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:: Spotlight :: MTV Australian Video Music Awards for 2005 - winners and pictures.

By: Elle Halliwell and Juliet Anderson

The inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 was hosted by the inimitable Osbourne family, complete with their Australian “Nanny", Melinda. They brought the house down with their trademark antics and unique style. Fantastic live performances capitivated the packed audience, including acts by Carmen Electra, Chingy, The Dissociatives, Delta Goodrem with Brian McFadden, Eskimo Joe, Green Day, Grinspoon, Ja Rule, Kelly Osbourne, Missy Higgins, Natalie Imbruglia, Shannon Noll with Bryan Adams, Simple Plan, Switchfoot and Xzibit.

The winners of the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 are:

Best Male Artist - Shannon Noll
Best Female Artist - Delta Goodrem
Breakthrough Artist - Missy Higgins
Best Group - Green Day
Best Dance Video - Usher - Yeah
Best Pop Video - Guy Sebastian – Out With My Baby
Best Rock Video - Green Day – American Idiot
Best R&B Video - Black Eyed Peas – Hey Mama
Sexiest Video - Black Eyed Peas – Hey Mama
Best Dressed Video - Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For?
Video of the Year - Dissociatives – Somewhere Down The Barrel
Pepsi Viewers Choice - Delta Goodrem
Supernova - Evermore
VH1 Music First - Cher
Free Your Mind - AusAID

Highlights of the MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2005 included: an electrifying opening performance from power-pop band Simple Plan; thirty gorgeous go-go dancers adorning the stage with Grinspoon; Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden adding a little romance to the night with a first-ever Australian performance of Almost Here; a bevy of scantilly clad bling-bling babes shakin' it with Chingy; Kelly Osbourne appearing heaven-sent on a half moon; a world exclusive performance from Natalie Imbruglia with her new single Shiver; and Green Day rocking the house, closing to the roar of the crowd with a double shot of their hit singles Boulevard of Broken Dreams and American Idiot.

MTV Australia's 2005 Free Your Mind Award was presented to the Australian Agency of International Development (AusAID), an Australian Government agency within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that manages Australia's overseas aid programs. AusAID were responsible for delivering Australia's largest tsunami relief contribution to affected countries.

Guest presenters at the glittering event included Alex Bruszt, Anna Nicole Smith, Anthony Callea, Bianca Dye, Blair McDonough, Chris & Ben from Silverchair, Daniel McPherson, Dannii Minogue, David Campbell, Deni Hines, Effie, Gretel Killeen, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban, Kelly Slater, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Natalie Imbruglia, Nitty, Peter Garrett, Ryan Fitzgerald, Tammin Sursok, Tim Freedman and Zoe Sheridan.

The Osbourne family came to Australia to host the awards ceremony Ja Rule
Anna Nicole Smith left guests aghast at her exhibitionism
Anna Nicole Smith Carmen Electra
Dannii Minogue Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden
Annalise Braakiensiek and friend Daniel Macpherson
Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden Green Day
Grinspoon The Osbournes
Missy Higgins Dannii Minogue and Ian “Molly” Meldrum
Ian “Molly” Meldrum and Amber Petty