2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

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The MTV moonman is one of the coolest awards you could ever have as an artist and August 25th, that dream will come true for some. Leading the pack with a whopping 6 nominations, your boy, Justin Timberlake. Cross fingers for a performance! Included in the list, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” for Best Male, Best Collaboration and Video Of The Year, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis nominated for Best Hip-Hop, Best Video with a Social Message, Video Of The Year, Best Cinematography, Best Direction and Best Editing. This year the ceremony will take place in Brooklyn. I smell a Beyoncé performance…lead single, before her birthday? Read the rest of the list below.

Best Pop Video

Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
fun. – Carry On
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
Selena Gomez – Coem & Get It

Best Hip-Hop Video

A$AP Rocky f/ 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar – ****in’ Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
J.Cole (feat. Miguel) – Power Trip
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton) – Can’t Hold Us

Artist To Watch

Austin Mahone – What About Love
Iggy Azalea – Work
The Weeknd – Wicked Games
twenty one pilots – Holding On To You
Zedd (feat. Foxes) – Clarity

Best Male Video

Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell) – Blurred Lines

Best Female Video

Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
P!nk (feat. Nate Ruess) – Just Give Me A Reason
Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko) – Stay
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble.

Best Video With A Social Message

Beyoncé – I Was Here
Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – Same Love
Miguel – Candles In The Sun
Snoop Lion f/ Drake and Cori B. – No Guns Allowed

Best Collaboration

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

Best Rock Video

Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Up In The Air
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young

Video Of The Year

Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz) – Thrift Shop
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell) – Blurred Lines
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble.

Best Art Direction

alt-J – Tessellate
Capital Cities – Safe & Sound
Janelle Monae (feat. Erykah Badu) – Q.U.E.E.N.
Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Up In The Air

Best Choreography

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

Best Cinematography

A-Track and Tommy Trash – Tuna Melt
Lana Del Rey – Ride
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton) – Can’t Hold Us
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Up In The Air
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

Best Direction

Drake – Started From The Bottom
fun. – Carry On
Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay-Z) – Suit & Tie
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton) – Can’t Hold Us
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

Best Editing

Calvin Harris (feat. Florence Welch) – Sweet Nothing
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton) – Can’t Hold Us
Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
P!nk (feat. Nate Ruess) – Just Give Me A Reason

Best Visual Effects

Capital Cities – Safe & Sound
Duck Sauce – It’s You
Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures
Skrillex (feat. The Doors) – Breakin’ A Sweat
The Weeknd – Wicked Games

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