2011 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Announced

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July 20th, 2011

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LADIES LEAD THE CHARGE FOR THE “2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”

POP PRINCESS KATY PERRY ON TOP WITH NINE NODS AND

SOUL SINGER ADELE’S “ROLLING IN THE DEEP” HITS WITH SEVEN

 

KANYE WEST MATCHES ADELE WITH AN IMPRESSIVE SEVEN NOMINATIONS

 

NOTABLE VMA NOMINEES INCLUDE LADY GAGA, BEYONCÉ, EMINEM, BRUNO MARS, BRITNEY SPEARS, BEASTIE BOYS, NICKI MINAJ, LIL WAYNE, PITBULL AND ODD FUTURE’S TYLER, THE CREATOR

 

THE 28th ANNUAL “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” WILL AIR LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES’ NOKIA THEATRE L.A.

LIVE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 9PM (ET/PT)

 

 

New York, NY (July 20, 2011) – The annual battle for music video supremacy is on for this year’s hottest pop, rock and hip-hop artists at the upcoming "2011 MTV Video Music Awards" on Sunday, August 28 at 9PM (ET/PT).  MTV today announced the nominees for this year’s fourteen VMA categories.  Katy Perry leads the way with an incredible nine VMA nominations which include “Video of the Year” and “Best Female Video,” for her explosive hit, “Firework,”Best Pop Video” for Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), and “Best Special Effects” for her futuristic chart-topping hit and this year’s current top selling digital song in the U.S., “E.T.” featuring Kanye West.

 

Following her astounding year and success of “21” as the year’s biggest selling album to date, Adele has garnered an impressive seven nominations for her soulful smash hit, “Rolling In the Deep.” Kanye West is the alpha male VMA nominee racking up seven nominations for his collaboration with Perry, as well as for his powerful and artistic videos “All of The Lights” and “Power.”

 

The 2011 VMA nominee landscape is filled with MTV veterans and newcomers alike. Silky, smooth singer / songwriter Bruno Mars is up for four coveted Moonman awards.  Beyoncé, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Thirty Seconds To Mars, have three VMA nominations apiece.  Beastie Boys, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Lil Wayne, as well as first time VMA nominees, Tyler, The Creator, Foster the People and Manchester Orchestra all have two nods each for Moonmen this year.

 

Beginning Wednesday, July 20 at 11pm ET, Viewers can vote for general VMA categories, including “Best New Artist,” by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on their mobile phone.  In addition, Best New Artist text voting is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 66333. Voting continues through the show, live on August 28th.  Verizon subscribers can vote on all categories via SMS by texting VMA to 66333 (standard message rates apply.)

Here are the nominees for the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards”:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

 

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producer: Hannah Chandler

Tyler, The CreatorTitle: Yonkers

Album: Goblin

Director: Wolf Haley

Label: XL Recordings

Production Company: Happy Place

Producer: Tara Razavi

Katy PerryTitle: Firework

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Dave Meyers

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Radical Media

Producers: Robert Bray, Danny Lockwood

Bruno MarsTitle: Grenade

Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans

Director: Nabil Elderkin

Label: Elektra

Production Company: Little Minx/RSA

Producer: Anne Johnson   

Beastie BoysTitle: Make Some Noise

Album: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Director: Adam Yauch

Label: Capitol Records

Production Company: Directors Bureau

Producer: Samantha Storr

 

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

 

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producers: Hannah Chandler

Katy PerryTitle: Firework

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Dave Meyers

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Radical Media

Producers: Robert Bray, Danny Lockwood

BeyonceTitle: Run The World (Girls)

Album: 4

Director: Francis Lawrence

Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia

Production Company: DNA

Producer: Justin Diener

 

Nicki MinajTitle: Super Bass

Album: Pink Friday

Director: Sanaa Hamri

Label: Young Money/Cash Money Records

Production Company: Michelle My Belle

Producers: Kimberly S. Stuckwisch, Michelle Larkin & Keith "KB" Brown

Lady GagaTitle: Born This Way

Album: Born This Way

Director: Nick Knight, Haus of Gaga

Label: Streamline/Interscope/Konlive

Production Company: Factory Films, Ltd.

