News: MTV VMA Nominations Announced – Timberlake And Macklemore Lead

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MTV VMA Nominations

The MTV VMA Nominations are in! Justin Timberlake is leading the pack with 6 nominations including Video of the Year of ‘Mirrors.’ Surprisingly to most (but not to me), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis received 6 nominations as well. Robin Thicke, TI and Pharrell received 3 nominations for their song Blurred Line while Drake and Kendrick Lamar both received two. Beyonce and Miguel also received nominations for their videos Beyonce for “I Was Here” and Miguel for “Candles In The Sun” for ‘Best Video With A Social Message’. You can vote for your favorite videos on the VMA website or by texting VOTE to 22444. The awards will air live from the Barclay’s Center on August 25th. Check the full list after the videos below.

List of 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
fun. – “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”

Artist to Watch
Twenty One Pilots – “Holding on to You”
Zedd Feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea – “Work”

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – “Suit and Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”

Best Video With a Social Message
Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel – “Candles in the Sun”
Beyoncé – “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
30 Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N”
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”
Alt-J – “Tessellate”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”

Best Cinematography
30 Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Lana Del Rey – “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
A-Trak and Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z – “Suit and Tie”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
fun. – “Carry On”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

Best Editing
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. the Door – “Breakin’ a Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

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