2008 Video Music Awards Nominations

Nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards, which take place Sept. 7 in Los Angeles:



VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown, “Forever”
The Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up”
The Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”
Britney Spears, “Piece Of Me”
The Ting Tings, “Shut Up And Let Me Go”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry
Jordin Sparks
Taylor Swift
Tokio Hotel

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Mary J. Blige, “Just Fine”
Lupe Fiasco, “Superstar”
Flo Rida, “Low”
Lil Wayne, “Lollipop”
Kanye West, “Homecoming”

BEST POP VIDEO:
Danity Kane, “Damaged”
The Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up”
Panic At The Disco, “Nine In The Afternoon”
Britney Spears, “Piece Of Me”
Tokio Hotel, “Ready, Set, Go!”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Fall Out Boy, “Beat It”
Foo Fighters, “The Pretender”
Linkin Park, “Shadow of the Day”
Paramore, “crushcrushcrush”
Slipknot, “Psychosocial”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Mariah Carey, “Touch My Body”
Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
Rihanna, “Take a Bow”
Jordin Sparks, “No Air”
Britney Spears – “Piece of Me”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Chris Brown, “With You”
Flo Rida, “Low”
Lil Wayne, “Lollipop”
T.I., “No Matter What”
Usher, “Love In This Club”

BEST DANCING IN A VIDEO
Chris Brown, “Forever”
Danity Kane, “Damaged”
Madonna, “4 Minutes”
Ne-Yo, “Closer”
The Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Adele, “Chasing Pavements”
Chris Brown, “Forever”
Chris Brown feat. T-Pain, “Kiss Kiss”
Gnarls Barkley, “Run”
The Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”

BEST DIRECTION
Erykah Badu, “Honey”
Linkin Park, “Shadow Of The Day”
Panic At The Disco, “Nine In The Afternoon”
The Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”
Rihanna, “Take A Bow”

BEST EDITING
Erykah Badu, “Honey”
Death Cab For Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Ne-Yo, “Closer”
Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
Weezer, “Pork And Beans”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Erykah Badu, “Honey”
Death Cab For Cutie, “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
The Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”
The White Stripes, “Conquest”

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Erykah Badu, “Honey”
Coldplay, “Violet Hill”
Missy Elliott, “Ching-A-Ling”
Linkin Park, “Bleed It Out”
Kanye West, “Good Life”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Gnarls Barkley, “Run”
MGMT, “Electric Feel”
Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”
The Pussycat Dolls, “When I Grow Up”
The White Stripes, “Conquest”

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  • Anonymous

    Did MTV really just put a cover of “Beat It” in a rock category? Better yet, they put Fall Out Boy? Wow. Things really have gone downhill. At least Slipknot’s there. I hope these aren’t all the categories.

  • Anonymous

    And how exactly do Swift and Sparks get classified as Best New Artists? I expect this kind of crap from the Grammy awards, not MTV.

  • dafstar

    i find this utterly depressing. not that i expected anything more from MTV, ferchrissakes. but still… just the fact that we are losing all sense of creativity and turning into a culture of family friendly values and recycled garbage.

    so, let’s all meet at the Applebee’s in times square to watch, k?

    (at least Ms. Badu got a few nods)