MTV VMA’s 2011 : The Nominees; Katy Perry, Kanye West & Adele lead the pack | Music News

It’s fast approaching that time of year again: to be specific, August 28 will see the MTV Video Music Awards 2011 edition blast out live from the L.A.’s Nokia Theatre.

Leading the nominations for the annual VMAs are Katy Perry with nine nods, Kanye West with seven and Adele‘s monster year continues also with seven nods for “Rolling In The Deep.” Also featuring in multiple categories are Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj.

Other talking points are the Best New Artist category which features Odd Future‘s man of the moment Tyler, the Creator and Kreayshawn, who has been a talking point of late (at least on my Twitter timeline!) with mixed opinions on her output.

The host and performers are yet to be announced, but it sure could be a big night for Adele!

Peruse the full list of nominees below.

Video Of The Year:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Firework
Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

Best Pop Video:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

Best Female Video:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyonce – Run The World (Girls)
Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Best Rock Video:
Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down
Foo Fighters – Walk
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

Best Hip-Hop Artist:
Chris Brown – Look At Me Now
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes on
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Best New Artist:
Big Sean
Foster The People
Kreashaywn
Tyler The Creator
Wiz Khalifa

Best Male Video:
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Cee-Lo – Fuck You
Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
Justin Bieber – You Smile
Kanye West – All Of The Lights

Best Collaboration:
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – Moment 4 Life
Pitbull f/ Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack – Give Me Everything

Best Art Direction:
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Death Cab For Cutie – You Are A Tourist
Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Lady Gaga – Judas

Best Choreography:
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Lady Gaga- Judas
LMFAO f/ Lauren Bennett & Goon – Party Rock Anthem

Best Cinematography:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beyoncé – Run The World (Girls)
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Best Direction:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Beastie Boys – Make Some Noise
Eminem f/ Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T

Best Editing:
Thirty Seconds To Mars – Hurricane
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Kanye West f/ Rihanna and Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights

Best Special Effects:
Chromeo – Dont Turn The Lights On
Katy Perry f/ Kanye West – E.T
Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
Linkin Park – Waiting For The End