HedleyCanadian pop-rockers Hedley have an early lead for the 19th Annual MuchMusic Video , claiming a total of six nominations for their radio hits, “For The Nights I Can’t Remember”, and “She’s So Sorry”. The band, which is fronted by Canadian Idol finalist Jacob Hoggard, has been a perennial fan favorite at both the and MMVAs, but are going to have to wait until Sunday, June 15 to find out if they can take home any hardware.

Following closely behind, with five nominations each, are illScarlett and Belly. City and Colour, Feist, Sam Roberts, and Simple Plan were among the other big-name Canadian artists nominated for awards.

This year marks the 19th annual MMVAs, which is sure to draw the usual flow of fans to the MuchMusic headquarters at the corner of and John streets.

So far, MuchMusic hasn’t revealed details about stars or performers expected at the event, but last year’s show included the venue’s first-ever rooftop performance by Finger Eleven, and star appearances by Fergie, Hilary Duff, Sam Roberts, and Avril Lavigne, to name a few.

While MuchMusic has been a corner-stone in Canada’s music scene since it launched in 1984, it is amusing to note the relatively small amount of time the station devotes these days to playing music videos. That can be said of nearly every music-themed channel now, but the station has at least made up for this by providing a fairly comprehensive video player on their website.

The 2008 MMVAs take over downtown starting at 9:00 PM (ET) on June 15. Stay tuned for more announcements as they become available, and updates from the event right here on The GATE.

Visit www.muchmusic.com for more on the event, and to cast your vote in the People’s Choice Awards.

List of Nominees:

BEST VIDEO
Belly – “Ridin’ f. Mario Winans”; Director: RT!
Feist – “1234”; Director: Patrick Daughters
Hedley – “For The Nights I Can’t Remember”; Director: Kevin De Freitas
illScarlett – “Nothing Special”; Director: Chris Sargent, Steve Mottershead
Simple Plan – “When I’m Gone”; Director: Frank Borin, Simple Plan

BEST POST-PRODUCTION
Buck 65 – “Dang”, Post-Production: Christopher Mills; Director: Christopher Mills
Classified – “Hard To Be Hip-Hop” f. Maestro & DJ IV, Post-Production: Aden Bahadori, harv; Director: harv
illScarlett – “Nothing Special”, Post-Production: Steve Mottershead; Director: Chris Sargent, Steve Mottershead
Sam Roberts – “Them Kids”, Post-Production: Duplex; Director: Dave Pawsey
The Saint Alvia Cartel – “Blonde Kryptonite”, Post-Production: Nick Flook, Mike Sevigny, Jeff Middleton; Director: Davin Black

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Belly – “Ridin'” f. Mario Winans; D.O.P.: Brendan Steacy; Director: RT!
City and Colour – “Waiting”; D.O.P.: Simon Shohet; Director: Marc Ricciardelli
Hedley – “For The Nights I Can’t Remember”; D.O.P.: Samy Inayeh; Director: Kevin De Freitas
Hedley – “She’s So Sorry”; D.O.P.: Samy Inayeh; Director: Kevin De Freitas
Skye Sweetnam – “Human”; D.O.P.: Brendan Steacy; Director: Sean Wainsteim

BEST DIRECTOR
Bedouin Soundclash – “Walls Fall Down”; Director: Marc Ricciardelli
Belly – “Ridin'” f. Mario Winans; Director: RT!
Hedley – “For The Nights I Can’t Remember”; Director: Kevin De Freitas
illScarlett – “Nothing Special”; Director: Chris Sargent, Steve Mottershead
Sam Roberts – “Them Kids”; Director: Dave Pawsey

MUCHLOUD BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hedley – “She’s So Sorry”; Director: Kevin De Freitas
illScarlett – “Nothing Special”; Director: Chris Sargent, Steve Mottershead
Simple Plan – “When I’m Gone”; Director: Frank Borin, Simple Plan
Sum 41 – “With Me”; Director: Steve Jocz
The Trews – “Hold Me in Your Arms”; Director: Drew Lightfoot

MUCHVIBE BEST RAP VIDEO
Belly – “Ridin’ f. Mario Winans”; Director: RT!
Classified – “Hard To Be Hip-Hop” f. Maestro & DJ IV; Director: harv
JB f. The Game – “Fire In Ya Eyes”; Director: Cazhhmere
JDiggz – “Just Wanna Party f. Voyce”; Director: RT!
Tru-Paz – “Hotel Hell”; Director: Marc Andre Debruyne

VIDEOFACT BEST INDEPENDENT VIDEO
Bedouin Soundclash – “Walls Fall Down”; Director: Marc Ricciardelli
Cancer Bats – “Hail Destroyer”; Director: Marc Ricciardelli
Neverending White Lights – “Always”; Director: RT!
The Russian Futurists – “Paul Simon”; Director: Matthew Eastman
Wintersleep – “Weighty Ghost”; Director: Sean Wainsteim

BEST INTERNATIONAL VIDEO – ARTIST
Alicia Keys – “No One”; Director: Justin Francis
Chris Brown – “Kiss, Kiss” f. T-Pain; Director: Erik White
Fergie – “Clumsy”; Director: Matt Muhurin
Flo Rida – “Low” f. T-Pain; Director: Bernard Gourley
Kanye West – “Stronger”; Director: Hype Williams
Madonna – “4 Minutes” f. Justin Timberlake; Director: Jonas & Francois
Miley Cyrus – “Start All Over”; Director: Marc Webb
Rihanna – “Don’t Stop The ”; Director: Rihanna
Sean Kingston – “Beautiful Girls”; Director: Marcus Raboy
Usher – “Love In This Club” f. Young Jeezy; Director: Greg Strause, Colin Strause

BEST INTERNATIONAL VIDEO – GROUP
Fall Out Boy – “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”; Director: Alan Ferguson
Foo Fighters – “The Pretender”; Director: Sam Brown
Linkin Park – “Bleed It Out”; Director: Joe Hahn
MGMT – “Time To Pretend”; Director: Ray Tintori
Maroon 5 – “Wake Up Call”; Director: Sophie Muller
OneRepublic – “Stop & Stare”; Director: Anthony Mandler
Panic At The Disco – “Nine In The Afternoon”; Director: Shane Drake
Queens of The Stone Age – “Sick, Sick, Sick”; Director: Liam Lynch
Timbaland Presents OneRepublic – “Apologize”; Director: David Schlussel
Tokio Hotel – “Ready, Set, Go!”; Director: Christopher Haering

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