MTV Video Music Awards 2010

The nominations are out for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented on September 12 in Los Angeles. Members of the public have until August 24 to vote online at www.mtv.com for their favourites in the popular categories: Best Collaboration, Best Dance Music Video, Best Female Video, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Male Video, Best New Artist, Best Pop Video, Best Rock Video and Video of the Year. Professional categories recognize the artistry behind the scenes, and are judged by peers in the industry: Best Art Direction, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Special Effects and Breakthrough Video. We’ll be featuring a few of these music videos here on The Inspiration Room. Leave your suggestions for which videos we should cover in the comments section below.

MTV 2010 Music Video Awards


Best Collaboration

3OH!3 f/ Ke$ha – “My First Kiss”
Directed by Isaac Ravishankara

B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes
Directed by Hiro Murai

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone (Extended Remix)”
Directed by Hype Williams

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind
Directed by Hype Williams

Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé – “Telephone
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund

Best Dance Music Video

Cascada – “Evacuate The Dancefloor”
Directed by Max Nichols

David Guetta f/ Akon – “Sexy Chick”
Directed by Stephen Schuster

Enrique Iglesias f/ Pitbull – “I Like It”
Directed by David Rousseau

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Directed by Francis Lawrence

Usher f/ will.i.am – “OMG”
Directed by Anthony Mandler

Best Female Video

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone (Extended Remix)”
Directed by Hype Williams

Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dogg – “California Gurls”
Directed by Mathew Cullen

Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”
Directed by Syndrome

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Directed by Francis Lawrence

Taylor Swift – “Fifteen”
Directed by Roman White

Best Hip Hop Video

B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes
Directed by Hiro Murai

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem – “Forever”
Directed by Hype Williams

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Directed by Rich Lee

Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz – “On To The Next One”
Directed by Sam Brown

Kid Cudi f/ MGMT & Ratatat – “Pursuit Of Happiness”
Directed by Brody Baker

Best Male Video

B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes
Directed by Hiro Murai

Drake – “Find Your Love”
Directed by Anthony Mandler

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Directed by Rich Lee

Jason Derulo – “In My Head”
Directed by Kai Crawford

Usher f/ will.i.am – “OMG”
Directed by Anthony Mandler

Best New Artist

Broken Bells – “The Ghost Inside”
Directed by Jacob Gentry

Jason Derulo – “In My Head”
Directed by Kai Crawford

Justin Bieber f/ Ludacris – “Baby
Directed by Ray Kay

Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”
Directed by Syndrome

Nicki Minaj f/ Sean Garrett – “Massive Attack”
Directed by Hype Williams

Best Pop Video

B.o.B f/ Bruno Mars – “Nothing On You”
Directed by Ethan Lader

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone (Extended Remix)”
Directed by Hype Williams

Katy Perry f/ Snoop Dogg – “California Gurls”
Directed by Mathew Cullen

Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”
Directed by Syndrome

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Directed by Francis Lawrence

Best Rock Video

30 Seconds To Mars – “Kings and Queens”
Directed by Bartholomew Cubbins

Florence + the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over
Directed by LEGS

MGMT – “Flash Delirium
Directed by Andreas Nilsson

Muse – “Uprising
Directed by Hydra

Paramore – “Ignorance”
Directed by Honey

Video of the Year

30 Seconds To Mars – “Kings and Queens”
Directed by Bartholomew Cubbins

B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes
Directed by Hiro Murai

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Directed by Rich Lee

Florence + the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over
Directed by LEGS

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Directed by Francis Lawrence

Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé – “Telephone
Directed by Jonas Åkerlund

Best Art Direction

30 Seconds To Mars – “Kings and Queens”
Art Direction by Benji Bamps

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone (Extended Remix)”
Art Direction by Lenny Tso

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Art Direction by Ethan Tobman

Florence + the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over
Art Direction by Louise Corcoran and Aldene Johnson

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Art Direction by Charles Infante

Best Choreography

Beyoncé f/ Lady Gaga – “Video Phone (Extended Remix)”
Choreography by Frank Gatson Jr., Phlex and Bryan Ta

Janelle Monáe f/ Big Boi – “Tightrope”
Choreography by Janelle Monáe & The Memphis Jookin Community

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Choreography by Laurieann Gibson

Lady Gaga f/ Beyoncé – “Telephone
Choreography by Laurieann Gibson

OMG – “Usher f/ will.i.am”
Choreography by Aakomon “AJ”

Best Cinematography

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Cinematography by Chris Probst

Florence + the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”
Cinematography by Adam Frisch

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind
Cinematography by John Perez

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

Mumford And Sons – “Little Lion Man
Cinematography by Ben Magahy

Best Direction

30 Seconds To Mars – “Kings and Queens”
Directed by Bartholomew Cubbins

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Directed by Rich Lee

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind
Directed by Hype Williams

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Directed by Francis Lawrence

P!nk – “Funhouse
Directed by Dave Meyers

Best Editing

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Editing by Ken Mowe

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Editing by Jarrett Fijal

Miike Snow – “Animal”
Editing by Frank Macias

P!nk – “Funhouse
Editing by Chris Davis

Rihanna – “Rude Boy”
Editing by Clark Eddy

Best Special Effects

Dan Black – “Symphonies”
Special Effects by Corinne Bance & Axel D’Harcourt

Eminem – “Not Afraid
Special Effects by Animaholics-VFX

Green Day – “21st Century Breakdown”
Special Effects by Laundry

Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance
Special Effects by Skulley Effects VFX

Muse – “Uprising
Special Effects by Sam Stevens

Breakthrough Video

The Black Keys – “Tighten Up
Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero

Coldplay – “Strawberry Swing”
Directed by Shynola

Dan Black – “Symphonies”
Directed by Chic & Artistic

Gorillaz f/ Bobby Womack & Mos Def – “Stylo”
Directed by Jamie Hewlett

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  • laura

    I just really can’t believe that you don’t have Adam Lambert down for anything. That is really a shame. Did anyone even look into the “For Your Entertainment” video? It is astonishing for a 1st time artist. I am really shocked that this performer is without a nod from you guys at the AMAs. Michael Jacksons antics were not for me but I was still able to recognize and acknowledge musical artistry when I saw it.

  • laura

    Meant to say you guys at MTV. I just got finished watching Adams AMA performance because I think his lack of acknowledgement all boils down to that 1st performance.