List of awards and nominations received by Gorillaz

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Gorillaz awards and nominations

Damon Albarn at the Eurockéennes in 2007
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Brit Awards
0 9
Grammy Awards
1 9
MTV Europe Music Awards
3 14
MTV Video Music Awards
2 6
NME Awards
1 2
Q Awards
3 6
GQ Awards
1 1
Totals
Awards won 15
Nominations 57

Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of rock band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the comic book Tank Girl. While watching MTV, Hewlett came up with the idea to create the band, and later commented, "if you watch MTV for too long, it's a bit like hell – there's nothing of substance there. So we got this idea for a cartoon band, something that would be a comment on that."[1] Gorillaz is a virtual band consisting of four cartoon characters: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. They are used in promotional material such as album covers, posters, and in concerts, during which holographic versions of the characters are used. The band's music is a collaboration between various musicians; Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor.[2] Gorillaz have released three studio albums, all on the Parlophone and Virgin record labels: Gorillaz (2001), Demon Days (2005),[3] and Plastic Beach (2010).

Gorillaz have received nine BRIT Award nominations: six in 2002, two in 2006 and one in 2011. In 2006, Gorillaz received their only Grammy Award, the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals award for the song "Feel Good Inc." The band has received five nominations from the MTV Europe Music Awards, winning three of them: Best Dance Act and Best Song for "Clint Eastwood" in 2001, and Best Group in 2005. At the MTV Video Music Awards, Gorillaz received both the Best Special Effects and Breakthrough Video awards for "Feel Good Inc." in 2005. Overall, Gorillaz have received 15 awards from 57 nominations.

Mercury Prize Award[edit]

The Mercury Prize are the annual awards by the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers. In 2001, their debut album, Gorillaz, was nominated for an Mercury Prize, but it was later withdrawn at the band's request. Murdoc Niccals, the bassist of the band, described the nomination as, "It's like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity".[4] This is the only time that Gorillaz has ever withdrawn for an award nomination.

Billboard Video Music Awards[edit]

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Year Recipient Award Result
2001 "Clint Eastwood" Maximum Vision Award Won
Best Modern Rock New Artist Clip Won
Best Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist Clip Won
Jamie Hewlett/Pete Candeland Director Of The Year (for "Clint Eastwood") Nominated

BRIT Awards[edit]

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Gorillaz have received nine nominations.[7][8][9]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Gorillaz Best British Group Nominated
Best British Newcomer Nominated
Best British Dance Act Nominated
Gorillaz Best British Album Nominated
"Clint Eastwood" Best British Single Nominated
Best British Video Nominated
2006 Gorillaz Best British Group Nominated
Demon Days Best British Album Nominated
2011 Gorillaz Best British Group Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Gorillaz have received one award from nine nominations.[10][11]

Year Recipient Award Result
2001 "Clint Eastwood" Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
2004 Phase One: Celebrity Take Down Best Music Video, Long Form Nominated
2006 "Feel Good Inc." (with De La Soul) Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Won
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Music Video, Short Form Nominated
"Dirty Harry" Best Urban/Alternative Performance Nominated
2007 Demon Days Live Best Music Video, Long Form Nominated
2011 "Orchestral Intro" Best Pop Instrumental Performance Nominated
"Stylo" (with Mos Def & Bobby Womack) Best Music Video, Short Form Nominated

GQ Awards[edit]

The GQ Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded by the men's magazine GQ. Gorillaz have received one award from one nomination.[12]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Gorillaz Band of the Year Won

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Gorillaz have received three awards from fourteen nominations.[10]

Year Recipient Award Result
2001 Gorillaz Best Group Nominated
Best New Act Nominated
Best Dance Won
Web Award Nominated
Best UK and Ireland Act Nominated
"Clint Eastwood" Best Song Won
Best Video Nominated
2005 Gorillaz Best Group Won
Best Pop Nominated
Best UK and Ireland Act Nominated
"Feel Good Inc." Best Song Nominated
Best Video Nominated
2010 Gorillaz Best Alternative Nominated
Best World Stage Performance Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Gorillaz have received two awards from six nominations.[10][13]

Year Recipient Award Result
2001 "Clint Eastwood" Breakthrough Video Nominated
Best Art Direction Nominated
MTV2 Award Nominated
2005 "Feel Good Inc." Best Special Effects Won
Breakthrough Video Won
2010 "Stylo" Breakthrough Video Nominated

NME Awards[edit]

The NME Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded by the music magazine NME. Gorillaz have received one award from two nominations.[14][15]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 Gorillaz John Peel Award for Innovation Won
"Dare" Best Video Nominated
2011 "Stylo" Best Track Nominated
Best Video Nominated
"Plastic Beach" Best Album Artwork Nominated

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards is an annual awards ceremony founded by the music magazine Q. Gorillaz have received three awards from six nominations.[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
2001 "Clint Eastwood" Best Video Won
Gorillaz Best Producer (Dan Nakamura) Nominated
2005 "Feel Good Inc." Best Video Won
Gorillaz Best Producer (Gorillaz/Danger Mouse) Won
2010 Plastic Beach Best Album Nominated
"Stylo" Best Video Nominated

BT Music Digital Awards[edit]

The BT Digital Music Awards were created in the UK in 2001 and are held annually. Gorillaz have received four awards from seven nominations.[17]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Gorillaz Artist of the Year Won
Best Dance Artist Won
2010 Gorillaz Artist of the Year Won
Gorillaz "Plastic Beach App" Best Music App Nominated
Gorillaz "Escape to Plastic Beach" Game Best Music App Nominated
Best Artist Promotion Won
Gorillaz "Plastic Beach" iTunes album Best Artist Promotion Nominated

References[edit]

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