Eminem, Missy Elliott, P.O.D. lead MTV Video Music Awards nominees with six each


Monday, July 22nd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


NEW YORK (AP) _ Rappers Eminem and Missy ``Misdemeanor'' Elliott and the rock band P.O.D. lead the nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards with six each, the cable channel announced Monday.

Eminem's comic book-style clip for ``Without Me,'' in which he dresses up as a version of Batman's sidekick, Robin, received nominations including video of the year, best male video and best rap video.

Elliott's ``One Minute Man,'' which takes place in a hotel and features rappers Ludacris and Trina, is up for best hip-hop video. It also was nominated in several technical categories including best direction, editing and special effects.

``Alive'' by P.O.D., which features an elaborate highway crash, was nominated in categories including video of the year and best group video. The band's other hit, ``Youth of a Nation,'' was nominated for best rock video.

Also drawing multiple nominations is Shakira's ``Whenever, Wherever.'' The Colombian singer was recognized in four categories, including best female video, best dance video and best pop video.

The garage band The White Stripes also has four nominations for ``Fell in Love With a Girl.'' The clip, done completely in Lego animation, is up for video of the year, breakthrough video, editing and special effects.

Besides ``Without Me'' and ``Alive,'' the other nominees for video of the year are ``Gone'' by 'N Sync; ``In the End'' by Linkin Park; and ``One Mic'' by Nas.

Jimmy Fallon of ``Saturday Night Live'' will be the host of the 2002 Video Music Awards ceremony, scheduled for Aug. 29 at Radio City Music Hall. Bruce Springsteen is among the scheduled performers.