The MTV Video Music Award Nominations Are In. So, who’s nominated for what, who will everyone vote for, and which artists are at the top of the board? Check out our 5 Fast Facts to find out all the juicy details.
1. Justin Timberlake Has Six Nominations
Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead VMA nominations with six each http://t.co/Vd63rVz21M
— Page Six (@PageSix) July 17, 2013
Best Pop Video, Best Male Video, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Best Direction, and Best Editing. Damn, Justin. Save some room for the other artists. Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, and 30 Seconds to Mars have several nominations as well.
— MTV Buzzworthy (@MTVBuzzworthy) July 17, 2013
2. Taylor Swift Promises Not to Let Kanye Steal Her Moment Again
Two VMA nominations!! If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time ;) http://t.co/nK9rhV95RP
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 17, 2013
With two nominations this year, Swift says she’ll be sure to keep a firm grip on that mic for her acceptance speech if she wins, so she wants her fans to vote now!
Other Celebrities are racking up votes for themselves on Twitter as well.
Taking a rest during press pic.twitter.com/NaxROYk9oi
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) July 16, 2013
Whether it’s funny jokes or sexy photos, celebrities in each category are promoting themselves across Twitter to earn votes.
— MTV (@MTV) July 17, 2013
3. We Have Our Predictions
Let’s hold our breath and see which ones we get right.
Best Pop Video – Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Best Hip-Hop Video – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, Can’t Hold Us
Artist to Watch – Austin Mahone, What About Love
Best Male Video – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, Blurred Lines
Best Female Video – Miley Cyrus, We Can’t Stop
Best Video With a Social Message – Snoop Lion featuring Drake and Cori B., No Guns Allowed
Best Collaboration – Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, Suit & Tie
Best Rock Video – Imagine Dragons, Radioactive
Video of the Year – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, Thrift Shop (Personal Favorite)
Best Art Direction – Capital Cities, Safe and Sound
Best Choreography – will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber, #thatPOWER
Best Cinematography – Thirty Seconds To Mars, Up In The Air
Best Direction – Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, Suit & Tie
Best Editing – Miley Cyrus, We Can’t Stop
Best Visual Effects – Duck Sauce, It’s You
4. You Only Have to Be 13-Years-Old to Vote
If you want to vote, you can click here. The only requirements are that you’re a legal US resident who is 13 years or older. And, you cannot be an employee, sponsor, or affiliate of Viacom, who owns MTV.
5. One Direction & The Wanted Were Left Out
""One direction aren't nominated for any VMA's this year"" pic.twitter.com/tZUGyYFVCd
— ☾sylvie (@omfziall) July 17, 2013
Fans are outraged that their favorite boy bands were not nominated for a single category. Ouch!
"Austin Mahone is nominated for a VMA but The Wanted isn't" pic.twitter.com/ixB8WMxP8i
— Boo You, Whore (@QueenPrimaDonna) July 17, 2013