Live Blogging The MuchMusic Video Awards

The world’s biggest party starts at 8:00pm for the Red Carpet and goes live with awards and performances, live from 299 Queen Street in Toronto at 9:00pmET. For the first time, you can watch it on MuchMusic and CTV if you’re in Canada. For those who want to check it out online, go to mmva.muchmusic.com

I’ll be live blogging and tweeting from whenever I get down there, so check back here every so often for backstage views, tidbits and general chaos.

But first, a few pieces of trivia to get you ready!

The most nominated and awarded band in MMVA history to date is the Canadian rock band Billy Talent.

Artist with the most awards: Our Lady Peace (10), and Billy Talent (10). Hedley has 7 so far, and with 6 nominations tonight, they could take the lead.

The red carpet is always a fun way to make yourself noticed. Here’s how the best started the night off right:

Year

Guest

Vehicle

Notes

2005

Billy Talent

1942 Sherman Tank

Alexisonfire

1989 Golf convertible

Eric Prydz

Girls of his video Call On Me danced down the Red Carpet

Jakalope

Smart Car

2007

Marianas Trench

Proposed Bicycle, by foot

Bicycle broke down. Arrived on foot with Party-Sized sub.

2009

Marianas Trench

Truck

Arrived with a Parade

2010

Katy Perry

Ice Cream Truck

Gave out ice cream

Marianas Trench

Hot tub

Arrived in full suit and fought off “Ninjas”

2011

Marianas Trench

Hamster Balls

Simple Plan

Pink Limousine

Arrived in huge Pink Limousine wearing workout clothes

2012

Carly Rae Jepsen

Convertible

Arrived in a grey convertible being washed by two hunky men

2013

The Janoskians

Party school bus

Arrived in a black school bus with jaws on the front

Much HQ is set to reach the boiling point as the 2014 MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS confirms its final roster of killer presenters for Sunday’s iconic street party. The lineup includes appearances by indie rockers Arkells, rap-rockers Down With Webster, pop-punk sensation Fefe Dobson, MAD MEN starlet Kiernan Shipka, BITTEN’s sexy werewolf Laura Vandervoort, platinum-selling, jazz-pop ingénue Nikki Yanofsky, Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, and multi-platinum, singer-songwriter Serena Ryder.

The final roster of 2014 MMVAs presenters are:

·         Indie rockers Arkells
·         Kick-Ass actress Chloë Grace Moretz
·         ARROW star Colton Haynes
·         Rap-rockers Down with Webster
·         Pop-punk sensation Fefe Dobson
·         The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jena Malone
·         Twilight actor Kellan Lutz
·         MAD MEN starlet Kiernan Shipka
·         BITTEN’s sexy werewolf Laura Vandervoort
·         Pop-rockers Marianas Trench
·         International sensation Mia Martina
·         Platinum-selling, jazz-pop ingénue Nikki Yanofsky
·         Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban
·         Multi-platinum, singer-songwriter Serena Ryder
·         Breakthrough hip-hop artist SonReal
·         Multi-talented sweetheart Victoria Duffield
·         Global phenom and edgy enigma The Weeknd

The final roster of 2014 MMVAs performers are:

·         Pop diva Ariana Grande
·         U.K. singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran
·         Multi-platinum hit-makers Hedley
·         Alternative rockers Imagine Dragons
·         Retro-electro dance starlet Kiesza
·         Reigning pop royalty Lorde
·         Rock-reggae collective MAGIC!
·         Perennial rockers Sam Roberts Band
·         Indie-pop rising star Virginia To Vegas, performing with breakout songstress Alyssa Reid

On Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET, CTV gets fans prepped for the big show with ALL ACCESS PASS: ETALK AT THE MMVAS. The 30-minute specialcelebrates ETALK’s annual coverage of the MMVAs with a look back at the best interviews, favourite hosts, hottest performances, and best fashion. Interviews include Drake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Psy, LMFAO, Carly Rae Jepsen and, of course, Justin Bieber.

Then, on Sunday, the MMVA frenzy is in full swing, with the 2014 MMVAs RED CARPET SPECIAL on Sunday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Much and live streamed on much.ca, followed by the live show at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, simulcast on Much, CTV, and CTV GO, and streamed on much.ca. For the first time ever, fans can choose from an unprecedented six options during the live streamed broadcast, providing various angles and key vantage points, including backstage.

In addition, American viewers can rejoice as the MMVAs are now confirmed to air on Hulu, the online, subscription-based video streaming service in the U.S, throughout June and beyond, with exact airdates to be confirmed.

For a full list of the 2014 MMVA nominees, click here.

Stay tuned!

 

 

9:44pm: Sharing the MMVA for Director of the Year are Amos LeBlanc & Ohji Inoue. Their powerful video for ‘Run This.’

The MMVAs are *scheduled* for 2 hours, but the kids outside on the street watching wouldn’t mind if it lasted as long as the Grammys, which is about 3 and a half days.

Mariana’s Trench wins the Red Carpet Award again, showing up in a giant bed with women having a pillow fight.

The MMVA  for Post-Production of the Year belongs to City And Colour for the “Thirst” video.

Drake wins his 7th MMVA total for the Hip Hop Video of the Year for “Worst Behavior.” He has some catch up to do to for his 10 BET wins.

…which just got closer as he wins International Video of the Year by a Canadian with “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” It’s at 54 million views so far on YouTube.

SonReal takes his first-ever MMVA for MuchFACT Video of the Year, thanks to the pretty great ‘Everywhere We Go.’

‘Demons’ gives Imagine Dragons their 1st MMVA in the International Video of the Year by a Group.

@Sam Roberts Band wins the Rock/Alternative Video of the Year MMVA for their ‘Shapeshifters.’

Hedley wins Pop Video Of The Year for ‘Anything.’ At this point, they absolutely can.

According to the Star, back in 1995, before the days of Skype, or even high-speed Internet, Much VJ Steve Anthony incorporates a live web chat into the awards show for the first time. He chats with I Mother Earth drummer Christian Tanna. I Mother Earth is still going, Steve Anthony is now on CP24, and my high-speed internet is loading just fine.

Just have to say, Ed Sheeran is as nice as you think he is.

It’s time for Lorde to perform. She’s been given a very bare staging for “Royals,” allowing her to do that dance jerky thing she does. I’d also like to say that my computer is older than she is.

Anyone else remember back in 1990 when the MMVAs were the Canadian Music Video Awards, and they went to 10 Canadian cities via train, giving performances and handing out awards along the way?

After over 50 million of you voted via hashtags & on MUCH.ca, the MMVA for Your Fave International Artist goes to SelenaGomez. Nice one.

The MMVA performance by Kiesa was her first on TV anywhere. You know who else had their debut TV performance on here? Arcade Fire.