"Swim Good" is also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Male Video. These are the first nominations for a Frank Ocean video.
"Princess of China" is also nominated for Best Cinematography. This is the second Direction nomination for a Coldplay video; their "The Scientist" won in 2003.
This is the only VMA nomination for "Otis." This is the second Directing nomination for a Kanye West video, following his collaboration with Katy Perry, "E.T.," last year. It's the fourth Directing nomination for a Jay-Z video; his "99 Problems" won in 2004.
"Big Bad Wolf" is also nominated for Electronic/Dance Video. These are the first VMA nominations for a Duck Sauce video.
"Bad Girls" is also nominated for Video of the Year and Best Cinematography. These are the first VMA nominations for an M.I.A. video.