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The MTV Australia Video Music Awards 2007 was broadcast live from Acer Arenamarker on 29 April 2007 on MTV Australia. It was then repeated on the Ten Network on 6 May 2007.

The hosts for the awards were Fergie, along with Good Charlotte, while Perez Hilton and Sophie Monk who hosted the red carpet show and stars such as Pink and 30 Seconds to Mars and special guest Kristin Cavallari from Laguna Beachmarker also appeared. Also, the cast from the MTV series Dirty Sanchez presented.

In the awards new categories were added such as "Best Hook Up Video", "Download of the Year" and New Zealand Viewers Choice and "Sexiest Video" has been re-introduced to the categories after its absence from the 2006 show. Also, the "Video Vanguard" award was introduced to the Australian Awards for the first time which honoured Australian band Silverchair.Thom gear opened the show.

Presenters



Performers



Categories

Spankin' New Artist



Sexiest Video



Best Pop Video



Best Male Artist



Best Female Artist



Best Group



Album of the Year



Best Hip Hop Video



Video of the Year



Download of the Year



Best Dance Video



Best Hook Up



Video Vanguard Award



Viewers Choice Australia

Winner: Good Charlotte

Viewers Choice New Zealand

Winner: Goodnight Nurse

Snoop Dogg controversy

Snoop Dogg was due to attend the ceremony, but the Department of Immigration and Citizenship cancelled his visa on the basis of "character" issues. Minister for Immigration, Kevin Andrews cited numerous drug and assault offences to back up his decision. The decision has been highly controversial, especially amongst MTV and Snoop Dogg fans.

In protest, MTV Australia had created a website to gather interest and to help Dogg attain Australian Citizenship.

Award moments

  • Darren McMullen lifted his kilt exposing himself.
  • While Nicole Richie was announcing the winner of the award for Best Male Artist, she miss pronounced the winners name saying Sha-NON Noll instead of the correct Shannon Noll.
  • During a broadcast backstage interview, The Veronicas told viewers that they had a so-called "crush" on the 2006 winner of Australian Idol, Damien Leith. When the girls were interviewed again they stated that Leith's wife had confronted them shortly after they made that remark.
  • Also in The Veronica's backstage interview, Andrew Hansen from The Chaser's War on Everything did something for the show, he acted as a journalist about to ask a question but broke out into a song.


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