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Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead MTV VMAs nominations

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have both been hit with six nominations each at MTV's annual Video Music Awards.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have both been hit with six nominations each at MTV's annual Video Music Awards.

Timberlake and Macklemore will go head to head in three categories: Video of the Year, Best Direction and Best Editing. Timberlake is also in the running for Best Male Video and Best Pop Video for "Mirrors."

Bruno Mars received four nods for his chart-topping hit "Locked Out of Heaven," while Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds to Mars each earned three.

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This year's MTV Video Music Awards, slated for Aug. 25, will take place in Brooklyn for the first time ever. To honor this particular first, MTV had Brooklyn artist KAWS give the Moonman trophy a one-time-only redesign, according to the music network's website. This marks the first time in 30 years that the award has received a facelift.

Nine categories will be chosen by the fans; voting is open now at the awards show website. Moonmen will be given out in six other non-voting categories.

The complete list of nominees follows.

Video of the Year
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Drake, "Started From the Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"
A$AP Rocky featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, "F--kin' Problems"
J. Cole featuring Miguel, "Power Trip"

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"
Ed Sheeran, "Lego House"

Best Female Video
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko, "Stay"
Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
Pink featuring 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"

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Twenty One Pilots, "Holding On to You"
Zedd featuring Foxes, "Clarity"
Austin Mahone, "What About Love"
The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"
Iggy Azalea, "Work"

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"
Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment"
Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Pink featuring 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"
Beyonce, "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 featuring 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 featuring Pitbull, "Live It Up"
will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber, "#thatPower"
Bruno Mars, "Treasure"

Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds to Mars, "Up in the Air"
Lana Del Rey, "National Anthem"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
A-Trak & Tommy Trash, "Tuna Melt"

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"
Fun., "Carry On"
Drake, "Started From the Bottom"

Best Editing
Pink featuring Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me a Reason"
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring 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 featuring the Doors, "Breakin' a Sweat"
The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"

 

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