The VMA Nominations Are In! Guess Who Cleaned Up Nicely

July 19, 2013  |  

The 2013 MTV VMAs will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. This year, Justin Timberlake cleaned up nicely, being nominated six times. The nominees were unveiled on MTV’s Instagram and Vine accounts this past Tuesday, July 16, and this year viewers will be able to vote in general VMA categories as well.

Here’s a list of our favorite nominees from our favorite categories. Click here to check out the full list of those who were nominated:

Video Of The Year

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors” Bruno Mars  – “Locked Out of Heaven” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”

 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” Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video

Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko – “Stay”

Best Pop Video

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”

 Best Collaboration

Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z -“Suit & Tie” 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

Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed” Miguel – “Candles In The Sun” Beyoncé – “I Was Here”

Best Art Direction

Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N”

  Best Choreography

Chris Brown – “Fine China” Ciara – “Body Party” Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up” feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER” Bruno Mars – “Treasure”

 Best Direction

Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z – “Suit & Tie”   Drake – “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”


Congrats to the nominees! Will you be tuning in to watch this year’s VMAs? 

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