MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Bruno Mars Lead Nominations

5:15 AM PST 07/17/2013 by THR Staff
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Brooklyn’s Barclays Center hosts the VMAs for the first time on Sunday, August 25.

With the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards just over a month away, the network unveiled the full list of nominees. Leading the charge in six categories, including video of the year, are Justin Timberlake (for “Mirrors”) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (for “Thrift Shop”). Bruno Mars isn’t far behind with four, and his “Locked Out of Heaven” is also up for the night’s biggest prize.

Other multiple nominees include P!nk, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Drake, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 30 Seconds to Mars and fun.

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A relatively new category, best video with a social message, features a diverse array of contenders including Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us,” Macklemore’s “Same Love” and Snoop Lion’s “No Guns Allowed,” among others. Lady Gaga won this award in 2011 for "Born This Way."

Other noteworthy nominees include Austin Mahone, whom THR profiled in a June 2012 feature called "The Making of Baby Bieber." 

Beginning today, fans can vote in general VMA categories, including video of the year and artist to watch at vma.mtv.com.

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center hosts the VMAs for the first time on Sunday, August 25. All winners on the big night will also take home a limited-edition KAWS Moonman.

See the full list of 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees 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 & 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. Mickey Ekko - “Stay”
Taylor Swift - “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus - “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk 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”

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Twenty One Pilots - “Holding On To You”
Zedd Feat. Foxes - “Clarity”
Austin Mahone - “What About Love”
The Weeknd - “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea - “Work”

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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”
P!nk 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 - “Radiocative”
Fall Out Boy - “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons - “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds To Mars - “Up In The Air”
Vampire Weekend - “Diane Young”

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Best Art Direction

Capital Cities - “Safe and Sound”
30 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

30 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

P!nk 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

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Door – “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

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