2013 MTV VMA Nominations Are Dominated by Justin Timberlake (What Is This, 2003?)

The 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and you don't really care, but, like, you care. The VMAs have been a part of our lives every summer since childhood and it's hard to just stop giving a shit about this old friend of an awards show. Sure, the show itself is horrifyingly tedious, and loud, so loud!, but at the end of the day, we can't quit this stalwart of pop culture. Justin Timberlake's got six nominations, and Macklemore's name shows up a bunch, too. So, without further ado, here's a list of this year's VMA nominations. The show airs Sunday, August 25.

Here's The Full List of Nominees

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The 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominations are out, and you don't really care, but, like, you care. The VMAs have been a part of our lives every summer since childhood and it's hard to just stop giving a shit about this old friend of an awards show. Sure, the show itself is horrifyingly tedious, and loud, so loud!, but at the end of the day, we can't quit this stalwart of pop culture. Justin Timberlake's got six nominations, and Macklemore's name shows up a bunch, too. So, without further ado, here's a list of this year's VMA nominations. The show airs Sunday, August 25.

Nominees for Video of the Year

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Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, "Thrift Shop"; Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"; Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"; Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble."Our pick? Macklemore. Anyone who can make shopping for secondhand clothes sound "fucking awesome" has our vote.

Nominees for Best Hip Hop Video

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"; Drake, "Started From The Bottom"; Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"; A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar, "F--kin' Problems"; J. Cole feat. Miguel, "Power Trip."Gotta go with "Swimming Pools" on this one guys, sorry.

Nominees for Best Male Video

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Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"; Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"; Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"; Ed Sheeran, "Lego House"; Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools."We'll give it to J.T.'s "Mirrors" for most creative use of octogenarians.

Nominees for Best Female Video

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Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"; Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"; Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"; Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"; Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack."This one belongs to Miley, for just being Miley.

Nominees for Best Pop Video

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Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"; Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"; Fun., "Carry On"; Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"; Selena Gomez, "Come and Get It."Fun.! Fun.! Fun.!

Nominees for Best Video With a Social Message

Kelly Clarkson, "People Like Us"; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"; Snoop Lion, "No Guns Allowed"; Miguel, "Candles in the Sun"; Beyoncé, "I Was Here."This is the only nomination for Beyoncé, and it's been so decreed that she win. Also, this is a category?

Nominees for Artists to Watch

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Twenty One Pilots, "Holding On To You"; Zedd feat. Foxes,"Clarity"; Austin Mahone, "What About Love"; The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"; Iggy Azalea, "Work."We're probably not allowed to weigh in on this one, given as we've hardly heard of any of these bands, but we're giving this one to Iggy Azalea because we like reptiles and flowers.

Nominees for Best Collaboration

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Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"; Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment"; Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"; Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"; Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason."J.T. and Jay-Z for the win.

Nominees for Best Rock Video

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Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"; Fall Out Boy, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"; Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait"; Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"; Vampire Weekend, "Diane Young."Who can resist suspenders and banjos? Mumfords it is.

Nominees for Best Choreography

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Chris Brown, "Fine China"; Ciara, "Body Party"; Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, "Live It Up"; will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber, "#thatPOWER"; Bruno Mars, "Treasure."Anyone other than Chris Brown, please.

Nominees for All That Other Stuff That No One Really Cares About

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For best Art Direction: Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"; Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"; Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N"; Lana Del Rey, "National Anthem"; Alt-J, "Tesselate." Best Cinematography: Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"; Lana Del Rey, "Ride"; Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"; A-Trak & Tommy Trash, "Tuna Melt." Best Direction: Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"; Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"; Fun., "Carry On"; Drake, "Started From The Bottom." Best Editing: Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"; Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing"; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"; Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"; Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop." Best Visual Effects: Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"; Duck Sauce, "It's You"; Flying Lotus, "Tony Tortures"; Skrillex feat. the Doors "Breakn' a Sweat"; The Weeknd "Wicked Games."

Voting is now open, and the show's coming at us live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 25 at 9 p.m.