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  • Andresg770
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    So with the eligibility year for the MTV Video Music Awards most likely over (July 2 according to a source I posted on the VMA thread), I figured it’d be fun for us to do our own fantasy VMAs.

    Basically, the idea is:  If you were the only person in charge of the VMA nominations, what would your nominee list look like??

    Think about the videos YOU saw and would like to see recognized, not what MTV would nominate (it’s not a predictions thread).  You’re also free to use whatever categories you want:  you may use only current VMA ones, or you may bring back old ones, or get rid of any you don’t like, or even create your own!! (as long as they make sense)

    You have free rein for essentially everything, except for one thing:  the eligibility period will be June 25, 2011 to July 2, 2012 (so from the day after the 2011 VMA year ended to the day that’s supposedly this year’s cutoff).  Feel free to use YouTube/VEVO upload dates, MTV.com upload dates, MTV/MTV2/mtvU/VH1 playlist add dates, etc., to figure out eligibility.

    That’s it!  I’m really looking forward to seeing other people’s lists, especially since they they’ll be a good way of finding awesome new videos and some of the more left-field nominees at the actual VMAs.

    Anyway, off to working on my own list!!

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    Andresg770
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    A little help for anyone who wants to come up with categories.  Check out all the categories every given out at the VMAs here:  http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/winners-by-category.jhtml

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    Andresg770
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    Alright, so after a lot of watching videos and thinking about ties and these categories, here’s what my list would look like.    Note that I added a new technical category, Best Styling (for hair, make-up, and wardrobe), as well as a bunch of so-called “regional awards” (which based off of the International Viewer’s Choice Awards they used to give out at the VMAs.

    GENERAL CATEGORIES:

    Video of the Year
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Florence + the Machine, “Spectrum”
    * Foster the People, “Houdini”
    * Fun. (featuring Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
    * Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found
    Love” 

    Best Male Video
    * B.o.B, “Play for Keeps”
    * Cee-Lo Green, “Cry Baby”
    * David Guetta (featuring Sia), “Titanium”
    * Paul McCartney, “My Valentine”
    * Sam Sparro, “Happiness”
    * Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care of Our Own”

    Best Female Video
    * Adele, “Someone Like You”
    * Sara Bareilles, “Gonna Get Over You”
    * Beyoncé, “Countdown”
    * Norah Jones, “Happy Pills”
    * M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
    * Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found
    Love”

    Best Group Video
    * Coldplay, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Foster the People, “Houdini”
    * Scissor Sisters vs. Krystal Pepsy, “Shady Love”
    * The Temper Trap, “Need Your Love”
    * The Ting Tings, “Hang It Up”

    Best New Artist in a Video
    * Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
    * Fun. (featuring Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
    * Gotye (featuring Kimbra), “Somebody That I Used
    to Know”
    * Skylar Grey, “Invisible”
    * One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
    * Emeli Sandé, “My Kind of Love”

    Best Collaboration in a Video
    *
    Coldplay (featuring Rihanna), “Princess of
    China”
    * Fun. (featuring Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
    * Gotye (featuring Kimbra), “Somebody That I Used
    to Know”
    * Gym Class Heroes (featuring Adam Levine),
    “Stereo Hearts”
    * Christina Perri (featuring Jason Mraz),
    “Distance”
    * Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found
    Love”

    GENRE CATEGORIES:

    Best Pop Video
    * Sara Bareilles, “Gonna Get Over You”
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
    * Katy Perry, “The One That Got Away”
    * Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found
    Love”

    Best Rock/Alternative Video
    * The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
    * Evanescence, “My Heart Is Broken”
    * Foster the People, “Houdini”
    * Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”
    * The Shins, “Simple Song”

    Best R&B Video
    * Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
    * Melanie Fiona, “Watch Me Work”
    * Cee-Lo Green, “Cry Baby”
    * Sade, “Love Is Found”
    * Emeli Sandé, “My Kind of Love”

    Best Hip-Hop Video
    * Bad Meets Evil (featuring Bruno Mars), “Lighters”
    * Beastie Boys (featuring Santigold), “Don’t Play
    No Game That I Can’t Win”
    * B.o.B, “Play for Keeps”
    * K’naan (featuring Nelly Furtado), “Is Anybody
    Out There?”
    * M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

    Best Dance Video
    * Dirty Vegas, “Little White Doves”
    * Gossip, “Move in the Right Direction”
    * David Guetta (featuring Sia), “Titanium”
    * Kylie Minogue, “Timebomb”
    * Morgan Page (featuring Tegan & Sara), “Body
    Work”
    * Scissor Sisters, “Only the Horses”
    * Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
    * Sam Sparro, “Happiness”

