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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2013 MTV VMA Nominees


The first wave of nominees for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was released on Wednesday, and Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are leading the pack with six nods apiece.

Miley Cyrus, Pink and Thirty Seconds to Mars follow with three nominations each.

The nominees for the big Video of the Year award include Justin Timberlake (“Mirrors), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (“Thrift Shop”), Bruno Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell (“Blurred Lines”) and Taylor Swift (“I Knew You Were Trouble”).

The MTV VMAs will air live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 25.


Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke featuring 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 featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”

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

Best Female Video
Rihanna featuring Mickey Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Pink featuring 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 featuring 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 featuring Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke featuring 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”
BeyoncĂ© – “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 featuring 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
Pink featuring 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 featuring the Door – “Breakin’ a Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
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