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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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In case you woke up this morning feeling you had your entire life in front of you, check out the nominees for the 2012 MTV VMAs. You’ll feel older and more crotchety than ever. You’ll suddenly feel the urge to make the font on your screen bigger and you’ll definitely crave the feeling of hearing aids jammed into your earlobes. What looked like such a promising life this morning will flash before your eyes in a second-rate Youtube montage.

It’s bleak.

Unless you’re a kid, then congrats! You’re going to love this show! Everyone who ever had a Disney Show and then transitioned into a pop singer got nominated. We’re talking hit stars like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. And if that’s not enough to get you jamming out to the latest hits of Kids Bop 43, then hold on to your Harry Styles commemoritve mug because One Direction got nominated too. Did you just explode into puberty? No? Well the news that they’re nominated with The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen ought to do it!

Yes, every song that you drove your parents crazy with this summer is being celebrated. That’s what makes being born after 2000 so beautiful. Born in 1999? (Or for the botox loving ladies out there, before 1999?) There’s a little something in this list for you too. Ever heard of Frank Ocean? Well he’s nominated alongside tweenyboppers for best new artist. While that nomination’s defintley a mistake, we applaud the brave intern who managed to sneak someone for the adults onto the list.

Want to see all the nominees in one place? It’s right here. And yes indie rockstars Katy Perry and Rihanna made it! Looks like make-up free twitpics really paid off for those ladies.

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”

(Photo: Mark Cavill/WENN.com)

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