The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees

The MTV Video Music Awards are possibly one of the most fun award ceremonies in the award season calendar. They always have fun hosts, great performances and all the big wigs turn up to be apart of the evening. So without further ado, I present to you the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees:
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees are:
 
Video Of The Year
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars  – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”
Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. 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 Feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea – “Work”
 
Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z -“Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. 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”
Beyoncé – “I Was Here”
Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
Fall Out Boy    Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons  Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds To Mars      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 feat. 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 feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
 
Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”
Lana Del Rey – “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
A-Trak & Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt”
Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY-Z – “Suit & Tie”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
fun. – “Carry On”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Best Editing
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
 
Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Door – “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
The awards are set to take place at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, USA on Sunday 25 August.

Grammys redcarpet

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The most bizarre entrance and what many are calling the most creative entrance to the Grammy Awards has to be from Lady Gaga. Gaga is “incubating” in the egg she arrived in at the Grammys. Yes an egg. She’s been in there for a while, her heartbeat is apparently 126beats per minute and she will be ‘born’ or will hatch when it’s time for her performance. Celebrating the success of her new single, Born This Way much?

Other people I’ve seen on the red carpet include Nicki Minaj wearing Givenchy and looking like a character out of the Flintsones, Ciara, La Roux, Jennifer Hudson, Melanie Fiona and Bruno Mars. LL Cool J, “We’re just greatful. We’re just trying to have fun,” on the success of his hit series NCIS.

Jennifer Hudson on being at the awards, “I am good, I’m excited and it just feels good to be here”. She’s wearing Versace – absolutely gorgeous. On paying homage to the great Aretha Franklin she said, “It’s so exciting to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin. I’m a huge fan”.

Disney star and Justin Bieber’s ver good friend (cough) Selena Gomez on her dress, “It’s gold and I feel like an award”. She’s presenting an award tonight. Rapper Drake is here with his mom tonight. She is very open minded and respects his craft. That’s really sweet, even if his lyrics are a bit dirty at times.

John Mayer looks like he has some Johnny Depp influence tonight Anyone else notice that? John Legend looked swave as per usual and Swizz Beatz was channeling his inner leopard, like Nicki Minaj. What’s up with the leopard print btw? Ricky Martin is there too. He’s presenting an award tonight and was telling mr Seacrest that’ll he’ll be embarking on a world tour soon. Does he have new music out on the scene?

Kim Kardashian has arrived looking gorgeous. She said, “I’m like a bronze trophy now. The look works for you Kimmy. Good work KaufmanFranco.

Willow Smith is very excited about ‘whipping her hair back and forth’ and the couples, Marc Anthony, JLo and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are exchanging kisses and hugs. Aah bless. Happy Hollywood! Adam Lambert has begun work on his second album. His first album, For Your Entertainment is really strong, so I’m keen to see what he has in store for us with his sophomore album due out later this year.

Katy Perry, hubby Russell and grandma have all just arrived. Katy’s wearing wings? That’s a bit odd I feel. All three of them are all wearing Armani. They look good barring the wings… Rihanna’s designer of choice is Jean Paul Gautier. She has already won an award tonight for her track (Only Girl) In The World. Her voice sounds a little gruff, after suffering a bout of laryngitis this week. Hopefully her performance with Drake and Eminem will go off without a hitch.