Coldplay, Duffy, Britney Spears are the frontrunners for glory at the ceremony, with a hat-trick of award nominations.



Coldplay are in the running for the act of 2008 prize, alongside Amy Winehouse, Leona and Rihanna while 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.



Perry is hosting the show at the Liverpool Echo Arena and said she plans to emulate former presenter Christina Aguilera.



Speaking at a press conference on Thursday morning, the I Kissed A Girl star said she had discovered Aguilera made nine outfit changes when she presented the EMAs; Perry is planning 12.



Around 10,000 people will attend the Merseyside ceremony, with an estimated TV audience of 30 million.



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

Headliner
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Metallica
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
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
OneRepublic

Act of 2008
Amy Winehouse
Britney Spears
Coldplay
Leona Lewis
Rihanna

Ultimate Urban
Alicia Keys
Beyonce
Chris Brown
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

Rock Out
30 Seconds to Mars
Linkin Park
Metallica
Paramore
Slipknot



Europe's Favourite Act

Israel - Shiri Maimon

Italy - Finley

Russia - Dima Bilan

Turkey - Emre Aydin

UK & Ireland - Leona Lewis



Ultimate Legend

Sir Paul McCartney



Best Act Ever

Britney Spears

Christina Aguilera

Tokio Hotel

U2

Green Day

Rick Astley









06/11/2008 14:52:11