Producers: Nicole Ehrlich, Steven Johnson

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

 

Cee Lo GreenTitle: F*** You

Album: The Lady Killer

Director: Matt Stawski

Label: Elektra

Production Company: Refused TV

Producer: Paul Bock

Eminem feat. RihannaTitle: Love The Way You Lie

Album: Recovery

Director: Joseph Kahn

Label: Aftermath Records

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Bruno MarsTitle: Grenade

Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans

Director: Nabil Elderkin

Label: Elektra

Production Company: Little Minx/RSA

Producer: Anne Johnson   

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid CudiTitle: All Of The Lights

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Director: Hype Williams

Label: Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Producer: Hype Williams

Justin Bieber Title: U Smile

Album: My World 2.0

Director: Colin Tilley

Label: RBMG/Island Records

Production Company: Riveting Entertainment

Producer: Andrew Listermann

 

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

 

Lil Wayne feat. Cory GunzTitle: 6’7’

Album: Tha Carter IV

Director: Hype Williams

Label: Cash Money Records

Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Producer: Hype Williams   

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid CudiTitle: All Of The Lights

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Director: Hype Williams

Label: Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Producer: Hype Williams

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta RhymesTitle: Look At Me Now

Album: F.A.M.E.

Director: Colin Tilley

Label: Jive/JLG

Production Company: Riveting Entertainment, LLC

Producer: Andrew Listermann

Nicki MinajTitle: Super Bass

Album: Pink Friday

Director: Sanaa Hamri

Label: Young Money/Cash Money Records

Production Company: Michelle My Belle

Producers: Kimberly S. Stuckwisch, Michelle Larkin & Keith "KB" Brown

Lupe FiascoTitle: The Show Goes On

Album: Lasers

Director: Hiro Murai

Label: 1st and 15th/Atlantic Records

Production Company: Partizan

Producer: Anne Johnson

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

 

Foster The PeopleTitle: Pumped Up Kicks

Album: Foster The People

Director: Josef Geiger

Label: Columbia

Producer: Josef Geiger

 

Wiz KhalifaTitle: Black and Yellow

Album: Rolling Papers

Director: Bill Paladino

Label: Rostrum/Atlantic Records

Production Company: Bill Paladino,Kevin Kauffman

Producers: Kevin Kauffman, Adam Topper

Tyler, The CreatorTitle: Yonkers

Album: Goblin

Director: Wolf Haley

Label: XL Recordings

Production Company: Happy Place

Producer: Tara Razavi

Big Sean feat. Chris BrownTitle: My Last

Album: Finally Famous

Director: Taj

Label: GOOD Music/Def Jam

Production Company: Happy Place

Producer: Tara Razavi

KreayshawnTitle: Gucci Gucci

Album: N/A

Director:  Joseph Zentil

Label: Columbia

Production Company: Strange Customs

Producer: Armand Zentil

 

BEST POP VIDEO

 

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producers: Hannah Chandler

Bruno MarsTitle: Grenade

Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans

Director: Nabil Elderkin

Label: Elektra

Production Company: Little Minx/RSA

Producer: Anne Johnson   

Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & AfrojackTitle: Give Me Everything

Album: Planet Pit

Director: David Rousseau

Label: J/Pologrounds

Production Company: Creative Seen

Producer: Alexandra Sdoucos

Katy PerryTitle: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Marc Klasfeld & Danny Lockwood

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Rockhard Films

Producer: John Winter

Britney SpearsTitle: Till The World Ends

Album: Femme Fatale

Director: Ray Kay

Label: Jive/Jive Label Group

Production Company: Rockhard Films

Producer: Clark Jackson

 

BEST ROCK VIDEO

 

The Black KeysTitle: Howlin For You

Album: Brothers

Director: Chris Marrs Piliero

Label: Nonesuch

Production Company: Kleiner @ Hello! (Santa Monica)

Producers: Sheira Rees-Davies

Foo FightersTitle: Walk

Album: Wasting Light

Director: Sam Jones

Label: RCA

Production Company: Black Dog Films

Producer: Jill Hardin

 

