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Katy Perry, Rihanna & Drake Get Mad VMA Love! Check Out The 2012 Nominees Here!

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AND these supreme stars are just some of the multitude of mega talent that will be taking part in the music video awards orgy-extravaganza that is the MTV Video Music Awards 2012!

Katy Perry has been nominated for Video of the Year with her fantastical adventure-time vid for Wide Awake, and Rihanna's dark and twisty tale of emotionally (and physically) damaging romance AKA We Found Love will be competing alongside!

Riri is also getting props in the best video category for the smooth and somber visuals for her and Drake's Take Care, and M.I.A. will be throwing her galang-spiced towel in for her death-defying CRAY vehicular stunts in the desert-set, dash-board banging vid for Bad Girls!

And, rounding out the Video of the Year nominations for 2012 is the paint-splattered vid for Gotye's Somebody I Used to Know.

Ooooo we can't WAIT to see what ridiculous schemes MTV is cooking up for our viewing pleasure!

The 2012 Music Video Awards blast onto screens this September 6!

Check out some snaps of the TOP nominees (below), and for the full list of nominations, click …AFTER THE JUMP!

Best Pop Video
fun. f/ Janelle Monae - We Are Young
Justin BieberBoyfriend
Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Rihanna - We Found Love

Best Rock Video
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Coldplay - Paradise
Imagine Dragons - It's Time
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
Linkin Park - Burn It Down

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino - Heartbeat
Drake f/ Lil Wayne - HYFR
Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz - Mercy
Nicki Minaj f/ 2 Chainz - Beez in the Trap
The Throne - Paris

Best New Artist
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Frank Ocean - Swim Good
fun. f/ Janelle Monae - We Are Young
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
The Wanted - Glad You Came

Best Female Video
Beyoncé - Love on Top
Katy Perry - Part of Me
Nicki Minaj - Starships
Rihanna - We Found Love
Selena Gomez & The Scene - Love You Like a Love Song

Best Male Video
Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
Drake f/ Rihanna - Take Care
Frank Ocean - Swim Good
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend
Usher - Climax

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Avicii - Le7els
Calvin Harris - Feels So Close
Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf
Martin Solveig - The Night Out
Skrillex - First of the Year (Equinox)

Best Video with a Message
Demi Lovato - Skyscraper
Gym Class Heroes f/ Ryan Tedder - The Fighter
Kelly Clarkson - Dark Side
K'Naan f/ Nelly Furtado - Is Anybody Out There?
Lil Wayne - How to Love
Rise Against - Ballad of Hollis Brown

Video of the Year
Drake f/ Rihanna - Take Care
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Rihanna - We Found Love

Best Art Direction
Drake f/ Rihanna - Take Care
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Of Monsters & Men - Little Talks
Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats

Best Choreography
Avicii - Le7els
Beyoncé - Countdown
Chris Brown - Turn Up the Music
Jennifer Lopez f/ Pitbull - Dance Again
Rihanna - Where Have You Been

Best Cinematography
Adele - Someone Like You
Coldplay f/ Rihanna - Princess of China
Drake f/ Rihanna - Take Care
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
M.I.A. - Bad Girls

Best Direction
Coldplay f/ Rihanna - Princess of China
Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf
Frank Ocean - Swim Good
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
The Throne - Otis

Best Editing
A$AP Rocky - Goldie
Beyoncé - Countdown
Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know
Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz - Mercy
The Throne - Paris

Best Visual Effects
David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj - Turn Me On
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Linkin Park - Burn It Down
Rihanna - Where Have You Been
Skrillex - First of the Year (Equinox)

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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12 comments to “Katy Perry, Rihanna & Drake Get Mad VMA Love! Check Out The 2012 Nominees Here!”



  1. 1

    Really?? This is going to be the most boring VMA's ever!



  2. 2

    Great! Another year of mindless, lip-syncing, douche-bags!!!



  3. 3

    This year's VMA nominations are shitty. Gotye should have gotten more nominations. Can someone please tell me how Selena Gomez was nominated for Best Female Video? Explain that to me because she can't sing for her fucking life. Most of the videos on this list are shit. This is gonna be a boring ass award show this year.



  4. 4

    THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!! Madonna didn't get a single nomination?! After an excellent album like MDNA?! Ok, I got it: MTV is not so slowly surrendering to the teens-oriented market…

  5. Anabella says – reply to this


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    Re: musicjunkie1993 – Why you are so bad with Selena or another Disney Girls? How old are you, 11 years old? She is so sweet and nicest person ever. She is not doing anything wrong?. she can sing, Maybe is not Adele, or Susan Boyle. Your hating on Selena because she's living her dream. Thats pathetic like you. Stop Selena Hate. GROW UP.



  6. 6

    Re: Anabella – No. I'm 18. I don't care if she's the nicest person in America. I just don't see why she needs to be nominated. I don't classify her as a singer. I could care less about how she's living her dream. I'm perfectly happy with my life right now. I'm just giving a valid opinion about the nominations. Yeah, you calling me pathetic shows me that you're mature. Maybe you should be the one to grow up, not me.

  7. Anabella says – reply to this


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    Re: musicjunkie1993 – You don't see why she needs to be nominated?! Really? And you are giving a "valid opinion" about the nominations?! REALLY?
    This is the best answer I've heard all my life. Yeah, you are an expert, you know, you need work on MTV. Learn a little, little bit more about her, please, before to speak bad about her.



  8. 8

    Re: Anabella – I really don't care about her though. I'm just surprised at the fact that she was nominated. She needs to stick to acting and that's it. End of discussion.

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