MTV Video Music Awards 2013 Full List of Nominations

Here’s a full list of the nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, being held tonight in Brooklyn, New York. Internationally famous artist and provocateur KAWS has redesigned the VMAs’ Moonman award, giving the silver spaceman his first facelift in 30 years.

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Video of the Year

  • Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” directed by Floria Sigismondi (WINNER)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop” directed by Jon Jon Augustavo, Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty
  • Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” directed by Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines” directed by Diane Martel
  • Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” directed by Anthony Mandler

Best Male Video

  • Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” directed by Floria Sigismondi
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines” directed by Diane Martel
  • Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” directed by Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars (WINNER)
  • Ed Sheeran, “Lego House” directed by Emil Nava
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools” directed by Jerome D

Best Female Video

  • Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stay” directed by Sophie Muller
  • Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” directed by Anthony Mandler (WINNER)
  • Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop” directed by Diane Martel
  • Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason” directed by Diane Martel
  • Demi Lovato, “Heart Attack” directed by Chris Applebaum

Best Pop Video

  • Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” directed by Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars
  • Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” directed by Floria Sigismondi
  • Fun., “Carry On” directed by Anthony Mandler
  • Miley Cyrus, “We Can’t Stop” directed by Diane Martel
  • Selena Gomez, “Come and Get It” directed by Anthony Mandler (WINNER)

Best Hip Hop Video

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig and Jon Jon Augustavo (WINNER)
  • Drake, “Started From The Bottom” directed by Director X and Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools” directed by Jerome D. Hurd
  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, “F–kin’ Problems” directed by Sam Lecca
  • J. Cole feat. Miguel, “Power Trip” directed by Mike Piscitelli

Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell

  • Twenty One Pilots, “Holding On To You” directed by Jordan Bahat
  • Zedd feat. Foxes, “Clarity” directed by 0Jodeb
  • Austin Mahone, “What About Love” directed by Colin Tilley (WINNER)
  • The Weeknd, “Wicked Games” directed by Abel Tesfaye
  • Iggy Azalea, “Work” directed by Jonas Euvremer and Françios Rousseler

Best Collaboration

  • Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” directed by David Fincher
  • Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, “Feel This Moment” directed by David Rousseau
  • Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, “I Need Your Love” directed by Emil Nava
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines” directed by Diane Martel
  • Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me A Reason” directed by Diane Martel (WINNER)

Best Video With A Social Message

  • Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us” directed by Chris Marrs Piliero
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” directed by Ryan Lewis and Jon Jon Augustavo (WINNER)
  • Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed” directed by Jesse Terrero
  • Miguel, “Candles in the Sun” directed by Sarah McColgan
  • BeyoncĂ©, “I Was Here” directed by Kenzo Digital & Sophie Muller

Best Rock Video

  • Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” directed by Syndrome
  • Fall Out Boy, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” directed by DONALD/ZAEH
  • Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait” directed by Fred&Nick
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air” directed by Bartholomew Cubbins (WINNER)
  • Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young” directed by Primo Kahn

Best Art Direction

Best Choreography

  • Chris Brown, “Fine China” choreographed by Richmond Talauega, Anthony Talauega and Anwar “Flii” Burton
  • Ciara, “Body Party” choreographed by Jamaica Craft
  • Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, “Live It Up” choreographed by J.R. Taylor and Beau Smart
  • will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, “#thatPOWER” choreographed by Fatima Robinson & Ryo Noguchi
  • Bruno Mars, “Treasure” choreographed by Bruno Mars (WINNER)

Best Cinematography

  • Thirty Seconds To Mars, “Up in the Air” Cinematography by David Devlin
  • Lana Del Rey, “Ride” – Cinematography by Malik Sayeed
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Sacrilege” – Cinematography by Alexis Zabe
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” – Cinematography by Jason Koenig, Ryan Lewis & Mego Lin (WINNER)
  • A-Trak & Tommy Trash, “Tuna Melt” – Cinematography by TS Pfeffer & Robert McHugh

Best Direction

Best Editing

Best Visual Effects

  • Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” – Visual Effects by Grady Hall, Jonathan Wu and Derek Johnson (WINNER)
  • Duck Sauce, “It’s You” – Visual Effects by Royal Post / Paris
  • Flying Lotus, “Tony Tortures” – Visual Effects by Dustin Bowser
  • Skrillex feat. the Doors “Breakn’ a Sweat” – Visual Effects by Bonnie Brae, Bemo, Jeff Dotson and Erik Lee
  • The Weeknd “Wicked Games” – Visual Effects by Drop and Abel
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