Nickelback get three awards, The Midway State follow with two gongs, while Lady GaGa, Jonas Brothers and Black Eyed Peas manage to bring home one prize at 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Winners for this year's MuchMusic Video Awards have been announced at a gala ceremony taking place on June 21, and Nickelback walked home with the most kudos. This Canadian rock band received three awards.
Nickelback got Post Production of the Year and MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year for their "Gotta Be Somebody" video. Moreover, they bagged the top prize, Video of the Year, winning over Danny Fernandes, k-os, Marianas Trench and The Stills.
Following Nickelback's domination on the winners list is The Midway State. The four-piece band were handed two trophies, VideoFACT Indie Video of the Year and UR Fave: New Artist at the annual event.
Other winners at the awards were Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas and Jonas Brothers. GaGa was given International Video of the Year - Artist, thanks to her "Poker Face" video. "You guys make it so hard to love anywhere else," she said during her acceptance speech. "To God and the gays!" As for Black Eyed Peas and the Jonas boys, they won International Video of the Year - Group and UR Fave: International Video respectively.
2009 MuchMusic Video Awards was held outside MuchMusic's Toronto headquarters with Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas co-hosting. Its musical guests included Kelly Clarkson, Billy Talent, Rise Against and Classified in addition to Jonas Brothers, Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback.
Complete winners of 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards:
- Video of the Year: Nickelback - "Gotta Be Somebody"
- Post Production of the Year: Nickelback - "Gotta Be Somebody"
- Cinematographer of the Year: Bedouin Soundclash - "Until We Burn Into the Sun (The Kids Just Want a Love Song)"
- Director of the Year: Marianas Trench - "Cross My Heart" (directed by Colin Minihan)
- Pop Video of the Year: Danny Fernandes - "Private Dancer"
- MuchLOUD Rock Video of the Year: Nickelback - "Gotta Be Somebody"
- MuchVibe HipHop Video of the Year: Classified - "Anybody Listening"
- VideoFACT Indie Video of the Year: The Midway State - "Never Again"
- International Video of the Year - Artist: Lady GaGa "Poker Face"
- International Video of the Year - Group: Black Eyed Peas - "Boom Boom Pow"
- International Video of the Year by a Canadian - Artist or Group: Billy Talent - "Rusted From the Rain"
- UR Fave: International Video: Jonas Brothers - "Burnin' Up"
- UR Fave: New Artist: The Midway State - "Never Again"
- UR Fave: Canadian Video: Simple Plan - "Save You"
- MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video: Girlicious - "Like Me"