MTV Australia Awards

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MTV Australia Awards
MTV Australia Awards 2009
Awarded for Best in music
Country Australia
Presented by MTV Australia
First awarded 2005
Official website http://www.mtvawards.com.au/
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV Australia

The MTV Australia Awards (previously known as the MTV Australia Video Music Awards or AVMA's) started in 2005 and is Australia's first awards show to celebrate both local and international acts.[1]

History[edit]

The MTV Australia Video Music Awards were announced in 2004 as the seventeenth country to host its own MTV award show [2] with nominees being announced December that year.[3] The show premiered on 3 March 2005 at Luna Park Sydney, Australia. It was hosted by The Osbournes with a number of guest stars, nominees, performers and presenters. The launch of the second AVMA (held at Acer Arena) was hosted by Ashlee Simpson.[4] The third annual Australian Video Music Awards was held at Acer Arena, with hosts Fergie (from the Black Eyed Peas) and Good Charlotte, as well as MTV's Laguna Beach star, Kristin Cavallari.[5] The MTV Mile High Gig made its debut in celebration of the launch of MTV New Zealand's Viewer's Choice which flew Kiwi fans via Air New Zealand to the awards show with live music guests on the plane.[6] In 2008 the show's name was changed to MTV Australia Awards (or MTVAA's) and with it came a new format to the awards with the introduction of the categories Best Australian and New Zealand artist awards, Video of the Year, Good and Bad Karma Awards, Television moment, Live Performance award and Re-Make award,[7][8] with the show being hosted by Wyclef Jean. The MTV New Zealand Mile High Gig made its return with Dizzee Rascal and Scribe headlining the event.[9] In 2010 MTV Networks Australia announced it would launch MTV Classic. A music event will be held for the channel May launch and will replace the MTV awards show for the year.[10]

Award locations[edit]

Award categories[edit]

Category 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Best Video/Video of the Year Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Best Aussie No No No Yes Yes
Best Kiwi No No No Yes Yes
Breakthrough Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Best Collaboration/Best Hook-Up No No Yes No Yes
Best Rock Video Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Best Dance Video Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Best Moves No No No No Yes
Free Your Mind Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
International Music Artist of the Year No No No Yes No
Video Vanguard Award No No Yes No No
Download of the Year No No Yes No No
Album of the Year No Yes Yes No No
Song of the Year No Yes No No No
Best Hip-Hop Video No Yes Yes No No
Best R&B Video Yes Yes No No No
Best Pop Video Yes Yes Yes No No
Best Male Artist Yes Yes Yes No No
Best Female Artist Yes Yes Yes No No
Best Group Yes Yes Yes No No
Best Dressed Video Yes No No No No
Sexiest Video Yes No Yes No No
Movie Star Award No No No Yes No
Sport's Award No No No Yes No
Supernova Award Yes No No No No
VH1 Music First Award Yes No No No No
Viewer's Choice (Australia & New Zealand) Yes Yes Yes No No
Television Moment Award No No No Yes No
Good Karma Award No No No Yes No
Bad Karma Award No No No Yes No
Live Performer Award No No No Yes No
Remake Award No No No Yes No
Spankin' New Aussie Artist Award No Yes No No No

Award winners[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

Memorable moments[edit]

2007[edit]

  • Award host and performer Snoop Dogg was denied entry into Australia.[11]
  • Nicole Richie mispronounces Shannon Noll's name. Instead, she pronounces it Shun-NON.

2006[edit]

  • Russell Crowe dropped his mic.
  • Snoop Dogg was late to announce the Video of the Year.

2005[edit]

Award themes[edit]

In 2005, There was a circus theme to go with the location at Luna Park Sydney. At the show they had a circus tent set up and when awards were given, clowns were shown doing things that related to the award (e.g. Best Group had clowns holding a net ready to catch the other clown jumping from a high place).

The theme for 2006 was the budgie smuggler. During the lead up to the show MTV Australia aired adverts where men would talk about their budgie smugglers and how they like to wear them and so on. The logo for the show however did not reflect this theme.

In 2007, the TV advertising campaign for the 2007 awards featured various singers and groups unrolling their own red carpets in different locations around Australia. This year MTV Advert was about the focus on the Technology park with people with white costumes with a white helmet with cords and plugs on the helmet it was shot at the technology park where the event is going to be taken place.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australia Video Music Awards 2005". gfvm991.com. 1 June 2005. 
  2. ^ FasterLouder. MTV Video Music Awards Coming To Australia In 2005 FasterLouder'. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  3. ^ FasterLouder. [Nominees Announced for the MTV Australia Video Music Awards Nominees Announced for the MTV Australia Video Music Awards ] FasterLouder'. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  4. ^ "MTV AUSTRALIA VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS – Vote Now!". top40-charts.com. 1 March 2006. 
  5. ^ "MTV generation". The Blurb. 
  6. ^ "Air NZ, MTV to host world’s first MIle High Gig". scoop.net.nz. 13 March 2007. 
  7. ^ "The MTV Australia Awards 2008 talent line up begins". accessallareas.net.au. 9 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Announcing the nominees for the MTV Australia Awards 2008". music.net.nz. 13 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Dizzee Rascal to Headline MTV Mile High Gig". scoop.co.nz. 13 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "New! ‘MTV Classic’". MTV.com.au. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  11. ^ SMH.com.au. Who put the Dogg out? Sydney Morning Herald.. Retrieved 27 July 2008
  12. ^ stereogum. Highlights From The MTV Australia Video Music Awards stereogum. Retrieved 5 August 2008
  13. ^ MTV Asia. Delta Goodrem, Green Day And The Black Eyed Peas Triumph At MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 MTV Asia. Retrieved 5 August 2008

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