2012 MTV VMA: Linkin Park, Coldplay Leads Nominees Among Rock Groups

Here it comes again!

MTV brings you the most awarded music videos among others, presents in the Video Music Awards. The year’s event that giving honour to music video workers, the singer, groups, or band, and anyone who are working behind for music videos, will be held at Staples Center, LA on September 6, 2012.

Overall, Coldplay was the most nominated rock groups with three nods, followed by Linkin Park and fun with two each. You can show your support by voting the categories allowed. There’s nine out of fifteen categories were voting categories. Below is the full nominees that was announced on July 31st, rock groups’ nominees are in bold typed.

Voting will be closed on August 24th at 6PM ET.

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

Voting Category – Vote Here

Video of the Year

  • Drake (ft. Rihanna) — “Take Care”
  • Gotye (ft. Kimbra) — “Somebody That I Used to Know”
  • M.I.A. — “Bad Girls”
  • Katy Perry — “Wide Awake”
  • Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris) — “We Found Love”

Best Male Video

  • Justin Bieber — “Boyfriend”
  • Chris Brown — “Turn Up the Music”
  • Drake (ft. Rihanna) — “Take Care”
  • Frank Ocean — “Swim Good”
  • Usher — “Climax”

Best Female Video

  • Beyoncé — “Love on Top”
  • Selena Gomez & the Scene — “Love You Like a Love Song”
  • Nicki Minaj — “Starships”
  • Katy Perry — “Part of Me”
  • Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris) — “We Found Love”

Best New Artist

  • fun. (ft. Janelle Monáe) — “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 Pop Video

  • Justin Bieber — “Boyfriend”
  • fun. (ft. Janelle Monáe) — “We Are Young”
  • Maroon 5 (ft. Wiz Khalifa) — “Payphone”
  • One Direction — “What Makes You Beautiful”
  • Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris) — “We Found Love”

Best Rock Video – Vote Here

  • The Black Keys — “Lonely Boy”
  • Coldplay — “Paradise”
  • Imagine Dragons — “It’s Time”
  • Linkin Park — “Burn It Down”
  • Jack White — “Sixteen Saltines”

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Childish Gambino — “Heartbeat”
  • Drake (ft. Lil Wayne) — “HYFR”
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West — “Paris”
  • Nicki Minaj (ft. 2 Chainz) — “Beez in the Trap”
  • Kanye West (ft. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz) — “Mercy”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video

  • Avicii — “Levels”
  • Duck Sauce — “Big Bad Wolf”
  • Calvin Harris — “Feel So Close”
  • Skrillex — “First of the Year (Equinox)’
  • Martin Solveig — “The Night Out”

Best Video with a Message

  • Kelly Clarkson — “Dark Side”
  • Gym Class Heroes (ft. Ryan Tedder) — “The Fighter”
  • K’naan (ft. Nelly Furtado) — “Is Anybody Out There?”
  • Lil Wayne — “How to Love”
  • Demi Lovato — “Skyscraper”
  • Rise Against — “Ballad of Hollis Brown”

Non-Voting Category

Best Direction in a Video

  • Coldplay (ft. Rihanna) — “Princess of China” (Director: Adria Petty)
  • Duck Sauce — “Big Bad Wolf” (Director: Keith Schofield)
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West (ft. Otis Redding) — “Otis” (Director: Spike Jonze)
  • M.I.A. — “Bad Girls” (Director: Romain Gavras)
  • Frank Ocean — “Swim Good” (Director: Nabil Elderkin)

Best Choreography in a Video

  • Avicii — “Levels” (Choreographers: Richy Greenfield and Petro Papahadjopoulos)
  • Beyoncé — “Countdown” (Choreographers: Danielle Polanco, Frank Gatson Jr., Beyoncé and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)
  • Chris Brown — “Turn Up the Music” (Choreographer: Anwar “Flii” Burton)
  • Jennifer Lopez (ft. Pitbull) — “Dance Again” (Choreographer: JR Taylor)
  • Rihanna — “Where Have You Been” (Choreographer: Hi-Hat)

Best Visual Effects in a Video

  • David Guetta (ft. Nicki Minaj) — “Turn Me On” (Visual Effects: Alex Frisch, Joe Harkins, Scott Metzger and Vico Sharabani)
  • Linkin Park — “Burn It Down” (Visual Effects: Ghost Town Media)
  • Katy Perry — “Wide Awake” (Visual Effects: Ingenuity Engine)
  • Rihanna — “Where Have You Been” (Visual Effects: BAKED FX)
  • Skrillex — “First of the Year (Equinox)” (Visual Effects: Deka Brothers and Tony “Truand” Datis)

Best Art Direction in a Video

  • Lana Del Rey — “Born to Die” (Art Directors: Anna Brun and Audrey Malecot)
  • Drake (ft. Rihanna) — “Take Care” (Art Director: Charles Infante)
  • Of Monsters and Men — “Little Talks” (Art Director: Mihai Wilson)
  • Katy Perry — “Wide Awake” (Art Director: Benji Bamps)
  • Regina Spektor — “All the Rowboats” (Art Director: Anthony Henderson)

Best Editing in a Video

  • A$AP Rocky — “Goldie” (Editor: Samantha Lecca)
  • Beyoncé — “Countdown” (Editors: Alexander Hammer and Jeremiah Shuff)
  • Gotye (ft. Kimbra) — “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Editor: Natasha Pincus)
  • Jay-Z and Kanye West — “Niggas in Paris” (Editors: Alexander Hammer, Peter Johnson and Derek Lee)
  • Kanye West (ft. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz) — “Mercy” (Editor: Eric Greenburg)

Best Cinematography in a Video

  • Adele — “Someone Like You” (Director of Photography: David Johnson)
  • Coldplay (ft. Rihanna) — “Princess of China” (Director of Photography: Stéphane Vallée)
  • Lana Del Rey — “Born to Die” (Director of Photography: André Chemetoff)
  • Drake (ft. Rihanna) — “Take Care” (Director of Photography: Kasper Tuxen)
  • M.I.A. — “Bad Girls” (Director of Photography: André Chemetoff)
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