Foster The PeopleTitle: Pumped Up Kicks

Album: Foster The People

Director: Josef Geiger

Label: Columbia

Producer: Josef Geiger

 

Mumford & SonsTitle: The Cave

Album: Sigh No More

Director: Fred and Nick

Label: Glassnote Records

Production Company: Pulse Films

Producers: Samira Kanwar/Rebecca Sykes

Cage The ElephantTitle: Shake Me Down

Album: Thank You Happy Birthday

Director: Isaac Rentz

Label: DSP/Jive Label Group

Production Company: More Media

Producer: Blake Morrison

 

BEST COLLABORATION

 

Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & AfrojackTitle: Give Me Everything

Album: Planet Pit

Director: David Rousseau

Label: J/Pologrounds

Production Company: Creative Seen

Producer: Alexandra Sdoucos

 

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta RhymesTitle: Look At Me Now

Album: F.A.M.E.

Director: Colin Tilley

Label: Jive/JLG

Production Company: Riveting Entertainment, LLC

Producer: Andrew Listermann

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid CudiTitle: All Of The Lights

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Director: Hype Williams

Label: Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Producer: Hype Williams

Katy Perry feat. Kanye WestTitle: E.T.

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Symphony 19

Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Nicki Minaj feat. DrakeTitle: Moment 4 Life

Album: Pink Friday

Director: Chris Robinson

Label: Young Money/Cash Money Records

Production Company: robot Films

Producers: K. Brown/M. Gutman

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

 

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producers: Hannah Chandler

Art Director: Nathan Parker

Katy Perry feat. Kanye WestTitle: E.T.

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Symphony 19

Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Art Director: Jason Fijal

Lady GagaTitle: Judas

Album: Born This Way

Director: Lady Gaga, Laurieann Gibson

Label: Streamline/Interscope/Konlive

Production Company: Factory Films, Ltd.

Producers: Nicole Ehrlich, Steven Johnson

Art Director: Amy Danger

Kanye WestTitle: Power

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Director: Marco Brambilla

Label: Hip Hop Since 1978/Def Jam

Production Company: Stink

Producer: Anna Smith

Art Director: Babak Radboy

Death Cab For CutieTitle: You Are A Tourist

Album: Codes and Keys

Director: Tim Nakashi

Label: Atlantic Records

Production Company: Jonathan Lia Productions

Producer: Jonathan Lia

Art Directors: Nick Gould, Tim Nackashi, Anthony Maitz

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

 

BeyonceTitle: Run The World (Girls)

Album: 4

Director: Francis Lawrence

Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia

Production Company: DNA

Producer: Justin Diener

Choreographer: Frank Gatson

Britney SpearsTitle: Till The World Ends

Album: Femme Fatale

Director: Ray Kay

Label: Jive/Jive Label Group

Production Company: Rockhard Films

Producer: Clark Jackson

Choreographer: Brian Freedman

Lady GagaTitle: Judas

Album: Born This Way

Director: Lady Gaga, Laurieann Gibson

Label: Streamline/Interscope/Konlive

Production Company: Factory Films, Ltd.

Producers: Nicole Ehrlich, Steven Johnson

Choreographer: Laurieann Gibson

Bruno MarsTitle: The Lazy Song

Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans

Director: Nez

Label: Elektra

Production Company: Furlined LLC

Producer: Anne Johnson

Choreographers: Bruno Mars & Poreotics

LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRockTitle: Party Rock Anthem

Album: Sorry for Party Rocking

Director: Mickey Finnegan

Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

Production Company: Rock Hard Films, LTD

Producers: Alexa Dedlow, Joyce Washington, Nicole Ehrlich

Choreographer: Hokuto Konishi of the Quest Crew

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producers: Hannah Chandler

Cinematographer:  Tom Townend

BeyonceTitle: Run The World (Girls)

Album: 4

Director: Francis Lawrence

Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia

Production Company: DNA

Producer: Justin Diener

Cinematographer: Jeffrey Kimball

Eminem feat. RihannaTitle: Love The Way You Lie

Album: Recovery

Director: Joseph Kahn

Label: Aftermath Records

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Cinematographer: Christopher Probst

Katy PerryTitle: Teenage Dream

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Yoann Lemoine

Label: Capitol Records

Production Company: H.S.I.

