Sunday, August 25 marks the 30th (what?!) MTV Video Music Awards, and before all the action kicks off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, we here at Idolator thought we’d remind you that we put on our thinking caps earlier this week and put forth our predictions for who will win Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, Best Male Video and Video Of The Year.
We’re pretty eager to see how we did at playing the guessing game, and we invite you to keep checking back and refreshing this very post to see who wins what throughout the evening. Also, in case you’re just now scratching your head wondering who’s going to be performing and what’s in store, you can check out our handy viewer’s guide for the 2013 VMAs, as well as our writeup on why this just might be the best lineup of performers ever at this particular shindig.
Head below then to keep track of who all is taking home a Moonman statue.
2013 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD: Justin Timberlake
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble”
BEST MALE VIDEO: Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”
BEST COLLABORATION: Pink & Nate Reuss, “Just Give Me A Reason”
BEST ROCK VIDEO: 30 Seconds To Mars, “Up In The Air”
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”
BEST POP VIDEO: Selena Gomez, “Come & Get It”
BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love”
BEST SONG OF THE SUMMER: One Direction, “Best Song Ever”
ARTIST TO WATCH: Austin Mahone
BEST DIRECTION: Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie” (Director: David Fincher)
BEST EDITING: Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Capital Cities, “Safe And Sound”
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Bruno Mars, “Treasure”
BEST ART DIRECTION: Janelle Monae & Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N.”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us”