2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations Are Out!

It’s back y’all. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards is happening on 6 September 2012, 8 pm PT/ET at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

I want to be there as much as you do but I’m not. So the next best thing to do is to turn on the TV and tune into MTV Asia on 7 September 2012, 7 am (ID)/8 am (SG/HK/PH)/9 am (MY) to watch the LIVE broadcast of the event.

If you have to be at work or school then, don’t worry. There is a same day primetime telecast at 8 pm (ID)/9 pm (SG/HK/PH)/10 pm (MY).

MTV Asia is broadcast on the following channels:

  • Indonesia: First Media (channel 220)
  • Singapore: Starhub (channel 533)
  • Malaysia: Astro (channel 713)
  • Hong Kong: nowTV (channel 554)
  • Philippines: Global Destiny Cable (channel 52), Sky Cable (channel 71) and Dream (channel 37)

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:820739/cp~id%3D1690828%26vid%3D820739%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A820739

So far Alicia Keys and One Direction has been confirmed to perform at the 2012 VMAs. This is One Direction’s VMA debut and Alicia Keys will debut a new song that night! That night (or morning for us in Asia) already sounds major. I can’t wait to see what other shenanigans/big story comes out of the VMAs this year. Remember Joe Calderone and all those confused faces from last year’s VMAs? Hahaha. Can’t wait!

Here is the full list of the nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “BURN IT DOWN”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

From 1 August 2012, 9 pm (SG), you can vote for the general VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Best New Artist,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on your mobile phone. Get clicking!

Finally, remember to hashtag all your tweets with #VMA.

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