VMAs exclusive: We have the Video of the Year and Best Male Video nominees!

eminem-lady-gagaImage Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Janet Mayer/PR PhotosThat’s right, MTV is announcing the full list of 2010 Video Music Award nominees at noon today, but we have an early peek at the list of artists vying for Best Male Video and the big dog of VMA categories,”Video of the Year.” Showing up on both of those lists is Eminem, whose “Not Afraid” video is up for eight awards at this year’s VMAs, set to air live from L.A. on Sept. 12. “Apparently, MTV doesn’t care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMA’s. F me, right?!?!,” Em said in a statement released exclusively to EW. “I mean, I’ll be there but don’t expect me to be nice about it.”

Without further ado, the 2010 VMA nominees for Video of the Year and Best Male Video:

Video of the Year
Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
Florence + The Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”
30 Seconds to Mars – “Kings and Queens”
Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – “Telephone”
Eminem – “Not Afraid”
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”

Best Male Video
Eminem – “Not Afraid”
Usher feat. Will.i.am – “OMG”
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”
Drake – “Find Your Love”
Jason Derulo – “In My Head”

Check back at EW’s Music Mix at noon today for the full list of nominees for the 2010 VMAs.


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  • Maserda

    Lady Gaga a double nominee in the bets video category? I’m surprised they would allow it. To be honest, I liked “Bad Romance” video better than “Telephone”

    • Jacques

      Same here, I think its kinda unfair, even though I am a fan of hers…

    • Woot

      I don’t think it’s unfair. Those were two of the best music videos i’ve seen in a long time. Both deserve a nomination.

    • MC

      I think it has a lot to do with MTV wanting Beyonce to be nominated/in attendance even though Bad Romance is the better video.

    • Zach

      Grow up, obviously her 2 videos were the Videos of the Year.

  • Emma

    I hope Em wins. His last album was the best to be released in a long while.

  • Agustin

    These awards are overestimated. MTV used to be about music, not anymore. Anyways, Gaga’s Bad Romance is the one to beat. Great video.

  • Dave

    Boring… bad videos this year..

  • James

    wow, florence and the machine for video of the year? they’re not even widely known in the US yet.

    • Fantasm

      I literally gasped out loud when I saw Florence was nominated. Giving exposure to such a little known but amazing band slightly (but incredibly slightly) redeems MTV for the show Next.

  • Strepsi

    BAD ROMANCE was fantastic. The best video of the year, and clearly the most influential if you look at the number of imitations it created, amateur versions, costumes it influenced, and dance moves. I also think the song is one of the best pop songs of the 2000’s, and although I liked the album of some of the other nominees, for video for sure BAD ROMANCE FTW.

    • J.

      You’re dead on right! BR was epic in every way for me. Watched it a million times on my Iphone.

  • MWC

    “Don’t expect me to be nice about it.” Is Eminem ever nice?

    • Wottadoosh

      Yeah, the poor baby is playing soldout stadiums and his album is still #1. Life must be so hard for him. How cruel it must be to have his schedule.

    • Erin

      Poor em, how could MTV be so insenstive and not schedule the awards around his preferences.

  • Pie Thrower

    Music Videos??? On MTV???? MTV does not show music videos anymore. Wait…I’m confused.

    • jacknthebox

      Exactly,how ironic!My theory on why shows like American Idol and Glee are so popular,is they fill a void the is missing since Mtv switched to reality tv.

  • ashley

    Great vid for bad romance…one of the best ever, i think. 2nd only to NIN’s Closer.

  • Romy

    I’m rooting for Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance

  • Laura Evans

    LADY GAGA WILL WIN!!! If she doesnt I will be mortified. I LOVE HERRR <3

  • briandalion

    When does MTV even play videos anymore?

  • elmanco13

    Videos nominees? Do they still play videos?

  • Josie

    I LOVE that Florence + The Machine got nominated! They so deserve it, hopefully this will get them more recognition in the US.

    • OMGq

      Well this nomination and the fact that they are using “Dog Days…” in the movie trailer which excites me. I have never understood why this song isn’t more popular.

  • tigger851

    mtv plays videos if you have insomnia!!

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