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The Full List of 2013 MTV VMA Nominees

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The 2013 VMAs is a series of firsts for MTV. Not only will the annual awards show broadcast live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time on August 25, complete with a new look Moonman, but the nominees were revealed through cutesy Instagram videos.

To no surprise, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore lead the pack with six nominations each. Bruno Mars is in a close second with four nods, while P!nk, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Mars each boast three nominations.

Other than Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the highest-ranking hip-hop acts with just two nods apiece. Snoop Lion, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Iggy Azalea all pick up a single nomination, too.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Video Of The Year:
Justin Timberlake – ‘Mirrors’
Macklemore & 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 & 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 & 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. Mikky 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 Presented by Taco Bell®:
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 & 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 & Ryan Lewis – ‘Same Love’
Snoop Lion – ‘No Guns Allowed’
Miguel – ‘Candles In The Sun’
Beyoncé – ‘I Was Here’

Best Rock Video:
Imagine Dragons – ‘Radiocative’
Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy – ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)’
Mumford & Sons 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’
Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Up In The Air’
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – ‘Q.U.E.E.N’
Lana Del Rey – ‘National Anthem’
Alt-J – ‘Tesselate’

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 & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – ‘Can’t Hold Us’
A-Trak & Tommy Trash – ‘Tuna Melt’

Best Direction:
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY-Z – ‘Suit & Tie’
Macklemore & 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 & 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’

[Via MTV]

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