Aug 5, 2009


The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are back where it belongs, at Radio City Music Hall in NYC!

The nominees were released yesterday & here it is:

Video of the Year:

Kanye West -- "Love Lockdown"

Beyonce -- "Single Ladies"

Eminem -- "We Made You"

Britney Spears -- "Womanizer"

Lady GaGa -- "Poker Face"

Best Male Video:

Kanye West -- "Love Lockdown"

Jay-Z -- "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"

Eminem -- "We Made You"

T.I. featuring Rihanna -- "Live Your Life"

Ne-Yo -- "Miss Independent"

Best Female Video:

Taylor Swift -- "You Belong With Me"

Beyonce -- "Single Ladies"

Kelly Clarkson -- "My Life Would Suck Without You"

Pink -- "So What"

Lady GaGa -- "Poker Face"

Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"

Best New Artist:

3OH!3 -- "Don't Trust Me"

Drake -- "Best I Ever Had"

Kid Cudi -- "Day 'n' Nite"

Lady Gaga -- "Poker Face"

Asher Roth -- "I Love College"

Best Pop Video:

Beyoncé -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"

Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl) -- "Good Girls Go Bad"

Lady Gaga -- "Poker Face"

Britney Spears -- "Womanizer"

Wisin & Yandel -- "Abusadora"

Best Rock Video:

Coldplay -- "Viva la Vida"

Fall Out Boy -- "I Don't Care"

Green Day -- "21 Guns"

Kings of Leon -- "Use Somebody"

Paramore -- "Decode"

Best Hip-Hop Video:

Eminem -- "We Made You"

Flo Rida (featuring Kesha) -- "Right Round"

Jay-Z -- "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"

Asher Roth -- "I Love College"

Kanye West -- "Love Lockdown"

Breakthrough Video:

Anjulie -- "Boom"

Bat for Lashes -- "Daniel"

Chairlift -- "Evident Utensil"

Cold War Kids -- "I've Seen Enough"

Death Cab for Cutie -- "Grapevine Fires"

Gnarls Barkley -- "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"

Major Lazer -- "Hold the Line"

Matt and Kim -- "Lessons Learned"

Passion Pit -- "The Reeling"

Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- "Heads Will Roll"

Best Direction in a Video:

Beyoncé -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Director: Jake Nava)

Cobra Starship (featuring Leighton Meester) -- "Good Girls Go Bad" (Director: Kai Regan)

Green Day -- "21 Guns" (Director: Marc Webb)

Lady Gaga -- "Paparazzi" (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)

Britney Spears -- "Circus" (Director: Francis Lawrence)

Best Choreography in a Video:

Beyoncé -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Choreographers: Frank Gatson and JaQuel Knight)

Ciara (featuring Justin Timberlake) -- "Love Sex Magic" (Choreographers: Jamaica Craft and "Marty")

Kristinia DeBarge -- "Goodbye" (Choreographer: Jamaica Craft)

A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls (featuring Nicole Scherzinger) -- "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" (Choreographers: Robin Antin and Mikey Minden)

Britney Spears -- "Circus" (Choreographer: Andre Fuentes)

Best Special Effects in a Video:

Beyoncé -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Special Effects: VFX Effects and Louis Mackall V)

*Eminem -- "We Made You" (Special Effects: Ingenuity Engine)

Gnarls Barkley -- "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" (Special Effects: Gradient Effects and Image Metrics)

Lady Gaga -- "Paparazzi" (Special Effects: Chimney Pot)

Kanye West (featuring Mr Hudson) -- "Paranoid" (Special Effects: Wizardflex)

Best Art Direction in a Video:

Beyoncé -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Art Director: Niamh Byrne)

Coldplay -- "Viva la Vida" (Art Director: Gregory De Maria)

Gnarls Barkley -- "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" (Art Director: Zach Matthews)

Lady Gaga -- "Paparazzi" (Art Director: Jason Hamilton)

Britney Spears -- "Circus" (Art Directors: Laura Fox and Charles Varga)

Best Editing in a Video:

Beyoncé Knowles -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)

Coldplay -- "Viva la Vida" (Editor: Hype Williams)

Miley Cyrus -- "7 Things" (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)

Lady Gaga -- "Paparazzi" (Editors: Danny Tull and Jonas Åkerlund)

Britney Spears -- "Circus" (Editor: Jarrett Fijal)

Best Cinematography in a Video:

Beyoncé -- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (Director of Photography: Jim Fealy)

Coldplay -- "Viva la Vida" (Director of Photography: John Perez)

Green Day -- "21 Guns" (Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela)

Lady Gaga -- "Paparazzi" (Director of Photography: Eric Broms)

Britney Spears -- "Circus" (Director of Photography: Thomas Kloss)

Beyonce and Lady Gaga lead the pack with 9 nominations each, followed by Britney Spears with 7; Coldplay, Eminem, and Kanye West with 4 each.

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted by Russell Brand again & will air live Sunday, September 13 at 9:00PM.

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