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2012 MTV Video Music Awards


The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will awarded on September 6, 2012 at the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles. The awards will honor the best music videos from the previous year. Comedian Kevin Hart will host the ceremony.

Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on July 31, 2012.

Video of the Year

  • Rihanna - 'We Found Love'
  • Drake f/ Rihanna - 'Take Care'
  • Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used to Know'
  • Katy Perry - 'Wide Awake'
  • M.I.A. - 'Bad Girls'

Best Pop Video

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

Best Rock Video

  • Coldplay - 'Paradise'
  • The Black Keys - 'Lonely Boy'
  • Imagine Dragons - 'It's Time'
  • Jack White - 'Sixteen Saltines'
  • Linkin Park - 'Burn It Down'

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Drake f/ Lil Wayne - 'HYFR'
  • Childish Gambino - 'Heartbeat'
  • Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz - 'Mercy'
  • Nicki Minaj f/ 2 Chainz - 'Beez in the Trap'
  • The Throne - 'Paris'

Best New Artist

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

Best Female Video

  • Nicki Minaj - 'Starships'
  • Beyonce - 'Love on Top'
  • Katy Perry - 'Part of Me'
  • 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

  • Calvin Harris - 'Feels So Close'
  • Avicii - 'Le7els'
  • 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'

Best Art Direction

  • Katy Perry - 'Wide Awake'
  • Drake f/ Rihanna - 'Take Care'
  • Lana Del Rey - 'Born to Die'
  • Of Monsters & Men - 'Little Talks'
  • Regina Spektor - 'All the Rowboats'

Best Choreography

  • Chris Brown - 'Turn Up the Music'
  • Avicii - 'Le7els'
  • Beyonce - 'Countdown'
  • Jennifer Lopez f/ Pitbull - 'Dance Again'
  • Rihanna - 'Where Have You Been'

Best Cinematography

  • M.I.A. - 'Bad Girls'
  • Adele - 'Someone Like You'
  • Coldplay f/ Rihanna - 'Princess of China'
  • Drake f/ Rihanna - 'Take Care'
  • Lana Del Rey - 'Born to Die'

Best Direction

  • M.I.A. - 'Bad Girls'
  • Coldplay f/ Rihanna - 'Princess of China'
  • Duck Sauce - 'Big Bad Wolf'
  • Frank Ocean - 'Swim Good'
  • The Throne - 'Otis'

Best Editing

  • Beyonce - 'Countdown'
  • A$AP Rocky - 'Goldie'
  • Gotye - 'Somebody That I Used to Know'
  • Kanye West f/ Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz - 'Mercy'
  • The Throne - 'Paris'

Best Visual Effects

  • Skrillex - 'First of the Year (Equinox)'
  • David Guetta f/ Nicki Minaj - 'Turn Me On'
  • Katy Perry - 'Wide Awake'
  • Linkin Park - 'Burn It Down'
  • Rihanna - 'Where Have You Been'

Most Share-Worthy Video

  • One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful"
  • Beyonce - "Countdown"
  • Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend"
  • Gotye (featuring Kimbra) - "Somebody That I Used to Know"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"

Best Latino Artist

  • Romeo Santos
  • Juanes
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Pitbull
  • Wisin & Yandel

Presenters

2012 MTV Video Music Awards in News

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fun. to Rally for Equal Rights on REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour; College Trek Devoted to Educating and Mobilizing Students to Support LGBTQ Equality; Tour Presented in Partnership With REVERB and Ben & Jerry's; Tour Gets Underway October 31st in Portland, Maine With Show Benefiting Mainers Un
fun. has announced a major partnership with non-profit group, REVERB and Ben & Jerry's for the upcoming REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour. The tour will hit an array of colleges across the country this fall (see below itinerary).

Gym Class Heroes Announce Singular Fall Tour; Alternative/Hip-Hop Band Set to Perform at Intimate Venues Across North America; New Single, "The Fighter (Feat. Ryan Tedder)," Shaping Up as U.S. Anthem at 2012 Olympic Games; Inspiring Video Honored With 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination as "Best
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Big Beat Records Scores Big Time; Famed Electronic/Dance Music Label Receives Five MTV Video Music Awards Nominations; Skrillex, Martin Solveig, and Duck Sauce All Receive First-Ever "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" Nods
A titanic trio of Big Beat recording artists are among the top nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations. The renowned electronic/dance music label dominated the newly minted "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" category, earning three of the five total nominations.

fun. Receives Prestigious Pair of MTV Video Music Awards Nominations as "Some Nights" Makes History by Topping Alternative Airplay Charts Nationwide; Epic Live Schedule Kicks Off Tomorrow in Philadelphia, Encompassing Headline Tour and Festival Dates; Multiple TV Appearances Also Slated for August,
fun. continues to own 2012 with the announcement of two 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations. The band scored a prestigious "Best New Artist" nod, while their record-breaking #1 hit, "We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)," was named in the "Best Pop Video" category. Fans are invited to vote for fun. at www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2012/categories.jhtml

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