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    Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:32:10

    See List of 2012 MTV VMAs Nominees - The show airs Sept. 6

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    • Gotye - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17:  Musician Wally DeBacker (R) of Gotye and partner Tash Parker pose as they arrive at the 2013 APRA Music Awards at The Plenary on June 17, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
    • Gotye - Nominee for Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo and Best Alternative Music Album Gotye arrives on the red carpet with singer Kimbra at the Staples Center for the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013.
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    The 2012 MTV VMAs will air live on Sept. 6 at 8PM EST from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with performances by Alicia Keys and One Direction. Fan voting is open now at MTV.com - start with Best Pop Video and vote for your faves!

    Below is the complete list of nominees:

    Video of the Year
    Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
    Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
    Rihanna, "We Found Love"
    Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
    M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

    Best New Artist
    Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe, "We Are Young"
    Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
    Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
    One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
    The Wanted, "Glad You Came"

    Best Hip-Hop Video
    Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"
    Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR"
    Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy"
    Watch the Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z), "Paris"
    Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"

    Best Male Video
    Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
    Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
    Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
    Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
    Usher, "Climax"

    Best Female Video
    Rihanna, "We Found Love"
    Katy Perry, "Part of Me"
    Beyoncé, "Love on Top"
    Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
    Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"

    Best Pop Video
    One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
    Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
    Rihanna, "We Found Love"
    Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
    Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"

    Best Rock Video
    Coldplay, "Paradise"
    The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
    Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN"
    Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines"
    Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"

    Best Electronic Dance Music Video
    Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
    Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
    Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"
    Martin Solveig, "The Night Out"
    Avicii, "Le7els"

    Best Video with a Message
    Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
    Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown"
    Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side"
    Gym Class Heroes, "The Fighter"
    K'NAAN feat. Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?"
    Lil Wayne, "How to Love"

    Best Art Direction
    Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
    Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
    Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"
    Regina Spektor, "All the Rowboats"
    Of Monsters and Men, "Little Talks"

    Best Choreography
    Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
    Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"
    Beyoncé, "Countdown"
    Avicii, "Le7els"
    Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, "Dance Again"

    Best Cinematography
    M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
    Adele, "Someone Like You"
    Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
    Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China"
    Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"

    Best Direction
    M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
    Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
    Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China"
    Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
    Watch the Throne, "Otis"

    Best Editing
    Beyoncé, "Countdown"
    A$AP Rocky, "Goldie"
    Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
    Watch the Throne, "Paris"
    Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, "Mercy"

    Best Visual Effects
    Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
    Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"
    David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On"
    Linkin Park, "BURN IT DOWN"

    What video are your faves?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.01.12



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