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AMERICAN IDOLS DOMINATE AMAs

.The American Music Awards resembled a greatest-hits version of "American Idol" on Sunday, as two former contestants of the hit talent show, Chris Daughtry and Carrie Underwood, each won three prizes.

 

Justin Timberlake scored two awards, for best pop/rock male artist and favorite Soul/ Rhythm & Blues album, “FutureSex/Love Sounds”. He sent in an acceptance speech from Australia, where he is on tour.

Rihanna and Akon were the favorite Soul/ R&B female, respectively male artists.

 

Beyonce was snubbed in the competitive races but was given a special "International Artist Award of Excellence" prize.

 

Another multiple winner was rapper T.I., who won for favorite male artist and favorite album in the rap/hip-hop category. He is confined to his Atlanta home, awaiting trial on federal weapons charges. 

 

They were the center of a full roster of celebrity performers, including Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, Chris Brown, Celine Dion, Duran Duran, Sugarland, Maroon 5, Lenny Kravitz and Rihanna.

 

Fergie opened the show with a trio of songs from her debut album, followed by her main producer and Black Eyed Peas bandmate will.i.am. and his protégé Nicole Scherzinger. Other performers included Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Rascal Flatts and teen stars the Jonas Brothers.

 

After two weeks of writer-strike-imposed reruns of his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel returned to live TV as host of the three-hour ceremony, broadcast live on ABC from the new Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The show's basic script was written before the strike began last week, but there were no writers to provide Kimmel with his trademark quips about current events.

 

One comedy bit came straight from September. Kid Rock spoofed his fistfight with rocker Tommy Lee at MTV's Video Music Awards, telling Kimmel, "You're in my seat," before pretending to punch the host in the face.

Kimmel said the Writers Guild of America strike prevented him from writing any jokes for the show.

 

"It may not look like it, but I'm striking right now in my heart," he said, apologizing to the crowd for having to tolerate "made-up crap."

 

A dozen video screens on towers played songs by nominees, amplifying the energy outside the new venue, which has about 7,000 seats and is part of the new L.A. Live development.

 

Now in its 35th year, the American Music Awards honor pop-rock, country, soul-rhythm & blues, rap-hip hop, Latin, alternative, soundtracks, adult contemporary and contemporary inspirational music. Nominees were selected based on national sales and radio play.

 

For the first time in show history, winners were chosen by public votes cast online.



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