MTV Music Video Awards 2012

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held on Thursday September 6, aired live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year’s awards include nominations for the most share-worthy video, decided through the number of tweets from fans. One Direction and Justin Bieber top the list of five nominations, far out weighing votes for Beyonce Knowles, Carly Rae Jepsen and Gotye. See below for the full list of nominations for 2012.

MTV Music Video Awards 2012


MTV Most Share-Worthy Video 2012

Most Share-worthy Video

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful – #voteonedirection
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend – #votebieber
Beyonce Knowles – Countdown – #votebeyonce
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – #votecarlyrae
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know – #votegotye

Video of the Year

Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist

Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
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 feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Male Video

Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care
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. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

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 feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Art Direction

Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care
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 f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography

M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction

M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing

Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects

Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

  • http://www.ni3.com Neel Dabhi

    Hi theinspirationroom, I just read your post about Music and I wanted to let you know that my friend Josh Rimer just made a new song parody about Taylor Swift’s song “We Are Never Getting Back Together”.
    I figured it would probably be of interest to your readers.
    You can see it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OeummpxzV8
    The ending is hilarious!
    Thanks,
    Neel