VMA nominations announced

7 Aug

MTV has announced this year’s Video Music Award nominations.

The VMAs air Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Vote for New Artist at MTV’s site.

Video of the Year
Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around…Comes Around”
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, “Umbrella”
Justice, “D.A.N.C.E.”
Kanye West, “Stronger”
Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”

Best New Artist
Lily Allen
Carrie Underwood
Amy Winehouse
Gym Class Heroes
Peter Bjorn & John

Best Group
The White Stripes
Fall Out Boy
Maroon 5
Linkin Park
Gym Class Heroes

Male Artist of the Year
Kanye West
T.I.
Justin Timberlake
Robin Thicke
Akon

Female Artist of the Year
Fergie
Nelly Furtado
Beyonce
Rihanna
Amy Winehouse

Most Earth-Shattering Collaboration
Akon f/ Eminem, “Smack That”
Gwen Stefani f/ Akon, “The Sweet Escape”
Beyonce & Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”
Justin Timberlake f/ Timbaland, “SexyBack”
U2 & Green Day, “The Saints Are Coming”

Quadruple Threat of the Year
Beyonce
Jay-Z
Justin Timberlake
Bono
Kanye West

Best Director
Beyonce & Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”
Christina Aguilera, “Candyman”
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, “Umbrella”
Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around…Comes Around”
Kanye West, “Stronger”
Linkin Park, “What I’ve Done”

Best Editing
Gnarls Barkley, “Smiley Faces”
Linkin Park, “What I’ve Done”
Beyonce & Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”
Kanye West, “Stronger”
Justin Timberlake, “What Goes Around…Comes Around”

Best Choreography
Ciara, “Like a Boy”
Chris Brown, “Wall to Wall”
Justin Timberlake, “My Love”
Eve, “Tambourine”
Beyonce & Shakira, “Beautiful Liar”

Monster Single of the Year
Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, “Umbrella”
Fall Out Boy, “Thnks fr th Mmrs”
Avril Lavigne, “Girlfriend”
Daughtry, “Home”
Mims, “This is Why I’m Hot”
Lil Mama, “Lip Gloss”
Plain White T’s, “Hey There Delilah”
T-Pain f/ Yung Joc, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
Shop Boyz, “Party Like a Rock Star”
Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson, D.O.E. & Sebastian, “The Way I Are”

So, really, only Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and maybe Rihanna should actually show up. Geez.

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