Frames score double whammy in Meteor awards nominations

The Frames have been nominated in two categories for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards - Best Irish Album and Best Irish Band.

The Frames have been nominated in two categories for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards - Best Irish Album and Best Irish Band.

Other nominees across the categories include Snow Patrol, Paddy Casey, Brian McFadden, Kylie Minogue and Franz Ferdinand.

The star-studded event, which is now in its fifth year, will be hosted by Irish comedian Ed Byrne and televised by RTE.

Sixteen Meteor Ireland Music Awards will be presented this year. The public will be invited to vote for short-listed nominees in five categories compiled from the votes cast by representatives from every area of the Irish music industry.

Adi Roche will be presented with The Humanitarian Award for her work with the children of Chernobyl. The award is accompanied by €100,000 which will be donated to Ms Roche's nominated charity. Previous recipients of the award are Sister Stan, Elton John, Christina Nobel and Bono.

Music fans can vote for short-listed nominees in five categories - Best Irish DJ, Best Irish Band, Best Irish Male, Best Irish Female and Best Irish Pop, by texting VOTE to 53500 or online by visiting www.meteor.ie (link below). Voting will be live from Thursday, January 13.

NOMINEES FOR THE 2005 METEOR IRELAND MUSIC AWARDS

Best Irish DJ : PUBLIC VOTE

Alison Curtis

Ray D'Arcy

Ian Dempsey

Tom Dunne

Dave Fanning

Jenny Huston

Ryan Tubridy

Best Irish Band : PUBLIC VOTE

Bell X1

Blink

Future Kings Of Spain

Snow Patrol

The Frames

The Thrills

Best Irish Male : PUBLIC VOTE

Paddy Casey

David Kitt

Brian McFadden

Mundy

Declan O'Rourke

Damien Rice

Best Irish Female: PUBLIC VOTE

Cathy Davey

Bronagh Gallagher

Sinead O’Connor

Ann Scott

Eleanor Shanley

Juliet Turner

Best Irish Pop Act: PUBLIC VOTE

Carol Anthony

D. Side

Ronan Keating

Brian McFadden

Carol Anthony

The Corrs

Westlife

Best Irish Album

“Burn The Maps” Frames

”Deep Inside The Sound Of Sadness” Blink

“Final Straw” Snow Patrol

‘Let’s Bottle Bohemia’ The Thrills

“Raining Down Arrows” Mundy

“Since Kyabram” Declan O'Rourke

Best International Male

Eminem

George Michael

Morrissey

Usher

Kayne West

Robbie Williams

Best International Female

Anastacia

Natasha Bedingfield

PJ Harvey

Kylie Minogue

Bic Runga

Joss Stone

Best Folk/Trad

Kila

Mary McPartlan

George Murphy

Declan O'Rourke

Planxty

Pauline Scanlon

Best International Album

"Aha Shake Heartbreak" Kings Of Leon

"American Idiot" Green Day

"Franz Ferdinand"

"Hopes and Fears" Keane

"Hot Fuss" Killers

"Scissor Sisters"

Best Live Performance Visiting Act

Franz Ferdinand

Killers

Madonna

Metallica

Pixies

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best International Group

Franz Ferdinand

Keane

Killers

Outkast

REM

Scissor Sisters

Additional awards including Hope for 2005 as voted by 2FM listeners, The Humanitarian Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and The Industry Award will also be presented.

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