MTV Video Music Awards 2013 List of Nominees

MTV has released the list of Video Music Awards nominees for 2013.  Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the pack with 6 nods apiece. Bruno Mars is next with four nominations.

Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us” was nominated in the Best Video with a Social Message category and Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” earned a Best Female Video nod.

The VMA’s air on MTV live from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn August 25.

Fans can vote in general VMA categories — including Video of the Year, Artist to Watch and more — by visiting VMA.MTV.com. Artist to Watch is available for voting via all wireless carrier subscribers by texting VOTE to 22444 or by visiting MTV’s official Facebook page.

Voting for all VMA categories except Artist To Watch will end on August 24 at 6 p.m. ET. Voting for Artist to Watch continues through the show, live on August 25.

Via MTV

Check out the full list 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 and 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”
Pink 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”
Pink 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, “Radioactive”
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
Pink 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
Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”
Duck Sauce, “It’s You”
Flying Lotus, “Tony Tortures”
Skrillex feat. the Doors “Breakn’ a Sweat”
The Weeknd “Wicked Games”

  • Jason Gorny

    Congrats to Kelly and Demi! Was hoping P2 would be nominated

  • EvenMoreron

    I think “Thrift Shop” is a huge Grammy favorite for Record/Song of the Year, etc I wonder how it’ll do at the VMAs. I normally would choose JT to win major categories, but Robin Thicke has the song of the summer and of course a lot of that has to do with the video. Bruno is still as popular as ever, too.

    Is Video of the Year purely based on audience vote? Taylor may swoop in being the lone female nominee and win. Females have won Best Video 6 years in a row (Rihanna 2x, Britney, Beyonce, Gaga, Katy Perry).

  • ladymctech

    Ugh, Miley Cyrus’s video? You have to be kidding me. On the other hand, I am so glad to see Macklemore and Lewis with so many nominations.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Video Static: VMA Nominations listing with relevant credits

    http://www.videostatic.com/news/2013/07/17/2013-mtv-vma-nominations

  • Jordana33

    I’ll never understand the VMAs but I guess they represent what people like. It bugs me that the two artists with the biggest rip-off songs (Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake) are being rewarded, especially when they don’t sound half as good as the artists they’re attempting to copy. Oh well.

    On a positive note, I’m glad to see PInk, Macklemore, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Robin Thicke on the list. The Pitbull/Christina song is pretty good and I love the Vampire Diaries song (Diane Young). “Carry On” isn’t one of Fun’s best songs, but it’s nice to see them having some longevity.

    I would have loved to see Muse on the list for “Madness” and Usher for “Twisted”, but somehow those songs never took off as well as I expected. “Madness did reasonably well on the charts (although I expected it to chart much higher) and Usher’s song never charted, which was a shame. Instead we get Justin Bieber, Miley and Selena Gomez.