MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore lead with 6 nods

Singer Justin Timberlake makes an appearance to promote his William Rast clothing line with Trace Ayala at the Hudson's Bay store in Toronto on July 16, 2013. AP Photo/The Canadian Press

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year's crop of MTV Video Music Awards nominations.

The "Suit & Tie" singer and the "Thrift Shop" duo are tied with six nominations each, the network announced Wednesday. Bruno Mars follows with four nods, and Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Pink earned three nominations each.

Timberlake's "Mirrors" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" are both up for the coveted video of the year award, competing against Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," "Blurred Lines" by Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble."

Timberlake's nominations also include best male video and best pop video for "Mirrors" and best collaboration for "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z.

Beginning Wednesday, fans can vote in general VMA categories, including video of the year, artist to watch and more, by visiting vma.mtv.com.

The MTV Video Music Awards will be handed out at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.

See below for the full list of nominees:

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. Mikky 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:
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"
Beyonce - "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"
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:
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"

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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