2013 MTV VMA nominations announced

Today, MTV revealed the nominations for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which will air live from Barclays Center Aug. 25 at 9pm ET/PT. The ceremony will be taking place in Brooklyn for the first time ever, with every artist who wins a 2013 MTV VMA taking home a limited-edition re-imagining of the iconic MTV Moonman (pictured) designed by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS exclusively for the show.

Among those vying for that statuette, Justin Timberlake, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, lead the 2013 MTV VMA nominees with six overall nominations each. Timberlake’s nominations include Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing for “Mirrors,” while his “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay-Z, received nods for Best Collaboration and Best Direction. Justin Timberlake has previously won seven Video Music Awards.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis received their first-ever VMA nominations, including Video of the Year for “Thrift Shop”; Best Hip-Hop Video; Best Cinematography; Best Direction and Best Editing for “Can’t Hold Us featuring Ray Dalton,” while “Same Love” received a nod for Best Video with a Social Message.

Other 2013 MTV VMA nominees include P!nk, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds to Mars, with three nominations each, along with previously nominated artists such as Taylor Swift, Drake, fun., Calvin Harris and the Yeah Yeah Yeah. First-time VMA nominees include Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd and Capital Cities.

Starting today, fans can vote in general 2013 MTV VMA categories, including Video of the Year, Artist to Watch and more, at vma.mtv.com, or by texting VOTE to 22444 (with standard message and data rates applying, of course). Additionally, Artist to Watch is available for voting via MTV’s official Facebook page. Voting for all 2013 MTV MVA categories, except Artist to Watch, ends Aug. 12 at 6pm ET. Voting for Artist to Watch continues through the show and will be announced live Aug. 25.

Nominees for an additional, new socially voted category — Best Song of the Summer — will be announced on Aug. 12.

2013 MTV VMA Nominees

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
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 – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
Thirty 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
Thirty 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”

The 2013 MTV VMAs ceremony airs live Aug. 25 at 9pm ET/PT on MTV.

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