Here are the MTV Video Music Award nominations. Eminem, P.O.D., and Missy Elliott lead the pack with six nods apiece for the Aug. 29 ceremony
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The race for the Moonmen is on. MTV announced on Monday the nominees for the 19th annual Video Music Awards. Leading the race for the astronaut trophies are Eminem, P.O.D., and Missy Elliott, with six nominations apiece. Eminem is also one of three performers announced so far for the Aug. 29 ceremony, along with Pink and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Eminem and P.O.D. are both up for the evening’s top honor, Best Video of the Year, where they’ll face off against ‘N Sync, Linkin Park, the White Stripes, and Nas. Both are also up for the Viewer’s Choice award, against such populist performers as Brandy, Enrique Iglesias, Michelle Branch, and B2K. Elliott’s ”One Minute Man” is up for Best Hip-Hop Video and five technical awards.

Others who might make multiple trips to the podium include Ashanti (up for five awards, including two for her guest work with Ja Rule and Fat Joe); Shakira and the White Stripes (four nods apiece); and ‘N Sync and Linkin Park (up for three awards each).

”Saturday Night Live” newsguy Jimmy Fallon is hosting the ceremony, to be held at Radio City Music Hall. The top award nominees are listed below; a complete list is available at

Best Video Of The Year
Eminem, ”Without Me”
Linkin Park, ”In the End”
Nas, ”One Mic”
‘N Sync, ”Gone”
P.O.D., ”Alive”
The White Stripes, ”Fell in Love With a Girl”

Best Male Video
Craig David, ”Walking Away”
Eminem, ”Without Me”
Enrique Iglesias, ”Hero”
Elton John, ”This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore”
Nelly, ”#1”
Usher, ”U Got It Bad”

Best Female Video
Ashanti, ”Foolish”
Michelle Branch, ”All You Wanted”
Pink, ”Get the Party Started”
Shakira, ”Whenever, Wherever”
Britney Spears, ”I’m a Slave 4 U”

Best Group Video
Blink-182, ”First Date”
Linkin Park, ”In the End”
Dave Matthews Band, ”Everyday”
No Doubt, ”Hey Baby”
‘N Sync with Nelly, ”Girlfriend (Remix)”
P.O.D, ”Alive”

Best New Artist in a Video
Ashanti, ”Foolish”
B2K, ”Uh Huh”
Avril Lavigne, ”Complicated”
John Mayer, ”No Such Thing”
Puddle of Mudd, ”Blurry”

Best Video from a Film
Chad Kroeger with Josey Scott, ”Hero” (”Spider-Man”)
Ludacris with Nate Dogg, ”Area Codes” (”Rush Hour II”)
Nelly, ”#1” (”Training Day”)
Will Smith, ”Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” (”Men in Black 2”)

MTV2 Award
Dashboard Confessional, ”Screaming Infidelities”
The Hives, ”Hate to Say I Told You So”
Norah Jones, ”Don’t Know Why”
Musiq, ”Half Crazy”
Nappy Roots with Jazze Pha, ”Awnaw”
The Strokes, ”Last Nite”

Viewer’s Choice
B2K, ”Uh Huh”
Michelle Branch, ”Everywhere”
Brandy, ”What About Us”
Eminem, ”Without Me”
Enrique Iglesias, ”Hero”
P.O.D., ”Alive”

Breakthrough Video
Cake, ”Short Skirt / Long Jacket”
Coldplay, ”Trouble”
The Crystal Method, ”Name of the Game”
DMX, ”Who We Be”
Maxwell, ”This Woman’s Work”
The White Stripes, ”Fell in Love With a Girl”