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Justin Timberlake + Macklemore Lead 2013 MTV Video Music Award Nominations

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The 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and to no one’s surprise (hopefully!) both Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are leading the pack with six nods each.

JT is mostly up for awards thanks to his ‘Mirrors’ video, except for his nom for ‘Suit & Tie,’ which is up for Best Collabo. Macklmore & Ryan Lewis are up for six nods, but for three separate videos. Are these guys visual artists or what?

Bruno Mars comes in behind JT and Macklemore with four nods. We can honestly say if his video for ‘Treasure’ doesn’t win for Best Choreography, then we’ve lost faith in the system.

Artists like Pink, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Thirty Seconds to Mars are all up for three awards a piece. We would be shocked if Miley or Robin didn’t take home at least one of their categories.

The competition is stiff this year! Tune in Sunday, Aug. 25 to watch the VMAs, held this year at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

2013 MTV Video Music Award Nominations:

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 and 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. Mikky Ekko, ‘Stay’
Taylor Swift, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’
Miley Cyrus, ‘We Can’t Stop’
Pink 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’
Pink 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, ‘Radioactive’
Fall Out Boy, ‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)’
Mumford & Sons, ‘I Will Wait’
Thirty Seconds to Mars, ‘Up in the Air’
Vampire Weekend, ‘Diane Young’

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities, ‘Safe and Sound’
Thirty 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
Thirty 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
Pink 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
Capital Cities, ‘Safe and Sound’
Duck Sauce, ‘It’s You’
Flying Lotus, ‘Tony Tortures’
Skrillex feat. the Doors ‘Breakn’ a Sweat’
The Weeknd ‘Wicked Games’

Next: Check out the Top 10 Videos of 2013

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