British bands Coldplay and Gorillaz will probably becoming the big winners at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards after securing five nominations each. As for Coldplay, the band vying for Best Group, Best Rock, Best Song for "Speed of Sound," Best Album and Best UK and Ireland Act. Whereas, the animated band Gorillaz are up for Best Group, Best Song, Best Video for "Feel Good Inc," Best Pop, and Best UK and Ireland Act.
The 12th annual event, to be hosted by British comic Sacha Baron Cohen, will be held Nov. 3 in Lisbon and be broadcast live on MTV in Europe and the United States. Worldwide music fanatics can vote the winners via MTV's websites, except for Best Video and Free Your Mind, which are chosen exclusively by MTV Europe viewers. Joining Coldplay to perform at the event among others are Foo Fighters, Green Day, Robbie Williams and the Black Eyed Peas.
Other music acts gaining multiple nominations include Gwen Stefani, who is vying for Best Female and Pop Act, Best Album for "Love. Angel. Music. Baby," and Best Video for "What You Waiting For?," and 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Green Day, U2 and James Blunt with three nominations each.