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The MTV Australia Awards 2008 is the new title for the Australian MTV Awards previously known as the MTV Australia Video Music Awards. The show was held at Sydney's Australian Technology Parkmarker in Redfernmarker on April 26, 2008 and aired live on MTV Australia and Fox8 on the Foxtel, Austar and Optus platforms in Australia and April 28 on SKY Digital in New Zealandmarker .

History

Voting commenced on March 12, 2008 and concluded on April 25, 2008. Unlike previous shows, it included, for the first time, Best Australian and Best New Zealand artist award as well as Music Video of the year, Television Moment, Live Performer, Good and Bad Karma awards, the Re-Make award which allowed viewer's to re-film a moment in television in their own style .. MTV New Zealand hosted the second Mile High Gig which flew Kiwi fans via Air New Zealand to the award's show with special guests performing on board including Dizzee Rascal and Scribe . The show was hosted by Wyclef Jean . Part of the years line-up were Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis and her band Juliette & The Licks, Grammy Award winner Eve and 50 Cent . MTV Australia, were seeking Lindsay Lohan to be a guest of honour at the awards show but she later had to cancel her appearance due to film commitments. The show also had special awards which included the "Movie Star Award" which was awarded to actor Matt Damon, originally meant to be presented by Mischa Barton but was instead presented by 50 Cent and G Unit; "International Music Artist Of The Year", awarded to Timbaland and presented by The Veronicas and the "Sport Award" for surfer Mick Fanning presented by Ian Thorpe . The show was aired across 19 countries .

Performers



Presenters



Categories

  • winners in 'bold


Music Video of the Year



Australian Artist Music Award



New Zealand Artist Music Award



MTV Live Performer Award



Television Moment Award



MTV Good Karma Award



MTV Bad Karma Award

  • Kevin Andrews For refusing Snoop Dogg entry into Australia
  • Kevin Andrews For saying "He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country"
  • Kevin Andrews For defining 'bad hair day'
  • Kevin Andrews For all of the above, especially the hair, and the Snoop Dogg thing


Remake Award



Special Awards

Movie Star Award



Sport's Award



International Music Artist Of The Year



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