MTV Video Music Awards 2012: Complete List of Nominees

Video of the Year
‪Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
‪Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
‪M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
‪Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
‪Rihanna, "We Found Love"‪ ‬

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 Male Video
‪Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
‪Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
‪Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
‪Usher, "Climax"

Best Female Video
‪Beyonce, "Love on Top"‬
‪Selena Gomez & The Scene, "Love You Like a Love Song"
‪Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
‪Katy Perry, "Part of Me"
‪Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Best Pop Video
‪Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend"
‪Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young"
‪Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, "Payphone"
‪One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
‪Rihanna, "We Found Love"

Best Rock Video
‪The Black Keys, "Lonely Boy"
‪Coldplay, "Paradise"
‪Imagine Dragons, "It's Time"
‪Linkin Park, "Burn it Down"
‪Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines"

Best Hip-Hop Video‪
‪Childish Gambino, "Heartbeat"
‪Drake feat. Lil Wayne, "HYFR"
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, "Beez in the Trap"
‪Watch the Throne, "Paris"
‪Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, "Mercy"

Best Electronic Dance Music Video‬
Avicii, "Le7els"‬
Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
‪Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
‪Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"
‪Martin Solveig, "The Night Out"‪

Best Video With a Message
‪Kelly Clarkson, "Dark Side"
‪Gym Class Heroes, "The Fighter"
K'Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, "Is Anybody Out There?"
‪Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
‪Rise Against, "Ballad of Hollis Brown"
Lil Wayne, "How to Love"

Best Art Direction‬
‪Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
‪Of Monsters & Men, "Little Talks"
‪Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
‪Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"
‪Regina Spektor, "All the Rowboats"

Best Choreography‬
‪Avicii, "Le7els"
‪Beyonce, "Countdown"
‪Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
‪Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, "Dance Again"
‪Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"

Best Cinematography‬‪
Adele, "Someone Like You"
‪Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China"
‪Drake feat. Rihanna, "Take Care"
‪M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
‪Lana Del Rey, "Born to Die"

Best Direction‬
‪Coldplay feat. Rihanna, "Princess of China"‪
Duck Sauce, "Big Bad Wolf"
‪M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
‪Frank Ocean, "Swim Good"
‪Watch the Throne, "Otis"

Best Editing
‪A$AP Rocky, "Goldie"
‪Beyonce, "Countdown"
‪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
‪David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On"
‪Linkin Park, "Burn it Down"‬
‪Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
‪Rihanna, "Where Have You Been"