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Gnarls Barkley Nominated For Two MTV VMAS

August 26th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Gnarls BarkleyGnarls Barkley, the chart-topping partnership of artists Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo Green, has received two nominations for MTV's Video Music Awards.

The acclaimed video for "Run," directed by Happy, has been nominated for its effective use of eye candy (Best Art Direction) and mind control (Best Choreography).

The video caused a stir when an early cut failed the Harding Test, and was determined to put some viewers at risk of seizures. "Now we know how the Pokemon people felt," said an unnamed spokesperson for the band.

Gnarls is known for shaking the music-video world. The video for "Crazy" won two MTV Europe Awards, two MTV VMAs and one MTV Woodie Award. The video for "Gone Daddy Gone," directed by Chris Milk, received a Grammy nomination. Milk's latest Gnarls video, for "Who's Gonna Save My Soul," has drawn controversy for its dark humor and graphic imagery.

MTV's 2008 Video Music Awards will air on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9pm.

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