, Angel, Music, Baby

  • U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Best Rock

  • Coldplay

  • Green Day

  • Foo Fighters

  • Franz Ferdinand

  • U2

Best Song

  • Coldplay – “Speed of Sound”

  • Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”

  • James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”

  • Snoop Dogg (with Justin Timberlake) “Signs”

  • The Chemical Brothers – “Galvanise”

Best R&B

  • Alicia Keys

  • John Legend

  • Mariah Carey

  • Mario

  • Usher

Best Pop

  • Gorillaz

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Robbie Williams

  • Shakira

  • The Black Eyed Peas

Best Hip-Hop

  • 50 Cent

  • Akon

  • Kanye West

  • Missy Elliott

  • Snoop Dogg

Best Alternative

  • Beck

  • Bloc Party

  • Goldfrapp

  • System Of a Down

  • The White Stripes

Best New Act

  • Akon

  • Daniel Powter

  • James Blunt

  • Kaiser Chiefs

  • Rihanna

Best Video

  • Beck – “E-Pro”

  • Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”

  • Gwen Stefani – “What You Waiting For?”

  • Rammstein – “Keine Lust”

  • The Chemical Brothers – “Believe”

Best UK & Ireland Act

  • Coldplay

  • Gorillaz

  • Kaiser Chiefs

  • James Blunt

  • Stereophonics

— MTV Staff report