Justin Timberlake
7.17.2013

Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead MTV VMA Nominations

Break out the suit and tie. Justin Timberlake, along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, leads the nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with six apiece, it was announced today.

Bruno Mars follows with four nominations, while Robin Thicke, Pink, Miley Cyrus, and Thirty Seconds to Mars score three each. Additionally, Drake, Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, and fun. are up for two awards at next month’s show.

Timberlake’s “Mirrors” and Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” will compete in the coveted Video of the Year category alongside Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” and Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Macklemore was taken aback by the announcement. “DAMN!!!! We got 6 MTV video music award nominations!?!?!?!!!!” tweeted the Seattle rapper.

The Best Hip-Hop Video category includes Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank),” A$AP Rocky’s “F**kin Problems,” and J. Cole’s “Power Trip.”

The 30th annual show will air live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time on August 25.

See a full list of VMA nominees below.

2013 MTV Video Music Awards 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 (Drank)”
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. Mickey 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”
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”
30 Seconds to Mars – “Up in the Air”
Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
30 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
30 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
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”