Hedley tops MuchMusic awards

Toronto ceremony marred by downpour

TORONTO -- Canadian rock band Hedley dominated a thunderstorm-plagued MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday in Toronto.

Hedley grabbed four trophies, including best director and video for the single "For The Nights I Can't Remember."

Avril Lavigne earned the audience award for best Canadian artist, and Simple Plan was voted best Canadian group by fans.

Rihanna's hit single "Umbrella" was named the most-watched video on MuchMusic.com -- fitting, as the big story of the night was the torrential downpour that doused the outdoor event and forced nominees and performers to flee the red carpet and outdoor stages to save their suits.

Unlike most award shows that are indoor events, the MMVAs are largely an outdoor event; each year the ceremony takes over a city block outside the MuchMusic broadcast center in downtown Toronto to allow fans to get closer to performers and celebrities.

A complete list of MuchMusic winners follows:

Canada's People's Choice: Favorite Canadian Group
Simple Plan -- "When I'm Gone"

People's Choice: Favorite Canadian Artist
Avril Lavigne -- "When You're Gone"

People's Choice: Favorite International Video
Fall Out Boy -- "The Take Over, The Break's Over"

Best Video
Hedley -- "For the Nights I Can't Remember"

Best Director
Hedley -- "For the Nights I Can't Remember"

Best Post-Production
Sam Roberts -- "Them Kids"

Best Cinematography
Hedley -- "She's So Sorry"

MuchLOUD Best Rock Video
Hedley -- "She's So Sorry"

MuchVibe Best Rap Video
Belly F. Mario Winans -- "Ridin'"

VideoFACT Best Independent Video
Wintersleep -- "Weighty Ghost"

Best International Video -- Artist
Rihanna -- "Don't Stop The Music"

Best International Video -- Group
Linkin' Park -- "Bleed It Out"

MuchMusic.com Most Watched Video
Rihanna f. Jay-Z -- "Umbrella"