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2013 MTV Video Music Awards: Nominations Announced

Probably trying to capitalize on the Emmys being announced tomorrow, MTV announced their nominations for their 30th (wow!) annual Video Music Awards. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake lead the field with 6 nominations each. Fans can vote online for all the top categories, but the professional categories will be decided by a group of industry insiders. Here’s the full list…

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

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BEST MALE VIDEO:
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

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BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”
Pink featuring Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

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ARTIST TO WATCH (a.k.a BEST NEW ARTIST):
Iggy Azalea – “Work”
Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
twenty one pilots – “Holding on to You”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Zedd featuring Foxes – “Clarity”

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BEST POP VIDEO:
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
fun. – “Carry On”
Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

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BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:
A$AP Rocky featuring 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar – “Fuckin’ Problems”
J. Cole featuring Miguel – “Power Trip”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”

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BEST ROCK VIDEO:
Fall Out Boy – “My Song Know What You Did 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”

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BEST COLLABORATION:
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Pink featuring Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie”

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BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE:
Beyonce – “I Was Here”
Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert – “Same Love”
Miguel – “Candles in the Sun”
Snoop Lion featuring Drake & Cori B. – “No Guns Allowed”

*TECH CATEGORIES*

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BEST ART DIRECTION:
alt-J – “Tessellate”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”
Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”

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BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull – “Live It Up”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
A-Track & Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt”
Lana Del Rey – “Ride”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”

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BEST DIRECTION:
Drake – “Started From the Bottom” – Director X & Drake
fun. – “Carry On” – Anthony Mandler
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us” – Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z – “Suit & Tie” – David Fincher
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege” – Megaforce

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BEST EDITING:
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Pink featuring Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex featuring The Doors – “Breakn’ a Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”

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