MTV VMA Nominations 2011

MTV has released the nominations list for this year’s VMA’s, and those three faces — Adele, Katy Perry, Kanye, are amongst the leaders across the board. Also notable: “Yonkers” up for Best New Video along with a Best New Artist nod for Tyler, The Creator. Wherever you stand on OFWGKTA and Goblin, I think we can agree that Tyler at the podium would make for far more compelling television than the statue going to Foster The People. Or at least that is something we could all agree to if we had any intention of watching the VMAs. Which, do we? I tend to, still, out of mindless perpetuation of my adolescent habits (or to put it with more cultural class, “nostalgia”) and also out of love for Videogum’s live bloggery. So yeah, let’s watch and crack wise. Here’s the complete list of noms to help make up your drinking games:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beastie Boys-,“Make Some Noise”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyoncé “Run the World (Girls)”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”
Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie (Featuring Rihanna)”
Kanye West, “All of the Lights (Featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi)”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne, “6 Foot, 7 Foot (featuring Cory Gunz)”
Chris Brown, “Look at Me Now (featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes)”
Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Kanye West, “All of the Lights (Featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi)”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
Tyler, the Creator, “Goblin”
Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”
Big Sean, “My Last (featuring Chris Brown)
Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
The Black Keys, “Howlin’ for You”
Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
Cage the Elephant, “Shake Me Down”
Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Mumford and Sons, “The Cave”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
LMFAO, “Party Rock Anthem (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock)”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”
Kanye West, “Power”
Chromeo, “Don’t Turn the Lights On”
Katy Perry, “E.T. (Featuring Kanye West)”
Linkin Park, “Waiting for the End”

BEST EDITING
Katy Perry, “E.T. (Featuring Kanye West)”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”
Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”

BEST POP VIDEO
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Pitbull, “Give Me Everything (Featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack)”
Britney Spears, “Till the End of the World”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

BEST DIRECTION
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry, “E.T. (Featuring Kanye West)”
Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie (Featuring Rihanna)
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Eminem, “Love the Way You Lie (Featuring Rihanna)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
Death Cab for Cutie, “You Are a Tourist”
Katy Perry, “E.T. (Featuring Kanye West)
Kanye West, “Power”

BEST COLLABORATION
Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”
Kanye West, Rihanna, and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Nicki Minaj and Drake, “Moment 4 Life”
Katy Perry and Kanye West, “E.T.”
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”