Eminem, 'NSYNC Lead Video Music Awards Nominees
slamming them on his hit "The Real Slim Shady," Eminem found himself
alongside the men of 'NSYNC at the head of the pack when the nominees for the
2000 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Tuesday.
Em and 'NSYNC
each grabbed six nominations and will square off against each other for Video Of
The Year and the Viewer's Choice Award. Em's "The Real Slim Shady"
also earned nominations for Best Male Video, Best Rap Video, Best Direction In A
Video, and Best Editing In A Video. Meanwhile, 'NSYNC's "Bye, Bye,
Bye" also grabbed nods for Best Group Video, Best Dance Video, Best Pop
Video, and Best Choreography In A Video.
joined "Total Request Live" host Carson Daly and the hosts of the the
hosts of the 2000 VMAs, Shawn and Marlon Wayans (the writers and stars of
"Scary Movie"), in MTV's Times Square studios to announce this year's
nominees on Tuesday morning. 'NSYNC, the assorted Wayanses, and a host of others
will be on hand when the 2000 VMAs are handed out on September 7 at New York's
Radio City Music Hall.
company also announced that 'NSYNC and Rage Against The Machine will perform at
this year's VMAs.
has been like a second home to us this year," 'NSYNC's Lance Bass told the
press of MTV and the high-profile role the group will play in this year's VMAs.
Em and 'NSYNC
will duke it out with Blink-182's "All The Small Things" D'Angelo's "Untitled
(How Does It Feel)," and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication"
for the night's big prize, Video Of The Year.
Chili Peppers will go into the 2000 VMAs near the front of the pack as well,
joining Metallica and Sisqo among the artists with five nominations apiece. In
addition to Video Of The Year, the Chili Peppers will also vie for Best Group
Video, Best Direction In A Video, Best Special Effects In A Video, and Best Art
Direction In A Video. Metallica's "I Disappear" will be up for Best
Rock Video, Best Video From A Film, Best Special Effects In A Video, Best
Editing In A Video, and Best Cinematography In A Video, while Sisqo's
"Thong Song" will compete for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Dance Video,
Best New Artist In A Video, Best Video From A Film, and Viewer's Choice.
addition to Sisqo, Em, and 'NSYNC, viewers can also get behind Britney Spears
and Christina Aguilera in choosing this year's Viewer's Choice winner.
and Christina both wound up with four nominations apiece, as did Macy Gray and
D'Angelo. The nominees list also showers much love on Blink-182, Lauryn Hill,
Aaliyah, Destiny's Child, and Supergrass, all of whom earned three nods.
probably wouldn't have counted on singer-songwriter-critical darling Aimee Mann
grabbing as many nominations as Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock, but those acts join
Filter, Foo Fighters, Toni Braxton, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, R.E.M., Kid
Rock, and Björk in the field of artists who earned two nods apiece.
Blaque, Blur, Creed, DMX, Dr. Dre, Madonna, Brian McKnight, Alanis Morissette,
Korn, Pink, Rage Against The Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Moby,
Juvenile, and Papa Roach all grabbed one nomination apiece.
marks the Wayans brothers' first stab at hosting the VMAs and finds the duo
facing the daunting task of following Chris Rock, who hosted the '97 and '99
VMAs. "Thanks for the pressure," Marlon Wayans joked when asked about
assuming host duties from Rock.
Wayans brothers can no doubt take some comfort in the fact that they are on a
major roll, with "Scary Movie" taking in well over $100 million in
less than three weeks in theaters.
is better than the summer I lost my virginity in the projects stairwell to the
fat girl," Marlon noted.