David Knight - 6th Aug 2012

Here are the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards 2012, which will be held on September 6th in Los Angeles. Drake and Rihanna lead the pack with five nods each at the awards show. More on the VMAs here.

Video of the Year Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Drake - "Take Care" (Feat. Rihanna)
M.I.A. - "Bad Girls"

Best New Artist Fun. - "We Are Young" (Feat. Janelle Monae)
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
Frank Ocean - "Swim Good"
One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
The Wanted - "Glad You Came"

Best Hip-Hop Video Childish Gambino - "Heartbeat"
Drake - "HYFR" (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Kanye West - "Mercy" (feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz)
The Throne - "Paris"
Nicki Minaj - "Beez in the Trap" (feat. 2 Chainz)

Best Male Video Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"
Frank Ocean - "Swim Good"
Drake - "Take Care" (Feat. Rihanna)
Chris Brown - "Turn Up The Music"
Usher - "Climax"

Best Female Video Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Katy Perry - "Part Of Me"
Beyoncé - "Love On Top"
Nicki Minaj - "Starships"
Selena Gomez & The Scene - "Love You Like a Love Song"

Best Pop Video One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
Fun. - "We Are Young" (feat. Janelle Monae)
Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"
Maroon 5 - "Payphone" (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

Best Rock Video Coldplay - "Paradise"
The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
Linkin Park - "BURN IT DOWN"
Jack White - "Sixteen Saltines"
Imagine Dragons - "It's Time"

Best Electronic Dance Music Video Duck Sauce - "Big Bad Wolf"
Calvin Harris - "Feel So Close"
Skrillex - "First of the Year (Equinox)"
Martin Solveig - "The Night Out"
Avicii - "Le7els"

Best Video With A Message Demi Lovato - "Skyscraper"
Rise Against - "Ballad Of Hollis Brown"
Kelly Clarkson - "Dark Side"
Gym Class Heroes - "The Fighter"
K'Naan - "Is Anybody Out There" (Feat. Nelly Furtado)
Lil Wayne - "How to Love"

Best Art Direction Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Drake - "Take Care" (Feat. Rihanna)
Lana Del Rey - "Born To Die"
Regina Spektor - "All The Rowboats"
Of Monsters & Men - "Little Talks"

Best Choreography Chris Brown - "Turn Up the Music"
Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"
Beyoncé - "Countdown"
Avicii - "Le7els"
Jennifer Lopez - "Dance Again" (feat. Pitbull)

Best Cinematography M.I.A. - "Bad Girls"
Adele - "Someone Like You"
Drake - "Take Care" (feat. Rihanna)
Coldplay - "Princess Of China" (feat. Rihanna)
Lana Del Rey - "Born To Die"

Best Direction M.I.A. - "Bad Girls"
Duck Sauce - "Big Bad Wolf"
Coldplay - "Princess Of China" (feat. Rihanna)
Frank Ocean - "Swim Good"
The Throne - "Otis"

Best Editing Beyoncé - "Countdown"
A$AP Rocky - "Goldie"
Gotye - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
The Throne - "Paris"
Kanye West - "Mercy" (feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz)

Best Visual Effects Katy Perry - "Wide Awake"
Rihanna - "Where Have You Been"
David Guetta - "Turn Me On" (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Linkin Park - "BURN IT DOWN"

David Knight - 6th Aug 2012

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