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Up With Webster! Rock Band Leads MMVA Nominations

Down With Webster, Fefe Dobson and Shawn Desman in the lead for next month's video awards.

Down With Webster were at MuchMusic’s iconic Queen and John headquarters on Tuesday, May 17, to hear their fans go crazy as the Toronto band lead the nominations for the MuchMusic Video Awards. They tied with Shawn Desman and Fefe Dobson with four nominations, including a wildcard nomination from fans. “I didn’t think we were going to get nominated for any,” singer/guitarist Pat Gillett told Flare.com. “I thought we might get one.”

Alyssa Reid, who was nominated for pop video of the year for her number one single “Alone Again,” was left speechless on air. Having been plucked from her job at Tim Horton’s just one year ago, no would have believed Reid would be attending the awards alongside Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne when they’re handed out on June 19. “I didn’t even believe it,” she told Flare.com.

Among the international artists, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Lady Gaga and awards show host Selena Gomez each earned two nominations. Along with a nomination for International Video of the Year for “Till the World Ends,” Spears was voted into the UR Fave International Artist category by fans as the “Wildcard Choice.” Down With Webster received the wildcard slot for Canadian acts in the UR Fave Artist category, standing alongside Avril Lavigne, Drake, Juno victors Arcade Fire, and, of course, The Biebs.

Along with Gaga and Selena Gomez, other superstar nominees expected in attendance include Bruno Mars, the Black Keys, and MMVA favourite Avril Lavigne. Check out the complete list of nominees below:

Video Of The Year
Blake McGrath, “Relax”
Danny Fernandes f. Belly, “Automatic”
Down With Webster, “Whoa Is Me”
Fefe Dobson, “Ghost”
Shawn Desman, “Electric/Night Like This”

Director Of The Year

Abandon All Ships, “Geeving”
JDiggz f. Neverending White Lights, “This Time”
Marianas Trench f. Jessica Lee, “Good To You”
Shawn Desman, “Electric/Night Like This”
You Say Party, “Lonely’s Lunch”

International Video Of The Year – Artist
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are”
Eminem f. Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”
Katy Perry f. Kanye West, “E.T.”
Kanye West f. Pusha T, “Runaway”
Rihanna, “Only Girl (In The World)”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
David Guetta f. Rihanna, “Who’s That Chick”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “A Year Without Rain”
Jennifer Lopez f. Pitbull, “On The Floor”

International Video Of The Year – Group
Far East Movement f. The Cataracs & Dev, “Like A G6”
The Black Eyed Peas, “The Time (Dirty Bit)”
Diddy-Dirty Money, “Coming Home”
The Black Keys, “Tighten Up”
White Lies, “Bigger Than Us”

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian

Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs”
Avril Lavigne, “What The Hell”
Drake, “Find Your Love”
Justin Bieber f. Usher, “Somebody To Love (Remix)”
Fefe Dobson, “Stutterin”

UR FAVE Video

Down With Webster, “Whoa Is Me”
Fefe Dobson, “Stutterin”
Shawn Desman, “Electric/Night Like This”
Danny Fernandes f. Belly, “Automatic”
These Kids Wear Crowns, “Jumpstart”

UR FAVE International Artist

Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “A Year Without Rain”
Eminem f. Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”

UR FAVE Artist

Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs”
Avril Lavigne, “What The Hell”
Drake, “Find Your Love”
Justin Bieber f. Usher, “Somebody To Love (Remix)”
Down With Webster, “Whoa Is Me”

Pop Video Of The Year

Alyssa Reid f. P. Reign, “Alone Again”
Down With Webster, “Whoa Is Me”
Fefe Dobson, “Ghost”
Marianas Trench f. Jessica Lee, “Good To You”
Shawn Desman, “Electric/Night Like This”

MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year

Abandon All Ships, “Geeving”
Billy Talent, “Diamond On A Landmine”
Hail The Villain, “Runaway”
Metric, “Stadium Love”
Simple Plan f. Rivers Cuomo, “Can’t Keep My Hands Off You”

MuchVibe Hip Hop Video Of The Year

Belly f. Kobe, “Back Against The Wall”
Classified, “That Ain’t Classy”
K’Naan, “Take A Minute”
P. Reign, “Call My Name”
Shad, “Rose Garden”

MuchFACT Indie Video Of The Year

JDiggz f. Neverending White Lights, “This Time”
JRDN, “Like Magic”
Metric, “Stadium Love”
Tokyo Police Club, “Boots Of Danger (Wait Up)”
You Say Party, “Lonely’s Lunch”

Post-Production Of The Year

Broken Social Scene, “Forced To Love”
Candy Coated Killahz, “Neon Black”
Danny Fernandes f. Belly, “Automatic”
K’Naan, “Take A Minute”
These Kids Wear Crowns, “Jumpstart”

Cinematography Of The Year

Blake McGrath, “Relax”
JDiggz f. Neverending White Lights, “This Time”
Kaskade vs. Dragonette, “Fire In Your New Shoes”
Stereos, “Uncontrollable”
Neverest, “Everything”