MTV VMAs 2012: Nominations list

31 July 2012, 11:12

Rihanna, Drake, The Wanted and One Direction are all nominated for prizes at this year's awards ceremony.

The nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) have been announced, with Rihanna and Drake leading this year's nominees with five each.

Katy Perry, one of the big winners at last year's ceremony, has four nominations, while Beyonce, Coldplay and Watch The Throne – aka Kanye West and Jay-Z – all have three nods.

This year's VMAs will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 6th September.

Rihanna's nominations include Video of the Year for 'We Found Love' and 'Take Care', her collaboration with Drake.

The coveted category also sees nominations for 'Wide Awake' by Katy Perry, Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' and 'Bad Girls' by M.I.A.

Rihanna and Drake are both nominated for Video Of The Year for 'Take Care':



Bajan star Rihanna is also in the running for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

Justin Bieber is nomination for two awards – Best Pop Video and Best Male Video - while One Direction and The Wanted are both in contention for Best New Artist.

You can see the full MTV Video Music Awards 2012 nominations list below:

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, 'Levels'
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'

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