"Somebody That I Used to Know" is also nominated for Video of the Year. These are the first VMA nominations for a Gotye video.
"Paris" is also nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video. Counting the nomination this year for "Mercy," this is the fourth Editing nomination for a Kanye West. This is the second Editing nomination for a Jay-Z video; his "99 Problems" won in 2004.
"Mercy" is also nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video. Counting the nomination this year for "Paris," this is the fourth editing bid for a Kanye West video. "All of the Lights" and "E.T." were nominated last year.
This is the only VMA nomination for "Goldie" and the first VMA nomination for an ASAP Rocky Video.
"Countdown" is also nominated for Best Choreography. This is the third Editing nomination for a Beyonce video. Her "Single Ladies" won this category, and "Beautiful Liar" was also nominated.