2013 VMA Nominees Announced Using Vine & InstagramThe nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards are out!  In keeping with the times MTV announced the nominees in a unique way: they released videos over Vine & Instagram!  Check it out!

 

Wondering why they released the videos over both Vine and Instagram? Well thank the Twitter vs Facebook war for that.  Since neither will show the others content on their own network MTV worked double time to ensure all their fans could see their videos on their social networks of choice.  So whether you are team Vine or Team Instagram you will have access to all the MTV VMA video goodness.

Here's the list of this year's 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 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"

Voting for the VMA's is already live! If you want to get your vote in head on over to MTV's site and vote now!  Help your favorite artist to win!  Or if you want to vote for the Artist to Watch category you can simply text VOTE to 22444 (standard message rates apply) or visit MTV's Facebook page.

The VMAs will air on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm on MTV.

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