Quick: Which clip won the Moonman for Video of the Year at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards?
Having a hard time remembering? That’s because the actual awards are only about the fourth most important aspect of any given VMAs (just behind the performances, the host and whatever Kanye West does).
Still, the nominations do provide an excellent jumping-off point for the show, which will air live from Los Angeles on August 28. This year, Katy Perry leads the way with nine nominations, split between nods for “Firework,” “Teenage Dream,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” Adele is right behind with seven nods for “Rolling in the Deep,” and Kanye West also racked up seven (most of which are for “All of the Lights,” though “Power” did get a pair of noms as well.
The five videos competing for Video of the Year are “Firework,” “Rolling in the Deep,” Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise” and, in a somewhat shocking turn of events (if only because the buzz on his crew has died down so profoundly), Tyler, the Creator’s “Yonkers.”
You can check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. Oh, and the winner of the 2010 Video of the Year was Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” READ FULL STORY