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2011 MTV Video Music Award Nominations

Kanye West, Katy Perry, and Adele Lead the Pack

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Adele - "Rolling In the Deep" Video

Courtesy Columbia

The following are the final nominees for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

This year's awards ceremony will take place August 28, 2011 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Nominees

Video of the Year

  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep"
  • Beastie Boys - "Make Some Noise"
  • Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
  • Katy Perry - "Firework"
  • Tyler, the Creator - "Yonkers"

Best Male Video

  • Justin Bieber - "U Smile"
  • Eminem featuring Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie"
  • Cee Lo Green - "F**k You!"
  • Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
  • Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of the Lights"

Best Female Video

  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep"
  • Beyonce - "Run the World (Girls)"
  • Lady Gaga — "Born This Way"
  • Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"
  • Katy Perry - "Firework"

Best New Artist

  • Big Sean featuring Chris Brown - "My Last"
  • Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
  • Kreayshawn - "Gucci Gucci"
  • Tyler, the Creator - "Yonkers"
  • Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"

Best Pop Video

  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep"
  • Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
  • Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
  • Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack - "Give Me Everything"
  • Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends"

Best Rock Video

  • The Black Keys - "Howlin' For You"
  • Cage the Elephant - "Shake Me Down"
  • Foo Fighters - "Walk"
  • Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
  • Mumford and Sons - "The Cave"

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look At Me Now"
  • Lupe Fiasco - "The Show Goes On"
  • Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz - "6 Foot 7 Foot"
  • Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"
  • Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of the Lights"

Best Collaboration

  • Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes - "Look At Me Now"
  • Nicki Minaj featuring Drake - "Moment 4 Life"
  • Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T."
  • Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack - "Give Me Everything"
  • Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of the Lights"

Best Direction in a Video

  • 30 Seconds to Mars — "Hurricane" (Director: Bartholomew Cubbins)
  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep" (Director: Sam Brown)
  • Beastie Boys - "Make Some Noise" (Director: Adam Yauch)
  • Eminem featuring Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie" (Director: Joseph Kahn)
  • Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T." (Director: Floria Sigismondi)

Best Choreography in a Video

  • Beyoncé - "Run the World (Girls)" (Choreographer: Frank Gatson)
  • Lady Gaga — "Judas" (Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson)
  • LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - "Party Rock Anthem" (Choreographer: Hokuto Konishi)
  • Bruno Mars - "The Lazy Song" (Choreographers: Bruno Mars and Poreotics)
  • Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends" (Choreographer: Brian Freedman)

Best Special Effects in a Video

  • Chromeo - "Don't Turn the Lights On" (Special Effects: The Mill)
  • Linkin Park - "Waiting For the End" (Special Effects: Ghost Town Media)
  • Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math" (Special Effects: Daniels)
  • Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T." (Special Effects: Jeff Dotson for Dot & Effects)
  • Kanye West featuring Dwele - "Power" (Special Effects: Nice Shoes and ArtJail)

Best Art Direction in a Video

  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep" (Art Director: Nathan Parker)
  • Death Cab for Cutie - "You Are a Tourist" (Art Directors: Nick Gould, Tim Nackashi and Anthony Maitz)
  • Lady Gaga - "Judas" (Art Director: Amy Danger)
  • Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T." (Art Director: Jason Fijal)
  • Kanye West featuring Dwele - "Power" (Art Director: Babak Radboy)

Best Editing in a Video

  • 30 Seconds to Mars - "Hurricane" (Editors: Jared Leto, Frank Snider, Michael Bryson, Stefanie Visser and Daniel Carberry)
  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep" (Editor: Art Jones at Work)
  • Manchester Orchestra - "Simple Math" (Editor: Daniels)
  • Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - "E.T." (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)
  • Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi - "All Of the Lights" (Editor: Hadaya Turner)

Best Cinematography in a Video

  • 30 Seconds to Mars - "Hurricane" (Directors of Photography: Benoît Debie, Jared Leto, Rob Witt and Daniel Carberry)
  • Adele - "Rolling In the Deep" (Director of Photography: Tom Townend)
  • Beyonce - "Run the World (Girls)" (Director of Photography: Jeffrey Kimball)
  • Eminem featuring Rihanna - "Love the Way You Lie" (Director of Photography: Christopher Probst)
  • Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream" (Director of Photography: Paul Laufer)
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