October 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT

Usually, I can’t bring myself to care much about the American Music Awards, the Dick Clark-created alternative to the Grammys that (thankfully) has about 90 fewer awards categories. Usual suspects Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Linkin Park, along with recently-Idol-minted hitmaker Daughtry, landed three nominations apiece yesterday for the 35th annual ceremony, which Jimmy Kimmel (pictured) will emcee for the fourth time on Nov. 18 on ABC. (Fans may vote until Nov. 1 via the Internet; a list of nominees and an online ballot are posted at ABC’s AMA Web page.) In other words, no big surprises here. Still, a handful of burning questions remain:

  • How come there’s no Favorite Female Artist award in the Rap/Hip-Hop category?

  • Daughtry is Adult Contemporary? Really?

  • Linkin Park is Alternative? Really?


I could probably think of more questions (Where’s Kanye? Will he show up just to complain he got robbed?), but again, I can’t bring myself to care.

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