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.

Gola and Moosa jet off to Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Riaad 4Big up to Loyiso Gola and Riaad Moosa. The two funny men will be jetting off to Montreal, Canada along with a crew from Comedy Central to participate in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival soon. The festival takes places from the 20th to the 24th of this month.

This will be Riaad the “Comedy Doctor’s” first time at the festival, while Gola takes to the stage for a second time. On heading back to the Just For Laughs Festival, Gola said, “I’m really excited to be attending the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival for the second time. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience last year and with the acts on the line-up, I can see it being another great festival this year.  With many thanks to Comedy Central Africa – I’m really looking forward to attending with Riaad Moosa and given that Trevor Noah is also taking part, it will certainly make things more exciting!”

Here’s what Riaad had to say,  “Thanks to Comedy Central for sponsoring me during Ramadaan while we’re fasting.  I think that’s why they chose a Muslim comedian…they’re going to save the budget on food.  I’m so excited about the festival: I hope they understand my Cape Town accent…but if they don’t, I’ll use a Cape Town swear word on them!”

Now if you’re stuck in this part of the world and you’re wondering how on earth we’re going to get to see these two in action, well sit tight. Comedy Central will film highlights of their trip for comedy special “Comedy Central Presents Loyiso Gola & Riaad Moosa Live at Just For Laughs in Montreal”. It will air in December on Comedy Central.

For more information check out these platforms:

www.comedycentralafrica.com,

www.facebook.com/comedycentralafrica

www.twitter.com/comedycentralAF

http://instagram.com/comedycentralAF

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