Gotye receives two VMA nominations

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Gotye receives two VMA nominations

Nominations are in for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with Australia’s own Gotye receiving two nods. The Melbourne artist is up for Video Of The Year category and Best Editing for the Natasha Pincus-directed clip Somebody That I Used To Know.

Rihanna and Drake lead the nominations this year with five nominations; Rihanna’s David Guetta collab We Found Love is up for Video Of The Year while Drake’s Take Care (featuring his competition!) is also up. Perry has come in a close second with four nominations; only a fraction of nods compared to her nine-strong lead in 2011.

Other multiple nominees include M.I.A, Fun., Frank Ocean, One DirectionKanye WestBeyonceColdplay and Lana Del Rey. One of the hardest working artists in pop and the leader of last year’s winners list is surprisingly missing from the nominations, with Lady Gaga not mentioned at all.

For the full list, see below. The award show will take place on September 6, 11am AEST.

Video of the Year:
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
Rihanna – We Found Love
Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna)
M.I.A. – Bad Girls

Best New Artist:
Fun. – We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monae)
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 – HYFR (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz)
The Throne – Paris
Nicki Minaj – Beez in the Trap (feat. 2 Chainz)

Best Male Video:
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
Frank Ocean – Swim Good
Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna)
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. – We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae)
Rihanna – We Found Love
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
Maroon 5 – Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

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 – Is Anybody Out There? (Feat. Nelly Furtado)
Lil Wayne – How to Love

Best Art Direction:
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Drake – Take Care (Feat. Rihanna)
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 – Le7els
Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again (feat. Pitbull)

Best Cinematography:
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Adele – Someone Like You
Drake – Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
Coldplay – Princess Of China (feat. Rihanna)
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

Best Direction:
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf
Coldplay – Princess Of China (feat. Rihanna)
Frank Ocean – Swim Good
Kanye West and Jay-Z – Otis

Best Editing:
Beyoncé – Countdown
A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
Kanye West and Jay-Z – Paris
Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz)

Best Visual Effects:
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
David Guetta – Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Linkin Park – Burn It Down

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