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With six nominations apiece, Justin Timberlake and hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top nominees heading into next month's MTV Video Music Awards.  This year's presentation will take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, for the first time ever, on August 25th.  MTV will air the ceremony live at 9:00 pm Eastern. Other artists with multiple nominations include Bruno Mars with four.  Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and 30 Seconds To Mars landed three each.  Nominees were unveiled via MTV's social media Instagram and Vine accounts. 

Those vying for the night's top prize, Video of the Year, include: Justin Timberlake for "Mirrors"; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for "Thrift Shop"; Bruno Mars for Locked Out of Heaven"; Robin Thicke for "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell; and Taylor Swift for "I Knew You Were Trouble."  Fans can vote for their favorite videos in general categories.  Winners will receive a special limited-edition KAWS Moonman, designed exclusively for this year's show in Brooklyn.


Here is a list of nominees for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards: 


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" 

Artist To Watch Presented by Taco Bell 
Twenty One Pilots - "Holding On To You" 
Zedd Feat. Foxes - "Clarity" 
Austin Mahone - "What About Love" 
The Weeknd - "Wicked Games" 
Iggy Azalea - "Work" 

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" 

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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