2012 Muchmusic Video Award Nominees Released

Canadian talents like Marianas Trench, Drake and Carly Rae Jepsen top the list

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Photo Courtesy of Universal Music Canada

Photo Courtesy of Universal Music Canada

The 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards are soon upon us, which means it’s almost time for screaming, crying and elbowing. The nominees for this year’s awards were announced Tuesday, May 15. The awards show, which has Katy Perry set to perform, will be co-hosted by LMFAO and an unnamed artist on Sunday, June 17.

Topping the Canadian list this year is Marianas Trench with a whopping seven nominations, followed by Drake and Hedley with a respectable five nominations. Newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen also landed four nominations, while her friend and fan favourite Justin Bieber snags only two. Internationally, Katy Perry, Rihanna and LMFAO got two nominations each. – Christian Allaire

Check out the full nominees list below:

 

Video Of The Year

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Song: Call Me Maybe
Director: Knetchel, Ben
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Down With Webster
Song: She’s Dope
Director: A., Aaron
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Drake
Song: Headlines
Director: Hyghly; Lamar; Drake; El-Khatib, Oliver
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Hedley f. P. Reign
Song: Invincible
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Fallout
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records/Universal Music Canada

Post-Production Of The Year 

Artist: Down With Webster
Song: Big Wheels
Director: A., Aaron
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Fallout
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Shaun Boothe
Song: Let Me Go
Director: G., Chris
Label: CMC

Artist: The New Cities
Song: Heatwave
Director: Poliquin, John “JP”
Label: Sony Music

Artist: These Kids Wear Crowns
Song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Director: Minihan, Colin
Label: These Kids Wear Crowns Music Inc. / EMI

Cinematography Of The Year

Artist: City and Colour
Song: Fragile Bird
Director: Maxxis, Michael
Label: Dine Alone / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Hedley
Song: Invincible
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Kreesha Turner
Song: Rock Paper Scissors
Director: A., Aaron
Label: EMI

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Fallout
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Shawn Desman
Song: Moneyshot/Something Stupid
Director: RT! [Thorne, Randall]
Label: Universal Music Canada / UOMO

Director Of The Year

Artist: Aleesia f. Big Sean
Song: Kiss It Bye Bye
Director: RT! [Thorne, Randall]
Label: A-Lista Entertainment Inc. / EMI

Artist: Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay & Belly
Song: Hit Me Up
Director: Debruyne, Marc André
Label: CP Records / EMI

Artist: Down With Webster
Song: Royalty
Director: Wong, Chris
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Haven’t Had Enough
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Song: Big Hoops
Director: X
Label: Universal Music Canada

Pop Video Of The Year

Artist: Anjulie
Song: Brand New Chick
Director: Davis Lux, Hannah
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Song: Call Me Maybe
Director: Knetchel, Ben
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Hedley f. P. Reign
Song: Invincible
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Haven’t Had Enough
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Victoria Duffield
Song: Shut Up And Dance
Director: Isacianu, Alon
Label: Warner Music 

MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year

Artist: Arkells
Song: Michigan Left
Director: Poliquin, John “JP”
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: F*cked Up
Song: Queen Of Hearts
Director: Cudmore, Scott
Label: Matador / Select

Artist: Sam Roberts Band
Song: I Feel You
Director: Pawsey, Dave; Legris, Jonathan
Label: Universal Music

Artist: The Sheepdogs
Song: I Don’t Know
Director: Black, Davin; Sevigny, Mike Atlantic
Label: Warner Music

Artist: Theory Of A Deadman
Song: Chick Came Back
Director: Fishman, Bill
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

MuchVibe Hip Hop Video Of The Year

Artist: A-Game
Song: Cool Boyz
Director: Cazhhmere
Label: Pilotmode Muzik

Artist: Classified f. Kayo & Jim Cuddy
Song: The Hangover
Director: Hansen-MacDonald Brothers, The
Label: Half Life Records / Sony Music

Artist: Drake f. Lil Wayne & Tyga
Song: The Motto
Director: Taylor, Lamar;Alleyne, Hyghly
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Harvey Stripes f. Lloyd
Song: Come On
Director: Cazhhmere
Label: D and D Music Group

Artist: K’Naan f. Nelly Furtado
Song: Is Anybody Out There?
Director: Robinson, Chris
Label: Universal Music Canada 

MuchFACT Indie Video Of The Year

Artist: Arcade Fire
Song: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Director: Morisset, Vincent
Label: Sonovox / F.A.B.

