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MTV announces 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominees

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.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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:

Adele
Title: Rolling In The Deep
Album: 21
Director: Sam Brown
Label: XL/Columbia
Production Company: Flynn
Producer: Hannah Chandler

Tyler, The Creator
Title: Yonkers
Album: Goblin
Director: Wolf Haley
Label: XL Recordings
Production Company: Happy Place
Producer: Tara Razavi

Katy Perry
Title: Firework
Album: Teenage Dream
Director: Dave Meyers
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Radical Media
Producers: Robert Bray, Danny Lockwood

Bruno Mars
Title: Grenade
Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Director: Nabil Elderkin
Label: Elektra
Production Company: Little Minx/RSA
Producer: Anne Johnson

Beastie Boys
Title: 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

Adele
Title: Rolling In The Deep
Album: 21
Director: Sam Brown
Label: XL/Columbia
Production Company: Flynn
Producers: Hannah Chandler

Katy Perry
Title: Firework
Album: Teenage Dream
Director: Dave Meyers
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Radical Media
Producers: Robert Bray, Danny Lockwood

Beyonce
Title: Run The World (Girls)
Album: 4
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener

Nicki Minaj
Title: Super Bass
Album: Pink Friday
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Label: Young Money/Cash Money Records
Production Company: 305 Films
Producers: Kimberly S. Stuckwisch, Michelle Larkin & Keith “KB” Brown

Lady Gaga
Title: 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 Green
Title: F*** You
Album: The Lady Killer
Director: Matt Stawski
Label: Elektra
Production Company: Refused TV
Producer: Paul Bock

Eminem feat. Rihanna
Title: Love The Way You Lie
Album: Recovery
Director: Joseph Kahn
Label: Aftermath Records
Production Company: H.S.I. Productions
Producer: Mary Ann Tanedo

Bruno Mars
Title: Grenade
Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Director: Nabil Elderkin
Label: Elektra
Production Company: Little Minx/RSA
Producer: Anne Johnson

Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi
Title: 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 Gunz
Title: 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 Cudi
Title: 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 Rhymes
Title: Look At Me Now
Album: F.A.M.E.
Director: Colin Tilley
Label: Jive/JLG
Production Company: Riveting Entertainment, LLC
Producer: Andrew Listermann

Nicki Minaj
Title: Super Bass
Album: Pink Friday
Director: Sanaa Hamri
Label: Young Money/Cash Money Records
Production Company: 305 Films
Producers: Kimberly S. Stuckwisch, Michelle Larkin & Keith “KB” Brown

Lupe Fiasco
Title: 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 People
Title: Pumped Up Kicks
Album: Foster The People
Director: Josef Geiger
Label: Columbia
Producer: Josef Geiger

Wiz Khalifa
Title: 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 Creator
Title: Yonkers
Album: Goblin
Director: Wolf Haley
Label: XL Recordings
Production Company: Happy Place
Producer: Tara Razavi

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown
Title: My Last
Album: Finally Famous
Director: Taj
Label: GOOD Music/Def Jam
Production Company: Happy Place
Producer: Tara Razavi

Kreayshawn
Title: Gucci Gucci
Album: N/A
Director: Joseph Zentil
Label: Columbia
Production Company: Strange Customs
Producer: Armand Zentil

BEST POP VIDEO

Adele
Title: Rolling In The Deep
Album: 21
Director: Sam Brown
Label: XL/Columbia
Production Company: Flynn
Producers: Hannah Chandler

Bruno Mars
Title: Grenade
Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Director: Nabil Elderkin
Label: Elektra
Production Company: Little Minx/RSA
Producer: Anne Johnson

Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack
Title: Give Me Everything
Album: Planet Pit
Director: David Rousseau
Label: J/Pologrounds
Production Company: Creative Seen
Producer: Alexandra Sdoucos

Katy Perry
Title: 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 Spears
Title: 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 Keys
Title: Howlin For You
Album: Brothers
Director: Chris Marrs Piliero
Label: Nonesuch
Production Company: Kleiner @ Hello! (Santa Monica)
Producers: Sheira Rees-Davies

Foo Fighters
Title: Walk
Album: Wasting Light
Director: Sam Jones
Label: RCA
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Producer: Jill Hardin

Foster The People
Title: Pumped Up Kicks
Album: Foster The People
Director: Josef Geiger
Label: Columbia
Producer: Josef Geiger

Mumford & Sons
Title: The Cave
Album: Sigh No More
Director: Fred and Nick
Label: Glassnote Records
Production Company: Pulse Films
Producers: Samira Kanwar/Rebecca Sykes

Cage The Elephant
Title: 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 & Afrojack
Title: 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 Rhymes
Title: 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 Cudi
Title: 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 West
Title: E.T.
Album: Teenage Dream
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Symphony 19
Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake
Title: Moment 4 Life
Album: Pink Friday
Director: Chris Robinson
Label: Young Money/Cash Money Records
Production Company: robot Films
Producer: K. Brown/M. Gutman

BEST ART DIRECTION

Adele
Title: 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 West
Title: 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 Gaga
Title: 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 West
Title: 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 Cutie
Title: 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

Beyonce
Title: Run The World (Girls)
Album: 4
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener
Choreographer: Frank Gatson

Britney Spears
Title: 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 Gaga
Title: 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 Mars
Title: The Lazy Song
Album: Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Director: Nez
Label: Elektra
Production Company: Furlined LLC
Producer: Anne Johnson
Choreographer: Bruno Mars & Poreotics

LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Title: 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
Choreographers: Hokuto Konishi of the Quest Crew

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Adele
Title: Rolling In The Deep
Album: 21
Director: Sam Brown
Label: XL/Columbia
Production Company: Flynn
Producers: Hannah Chandler
Cinematographer: Tom Townend

Beyonce
Title: Run The World (Girls)
Album: 4
Director: Francis Lawrence
Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia
Production Company: DNA
Producer: Justin Diener
Cinematographer: Jeffrey Kimball

Eminem feat. Rihanna
Title: 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 Perry
Title: 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 Mars
Title: 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

Adele
Title: Rolling In The Deep
Album: 21
Director: Sam Brown
Label: XL/Columbia
Production Company: Flynn
Producers: Hannah Chandler

Beastie Boys
Title: 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 West
Title: E.T.
Album: Teenage Dream
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Label: Capitol
Production Company: Symphony 19
Producers: Natasha Alexsa-Garcia, Danny Lockwood

Thirty Seconds To Mars
Title: Hurricane
Album: This Is War
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Label: Virgin
Production Company: Sisyphus
Producer: Anke Thommen

Eminem feat. Rihanna
Title: 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 West
Title: 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 Mars
Title: 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

Adele
Title: 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 Cudi
Title: 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 West
Title: 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 West
Title: 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 Park
Title: 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

Chromeo
Title: 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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