MTV VMA nominations fete Katy Perry, forgive Kanye West

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Katy Perry claimed a leading nine nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards. Her album “Teenage Dream” was a Grammy contender for Album of the Year and four of the accompanying videos dominated the nominations for the 28th annual edition of these awards. Of these, three were for “E.T.,” her collaboration with Kanye West who reaped seven bids in all. 

West swaggered up onstage at the 2009 ceremony to interrupt Taylor Swift as she accepted Female Video of the Year to tell her Beyonce should have won. Last year, he performed “Runaway” on the kudocast. The video version of that tune was snubbed but he was recognized for his collaboration with Rihanna and Kid Cudi on “All of the Lights” as well as “Power” and “E.T.”

Brit sensation Adele also earned seven nominations, all for “Rolling in the Deep” the hit single from her No. 1 album “21.” Bruno Mars landed four nods while Beyonce, Eminem, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj contend with three apiece. Last year, Lady Gaga had a record 13 nominations, winning eight of the Moonman statues. This year, she contends against her one-time collaborator Beyonce as well as Adele, Minaj and Perry for Female Video.

VOTE FOR: Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry at the Teen Choice Awards

Eminem — who won two of his nine bids last year — contends in three categories for “Love the Way You Lie,” including Male Video. Also in that race are Mars, West and one-time nominees Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green

Voting continues throughout the show which airs at 9 p.m ET on Aug. 28 across the MTV channel of networks from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Cee Lo Green – “F*** You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All of the Lights”
Justin Bieber – “U Smile”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – “6’7’”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Foster The People
Wiz Khalifa
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown
Tyler, The Creator
Kreayshawn

BEST POP VIDEO
Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
The Black Keys – “Howlin For You”
Foo Fighters – “Walk”
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Cage The Elephant – “Shake Me Down”

BEST COLLABORATION
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack – “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West- “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake – “Moment 4 Life”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
Kanye West – “Power”
Death Cab For Cutie – “You Are A Tourist”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”
Britney Spears – “Till The World Ends”
Lady Gaga – “Judas”
Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”
LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”

BEST DIRECTION
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”
Katy Perry feat. Kayne West – “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

BEST EDITING
Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry feat. Kayne West – “E.T.”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – “Hurricane”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi – “All Of The Lights”
Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”

BEST SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
Manchester Orchestra – “Simple Math”
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – “E.T.”
Kanye West – “Power”
Linkin Park – “Waiting For The End”
Chromeo – “Don’t Turn The Lights On”

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