Artist: City and Colour
Song: Fragile Bird
Director: Maxxis, Michael
Label: Dine Alone / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Danny Fernandes f. Josh Ramsay & Belly
Song: Hit Me Up
Director: Debruyne, Marc André
Label: CP Records EMI

Artist: Down With Webster
Song: She’s Dope
Director: A., Aaron
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Lights
Song: Banner
Director: Turrell, Sean Michael
Label: LIGHTS Music Inc / Universal Music Canada

International Video Of The Year – Artist

Artist: Beyonce 
Song: Run The World (Girls)
Director: Lawrence, Francis
Label: Columbia / Sony Music

Artist: Chris Brown f. Justin Bieber
Song: Next 2 You
Director: Tilley, Colin
Label: Jive

Artist: David Guetta f. Nicki Minaj
Song: Turn Me On
Director: Sanji
Label: EMI

Artist: Flo Rida
Song: Good Feeling
Director: White, Erik
Label: Atlantic / Warner Music

Artist: Katy Perry
Song: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
Director: Klasfeld, Marc
Label: Capitol EMI

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Song: Stronger
Director: Drake, Shane
Label: RCA

Artist: Lady Gaga
Song: Marry The Night
Director: Lady Gaga
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Nicki Minaj
Song: Starships
Director: Mandler, Anthony
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Pitbull f. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
Song: Give Me Everything
Director: Rousseau, David
Label: J Records / Sony Music

Artist: Rihanna f. Calvin Harris
Song: We Found Love
Director: Melina
Label: Universal Music Canada 

International Video Of The Year – Group

Artist: Bad Meets Evil f. Bruno Mars
Song: Lighters
Director: Lee, Rich
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Cobra Starship f. Sabi
Song: You Make Me Feel
Director: Regan, Kai
Label: Fueled By Ramen / Warner Music

Artist: Coldplay
Song: Paradise
Director: Whitecross, Matt
Label: Parlophone / EMI

Artist: Foster The People
Song: Houdini
Director: Kwan, Daniel; Scheinert, Daniel
Label: Columbia /  Sony Music

Artist: Gym Class Heroes f. Adam Levine
Song: Stereo Hearts
Director: Murai, Hiro
Label: Fueled By Ramen / Warner Music

Artist: LMFAO
Song: Sexy And I Know It
Director: Chirco, Anthony; Finnegan, Mickey
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Maroon 5 f. Christina Aguilera
Song: Moves Like Jagger
Director: Akerlund, Jonas
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: One Direction
Song: One Thing
Director: Whitebloom, Declan
Label Columbia / Sony Music

Artist: Selena Gomez & The Scene
Song: Love You Like A Love Song
Director: Greville, Georgie;Jasper, Geremy
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: The Wanted
Song: Glad You Came
Director: X
Label: Universal Music Canada 

International Video Of The Year By A Canadian

Artist: Avril Lavigne
Song: Smile
Director: Drake, Shane
Label: RCA / Sony Music

Artist: Drake f. Rihanna
Song: Take Care
Director: Lemoine, Yoann
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Justin Bieber
Song: Boyfriend
Director: X
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Nickelback
Song: When We Stand Together
Director: Francis, Justin
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Simple Plan
Song: Astronaut
Director: Satubach, Mark
Label: Atlantic /Warner Music

UR Fave Artist Or Group

Artist: Drake f. Lil Wayne & Tyga
Song: The Motto
Director: Taylor, Lamar;Alleyne, Hyghly
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Hedley
Song: One Life
Director: Ricciardelli, Marc
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Justin Bieber
Song: Boyfriend
Director: X
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Song: Call Me Maybe
Director: Knetchel, Ben
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Haven’t Had Enough
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records / Universal Music Canada

UR Fave International Artist or Group

Artist: Adele
Song: Someone Like You
Director: Nava, Jake
Label: XL Recordings / Beggars Group

Artist: Katy Perry
Song: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
Director: Klasfeld, Marc
Label: Capitol EMI

Artist: LMFAO
Song: Sexy And I Know It
Director: Chirco, Anthony; Finnegan, Mickey
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Rihanna f. Calvin Harris
Song: We Found Love
Director: Melina
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: One Direction
Song: What Makes You Beautiful 
Director: Whitebloom, Declan
Label: Columbia / Sony Music

UR Fave Video of the Year

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Song: Call Me Maybe
Director: Knetchel, Ben
Label: 604 Records

Artist: Drake
Song: Headlines
Director: Hyghly; Lamar; Drake; El-Khatib, Oliver
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Hedley
Song: Invincible
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: Universal Music Canada

Artist: Marianas Trench
Song: Fallout
Director: Davison, Kyle
Label: 604 Records

Artist: Simple Plan f. Sean Paul
Song: Summer Paradise
Director: RT! [Thorne, Randall]; Staubach, Mark
Label: Atlantic

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