    Best Video from a Film
    * Linkin Park, “Powerless” (from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)
    * Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain” (from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
    * Christina Perri, “A Thousand Years” (from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1)
    * Pitbull, “Back in Time” (from Men in Black 3)
    * Soundgarden, “Live to Rise” (from The Avengers)
    * Taylor Swift (featuring The Civil Wars), “Safe
    & Sound” (from The Hunger Games)

    TECHNICAL CATEGORIES:

    Breakthrough Video
    * Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond
    Mountains)”
    * Beastie Boys (featuring Santigold), “Don’t Play
    No Game That I Can’t Win”
    * Foster the People, “Houdini”
    * Keane, “Disconnected”
    * OK Go, “All Is Not Lost”
    * Passion Pit, “Take a Walk”
    * Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

    Best Direction in a Video
    * Beastie Boys (featuring Santigold), “Don’t Play
    No Game That I Can’t Win” (Director: Spike Jonze)
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!” (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)
    * Florence + the Machine, “Spectrum” (Director:
    David LaChapelle)
    * Foster the People, “Houdini” (Directors: DANIELS)
    * Fun. (featuring Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
    (Director: Mark Klasfeld)
    * Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found
    Love” (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

    Best Choreography in a Video
    * Sara Bareilles, “Gonna Get Over You”
    * Beyoncé, “Countdown”
    * Cee-Lo Green, “Cry Baby”
    * Foster the People, “Houdini”
    * Sade, “Love Is Found”
    * Sam Sparro, “Happiness”

    Best Special Effects in a Video
    * Björk, “Moon”
    * Foster the People, “Houdini”
    * Gorillaz (featuring André 3000 & James
    Murphy), “DoYaThing”
    * Kina Grannis, “In Your Arms”
    * Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”
    * The Shins, “Simple Song”
    * Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”

    Best Art Direction in a Video
    *
    Beyoncé, “Countdown”
    * Coldplay (featuring Rihanna), “Princess of China”
    * Gotye (featuring Kimbra), “Somebody That I Used
    to Know”
    * Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
    * The Shins, “Simple Song”
    * Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
    * SuperHeavy, “Miracle Worker”

    Best Editing in a Video
    * Beyoncé, “Countdown”
    * Coldplay, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Melanie Fiona, “Watch Me Work”
    * Mat Kearney, “Ships in the Night”
    * Rihanna (featuring Calvin Harris), “We Found
    Love”

    Best Cinematography in a Video
    * Adele, “Someone Like You”
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Florence + the Machine, “Shake It Out”
    * Fun., “Some Nights”
    * Garbage, “Blood for Poppies”
    * Skylar Grey, “Dance Without You”
    * Keane, “Disconnected”

    Best Styling in a Video
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Florence + the Machine, “Spectrum”
    * Fun., “Some Nights”
    * Ingrid Michaelson, “Blood Brothers”
    * Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “The Death
    of You and Me”
    * Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”

    REGIONAL CATEGORIES


    Best Video – Africa, Asia, and Middle East

    * BIGBANG, “Blue”
    * Civil Twilight, “Fire Escape”
    * K’naan (featuring Nelly Furtado), “Is Anybody
    Out There?”
    * M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
    * Seether, “Tonight”

    Best Video Australia and New Zealand
    * Gotye (featuring Kimbra), “Somebody That I Used
    to Know”
    * Kimbra (featuring Mark Foster & A-Trak),
    “Warrior”
    * Kylie Minogue, “Timebomb”
    * Sam Sparro, “Happiness”
    * The Temper Trap, “Need Your Love”

    Best Video Canada
    * Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond
    Mountains)”
    * Feist, “How Come You Never Go There”
    * Melanie Fiona, “Watch Me Work”
    * Nelly Furtado, “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)”
    * Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
    * Metric, “Youth Without Youth”

    Best Video Europe
    * Adele, “Someone Like You”
    * Björk, “Crystalline”
    * Coldplay, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall”
    * The Cranberries, “Tomorrow”
    * Duran Duran, “Girl Panic!”
    * Florence + the Machine, “Shake It Out”
    * David Guetta (featuring Sia), “Titanium”
    * Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “The Death
    of You and Me”
    * Sade, “Love Is Found”
    * The Ting Tings, “Hang It Up”

    Best Video Latin America
    * Babasónicos, “Muñeco de Haití”
    * Calle
    13 (featuring Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca & Maria Rita), “Latinoamérica”

    * Catupecu Machu, “Metrópolis Nueva”
    *
    Kinky
    (featuring La Mala Rodríguez), “Nuevo Día”

    * Miranda!, “Ya Lo Sabía”
    * Ana Tijoux, “Shock”

    Aaand that’s it… Phew!!  Opinions??  Looking forward to other lists!!

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