MTV Australia Awards 2008

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2008 MTV Australia Awards
Date 26 April 2008
Location Australian Technology Park, Sydney
Hosted by Wyclef Jean
Television/Radio coverage
Network MTV Australia

The MTV Australia Awards 2008 is the new title for the Australian MTV Awards previously known as the MTV Australia Video Music Awards. The show was held at Sydney's Australian Technology Park in Redfern on 26 April 2008 and aired live on MTV Australia and Fox8 on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus platforms in Australia and 28 April on SKY Digital in New Zealand.[1]


Voting commenced on 12 March 2008 and concluded on 25 April 2008. Unlike previous shows, it included, for the first time, Best Australian and Best New Zealand artist award as well as Music Video of the year, Television Moment, Live Performer, Good and Bad Karma awards, the Re-Make award which allowed viewer's to re-film a moment in television in their own style.[2] MTV New Zealand hosted the second Mile High Gig which flew Kiwi fans via Air New Zealand to the award's show with special guests performing on board including Dizzee Rascal and Scribe.[3] The show was hosted by Wyclef Jean.[4] Part of the years line-up were Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis and her band Juliette & The Licks, Grammy Award winner Eve and 50 Cent.[5] MTV Australia, were seeking Lindsay Lohan to be a guest of honour at the awards show[6] but she later had to cancel her appearance due to film commitments.[7] The show also had special awards which included the "Movie Star Award" which was awarded to actor Matt Damon, originally meant to be presented by Mischa Barton[8] but was instead presented by 50 Cent and G Unit; "International Music Artist Of The Year", awarded to Timbaland and presented by The Veronicas[9] and the "Sport Award" for surfer Mick Fanning presented by Ian Thorpe.[10] The show was aired across 19 countries.[11]



Winners and nominees[edit]

Video of the Year MTV Live Performer
Best Aussie Best Kiwi
Good Karma Award Bad Karma Award
  • Kevin Andrews For refusing Snoop Dogg entry into Australia
  • Kevin Andrews For saying "He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country"
  • Kevin Andrews For defining 'bad hair day'
    • Kevin Andrews For all of the above, especially the hair, and the Snoop Dogg thing
Television Moment Award Remake Award

Special awards[edit]

Movie Star Award[edit]

Sport's Award[edit]

International Music Artist Of The Year[edit]


  1. ^ "The MTV Australia Awards 2008 talent line up begins". 9 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Announcing the nominees for the MTV Australia Awards 2008". 13 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dizzee Rascal to Headline MTV Mile High Gig". 13 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood to hip-hop". 31 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "MTV Australia Awards 2008". 9 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Lindsay Lohan MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2008". 12 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Li Lo a no-show". Brisbane Times. 14 April 2008. 
  8. ^ "Mischa Barton heads to Australia for MTV Awards!". 20 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "The Veronicas to present Timbaland at MTV Awards!". 16 April 2008. 
  10. ^ "Ian Thorpe to present Fanning with MTVAA Sports Award". 12 April 2008. 
  11. ^ "Local MTV goes global as channel deepens digital desire". The Australian. 24 April 2008. Archived from the original on 29 April 2008. 

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