Both Coldplay and Duffy have the chance to take home three prizes at the upcoming MTV Europe Music awards.

The two acts are both up for the album of the year and the 'most addictive track' awards while Coldplay are in the running for the act of 2008 prize, alongside Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Rihanna.

Duffy has a shot at the best new act award, though she faces stiff competition from US teen acts the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus, pop-rockers OneRepublic and chart-topper Katy Perry.

Beyonce Knowles, the only confirmed performer for the November 6th ceremony, is nominated for the ultimate urban prize along with Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

Richard Godfrey, senior vice president of MTV, promised the Liverpool award show would feature performances from "some of the biggest names in music today".

"I am confident the bill will live up to our promise that the MTV Europe Music Awards will be the best gig in Europe this year," he added.

Forty bands have been nominated for the best act ever award, with the Beatles and Madonna the frontrunners.

The full list of nominations is as follows:Album of the Year
Alicia Keys – As I Am
Britney Spears - Blackout
Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
Duffy – Rockferry
Leona Lewis – Spirit

Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
The Cure
Tokio Hotel

Most addictive track
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Duffy – Mercy
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Kid Rock – All Summer Long
Pink – So What

New act
Jonas Brothers
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus

Act of 2008
Amy Winehouse
Britney Spears
Leona Lewis

Ultimate Urban
Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

Rock Out
30 Seconds to Mars
Linkin Park

29/09/2008 12:00:23