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MTV VMA nominees: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead

Justin Timberlake attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating

Justin Timberlake attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating the "100 Most Influential People in the World" at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Timberlake is up for six MTV Video Music Awards. (April 23, 2013) (Credit: AP )

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis each landed six nominations for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, which will be awarded Aug. 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Timberlake’s “Mirrors” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, will both compete for video of the year against Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Voting for all the general categories began at MTV’s site Wednesday morning. Music and video experts will vote on the professional categories.

In addition to video of the year, Timberlake’s “Mirrors” landed nominations for best male video, best pop video and best editing. His “Suit & Tie” video featuring Jay-Z, will compete for best collaboration and best direction. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” also landed nominations for best hip-hop video, best cinematography, and best direction. “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton, is up for best editing, while “Same Love” is in the "Best Video with a Social Message” category.

Also up for “Best Video with a Social Message” are: Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us.,” Snoop Lion’s “No Guns Allowed,” Miguel’s “Candles In The Sun,” and Beyoncé’s “I Was Here.”

Voting for all awards closes Aug. 12, except for the “Artist to Watch” category, which will continue until the winner is announced on the show. The “Artist to Watch” nominees are: Twenty One Pilots’ “Holding On To You,” Zedd featuring Foxes’ “Clarity,” Austin Mahone’s “What About Love,” The Weeknd’s “Wicked Games” and Iggy Azalea’s “Work.”

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

Video Of The Year
Justin Timberlake - “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars - “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift - “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake - “Started From The Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar - “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel - “Power Trip”

Best Male Video
Justin Timberlake - “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars - “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran - “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar - “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video
Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko - “Stay”
Taylor Swift - “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus - “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - “Just Give Me A Reason”
Demi Lovato - “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video
Bruno Mars - “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake - “Mirrors”
fun. - “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus - “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez - “Come and Get It”

Artist To Watch
Twenty One Pilots - “Holding On To You”
Zedd Feat. Foxes - “Clarity”
Austin Mahone - “What About Love”
The Weeknd - “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea - “Work”

Best Collaboration
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z -“Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera - “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell - “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - “Just Give Me A Reason”

Best Video With A Social Message
Kelly Clarkson - “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - “Same Love”
Snoop Lion - “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel - “Candles In The Sun”
Beyoncé - “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video
Imagine Dragons - “Radiocative”
Fall Out Boy - “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons - “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds To Mars - “Up In The Air”
Vampire Weekend - “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction
Capital Cities - “Safe and Sound”
Thirty Seconds To Mars - “Up In The Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - “Q.U.E.E.N”
Lana Del Rey - “National Anthem”
Alt-J - “Tesselate”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown - “Fine China”
Ciara - “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up”
will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars - “Treasure”

Best Cinematography
Thirty Seconds To Mars - “Up In The Air”
Lana Del Rey - “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - “Can’t Hold Us”
A-Trak & Tommy Trash - “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction
Justin Timberlake feat. JAY-Z - “Suit & Tie”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege”
fun. - “Carry On”
Drake - “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess - “Just Give Me A Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake - “Mirrors”
Miley Cyrus - “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects
Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Door – “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

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