and the nominees are...
THE 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE LIST

Video of the Year
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep"
Beastie Boys — "Make Some Noise"
Bruno Mars — "Grenade"
Katy Perry — "Firework"
Tyler, the Creator — "Yonkers"

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber — "U Smile"
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — "Love the Way You Lie"
Cee-Lo Green — "Fuck You!"
Bruno Mars — "Grenade"
Kanye West (featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi) — "All of the Lights"

Best Female Video
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep"
Beyoncé — "Run the World (Girls)"
Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"
Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"
Katy Perry — "Firework"

Best New Artist
Big Sean (featuring Chris Brown) — "My Last"
Foster the People — "Pumped Up Kicks"
Kreayshawn — "Gucci Gucci"
Tyler, the Creator — "Yonkers"
Wiz Khalifa — "Black and Yellow"

Best Pop Video
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep"
Bruno Mars — "Grenade"
Katy Perry — "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Pitbull (featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack) — "Give Me Everything"
Britney Spears — "Till the World Ends"

Best Rock Video
The Black Keys — "Howlin' for You"
Cage the Elephant — "Shake Me Down"
Foo Fighters — "Walk"
Foster the People — "Pumped Up Kicks"
Mumford & Sons — "The Cave"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Chris Brown (featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes) — "Look at Me Now"
Lupe Fiasco — "The Show Goes On"
Lil Wayne (featuring Cory Gunz) — "6 Foot 7 Foot"
Nicki Minaj — "Super Bass"
Kanye West (featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi) — "All of the Lights"

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown (featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes) — "Look at Me Now"
Nicki Minaj (featuring Drake) — "Moment 4 Life"
Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West) — "E.T."
Pitbull (featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack) — "Give Me Everything"
Kanye West (featuring Rihanna) — "All of the Lights"

Best Direction in a Video
30 Seconds to Mars — "Hurricane" (Director: Bartholomew Cubbins)
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep" (Director: Sam Brown)
Beastie Boys — "Make Some Noise" (Director: Adam Yauch)
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — "Love the Way You Lie" (Director: Joseph Kahn)
Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West) — "E.T." (Director: Floria Sigismondi)

Best Choreography in a Video
Beyoncé — "Run the World (Girls)" (Choreographer: Frank Gatson)
Lady Gaga — "Judas" (Chroeographer: Laurieann Gibson)
LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) — "Party Rock Anthem" (Choreographer: Hokuto Konishi)
Bruno Mars — "The Lazy Song" (Choreographers: Bruno Mars and Poreotics)
Britney Spears — "Till the World Ends" (Choreographer: Brian Friedman)

Best Special Effects in a Video
Chromeo — "Don't Turn the Lights On" (Special Effects: The Mill)
Linkin Park — "Waiting for the End" (Special Effects: Ghost Town Media)
Manchester Orchestra — "Simple Math" (Special Effects: DANIELS)
Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West) — "E.T." (Special Effects: Jeff Dotson for Dot & Effects)
Kanye West (featuring Dwele) — "Power" (Special Effects: Nice Shoes and ArtJail)

Best Art Direction in a Video
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep" (Art Director: Nathan Parker)
Death Cab for Cutie — "You Are a Tourist" (Art Directors: Nick Gould, Tim Nackashi and Anthony Maitz)
Lady Gaga — "Judas" (Art Director: Amy Danger)
Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West) — "E.T." (Art Director: Jason Fijal)
Kanye West (featuring Dwele) — "Power" (Art Director: Babak Radboy)

Best Editing in a Video
30 Seconds to Mars — "Hurricane" (Editors: Jared Leto, Frank Snider, Michael Bryson, Stefanie Visser and Daniel Carberry)
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep" (Editor: Art Jones at Work)
Manchester Orchestra — "Simple Math" (Editor: DANIELS)
Katy Perry (featuring Kanye West) — "E.T." (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
Kanye West (featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi) — "All of the Lights" (Editor: Hadaya Turner)

Best Cinematography in a Video
30 Seconds to Mars — "Hurricane" (Directors of Photography: Benoît Debie, Jared Leto, Rob Witt and Daniel Carberry)
Adele — "Rolling in the Deep" (Director of Photography: Tom Townend)
Beyoncé — "Run the World (Girls)" (Director of Photography: Jeffrey Kimball)
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — "Love the Way You Lie" (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)
Katy Perry — "Teenage Dream" (Director of Photography: Paul Laufer)

Best Video with a Message
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — "Love the Way You Lie"
Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"
Katy Perry — "Firework"
Pink — "Fuckin' Perfect"
Rise Against — "Make It Stop (September's Children)"
Taylor Swift — "Mean"

Best Latino Artist of 2011
Don Omar and Lucenzo — "Danza Kuduro"
Enrique Iglesias (featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E) — "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)"
Maná — "Lluvia al Corazón"
Prince Royce — "Corazón Sin Cara"
Wisin & Yandel — "Zun Zun Rompiendo Caderas"
  • gaunty

    Holy shit. Did Rise against really get commercial enough to get on this list?
  • Lmerrill

    People still watch this shit?
  • Divine Beast

    gaunty said:Holy shit. Did Rise against really get commercial enough to get on this list?

