MTV Video Music Awards Are Going with ‘One Direction’

July 31, 2012 10:23 am
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It’s that time of the year! Time to sit back and watch the drama that is the “MTV Video Music Awards” unfold. The show has given us the most epic moments in pop culture history such as the Taylor Swift/Kanye West interruption, the Britney and Madonna kiss, and just last year, the Beyoncé baby bump reveal.

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With the dreamy boys of One Direction set to perform, who knows what kind of surprises will happen? Will a crazy fan ambush the stage? Will Bieber join them in song? Will they take their shirts off? Ok, maybe we’re getting a little too hopeful about that last one, but we can be sure the UK heartthrobs will not disappoint.

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Liam Payne kept it tight lipped, telling MTV News, “We want to make a moment ourselves, but who knows?” While Harry Styles said, “This one’s for our fans.” The nominations are below; check to see if your favorite artist made the list and be sure to check out the awards on MTV September 6!

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Drake f/ Rihanna: “Take Care
Gotye: “Somebody That I Used To Know
Katy Perry: “Wide Awake
M.I.A.: “Bad Girls
Rihanna: “We Found Love

BEST POP VIDEO

fun. f/ Janelle Monae: “We Are Young
Justin Bieber: “Boyfriend
Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa: “Payphone
One Direction: “What Makes You Beautiful
Rihanna: “We Found Love

BEST ROCK VIDEO

The Black Keys: “Lonely Boy
Coldplay: “Paradise
Imagine Dragons: “It’s Time
Jack White: “Sixteen Saltines
Linkin Park: “Burn It Down

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO

Childish Gambino: “Heartbeat
Drake f/ Lil Wayne: “HYFR
Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz: “Mercy
Nicki Minaj f/ 2 Chainz: “Beez In Tha Trap
What The Throne: “Paris

BEST NEW ARTIST

Carly Rae Jepsen: “Call Me Maybe
Frank Ocean: “Swim Good
fun. f/ Janelle Monae: “We Are Young
One Direction: “What Makes You Beautiful
The Wanted: “Glad You Came

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Beyoncé: “Love On Top
Katy Perry: “Part Of Me
Nicki Minaj: “Starships
Rihanna: “We Found Love
Selena Gomez & The Scene: “Love You Like A Love Song

BEST MALE VIDEO

Chris Brown: “Turn Up The Music
Drake f/ Rihanna: “Take Care
Frank Ocean: “Swim Good
Justin Bieber: “Boyfriend
Usher: “Climax

BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC VIDEO

Avicii: “Le7els
Calvin Harris: “Feels So Close
Duck Sauce: “Big Bad Wolf
Martin Solveig: “The Night Out
Skrillex: “First of the Year (Equinox)

BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE

Demi Lovato: “Skyscraper
Gym Class Heroes f/ Ryan Tedder: “The Fighter
Kelly Clarkson: “Dark Side
K’Naan f/ Nelly Furtado: “Is Anybody Out There?
Lil Wayne: “How To Love
Rise Against: “Ballad of Hollis Brown

To see the complete list, including nominations in the professional category, you can head over to the official VMA page.


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