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Our MTV VMA Top Picks

The VMA nominees were announced last night and we've put together our winners list.

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The 2011 MTV Video Music Award nominees were announced last night and it  looks like Katy Perry has a good shot of taking home a Moonman. She leads the pack with nine nominations, while Adele isn’t far behind her with seven.In honour of the VMAs, airing Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m., we’re giving you our top picks for the biggest wins.

BEST POP VIDEO
This is a tough category. We’ve got Adele’s insanely popular “Rolling in the Deep” up against Britney Spears’s equally catchy “Till the World Ends” and Katy Perry’s hilarious vid for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” The men are also represented in this category (though we don’t think they really have a shot). Hawaiian crooner Bruno Mars is up for his song “Grenade” and Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and some other guys is up for “Give Me Everything.” If we were voting for the best song, we’d hands down give the Moonman to Adele. But, since this is for best pop VIDEO, we have to hand it to Katy Perry for “T.G.I.F” solely due to the fact that Rebecca Black makes a cameo. Oh and Katy’s nerdy character, Kathy Beth Terry, is seriously funny too.

Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
This has been a really good year for female artists. Awesome songs like Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Gaga’s “Born This Way” are nominated. Katy Perry is up for another award but this time for “Firework,” Nikki Minaj scored a nom for “Super Bass” and Beyoncé got one for “Run the World (Girls).” While we appreciate Katy Perry’s fireworks-spewing bra and Gaga’s artistic birthing ceremony, we have to give this award to Beyoncé’s fierce and fashionable “Run this World (Girls).” Seriously, how can anybody dance like that in heels?

Beyoncé, “Run This World (Girls)”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Some big names are competing for the biggest award of the night. The much-hyped Tyler, The Creator is up for “Yonkers,” Californian pop-queen Katy Perry is up for “Firework,” Bruno Mars for “Grenade,” Adele for “Rolling in the Deep” and the Beastie Boys for “Make Some Noise.” But we have to give it to the Beastie Boys’ star-studded “Make Some Noise.” Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride are hilarious wannabe bad-asses who throw beers at Will Arnett, hit on Rashida Jones and Chloe Sevigny, and have a showdown with Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly. What more do you need? Well if the answer is a drunken Orlando Bloom, Ted Danson in a suit and an Amy Poehler cameo, this video has that too.  – Regan Reid

Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”

MTV 2011 Video Music Awards – Full List of Nominees

Video of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”

Best Female Video
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Beyonce, “Run the World (Girls)”
Katy Perry, “Firework”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Best Male Video
Cee Lo Green, “F–k You”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”

Best Pop Video
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”
Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
Britney Spears, “Till The World Ends”

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

Best Hip Hop Video
Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz, “6’7′”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Lupe Fiasco, “The Show Goes On”

Best New Artist
Foster the People
Wiz Khalifa
Tyler, the Creator
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown
Kreayshawn

Best Collaboration
Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack, “Give Me Everything”
Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”
Kanye West featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”
Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, “Moment 4 Life”

Best Art Direction
Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West,”E.T.”
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
Kanye West featuring Dwele, “Power”
Death Cab For Cutie, “You Are a Tourist”

Best Choreography
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Lady Gaga, “Judas”
Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”
LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & Goon, “Rock Party Rock Anthem”

Best Cinematography
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
30 Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream”
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”

Best Direction
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”
30 Seconds To Mars, “Hurricane”
Beastie Boys, “Make Some Noise”

Best Editing
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
30 Seconds to Mars, “Hurricane”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”
Kanye West Featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi, “All of the Lights”

Best Special Effects
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Linkin Park, “Waiting For the End”
Manchester Orchestra, “Simple Math”
Kanye West featuring Dwele, “Power”
Chromeo, “Don’t Turn the Lights On”

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