    That ship sailed after Prayer of the Refugee

    Hell I saw them headline The Forum which is where you know Lady Gaga usually plays
  • William Henry

    Obligatory MTV doesn't even play music/who cares comment.
  • primo

    The VMA's are for 16 year old girls.
  • Divine Beast

    So much h8.
  • Chreck

    I've never been so excited in my entire life.
  • haxereth

    no Belanova in "Best Latino Artist of 2011". :(
  • Setup85

    shit
  • MattyVF

    - waits for Ryan C to enter thread to call everyone a basic bitch -
  • Sam Weinberg

    MattyVF said:- waits for Ryan C to enter thread to call everyone a basic bitch -

    I get giddy whenever I see ryan comment on a thread because i know it'll be funny af
  • Divine Beast

    sammyboyswag said:
    MattyVF said:- waits for Ryan C to enter thread to call everyone a basic bitch -

    I get giddy whenever I see ryan comment on a thread because i know it'll be funny af

  • kimsuarez

    My good friend from high school Rob Witt is up for an award for the first time! hope 30 seconds to mars wins best cinematography!
  • Alejandro Prez

    MattyVF said:- waits for Ryan C to enter thread to call tyler the creator a basic bitch -

    I would actually love for him to win it in the best new artist category. It would be funny if he lost to Bruno Mars in the video of the year tho.
  • MattyVF

    Alejandro Prez said:
    MattyVF said:- waits for Ryan C to enter thread to call tyler the creator a basic bitch -

    I would actually love for him to win it in the best new artist category. It would be funny if he lost to Bruno Mars in the video of the year tho.

    I see what you did there. And, oh... the irony.
  • Sam Weinberg

    Divine Beast said:
    sammyboyswag said:
    MattyVF said:- waits for Ryan C to enter thread to call everyone a basic bitch -

    I get giddy whenever I see ryan comment on a thread because i know it'll be funny af



  • Who is Ryan C.

    ONLY WATCHING FOR QUEEN GODNEY
  • Alejandro Prez

    Called it! Tyler got it.
  • DrewGliever

    WOOOO TYLER
  • Kyle Crawford

    just watched the gaga performance
    she just jumped up a shitload of points with me
    no lip syncing, no nothing. even when she fell and the camera stayed off her, she didnt miss a beat or a note
    fuck that britney shit
  • Who is Ryan C.

    Kyle Crawford said:just watched the gaga performance
    she just jumped up a shitload of points with me
    no lip syncing, no nothing. even when she fell and the camera stayed off her, she didnt miss a beat or a note
    fuck that britney shit


  • Kyle Crawford

    i never thought she was hot, Im not really into brown eyed chicks
  • Who is Ryan C.

    Kyle Crawford said:i never thought she was hot, Im not really into brown eyed chicks

    Lies and delusions
  • JeffByNight

    that whole gaga skit came off as hella corny to me, Adele crushed every single performing artist last night
  • Sushilove

    what a joke
  • annamarie

    gaga scares me
  • Who is Ryan C.

    - I actually liked Gaga as Jo Calderone, but she ruined the performance with her rambling. And it doesn't help that You & I is the worst song on the album
    - Having no host was actually pretty nice. We get to bypass the lame jokes and focus on the music.
    - Adele, Beyonce, JayZ & Kanye, Young the Giant slayed as expected
    - No1curr about Chris Brown
    - Tyler the Creator wasn't as bad as I expected. I was really nervous that him and the whole OF gang would say or do something stupid and embarrassing, and surprisingly he didn't. But he's still a baisc bitch...




    I was laughing so hard at this though.

    - The Britney Tribute sucked. I was expecting way more, and she definitely deserves better. Especially considering that MTV continually likes to fuck her over. I felt bad for those kids, they had to dance like they were on crack. I did however like how Gaga was the one who presented her with the award. Flawless couple

    - The Amy Winehouse tribute was really sweet. Bruno Mars did a great job
    - Katy Perry's firework DID NOT deserve Video of the Year. I suspected her managers payed off MTV, especially since she got the most nominations but had the most boring videos of the year

    OVERALL GRADE:

    B-

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