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2007 MTV Music Video Awards

I went about the process of making my MVA predictions in a whole new way. I didn’t watch television. I used my laptop, iTunes and Napster. I listened and I watched without one commercial break or annoying interruption of someone wanting to watch CSI-Miami or reruns of Ice Truckers.

I had a blast! It was so much fun to have everything at my fingertips. I could listen or watch each nominee and their project as many times as I wanted. I could pause for snack breaks and near disasters like my big cat, Gus, trying to entice my new kitten, Abacab Genesis, down the laundry chute.

I have bolded my picks in each category.

Here’s the scoop:

2007 MTV Music Video Awards
Sunday, September 9th
9PM/8c on MTV
Live from The Palms Casino Resort - Las Vegas, Nevada


Performances by:
Kanye West
Rihanna
Timbaland
50 Cent
Akon
Cee-Lo
Chris Brown
Common
Fall Out Boy
Foo Fighters
Nelly Furtado
Gym Class Heroes
Lil’ Wayne
Daniel Merriweather
Mark Ronson
Soulja Boy
Britney Spears
T-Pain

Nominees:

Video of the Year
Amy Winehouse: "Rehab"
Beyoncé: "Irreplaceable"
Justice: "D.A.N.C.E."
Justin Timberlake: "What Goes Around ... Comes Around "
Kanye West: "Stronger"
Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): "Umbrella"

Male Artist of the Year
Akon
Kanye West
Justin Timberlake
T.I.
Robin Thicke

Female Artist of the Year
Amy Winehouse
Beyoncé
Fergie
Nelly Furtado
Rihanna

Best New Artist
Amy Winehouse
Carrie Underwood
Gym Class Heroes
Lily Allen
Peter Bjorn and John

Best Group
Fall Out Boy
Gym Class Heroes
Linkin Park
Maroon 5
White Stripes

Most Earth-Shattering Collaboration
Akon (featuring Eminem): "Smack That"
Beyoncé and Shakira: "Beautiful Liar"
Justin Timberlake (featuring Timbaland): "SexyBack"
Gwen Stefani (featuring Akon): "The Sweet Escape"
U2 (featuring Green Day): "The Saints Are Coming"

Quadruple Threat of the Year
Beyoncé
Bono
Jay-Z
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West

Monster Single of the Year
Avril Lavigne: "Girlfriend"
Daughtry: "Home"
Fall Out Boy: "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
Lil Mama: "Lip Gloss (No Music)"
T-Pain (featuring Yung Joc): "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"
Timbaland (featuring Keri Hilson, D.O.E. and Sebastian): "The Way I Are"
Mims: "This Is Why I'm Hot"
Plain White T's: "Hey There, Delilah"
Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): "Umbrella"
Shop Boyz: "Party Like A Rock Star"

Best Director
Beyoncé and Shakira: "Beautiful Liar" (director: Jake Nava)
Christina Aguilera: "Candyman" (directors: Matthew Rolston and Christina Aguilera)
Justin Timberlake: "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" (director: Samuel Bayer)
Kanye West: "Stronger" (director: Hype Williams)
Linkin Park: "What I've Done" (director: Joseph Hahn)
Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z): "Umbrella" (director: Chris Applebaum)

Best Editing in a Video
Beyoncé and Shakira: "Beautiful Liar" (editor: Jarett Figal)
Gnarls Barkley: "Smiley Faces" (editor: Ken Mowe)
Justin Timberlake: "What Goes Around ... Comes Around" (editor: Hollee Singer)
Kanye West: "Stronger" (editors: Peter Johnson and Corey Weisz)
Linkin Park: "What I've Done" (editor: Igor Kovalik)

Best Choreography in a Video
Beyoncé and Shakira: "Beautiful Liar" (choreographer: Frank Gatson)
Chris Brown: "Wall To Wall" (choreographers: Rich & Tone Talauega and Flii Stylez)
Ciara: "Like A Boy" (choreographer: Jamaica Craft)
Eve: "Tambourine" (choreographer: Tanisha Scott and Jamaica)
Justin Timberlake: "My Love" (choreographer: Marty Kudelka)

I will post the winner’s list on Monday and we can see how we did.

Have a great weekend!
Chel

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