Canadians Very Impressed By Nickelback’s Ability To Destroy Historic Structures

noah | June 22, 2009 9:45 am

Is the clip for Nickelback’s “Gotta Be Somebody” a good video, or merely a testament to the fact that adding a dash of the Killers’ synthy pomp to the Canadian band’s grunge-lite formula is the last, best way to get some sort of consensus among rock fans? Or is it just a sign that the fisticuff-enhanced MuchMusic Video Awards, which named it “Best Video,” wanted to give as many awards as possible to the bands performing on last night’s show? (See also: Lady GaGa, Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers, Billy Talent, and the, um, Genesis-sampling hip-hop artist Classified.) Decide for yourself, after the jump. Best Video: Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody” Best International Video – Artist: Lady Gaga, “Poker Face” Best International Video – Group: Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow” Pop Video of the Year: Danny Fernandes, “Private Dancer” Best International Video Canadian: Billy Talent, “Rusted from the Rain” MuchLOUD Best Rock Video: Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody” MuchVibe HipHop Video: Classified, “Anybody Listening” Best Director: Marianas Trench, “Cross My Heart” Best Post-Production: Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody” Best Cinematography: Bedouin Soundclash, “Until We Burn Into the Sun (The Kids Just Want A Love Song)” VideoFACT Best Independent Video: The Midway State, “Never Again” Most Watched Video: Girlicious, “Like Me” UR Fave International Video of the Year: The Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up” UR Fave New Artist of the Year: The Midway State, “Never Again” UR Fave Video: Simple Plan, “Save You” Nickelback leads with three trophies at MuchMusic Video Awards [CP] Nickelback – Gotta Be Somebody [Dailymotion]