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Kanye West, Kreayshawn + More Earn MTV VMA Nominations

Gino DePinto, AOL

There are a few surprises amongst the nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, set to take place on August 28. While Kanye West scores seven nominations in a slew of different categories, newbie Kreayshawn takes a nod as well.

The ‘Gucci Gucci’ rhymer will compete for a Moonman in the Best New Artist category, facing off against Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Tyler, the Creator and Foster the People.

Pitbull, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and the Beastie Boys each have two VMA nods in their respective categories, while Beyonce, Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars all earned four nominations.

One of the most coveted categories, Video of the Year, sees Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator (‘Yonkers’), crooner Bruno Mars (‘Grenade’), pop star Katy Perry (‘Firework’), hip-hop trio Beastie Boys (‘Make Some Noise’) and singer Adele (‘Rolling in the Deep’) all vying for a win.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, which can be voted on by the public now, air live on Sunday, August 28, at 9PM EST.

2011 MTV VMA Nominees

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Bass’
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – ‘All of the Lights’
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – ’6 Foot 7 Foot’
Lupe Fiasco – ‘The Show Goes On’

BEST NEW ARTIST

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown – ‘My Last’
Kreayshawn – ‘Gucci Gucci’
Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black and Yellow’
Tyler, The Creator – ‘Yonkers’
Foster the People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

BEST POP VIDEO

Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – ‘Give Me Everything’
Britney Spears – ‘Till the World Ends’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry – ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Mumford & Sons – ‘The Cave’
The Black Keys – ‘Howlin’ for You’
Cage The Elephant – ‘Shake Me Down’
Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’
Foster The People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Bass’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Beyoncé – ‘Run the World (Girls)’
Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’

BEST MALE VIDEO

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – ‘All of the Lights’
Eminem feat. Rihanna – ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Cee Lo Green – ‘F— You’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Justin Bieber – ‘U Smile’

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Tyler, the Creator – ‘Yonkers’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
Beastie Boys – ‘Make Some Noise’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’

BEST COLLABORATION

Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – ‘Give Me Everything’
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – ‘Moment 4 Life’
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – ‘All of the Lights’
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ‘E.T.’
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – ‘Look at Me Now’

BEST ART DIRECTION

Death Cab for Cutie – ‘You Are a Tourist’
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ‘E.T.’
Kanye West – ‘Power’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Lady Gaga – ‘Judas’

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Britney Spears – ‘Till the World Ends’
Bruno Mars – ‘The Lazy Song’
Lady Gaga – ‘Judas’
Beyonce – ‘Run the World (Girls)’

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyonce – ‘Run the World (Girls)’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Eminem feat. Rihanna – ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Thirty Seconds to Mars – ‘Hurricane’
Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’

BEST DIRECTION

Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Hurricane’
Beastie Boys – ‘Make Some Noise’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ‘E.T.’
Eminem feat. Rihanna – ‘Love the Way You Lie’

BEST EDITING

Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ‘E.T.’
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – ‘All of the Lights”‘
Manchester Orchestra – ‘Simple Math’
Thirty Seconds to Mars – ‘Hurricane’

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

Chromeo – ‘Don’t Turn the Lights On’
Manchester Orchestra – ‘Simple Math’
Linkin Park – ‘Waiting for the End’
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ‘E.T.’
Kanye West – ‘Power’

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