Producer: Dawn Rose

Cinematographer: Paul Laufer

Thirty Seconds To MarsTitle: Hurricane

Album: This Is War

Director: Bartholomew Cubbins

Label: Virgin

Production Company: Sisyphus

Producer: Anke Thommen

Cinematographers: Benoit Debie, Jared Leto, Rob Witt, Daniel Carberry

 

BEST DIRECTION

 

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producers: Hannah Chandler

Beastie BoysTitle: Make Some Noise

Album: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Director: Adam Yauch

Label: Capitol Records

Production Company: Directors Bureau

Producer: Samantha Storr

Katy Perry feat. Kanye WestTitle: E.T.

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Symphony 19

Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Thirty Seconds To MarsTitle: Hurricane

Album: This Is War

Director: Bartholomew Cubbins

Label: Virgin

Production Company: Sisyphus

Producer: Anke Thommen

 

Eminem feat. RihannaTitle: Love The Way You Lie

Album: Recovery

Director: Joseph Kahn

Label: Aftermath Records

Production Company: H.S.I. Productions

Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

 

BEST EDITING

 

Katy Perry feat. Kanye WestTitle: E.T.

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Symphony 19

Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Editor: Jarrett Fijal

Thirty Seconds To MarsTitle: Hurricane

Album: This Is War

Director: Bartholomew Cubbins

Label: Virgin

Production Company: Sisyphus

Producer: Anke Thommen

Editors: Jared Leto, Frank Snider, Michael Bryson, Stefanie Visser, Daniel Carberry

AdeleTitle: Rolling In The Deep

Album: 21

Director: Sam Brown

Label: XL/Columbia

Production Company: Flynn

Producers: Hannah Chandler

Editor: Art Jones at Work

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid CudiTitle: All Of The Lights

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Director: Hype Williams

Label: Hip Hop Since 1978/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

Production Company: Naaila Entertainment

Producer: Hype Williams

Editor: Hadaya Turner

Manchester Orchestra Title: Simple Math

Album: Simple Math

Director: Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan

Label: Columbia Records

Production Company: Prettybird

Producer: Gaetano Crupi

Editor: DANIELS

 

 

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

 

Manchester Orchestra Title: Simple Math

Album: Simple Math

Director: Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan

Label: Columbia Records

Production Company: Prettybird

Producer: Gaetano Crupi

Special Effects: DANIEL

Katy Perry feat. Kanye WestTitle: E.T.

Album: Teenage Dream

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Label: Capitol

Production Company: Symphony 19

Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Special Effects: Jeff Dotson for Dot & Effects

Kanye WestTitle: Power

Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Director: Marco Brambilla

Label: Hip Hop Since 1978/Def Jam

Production Company: Stink

Producer: Anna Smith

Special Effects: Nice Shoes, ArtJail

Linkin ParkTitle: Waiting For The End

Album: A Thousand Suns

Director: Joe Hahn

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Production Company: cYclops Productions

Producer: Bill Boyd

Special Effects: Ghost Town Media

ChromeoTitle: Don’t Turn The Lights On

Album: Business Casual

Director: Keith Schofield

Label: Big Beat/Atlantic/Vice

Production Company: Caviar

Producer: Nick Diaz

Special Effects: The Mill

 

MTV Video Music Awards

The 2011 “MTV Video Music Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world as well as through syndication.  In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s nearly 200 digital media properties around the world.

 

The 2010 VMAs averaged a 10.0 P12-34 rating and 11.4 million total viewers, marking the network’s best deliveries for any MTV telecast since the 2002 VMAs (8/29/02) as well as making it the third most watched telecast in MTV’s history.

 

To watch video of last year’s biggest moments, get the full list of last year’s show winners and can check out fashion, celebrity and music commentary from the shows’ red carpets, please go to vma.mtv.com.

 

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the “2011 MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Jen Jones is co-Executive Producer. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music and Talent. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

 

Official sponsors of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards are 5® Gum, COVERGIRL, Dove® go fresh Deodorant, Kia Motors America, PacSun, Sharpie®, State Farm®, Taco Bell® and Verizon.

 

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